Dallas Area Rapid Transit extended its face mask requirement until May 3.Read more
As COVID cases and hospitalizations drop, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could loosen its guidance on indoor masking as early as this week, according to Good Morning America.Read more
Citing improving data on COVID-19 cases, Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa told trustees Thursday that the district would soon lift its mask mandate.Read more
Before students returned to classes this week and amid a surge in COVID-19 cases attributed to the Omicron variant, Highland Park ISD sent a message to students and staff to “strongly encourage the wearing of facial coverings” for the first couple weeks after returning from break.
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Dallas ISD will delay a switch to a “mask recommended” policy, and Medical City Healthcare says 60% of its ECMO cases last year were COVID-19 patients.
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As the school year began, there was not yet a vaccine for the youngest students returning to the classroom — and there was a great deal of legal wrangling around whether school districts could require masks.Read more
Superintendent Hinojosa announced Friday that Dallas ISD’s mask mandate will remain in effect until Martin Luther King Day, which falls on Jan. 17.
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Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa was facing a new school year situated firmly, it seemed, between a rock and a hard place.
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Fifth grader (and People Newspaper’s youngest intern) John Erickson explains his feelings about his return to school.
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During a four-hour session in a meeting room packed with neighbors divided over COVID-19 protocols, a high school junior stepped up to plead with Highland Park ISD trustees.
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After a nearly four-hour-long meeting Saturday ,the community remained divided on the subject and the district’s policy on masks remained unchanged.
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