Belton ISD has announced its mask policy will stay as it is.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced last week that the mask mandate here in Texas will come to an end on Wednesday March 10, and that business occupancy levels will go back to 100%. Lots of Central Texas businesses have already posted their mask policies will continue 'til we are further along with vaccinations.

Belton ISD sent an email out to its Big Red Community stating that they will also stick with with their mask policy after the TEA announced last week that schools have the authority to do so.

The statement read as follows:

"After reviewing recommendations from the TEA and our local health authority, along with guidance from the local, state, and national level, Belton ISD will continue wearing masks as our primary COVID-19 mitigation measure. We celebrate that schools in Belton ISD have been open for face-to-face instruction the entire school year. We’re proud of the collective effort the Big Red Community has demonstrated and would ask them to not let up on our shared responsibility of wearing a mask and maintaining physical distance when possible.

While the district will continue monitoring the local COVID-19 situation and other mitigation strategies could be adjusted in the coming months, the focus remains on keeping our students and staff members safely in school for the remainder of the year."

Most, if not all, of the school districts in Central Texas have opted to keep their mask policy as is for the time being.

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