Face masks no longer required on school campuses effective June 4

On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order restricting governmental systems in Texas, such as counties, school districts and government officials, from requiring face masks.

The order said public schools may continue to follow current face mask guidelines through June 4. After that day, no student, teacher, parent, staff member or visitor can be required to wear a face mask while on campus.

Several school districts and colleges in the Coastal Bend acknowledged the governor’s order and announced their plans for the future.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces a statewide Saving Our Seniors COVID-19 vaccine program during a press conference at Corpus Christi's Fire Station 18 on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.


In accordance with Abbott’s order, CCISD announced Thursday the district will no longer require face masks on district properties starting  June 4 at 11:59 p.m. The change will apply to all students, staff and visitors.

CCISD said anyone who prefers to continue wearing a mask is welcome to do so.  

With graduation ceremonies taking place May 21 and 22 and June 4 and 5 at the American Bank Center and Selena Auditorium, the district is encouraging all to wear masks while attending. Seating limitations will remain in place due to the center’s safety policies.

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