Northside ISD will no longer enforce mask mandate starting next week

District says lower COVID-19 numbers, improving metrics led to the decision

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SAN ANTONIO – Northside Independent School District is relaxing its mask requirements starting next week.

The district will no longer enforce a mask mandate as of Monday, Oct. 11.

In an email to parents, the district says it still strongly encourages mask use.

Northside ISD said the decision results from local COVID-19 numbers declining and metrics improving for a number of weeks.

The district says it will continue to monitor cases and is prepared to reinstate the mask mandate district-wide or at specific campuses if confirmed COVID-19 cases rise significantly.

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