Elgin ISD rescinds mask mandate Posted in: Opinions Dear Elgin ISD Families and Staff, As you know, the District has enforced a mask mandate since August 17, 2021. The District chose this route for a variety of reasons, but most of all in the best interest, health, and safety of our students, staff, and Elgin ISD families. The decision to mandate masks was based on a number of factors: 1) our local context with COVID and positivity rates (at the time); 2) the fact that the vaccine was not yet available for children under the age of twelve; 3) the recommendations offered by our local health authorities; 4) the preservation ...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!