The El Paso Independent School District will continue to mandate the use of face masks at all its facilities despite the relaxation of health guidelines announced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Interim Superintendent Vince Sheffield announced.
The Texas Education Agency today updated its Public Health Guidance to allow public school districts to continue their current practices in regards to mask wearing. As such, EPISD will not alter its requirement that all students, staff and visitors wear face masks whenever they are in a District school or facility.
“This decision from the TEA allows EPISD to continue to provide learning and working environments that are as safe as possible during the pandemic,” Sheffield said. “The response from parents and staff is overwhelmingly in favor of extending our face-mask mandate. Our schools are safe because of the strict protocols in place.”