Cary Zayas, Public Information Officer
Comal County businesses may reopen at 75% capacity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 17, 2021:
NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County Judge Sherman Krause received the green light from the state today. Businesses operating at 50% capacity may now move to 75% capacity once again. Bars are also allowed to reopen, and local hospitals may resume elective surgeries.
In a letter from the Department of State Health Services, Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt wrote, “Under the criteria laid out in GA-32, your Trauma Service Area, TSA P, no longer meets the definition of a high hospitalization area and so may reopen to the higher levels allowable under GA-32.”
GA-32 is Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order that includes an update for thresholds in areas with high hospitalization rates in Texas.
“It’s welcomed news for our local businesses, especially after the weather week we’ve had,” said Comal County Judge Sherman Krause. “Our businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. We still need residents to be aware of the weather situation and take all necessary precautions.”
Because of a winter storm warning in effect through Thursday evening and freezing rain expected to make travel very dangerous, Comal County offices will remain closed on Thursday, February 18 and the scheduled Commissioners Court meeting has been canceled. All items on the agenda will be considered at the regularly scheduled Commissioners Court Meeting on Thursday February, 25, 2021.