The Texas Education Agency has updated their guidelines for the upcoming school year.
Limited remote instruction is now allowed but only for students who test positive for COVID-19 or are considered close contacts of someone who tests positive.
Schools must notify their local health authority and state health officials of any positive tests among students, teachers, staff members, or visitors on campus.
Schools are also not required to do contact tracing.
The guidance also states that schools cannot issue a mask mandate, in accordance with Governor Abbott's executive order.
In Houston, the HISD board votes this week on whether or not to go ahead with Superintendent House's call for a mask mandate for students and staff.
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