Anna ISD makes masks optional

staff reports
Anna ISD voted on a new mask policy on March 8.

The Anna Independent School District Board of Trustees voted March 8 to make face coverings optional in the district effective when students returned to class from spring break. In a statement released by the district’s administration, officials say that the AISD has experienced a relatively low number of positive COVID-19 cases.  At that time of the announcement, there were only four known positive cases. Officials add that if there is a significant change in positive cases, the district could reinstate mask requirements.

“We understand the mask requirement has been a polarizing issue and we appreciate your input,” a district spokesperson said in a memo sent to parents. “The survey results were very even.”

While masks are now optional, administrators are still encouraging students and staff to wear them.  Students or staff members who choose not to wear masks will be subject to quarantine if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Quarantine protocols will also remain the same for classes as well as school-related activities including prom, graduation, sports and other extracurricular activities.