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Starr County issues mask mandate for county schools

1 month 1 week 2 days ago Friday, August 13 2021 Aug 13, 2021 August 13, 2021 8:15 PM August 13, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital
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Following a similar order issued by Hidalgo County, Starr County issued a mask mandate Friday  that students, staff and visitors at all public and private schools--from kindergarten through grade 12-- must wear facial coverings while inside area schools regardless of vaccination status. 

"I have heard your concerns. I share equal concern for the safety of children and the community," Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said in a social media post. "Thus, this order is now in effect for all Starr County schools."

RELATED: Hidalgo County health authority issues mask mandate for area schools

The order is effective immediately and remains in effect for nine weeks. 

The only exceptions to the order are those under the age of 4, those eating and drinking and anyone with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering, the order stated.

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