Mask Mandate Extended Through Nov. 1, Guidance Regarding 80% Vaccination Threshold Extended to Oct. 15 WESTPORT — Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin would like to share an update with the Westport Community Schools community regarding the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) mask mandate for the current school year. On Monday, Sept. 27, after consulting with medical experts and state health officials, DESE Commissioner Jeffrey Riley announced that the state will extend the school mask mandate through at least Nov. 1. The previous mask mandate, issued Aug. 25, had put into place a mask mandate until Oct. 1. Under the 
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