On Sunday, March 22, 2020, in continued response to the COVID – 19 pandemic, the City of New Braunfels announced additional measures to help address the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Amended to the original order is the closure of all private clubs, massage parlors, nail salons, hair salons, barber shops, beauty salons, hair removal services, spas, tattoo and piercing parlors, and all other non-medical, personal care services that cannot be provided while maintaining six feet of distance.
The Order further orders all establishments in which customers may queue or wait for service to establish six foot of distance between patrons. This includes inside or outside the establishment.
The order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. today, March 22, 2020 and remains in effect along with the previous order issued on March 19, 2020, until the Local State of Disaster is terminated, rescinded, superseded, or amended by a subsequent Order or action by the City Council.
In announcing the second order, Mayor Barron Casteel stated, “We continue to evaluate the outbreak of COVID-19 across our state and coordinate with our local, county and state partners for the most recent information and professional advice. This is a wise next step in the protection of our community.”
City officials report few issues with implementing the rules of the previous order. City Manager Robert Camareno said: “We had enforcement and inspection staff out over the weekend assuring our local businesses knew about the order first. Those not yet aware, were understanding in their compliance efforts.”
“We will continue those same efforts on Monday” said Camareno.
City officials urge citizens to practice their own protective measures by staying home when they can and observing social distancing wherever they go, as well as washing hands frequently.
Citizens may visit the City’s website and social media sites for updated information or call the main City Hall phone number at 830-221-4000 for additional information.