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‘They Must Have A Mask On,’ Says HISD Superintendent For All In School Attendees

Houston joins Austin and Dallas school districts in defying the Governor’s order citing public health and safety. Harris County continues its sixth day of county’s COVID threat level at ‘severe.’



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Local governments and Texas school districts are beginning to challenge Governor Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates.

On yesterday’s Town Square, a Bexar County District Judge announced that the City of San Antonio and Bexar County could allow schools to issue mask mandates.

They join Austin and Dallas school districts in defying the Governor's order in the interest of public health and safety during the current COVID surge.

The situation is quickly developing, with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, authorizing the County Attorney to file a lawsuit challenging the Governor as well.

Today, we bring you the latest on COVID, children, masks, and the new school year.

Houston ISD's Superintendent is here, along with other education and medical experts, to discuss.

Millard House II

  • Superintendent of Schools – Houston Independent School District

Dr. Jill Weatherhead

Hany Khalil

  • Vice President of the Houston Federation of Teachers
  • Executive Director Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Former social studies teacher in HISD for 9 years

Dr. Quianta Moore

  • Huffington Fellow in Child Health Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy

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