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Elgin ISD lifts mask mandate

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At Monday night’s meeting, the Elgin ISD school board voted to change the district’s mask mandate into a recommendation.Before the school board took a vote, Elgin ISD Superintendent Dr. Jodi Duron summarized the school district’s decision-making process regarding its mask rules over the past school year. When the fall semester began, COVID-19 was more of a problem than it was the previous August, Travis County had a mask mandate, local health authorities were recommending masks and vaccines were not available to children under 12.Now, however, the situation with COVID-19 is different, Duron said: positivity rates have dropped, vaccines have been ...

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