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Important Update Regarding Mask Mandates


August 17, 2021

On Sunday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that face masks will no longer be mandated in Texas public schools. On Monday, the 57th Civil District Court granted the City of San Antonio and Bexar County an injunction allowing the Health Authority’s mask mandate for public schools to remain in place.

Today, as a result of this ongoing legal tug-of-war, South San Antonio ISD will return to mandatory mask wearing at all campuses.

“We understand that this has been frustrating for our parents and our staff, but let’s continue to keep our culture of compassionate care and safety at the forefront of everything we do for students and staff”, stated Superintendent Dr. Marc Puig. “We have always encouraged mask wearing and appreciate everyone's patience while the courts decree mandates back and forth.

South San Antonio ISD has always been committed to keeping students, staff, families, and community members safe. The District is also continuing strict and rigid health protocols which include:

  • Mask availability at South San ISD campuses.
  • Daily building, classroom, and bus cleaning and misting.
  • Adherence to CDC Guidelines.
  • Plexiglass dividers in schools with more being delivered.
  • On-site COVID Testing availability every Wednesday.
  • Scheduled COVID Vaccination clinics.
  • Continued contact tracing.