EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Independent School District said it will follow Texas Governor Greg Abbott's executive order and will not require face coverings for students, employees or visitors after June 4.
Gov. Abbott made the executive order on May 18, stating public schools can no longer require masks on campuses starting June 5.
The district said anyone who wishes to continue to wear a mask is free to do so. The District said it will continue with other COVID-19 mitigation efforts such as temperature checks of students and staff, limiting visitors, and daily disinfection of classrooms and District facilities.
"We appreciate the continued cooperation and collaboration of the EPISD community in keeping everyone safe and healthy," Vince Sheffield, Interim Superintendent said. "We will continue to work closely with local and state health authorities and the Texas Education Agency regarding protocols for summer and next school year."