DALLAS DONE WITH MASKS: School District to End Mandates, ‘It’s Time’

More masks are coming off —this time, it’s the Dallas Independent School District. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced that decision Thursday during the district’s monthly board briefing.

“Our plan is, as of Feb. 28 … we will make masks ‘recommended,’” Hinojosa said.

“The district will send out a formal announcement next week, addressing finer details around masking policies, such as if they will still be required for visitors and during extracurricular events. The district will also look at its other COVID-19 protocols to see if further adjustments are needed, Hinojosa said,” according to the Dallas Morning News.

Trustee Dustin Marshall thanked the superintendent for the decision.

“It’s time for us to get to as much normality as we can,” Marshall said. “We’ve been prudent and thoughtful about protecting our students and our staff members’ health. But I think it’s time.”