News Update

Governor issues no mask executive order

Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday, May 18, issued an executive order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask-wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor can be required to wear a mask while on campus.

While not required, those who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to wear an appropriate facial covering or mask on the Galveston College campus.