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Masks will be mandatory in many Texas schools when they reopen this fall, education agency says

A student in a classroom at Cactus Elementary School. Photo credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

The mask requirement doesn’t apply to students younger than 10. The Texas Education Agency guidelines also require schools to post coronavirus prevention plans and encourage hand-washing.

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State Fair of Texas canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus

More than 2.5 million people attended the fair last year. This is the event’s first cancellation since World War II.

The fair, a longstanding tradition for many Texans, is scheduled to run next year from Sept. 24 through Oct. 17 in Dallas’ Fair Park. Photo credit: Allison V. Smith for The Texas Tribune

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