On May 18, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting governmental entities in the state, which includes school districts, from requiring or mandating mask wearing.
The order states that public schools can continue to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mask-wearing guidelines through June 4, but after that date “No student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor can be required to wear a mask while on campus.”
Gainesville ISD will remove the mask mandate for students and staff beginning June 1, which aligns with the first day of summer school. We appreciate the cooperation of all our students, teachers, staff, and parents during this past year. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is top priority.