Dear Austin ISD families and staff,

We wanted to follow-up with you regarding the Texas Education Agency’s announcement today that school districts can continue enforcing mask mandates.

We appreciate TEA’s guidance and AISD will continue with its current practice of following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Austin Public Health. AISD’s guidelines include wearing masks at schools, district events and when on all district properties, social distancing when possible and washing hands frequently.

In addition, we appreciate that the Texas Department of State Health Services today notified all vaccine providers that they should immediately include school and childcare workers in vaccine administration.

Thank you to our families and staff who maintain these guidelines to help keep our entire community safe