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texas education agency
Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath (standing in front of American flag) yesterday issued guidelines for the upcoming school year. They are supported by Texas officials including Gov. Greg Abbott (center). Facebook image from March 13.
Heights of Bulverde
Six Comal County nursing home residents have died of COVID-19. Image courtesy of Heights of Bulverde website.
guadalupe regional medical center
Forty-three patients are now hospitalized at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, and another 14 have died there. Facebook image.
Comal County Office of Public Health
Comal County's Office of Public Health is short-staffed and is still working through reports that came in over the holiday weekend. Two of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 in June. File image courtesy of Comal County
UIL
Strength-and-conditioning camps scheduled for July 2 are not affected by the decision.
Enjoying the water at Canyon Park
Facebook image from Canyon Park.
covid-19 cases in Comal County
Comal County said its dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases is putting incredible stress on the local healthcare system.
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause's order takes effect immediately and expires on July 15. Enforcement begins on Friday.
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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.
election-vote
Canyon Lake voters can cast their ballots at the CRRC, 1917 FM 2673, Sattler.
canyon cruiser
One annual tradition that isn't canceled is the Canyon Cruiser's July 4 cruise, set from 7 to 9:45 p.m.
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Today's tally does not include all of the additional 42 cases of COVID-19 reported at River Gardens care facility in New Braunfels.
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, right, visits a COVID-19 testing site at Uhland Elementary School on June 18.
Comal River in New Braunfels
Comal River Cam offers live views from the banks of the Comal River. Image by Comal River Cam.
tube haus
Tubing the Guadalupe River is still allowed provided you bring your own tube and can pay a tubing service for parking. Facebook image by Tube Haus.
Guadalupe County COVID-19 Cases
Guadalupe County encompasses part of New Braunfels, which has a mask order in place.
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Of the 48 cases, 40 are confirmed and eight are probable; 38 are New Braunfels-area residents, six are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, three live south of Canyon Lake, and one lives north of Canyon Lake. Residents in their 20s and 30s make up a large percentage of new cases.
Overlook Park
Unless recreationalists start picking up after themselves and behaving responsibly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will shut down popular sites like Canyon Lake's Overlook Park.
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Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – is now 8.47%, down from 8.65% on Wednesday and up from 5.90% one week ago.
comal park sign
Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County is dealing with trash problems created by the huge influx of visitors during COVID-19.
operation float a soldier
Operation Float a Soldier's (OFAS) board of directors described its decision to cancel events as "excruciating."
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With seven deaths, the county now has 267 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.
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New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman said face coverings include homemade masks, scarves, bandanas and handkerchiefs.
Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800
Startz Memorial VFW 8800, which also operates a restaurant and bar, closed its facilities on Tuesday so it could sanitize the building after a patron was notified they had been in contact with someone whot tested positive for COVID-19.
covid-19 cases in comal county
Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – is now 8.21%, up from 7.11% on Saturday and 5.66% one week ago. It’s the highest rate Comal County has seen since April 14.
Comal County Office of Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser
Comal County Office of Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser said her office is closed to the public after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
comal county courthouse
With seven deaths, the county now has 173 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.
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map of new braunfels
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has not released any further details about the death. The New Braunfels resident lived on the Guadalupe County side of the city.
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Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – is now 5.90 percent, up from 5.81 percent on Wednesday and 4.07 percent one week ago. It’s the highest the rate has been since May 15.
New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman
With cases of COVID-19 spiking in New Braunfels, Mayor Rusty Brockman says more community members are being directly impacted by the virus or know someone who is. Image courtesy of RustyforMayor.com.
tubers in the comal river
Tubes in the Comal River. Image courtesy of PlayInnNewBraunfels.com.
covid-i19 cases in comal county
The county's positivity rate -- the percentage of tests with a positive result -- is now 5.66 percent, up from 4.77 percent on Saturday and 3.81 percent a week ago.
drive-through covid-19 testing
Registration opens on Tuesday.
Texas State Rep. Erin Zwiener
Texas House Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-45 (Hays and Blanco counties), right, is asking Hays County to do more to combat the virus and to release more specific information about how it is spreading throughout the community.
The Sattler office is expected to reopen on Wednesday, June 17.
Whitewater Music Ampitheater
Local music venue Whitewater Music Ampitheater has postponed or canceled all performances through July. Whiskey Myers is still on the concert schedule for August.
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The increase in positive cases, both confirmed and probable, has pushed Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – to 4.77 percent, up from 4.47 percent on Friday
comal county courthouse
Comal County now has 151 confirmed cases and 25 probable cases of COVID-19. Image courtesy of Comal County.
coronavirus mask
Comal County's positivity rate for COVID-19 -- the percentage of tests with a positive result -- is at 4.07 percent, still below state and national averages.
comal county tax office
All three of Comal County's tax offices are closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
covid-19 test
A clinical technician holds a COVID-19 sample collection kit. Image by Dan DeLong for Kaiser Health Network.
voting in a time of coronavirus
Comal County is taking a number of safety precautions so residents can vote without fear of contracting COVID-19. Image courtesy of the League of Women Voters vote411.org.
map of covid-19 cases in Comal County
Comal County on Monday confirmed 13 new cases and 13 probable cases of COVID-19.
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