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Commissioners to Decide on Extending Disaster Declaration

County commissioners will decide on Tuesday whether to extend a disaster declaration issued on March 18. The courthouse is closed to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak but the meeting will be livestreamed then archived on the county's website.

Comal County commissioners will vote on Tuesday, March 24, whether to extend the disaster declaration Judge Sherman Krause signed on March 18.

Click here to read the disaster declaration.

“Declaring a disaster activates our emergency management plan and gives Comal County the tools to take further action as it becomes necessary,” Krause said last week.

The measure allows Comal County to seek state and federal support as needed and to seek reimbursement for expenses incurred during the disaster, if and when those resources become available.

It also formally activates the county’s emergency operations center and activates plans designed to maintain county services throughout the event.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

As part of their workshop agenda, commissioners will decide how the county should implement the Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201), signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump on March 18. The law goes into effect on April 3.

Watch It Online

Comal County’s historic courthouse is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but residents can watch the meeting online here. The meeting will stream live and later archived.

Regular Meeting

Commissioners will meet in regular session again at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26.

Here is a link to that agenda.



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