Fort Worth ISD

Masks Optional for Fully-Vaccinated Students, Staff in Fort Worth ISD Starting Wednesday

The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education approved the new guidance Tuesday

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Face masks and social distancing measures will be optional for Fort Worth ISD students and staff members fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Wednesday.

The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education approved the amended COVID-19 protocols, which run through June 3, on Tuesday. Face coverings will be optional for everyone in Texas beginning June 4 per an executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

Fully vaccinated students 12 years old and older and Fort Worth ISD employees will no longer have to wear a mask or socially distance if they choose not to, while students under 12 will still be required to wear a mask indoors, according to the district.

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The district said the guidance applies to all Fort Worth ISD facilities and school buses.

Fort Worth ISD has partnered with pharmacies to administer free COVID-19 vaccines at some of its campuses. For more information, click here.

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