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map of covid-19 cases in Comal County
No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Comal County over the weekend.
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Image courtesy of Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL), a Sonic Healthcare Company.
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With 36 recovered patients and six deaths, the county has 13 active cases, of which three are hospitalized with the rest isolating at home.
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Image courtesy of nbtexas.org.
Not all Canyon Lake-area businesses can reopen yet. Comal County is seeking guidance about what Gov. Greg Abbott's orders mean for the local tourism industry.
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The patients, who are in their 20s, 30s and 50s are from New Braunfels, Bulverde and the north side of Canyon Lake. All are self-isolating.
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In May, parents and students will be able to recover personal items they left behind when schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.
covid-19 testing in fredericksburg
On April 20, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott mobilized some 1,200 members of the Texas National Guard as part of COVID-19 mobile testing teams (MTT). Earlier this month, testing began in Fredericksburg (pictured above) and Floresville. Image courtesy of texas.gov.
Image courtesy of the American College of Cardiology.
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Comal County reported its 48th case of COVID-19. The New Braunfels resident is self-isolating.
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Both patients are new Braunfels residents in their 40s and 50s who are self-isolating. Comal County's Office of Public Health did not disclose the sex of the individuals in the press release it issued this morning.
Comal ISD WiFi Bus
Comal ISD Safety Training Supervisor Cheryl Lessing shows off one of the seven buses ready to provide Wi-Fi connections to students throughout the district who lack internet access.
Comal County Commissioner Jen Crownover
Jen Crownover, Comal County Commissioner, Pct. 4, represents the Canyon Lake area on Commissioners Court. Image courtesy of Re-Elect Jen Crownover Facebook page.
comal county recycling center
Comal County's Recycling Center will have plenty of free mulch on Tuesday.
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Information about COVID-19, as well as coronavirus-related county office closures and restrictions, is available at www.comalcountytx.com/covid19.
CRRC Food Pantry
Image of the Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake's food pantry, courtesy of the CRRC.
The UIL will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools.
PEC Truck
Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), which serves Canyon Lake, said it will work with residents affected by COVID-19.
Comal Continues Home Learning
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim said the district is awaiting guidance from the Texas Education Agency about how to manage other issues like graduations, yearbook distribution, and retrieving personal items from campus.
Cellphone tracking data provided by unacast and calls to the county's COVID-19 hotline over the Easter weekend point to increased "activity" across the county.
map of covid-19 cases in comal county
“Although it’s always good news to have no positive tests to report, we believe we are not yet at the peak of this virus in Comal County,” said Director of Public Health Cheryl Fraser. “We continue to recommend that residents stay home, maintain social distancing measures and wear a mask if they have to go out in public.”
Connie Alaniz
Connie Alaniz retired as an epidemiologist with Texas Department of State Health Service in 2018 but said she is glad to be back as an epidemiologist for Comal County.
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Three of the cases occurred in patients under the age of 30.
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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.
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County courthouse.
Case count
Comal County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Gentrea Hendrickson prepared this chart showing the state of coronavirus in Comal County as of April 13.
Republican coronavirus ad
Comal County Republicans say they are focused on preparing for upcoming conventions and urge voters to stay connected digitally meanwhile.
Colette Nies and Wendy Davis
Democrat Colette Nies, left, is running to replace incumbent Comal County Commissioner Kevin Webb, Pct. 3, a Republican. She spoke at Commissioners Court on Thursday, asking County Judge Sherman Krause to close two more parks over the holiday weekend. Democrat Wendy Davis, right, is running against Rep. Chip Roy for Texas' 21st Congressional District, which includes Canyon Lake.
map of covid-19 cases in comal county
Information about COVID-19, as well as coronavirus-related county office closures and restrictions, is available at www.comalcountytx.com/covid19.
map of covid-19 cases in Comal County
The Comal County woman who died was in her 80s and died at home last weekend, the county said in a statment. A positive postmortem test was reported to the county's Office of Public Health (OPH) on Thursday, April 9. Her husband, who had been hospitalized in San Antonio with the disease, died overnight Tuesday.
Canyon Lake Dam
The order to close Comal County parks and boat ramps was issued as part of the ongoing public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic described in the county’s initial disaster declaration, issued March 18 and extended by Commissionrs Court on March 24. Image courtesy of Cecilio Chopper Martinez.
hidden valley sports complex
The 75-acre Hidden Valley Sports Park is leased by Comal County from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
map of covid-19 cases in Comal County
One of the two new cases in Comal County is from New Braunfels, and one is from Bulverde. One is in their 40s and one in their 50s; both are home-isolated. The source of the respective infections remains under investigation by the Comal County Office of Public Health.
Comal ISD Residence Learning Program
There will be an expectation that students participate in the Residence Learning Program either online or via the paper packets, but Comal ISD does not want to add stress to their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comal County map of covid-19 cases
The five new cases of COVID-19 range across the county, with two cases in the eastern half, near the Hays County line; one in New Braunfels; one south of Canyon Lake; and one in the center of the county. Two patients are in their 20s, and the others are in their 30s, 60s and 70s.
Dr. Judith Thompson
New Braunfels surgeon Dr. Judith Thompson said serving her community is extremely important to her during the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 case of COVID-19 in Comal County
The patient is from New Braunfels and in their 40s. They are self-quarantined. The source of the infection is travel outside of Texas.
Palm Sunday Services Canyon Lake
Some Canyon Lake churches have canceled services during the COVID-19 pandemic but many have simply moved worship services to Facebook, YouTube, and websites. Palm Sunday is no exception.
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An additional three cases of COVID-19 were confiremd in Comal County on April 4, the third consecutive day of three new cases confirmed.
Comal County Emergency Operations Center
Comal County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Kelley, left, works in the county's new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with Information Technology Director Mike Lee and Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser. Image courtesy of Comal County.
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause said the county has a location in mind and the equipment it needs to begin testing for COVID-19 next week. A physician's referral would be required.
Coronavirus Stay at Home Order
The order also requires the closure of all nonessential businesses, including river outfitters and short-term campgrounds. It comes after the county announced Wednesday that it would begin enforcing Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s statewide executive order mandating stay-at-home restrictions.