Revised FWISD COVID Safety Protocols Are Announced
Update Posted at 4 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2021
Editor's Note: The Fort Worth ISD issued the following statement at the conclusion of a hearing in the 141st District Court in Fort Worth on Friday, August 13, 2021.
We believe Tuesday’s announcement regarding masks for students, employees, and visitors to our campuses was the right thing to do.
However, we will certainly honor today’s court order blocking the mask requirement.
Nevertheless, FWISD strongly recommends that all students, parents, employees and visitors, please, consider the importance of wearing a face mask while we are still in the midst of the pandemic and COVID cases remain high.
During the August 10, 2021 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Kent P. Scribner announced that a mask mandate for all students, employees and visitors is in place effective immediately for all indoor instruction and activities.
The Fort Worth ISD is scheduled to reopen to 100% in-person instruction on Monday, August 16. As per the superintendent’s instructions all employees, students and visitors to campuses and District facilities will be required to wear face masks indoors. Masks will also be mandated at all District-related indoor activities and on all school buses.
The District will continually monitor the impact of this protocol and will revisit the requirement to wear masks as appropriate.
Additionally, Fort Worth ISD will perform contact tracing and notification of COVID cases as appropriate. This is beyond the Texas Education Agency requirements,
The District will also continue to recommend that all eligible persons receive COVID vaccinations. Social distancing (as much as possible), hand hygiene, and cleaning of facilities are also being stressed throughout the Fort Worth ISD.