Melissa ISD Drops Mask Requirements
Melissa Independent School District students will no longer be required to wear masks when they return from spring break March 15. In response to Govern Greg Abbott’s March 2 announcement lifting statewide mask requirements, the district announced that masks would now be optional for all students, staff and visitors. This applies to all district facilities as well as school busses and school-sanctioned events.
UIL activities are still required to adhere to its COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines. However, those guidelines now include a clause that mask-related requirements may be modified or eliminated by the formal action of the governing board of a school system.
District employees are being offered free COVID-19 vaccines. Through a partnership with the McKinney Fire Department, they can receive the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 shot. The first mass-vaccination clinic will be held March 15 at the McKinney ISD stadium. In order to accommodate those getting vaccinated, classes that day will start two hours later than normal.
Other COVID-19 safety protocols will remain in place at all campuses. These include social distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures, self-screening for virus symptoms and available onsite COVID-19 testing. Additional details can be found on the Melissa ISD website.