Health official updates school board; speakers oppose school masks Posted in: News A Travis County health official and the former Bastrop County health authority gave the Elgin ISD school board an update about the status of the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the board’s decision regarding the mask mandate.The Elgin ISD school board held a special meeting on Monday, August 30 to discuss the mask mandate and potentially pass a resolution to continue the mask requirement. The school board had a workshop ahead of the special meeting featuring a public health update from Dr. Desmar Walkes, the former health authority for Bastrop County and current medical director for the City of Austin, after ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!