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Message from Interim Superintendent Vince Sheffield regarding the face mask mandate

Dear EPISD Community,

As our school year comes to an end, I would like to take this time to express my deep appreciation to each one of you for making not only our students’ education, but also the health, welfare and safety of our students, staff and the EPISD community your top priority during one of the most challenging times in recent history.

In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s executive order issued on May 18, 2021, El Paso ISD no longer will require students, employees or visitors to wear face masks, shields or other coverings after June 4, 2021. At that time, anyone who wishes to continue the practice of wearing such items is free to do so. 

The District, however, will continue with other COVID-19 mitigation efforts already in place, such as temperature checks of students and staff, limiting visitors, and daily disinfection of classrooms and District facilities. Additionally, the District will continue to facilitate vaccination clinics at several District locations. COVID-19 vaccines are available for all staff and students ages 12 and older. You may register for the vaccine here:

We appreciate the continued cooperation and collaboration of the EPISD community in keeping everyone safe and healthy. We will continue to work closely with local and state health authorities and the Texas Education Agency regarding protocols for summer and next school year.

Let’s continue respecting and caring for one another!

Vince Sheffield

Interim Superintendent