SAN ANTONIO – When Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week that Texas would absolutely reopen companies and raise the mandate on masks starting March 10, many puzzled how that may affect the state’s faculties.
Now, the Texas Schooling Company has issued new steering in response to Executive Order GA-34.
TEA officers mentioned the governor’s order doesn’t take away the company’s authority to implement operational necessities for public faculties.
Beneath the brand new steering, faculties ought to proceed to require masks for anybody over the age of 10, however native faculty boards have the authority to change or get rid of the coverage.
The TEA additionally up to date necessities for the cleansing of surfaces in faculties, which not requires faculties to shut off areas that will have been closely utilized by the person with the lab-confirmed case.
The steering additionally relaxes its steering on cleansing practices saying, “More and more, proof means that COVID-19 doesn’t simply unfold on surfaces and that elevated cleansing practices is probably not helpful in lowering unfold.”
Further cleansing practices for faculties and buses are actually on the discretion of every faculty system.
TEA officers additionally responded to the news that educators and college help workers are eligible for vaccines efficient instantly.
Academics won’t be required to get the vaccine at this level and college districts can not mandate that workers get vaccinated, TEA officers mentioned.
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