HOUSTON, March 1, 2022 – Aldine ISD will lift its mask mandate on Monday, March 7 due to an ongoing decline in COVID-19 cases in the district, expanded vaccine eligibility for younger children and updated guidance from the CDC, state and local health officials. The district will no longer require students, staff, and visitors to wear face masks at district facilities or events.
Superintendent LaTonya M. Goffney said that while she remains cautious, the decision was based on the data and facts available to the district. She emphasized that the district will continue to prioritize safety while never sacrificing learning.
“We know we are not out of the woods when it comes to the pandemic. However, we have all the tools and procedures in place to ensure our students can continue to learn in a safe and healthy learning environment,” said Goffney. “For the safety and wellbeing of our community, I still encourage everyone to wear masks and take precautions. I strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated, to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.”