Masks Still Required in K-12 Schools through the End of the School Year
Although the statewide mandate for masks for the general public will end on April 10th, the legislature, Governor, and health experts have decided to continue the K-12 mask mandate for schools throughout the remainder of this school year. We recognize that many of our employees have had the opportunity to receive the COVID vaccine and that data indicates that transmission rates are very low in our schools. Masks, along with other safety protocols, have helped us accomplish this significant safety achievement. As such, until such time that the Governor and state relinquish that mandate, masks will still be required for all students and staff on school property, with previously provided exceptions for specific activities.
We appreciate the support and cooperation of students, parents, and staff during this unusual school year. It has allowed us to accomplish what some thought impossible: we have had in-person instruction, Monday through Friday for almost the entire school year. We have held extra-curricular activities for sports and other programs. We are planning two high school dances at each high school as we finish out April and May and are planning to have graduation activities for our high school seniors. Let's finish strong!
For more information regarding the mask mandate and school responses to COVID-19, please visit: UT COVID-19 School Manual.