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USACE Covid-19 Response
To date, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has assessed four facilities in the Dallas area. At this time no plans to convert infrastructure in the Canyon Lake-area have been announced, USACE spokesperson Clay Church said.
The Comal County Emergency Relief Fund was created to provide a centralized navigation point that ensures everyone has access to the care they need. Its Multi-Agency Response Center (MARC) at the McKenna Events Center, 1801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, opens on Wednesday, April 1.
Bulverde Community Park
Too many children were climbing on park equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak, Bulverde Mayor Bill Krawietz said today after closing Bulverde Community Park to the public.
Comal County COVID-19
A man in his 70s died from COVID-19 last Thursday. He lived on the north side of the lake.
Guadalupe River tubers
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause suggested today that water-recreation businesses in Canyon Lake voluntarily shutter during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this image from last summer, tubers on the Guadalupe River brave reduced flow rates.
Bulverde City Hall
Bulverde's city council confirmed and extended the Declaration of Local Disaster issued by Mayor Bill Krawietz last week through May 12 and issued an emergency order closing hair salons, nail salons, barbershops and other businesses offering cosmetic services. Image of Bulverde City Hall courtesy of bulverdetx.gov.
heb wellness program
The patient is in their 80s and lives in the Bulverde area, where they reported visiting the Bulverde H-E-B sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 10 and March 12, and the Bulverde Walmart sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 16 before becoming symptomatic. File photo by H-E-B.
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-RML
Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County
WORD is a park-and-recreation district created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 and approved by Comal County voters in 1988. The district encompasses Canyon Lake and over 30 miles of floatable water on the Guadalupe River above and below Canyon Lake. 
Residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s dedicated COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Pedernales Electric Cooperative
MyCanyonLake.com has reached out to PEC for comment and will update this story as information becomes available.
map of covid-19 cases in comal county
As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, Comal County has received reports of 92 COVID-19 tests conducted, including the seven positive results. Twenty-eight results are still pending, and 57 tests were negative.
New Braunfels City Hall
City of New Braunfels will implement a Stay at Home Work Safe Order beginning at midnight Wednesday. Comal County does not plan to follow suit.
fifth case of COVID-19 in Comal County
Information about the confirmed cases is available at the county’s COVID-19 webpage, www.comalcountytx.com/covid19.
COVID-19 Comal County map
Among the four cases of COVID-19 reported in Comal County, one person is in their 20s, one in their 40s, one in their 60s and one in their 80s. One lives in the city of New Braunfels, two live in eastern Comal County, and one lives south of Canyon Lake.
Commissioners Court
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.
CRRC food pantry
Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) saw the number of clients its food pantry serves increase dramatically last week. Facebook image by CRRC.
CRRC Community Garden
Ryleigh McElroy and her grandmother, Lori Parker, weed their garden plot with the help of Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake's (CRRC) community garden manager Jo Ed Lyles.
Potters Creek Park in Canyon Lake
USACE campgrounds that are currently open will honor active reservations at through Sunday, March 22. Potters Creek, above, is included in the closures.
COVID-19 virus
A second person has tested positive for COVID-19 and has self-quarantined, Comal County said today.
food pantry
Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake is implementing Phase II of its Emergency Preparedness Plan and is halting all financial assistance so it can focus on its food pantry.
Comal County COVID-19 Update
Comal County Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser updated Commissioners Court about testing for COVID-19. She said a special hotline received over 150 calls on Wednesday.
CRRC food pantry
Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake is "cautiously optimistic" the San Antonio Food Bank can help it meet increased demand for its food pantry.
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County's historic courthouse, built in 1898 and formally dedicated in 1899, is closed due to COVID-19.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim
Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim, left, said the district has added to its Student Support Services website information about supporting students' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo courtesy of Comal ISD.
basket of puppies
Startz Vet in Canyon Lake asks customers to wait in their cars until called directly into a room. Image courtesy of Startz Vet.
Disaster Declaration
Comal County reported its first case of COVID-19 today and County Judge Sherman Krause issued a disaster declaration.
Overlook Park
USACE said these closures will help public health efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect USACE employees and visitors. Overlook Park, pictured, will remain open.
Canyon Lake Water Service Company Sattler office
Canyon Lake Water Service Company's (CLSWC) drive-thru service window closes on Wednesday.
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS
"This is a dynamic situation, but as the fire service, this is what we plan and prepare for," Fire Chief Darren Brinkkoeter, Assistant Fire Chief Robert Mikel, and Division Chief, EMS Brandon Kludt said in a statement issued Monday.
Comal County courthouse
Among other COVID-19 related changes, Comal County says it is asking residents who are paying property taxes or registering vehicles to do so online if possible.
Comal County Sheriff's Ofice patrol
The Sheriff's Office said it is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations and will resume normal operations when it becomes safe to do so.
coronavirus special coverage
Cheryl Fraser, Comal County's director of Public Health, said her office is emphasizing caution, not panic, but urges residents to limit close contact with others.
Distribution will take place at the front of the campus, allowing parents to drive up and pick up the meals without getting out of their car. Parents also do not need to have their child with them or show an ID to pick up a meal.
CLWSC Sattler Office
Canyon Lake Water Service Company's (CLWSC) drive-through remains open for business but could close in the near future.
TPM Library
Curbside service will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Items can be ordered through online accounts.
comal county courthouse
Comal County said late Friday there still are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Although details of how CRRC might respond if the crisis worsens are not available, Schein said one possibility is that the Food Pantry would begin providing pre-packaged orders instead of allowing individuals to shop for themselves, a practice that was implemented when CRRC moved into its new building. The charity also is paying particular concern to hygiene to protect the health of staff, volunteers and clients.
comal isd covid-19
Comal ISD cancels classes for March 16-20 along with extracurricular events.
touring Canyon Lake Gorge
Canyon Lake Gorge, described as a geological wonder, has reopened for tours but Guadalupe Blanco River Authority said special safety measures will be implemented to protect staff and visitors.
Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) says it has stepped up its efforts to clean and sanitize all door handles, counters, restrooms, and other surfaces frequently handled by multiple people many times throughout the day.
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Mobile Intensive Care Unit
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS is screening 911 callers for coronavirus (COVID-19).
New Braunfels Fire Department
New Braunfels Fire Department will respond to 911 calls that may be related to the Novel 2019 Coronavirus using personel who are specifically trained and equipped to respond to hazardous materials/biological incidents.