Face masks will be mandatory within the Dallas ISD until Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in January, Dallas ISD Superintendent says
Dallas, TX – Face masks within the Dallas ISD will be mandatory until January when the ISD will switch their mask policy to “mask recommended”, Dallas ISD officials say.
Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, the mask mandate will be ended after Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday which is mid-January.
Hinojosa says it’s very important to keep the mask mandate in place by then because there are two major holidays ahead and there is a potentially increased risk of spreading the virus when families gather for the holidays.
After the martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Dallas ISD plans to switch their masks policy to “mask recommended.”
Dallas was one of many districts that defied the governor’s order prohibiting public schools to require masks on campus.
Several lawsuits have been filed over the ban, and recently a federal judge injunction on the governor’s order was halted by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.