Masks to be optional at graduation

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Brian Higgins

“For all FISD 2021 graduations, face coverings will be optional for graduating seniors and guests,” FISD said in an email to students. “Sections will be designated at Ford Center at the Star for those wishing to remain masked and seated socially distanced from other households.” The change in the mask policy comes just days before graduation, but some students aren’t too concerned.

Trisha Dasgupta, Editor-in-Chief

Frisco ISD has announced that masks will be optional for students and families at graduation this Saturday at the Ford Center

“For all FISD 2021 graduations, face coverings will be optional for graduating seniors and guests,” FISD said in an email to students. “Sections will be designated at Ford Center at the Star for those wishing to remain masked and seated socially distanced from other households.” 

The change in the mask policy comes just days before graduation, but some students aren’t too concerned. 

“I think it’s fine as long as you take precautions,” senior Jacyln Torres said. “If you know you’re vaccinated then you can go maskless, but if you’re not vaccinated you should probably keep your mask on.”

Senior Ty Guerrero shares similar sentiments to Torres. 

“It’s about being respectful,” Guerrero said. “You want to be aware of where you’re at situation-wise and be respectful to others who want to keep their masks on and keep their distance.”

However, some students aren’t pleased with the decision. 

“I think in order to avoid trying to discern who is or isn’t vaccinated it would be beneficial to keep the mask mandate for the ceremony, that way family and friends who aren’t vaccinated but want to come to see their seniors graduate can do so safely,” senior Aaron Boehmer said. “There’ll also probably be people who aren’t vaccinated not wearing masks, which is putting those at risk in danger, which is why the safest decision would be to probably just keep masks and social distancing mandatory.”