Abbott Removed Masks Mandates, Here’s What That Means for Aledo

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Kaleigh Stewart, Reporter

As of Mar. 10 the mask mandate will be lifted in Texas. State mandates are no longer needed” his reasoning was that further treatments are now available. “I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%” Gov Abbott tweeted Tuesday, “EVERYTHING.”

While some are very adamant and eager to go maskless many fear that if they do not follow current protocol it will cause the pandemic to worsen. Experts say that attending school in person can be relatively safe, if schools follow safety procedures including the universal use of masks. 

“School districts and local health officials are in the best position to make decisions specific to their respective communities,” the TEA said in a statement at the time.

Despite having 20 active cases Peaster ISD has done away with masks. In contrast, High Point Academy will continue to wear masks and follow safety guidelines. 

Tarrant County was one of the first to lift the mandate. Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley lifted the mask mandate immediately to “avoid confusion” 

Now neighboring schools like Birdville and Weatherford follow the lifting of the mask mandate.

Schools like Arlington, Fort Worth, Crowley, Colleyville, Cedar Hill and Burleson school districts will continue to require masks.

Parker County will reopen businesses to 100% capacity and will not require masks as of Mar. 10. 

When it comes to Aledo ISD superintendent Dr. Bohn has decided to follow COVID-19 guidelines and continue to wear masks. 

“I think that one of the things we really wanted to do at the beginning of the year was to give parents the choice to let their students stay home if they didn’t either agree with our protocols or think our schools were safe, or have them come to school and so we’re continuing to give that choice,” Dr. Bohn states. “They have a choice to be remote or in-person and students too and it’s a great opportunity given what’s happening in many other districts in the state.”