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Krause: County Will Not Issue Stay at Home Work Safe Order

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.

Comal County Judge Sherman Krause said he supports New Braunfels Mayor Barron Casteel’s decision to issue a Stay at Home Work Safe order on Tuesday but will not follow suit for unincorporated Comal County.

“Today we are not planning on implementing that countywide,” he said during a press conference in New Braunfels City Council chambers.

Casteel’s order goes into effect at midnight on Wednesday. It does not affect essential services like grocery stores or healthcare-related services.

He said to date there are no cases of COVID-19 deemed “community spread” but warned that will change.

“We’d like to go back to a state of normalcy in our community just as quickly as possible,” Casteel said said. “With your help this will be possible.”


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  1. Gayle Pelkey March 26, 2020

    People congregating on River Road. Campers, swimming, tubes fishing like there is no problem. Time on their hands so head out to River Road…Not a good idea.!! Please stay home. Please issue a stay in place order for Comak County.

  2. L March 25, 2020

    Stupid decisions by our leaders! Not just Comal county but Guadalupe County as well. If you truly cared about the American people you would issue stay at home orders!

    1. Skylar March 25, 2020

      Or maybe do the right thing and stay home

  3. MG March 25, 2020

    This is why Gov. Abbot should have taken control. Local yolks making inconsistent decisions nullify any attempt to stop the spread.

    Abbot could lock down counties that meet a population density or other risk measuring metric. Leaving it to every Willy-nilly leaves a patchwork of confusion.


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