The video above is from a previous report.
On Tuesday, the district's board of trustees had given the acting superintendent approval to issue a mask mandate for students, employees and visitors at FBISD campuses. The district is now only strongly urging the use of masks after Abbott's executive order prohibits local governments from enforcing mask mandates.
"While the lawsuits challenging Executive Order GA-38 are not over, right now the provisions of Executive Order GA-38 that bar mask mandates are effective," the district said in a tweet.
In light of this legal development, at this time, the District is not requiring the wearing of masks.— Fort Bend ISD (@FortBendISD) August 28, 2021
The District continues to strongly urge employees, students, parents, and visitors to wear a mask.
As of Aug. 27, the district had a total of 1,003 active positive cases, with 112 staff cases and 891 student cases, according to the district's COVID-19 dashboard.