More and more Texas school districts had be ignoring the Governor’s effort to stop them from requiring masks in educational situations and the state highest court, which rubber stamps Gov Abbott’s wishes ruled against him stopping the school’s actions….
This is all temporary …
The Texas Education Agency said it would temporarily stop enforcing Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates and the State Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing school districts to require face-coverings. Both decisions are temporary.
The agency said in new guidance on Thursday that it would immediately stop enforcing the ban on mask mandates until litigations were resolved.
In a reversal, the agency’s new guidance requires schools to notify their local health department if a student tests positive. The school must also notify students in the same classroom as well as those who share extracurricular activities.
As coronavirus hospitalizations have again surged in the state, nearing last year’s peaks, Mr. Abbott has resisted calls for new mandates and doubled down on his ban.
The governor’s mask mandate ban has been making its way through the courts as school districts and parents have continued to challenge it. Seven counties and 48 school districts have defied the governor by ordering mask mandates, The Associated Press reported. Several large cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, have bucked the governor’s ban….