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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.
walmart shoppers during covid-19
covid-19 map
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.
Comal County will use state grant money to hire an epidemiologist to track COVID-19 cases in the county. File image.
Carlton Soules
Former San Antonio City Council Member Carlton Soules, who owns property on River Road, told Comal County commissioners on Thursday they should close parks to avoid record crowds in Canyon Lake over the Easter holiday. Image courtesy of tpr.org.
April 3 Map of COVID-19 Cases
Map of COVID-19 cases in Comal County
Comal County Director of Public Health Cheryl Fraser warned residents to stay home and practice social distancing after three new cases of COVID-19 were reported today.
Canyon Lake boat ramp
Image of Boat Ramp #1, which is adjacent to Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake. Image courtesy of Holiday Lodge, taken over a holiday weekend 2018. Image by Mark Robinson of MJR Photography.
Comal County Coronavirus Map
Champions fore Charity
Valerto Texas Open's Champions fore Charity Golf Tournament was canceled over COVID-19 concerns, but its donation website page will stay up for the foreseeable future. "Charities fore Champions" page allows anyone, whether in Canyon Lake or anywhere in the United States, to make donations directly to the CRRC, whose motto happens to be "Supporting the Community with Your Support."
Comal County COVID-19 Statistics
With two deaths related to the coronavirus and five recoveries, four active COVID-19 cases remain in Comal County, two of them self-quarantined and two hospitalized out of the county.
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.
comal county sheriff mark reynolds
Comal County Sheriff Mark Reynolds urges residents to use a new online reporting system to file police reports. The system cannot be used for emergencies or to report lost or stolen firearms. Image courtesy of Comal County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
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.
Joe Ed Lyles
Retired New Braunfels landscaper Joe Ed Lyles is building new gardening plots for the CRRC's Community Garden on South Access Road across from Tye Preston Memorial Library.
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.
Comal County courthouse
Comal County's historic courthouse remains closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Commissioners Court will be streamed online starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
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.
box of produce
Fischer Store Market expects produce boxes to sell out quickly Saturday morning, along with its farm-fresh eggs.
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.