SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Independent School District announced Friday it will keeping the current health and safety protocols through the end of the school year.
According to an SAISD press release, the decision was made after careful and thoughtful consideration of recent guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local health authorities and community partners.
Current health and safety protocol includes the requirement for fourth-grade students and up to wear masks. Masks for students in third grade or younger are highly recommended.
SAISD Athletics will continue using masks for activities and athletic venues but will review athletic venue capacities for possible increases, according to the release.
SAISD asks that people continue to follow social distancing guidelines at all district facilities and events.
The district will continue to evaluate the health and safety protocols weekly for possible modifications.
As employees and staff receive the vaccine, the district will monitor virus transmission rates in schools, classrooms and the San Angelo community to guide future decisions, the release said.
SAISD said it thanks its students, families, staff and community for the ongoing partnership in keeping schools safe throughout the school year.
The health and safety of its students and staff remain its guiding priority, the district said.