Masks optional for students, staff and visitors at Sharyland ISD

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, October 19 2021 Oct 19, 2021 October 19, 2021 11:39 AM October 19, 2021 in News - Local

After holding an emergency school board meeting on Monday, Sharyland ISD decided to make masks optional on all of their schools campuses, according to a letter from Superintendent Dr. Maria M. Vidaurri.

The school district says it will continue to highly encourage the use of masks.

The new guidance announced Monday applies to students, staff and visitors.

RELATED: Hidalgo County health authority extends school mask mandate  

Vidaurri stated in the letter that the district has seen a downward trend in positive COVID-19 cases, which helped lead to the board’s decision.

Last Friday, the Hidalgo County health authority extended the mask mandate for nine weeks. County leaders added school districts could opt out of the mandate at any time.

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