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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
comal county covid-19 cases
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.
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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.
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