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Coronavirus Coverage

My Canyon Lake created this dedicated page to help local residents stay updated on the coronavirus outbreak in our area. We will focus on providing information about the local response to COVID-19 by localizing important data, getting answers from public officials and experts, and hearing your concerns as we go through this critical time together.

(View larger map) This map will be updated once per day. (From Comal County Public Health)


comal county covid-19 dashboard
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
CHS cougar bnd
CISD Canyon High School resumed band camps today after a student who was last on campus on Aug. 6 tested positive for COVID-19. Twitter image of the 2018-19 Cougar Band.
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Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Back-to-school shots
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Comal County's Office of Public Health is open by appointment only 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays, and through lunch from Aug. 17-28, by calling 830-221-1150. Youtube image.
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Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
House of CBD Canyon Lake Joshua Humerickhosue
House of CBD General Manager Joshua Humerickhouse says CBD saved his life after a fall from a ladder left him in severe pain.
Living Health
Leslie Tatum, center, owner of Living Health Holistic Healing Center, consults with a customer at the Nexus Health Fair in October 2019.
comal county covid-19 caes
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim
Comal ISD opened its Instrctional Delivery Option (IDO) Verification Process this morning, Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim said in an email to parents. Twitter Image.
Mountain Valley Middle School Hawks
Athletes must wear a face mask when they are not actively working out, including entering and exiting the camp.
comal county covid-19 upate
Comal County’s positivity rate is now 16.60%, up slightly from Tuesday’s rate of 16.57% and 16.49% last week.
Parents protest reopening of Comal ISD schools
Olivia Weisinger, left, and Shannon Drichta protest the reopening of Comal ISD campuses while standing in front of the historic Comal County courthouse. Drichta also spoke out at last Thursday's Commissioners Court.
covid-19 update
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
comal county covid-19
Comal County’s positivity rate is now 16.50%, essentially unchanged from Friday’s rate of 16.47%.
Living Health Holistic Health Care New Braufnels
Living Health’s website is down, but on its Facebook page the company describes itself as providing the New Braunfels area with the best in holistic health care since 1993. Services “help our patients heal through detox and supplementation, getting to the root cause of illness.” Facebook image.
Valero Texas Open
Valero's virtual 2020 Valero Texas Open raised $206,358 for Canyon Lake charities.
Leslie Tatum of Living Health Holistic Health Care
Living Health Holistic Health Care New Braunfels' Leslie Tatum performs autonomic response testing on Jan. 29, 2019. Facebook image.
covid-19 cases in comal county
Comal County’s positivity rate is now 16.47%, down slightly from Thursday’s rate of 16.49%.
comal isd covid-19 supplies
Gloves, disposable and reusable face coverings, face shields, hand sanitizer and other supplies are prepared for transport to Comal ISD campuses. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
comal county courthouse
Comal County confirmed two new COVID-19 deaths and reported 29 new cases. Comal County’s positivity rate is now 16.49%, up slightly from Wednesday’s rate of 16.36%.
goodwin elementary
All Comal ISD campuses will be outfitted with plexiglass in their front offices and cafeterias. Image of Goodwin Elementary courtesy of Comal ISD.
cvs pharmacy
File image is not the CVS in Startzville.
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County’s positivity rate is now 19.04 percent, up from 18.51 percent on Friday and 17.68 percent one week ago. Image of Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels by Texas Courthouse Trail.
COVID-19 cases in Comal County
In a statement today, Comal County reported 49 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of people confirmed with COVID-19 to 1,880.
covid-19 update
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
sodalis senior living
Sodalis Senior Living in New Braunfels reported its first COVID-19 death today. File image courtesy of Sodalis Senior Living New Braunfels' Facebook page.
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County’s positivity rate is now 18.08 percent, up from 17.68 percent on Saturday and 15.44 percent one week ago.
comal isd teacher wearing mask
Parents must decide by Aug. 11 whether they prefer remote learning or on-campus instruction. Facebook image from May by Comal ISD.
Canyon Lake Diver Chris Armstrong
Canyon Lake diver Chris Armstrong and dive master Raquel Salazar with Dive World Scuba in San Antonio display some of the trash they pulled off the bottom of Party Cove earlier this month. Scroll down to see the video.
Tubing the San Marcos River
Last day of tubing on the San Marcos River was June 25. Image by Tubing the San Marcos River Facebook page.
comal isd online education
The start of the 2020-21 school year will look something like this for hundreds of area schoolchildren. Comal ISD campuses that will remain closed to on-campus instruction are Pieper Ranch Middle School and Indian Springs, Kinder Ranch, Specht and Timberwood Park elementaries. Facebook image by Comal ISD.
comal county covid-19 upate
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
certified nursing assistant at colonial manor new braunfels
A certified nursing assistant at Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Braunfels holds up a sign celebrating National Nursing Assistant Week June 18-24. Twenty-eight staff members there have contracted COVID-19 as of today. Facebook image.
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Comal County’s positivity rate is now 16.28 percent, up from 16.05 percent on Wednesday and 14.06 percent one week ago.
comal county fair
Cynthia Jaqua, Comal County Elections Coordinator
Cynthia Jaqua, Comal County's elections administrator, runs day-to-day operations at the County's Elections Office and reports to Bobbie Koepp, county clerk. They both reported voters as patient and conscientious in Tuesday's Texas primary runoff elections.
comal isd enrollment
Schools are scheduled to reopen on Aug. 25, with the understanding that "normal" now includes proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of staff and students, and a monitoring system for COVID-19 cases.
covid-19 cases in comal county
Comal County's positivity rate is now 16.05 percent, up from 15.44 percent on Tuesday and 13.64 percent one week ago. 
comal county covid-19 update
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
texas primary runoff
Image courtesy of the Texas League of Women Voters.
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To help support local nursing homes battling coronavirus outbreaks, the emergency management offices of Comal County and the City of New Braunfels have established a resource center at New Braunfels City Hall.
Kirkwood Manor
A woman in her 90s died of COVID-19 related causes at Kirkwood Manor on Friday.
elderly man using walker
According to Modern Healthcare, residents and staff in nursing homes are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 and represent and outsize portion of deaths from the disease. They typically are older and require round-the-clock care, battling multiple chronic conditions. Image courtesy of Modernhealthcare.com/Getty Images
comal county emergency management coordinator Jeff Kelley
Comal County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Kelley, left, set up an Emergency Operations Center to deal with COVID-19 outbreak in April. Information Technology Director Mike Lee and Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser supported Kelley. File image courtesy of Comal County.
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