Alamo Colleges Response to Governor’s Mask Order Prioritizes Safety

March 4, 2021

masked students study in a lab

In response to Governor Greg Abbott ‘s executive order lifting the state’s mandate on wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Alamo Colleges will continue to observe its health and safety protocols already in place.

These include the requirement to wear face coverings at all district locations. The Alamo Colleges will continue to prioritize the health and safety of its students and employees above all else and follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City and County.

The Alamo Colleges District will remain at Level 5 of its Return to Campus COVID plan through the end of the spring semester, with the majority of classes and services operating remotely. They are continuously monitoring the CDC, City and County updates, recommendations and policies on the COVID-19 situation in our area in order to share information with students and employees as soon as possible.

For the most current information on the district’s return to campus plans and safety protocols, go to

Alamo Colleges leadership is encouraging students, faculty and staff to bolster their efforts and support the district’s value of “respect for all” by making a pledge to do their part to keep their fellow students, employees and community members safe.

This pledge includes:

Protect Ourselves


  • Stay safe
  • Monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19 and report to a health care professional if I experience fever, new shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new chills or muscle aches, new cough, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell
  • Wash my hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer

Protect Our Alamo Colleges Family


  • Wear a face covering on campus and around others
  • Maintain appropriate physical distancing
  • Read and follow on-campus instructional signs and directions
  • Stay home if I feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Keep my belongings, personal spaces and shared common spaces clean
  • Follow all public health requests and guidance to preserve the wellness of the community