The Comal County Public Health department has a dedicated page for COVID-19 information and will keep the public up-to-date on information specific to our community using this webpage.
Comal County Extends Disaster Declaration
On March 24, 2020, Commissioners Court extended indefinitely a disaster declaration initially issued originally issued on March 18, 2020. In a special meeting, Commissioners Court unanimously voted to extend the disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Extending the declaration lengthens the window during which the county can seek state and federal resources, as well as leaving open the possibility of issuing emergency orders.
City of New Braunfels
The City of New Braunfels has a dedicated webpage to provide news and information on COVID-19 and will keep the public up-to-date on any orders issued by the City.
City Issues Stay at Home, Work Safe Order
In a continued effort to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Barron Casteel has issued a “Stay at Home, Work Safe” order for the City of New Braunfels. The order, announced this afternoon, goes into effect at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 25th and requires residents of the City to remain home. Those engaged in exempted activities are mandated to abide by and maintain social distancing requirements of at least six feet. The order is in effect until lifted by the Mayor of New Braunfels.
The order further requires all non-essential businesses to close. Restaurants may still offer to go, delivery and curbside orders. Residents are allowed to enjoy the outdoors, so long as they maintain the six feet social distancing requirements.
A hotline has been set up for residents and businesses to call for more information at (830) 221-4222. The information line will be open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday,
Both Comal and New Braunfels ISDs will be closed through April 24. Both school districts have developed webpages to provide information on how COVID-19 is affecting their schools and give updates on any school closures.