Many of you are likely aware of today’s announcement by Governor Greg Abbott that he is lifting the statewide mask mandate next week on March 10, 2021. We also received notice today that the commissioner of education will, on Thursday afternoon, provide superintendents across the state with specific information about the governor’s order and whether it will impact schools.
We will update you with any changes in requirements and the district’s plan moving forward following receipt of the information from the Texas Education Agency and the commissioner’s announcement.
In the meantime, all current COVID safety protocols in Hays CISD, including the requirement to wear masks, remain in effect.
This district believes masks have been essential in keeping us safe and many in our community, including teachers and staff, have not yet been deemed eligible by the state to get a vaccine. For others who are eligible, vaccines have been in short supply.
Sincerely, Tim Savoy Hays CISD Communication Director