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New Braunfels Bulletin

Posted on: September 15, 2020

City and County Urge Compliance with CDC Recommendations and Governor’s Executive Orders

The City of New Braunfels and Comal County are urging residents to continue following CDC and state health guidelines.

Over the last few weeks, Comal County has seen a reduction in positive COVID-19 cases being reported and the testing positivity rate has begun to decrease.  It’s those encouraging results in our community that make it more important than ever to continue adhering to health and safety protocols.  Maintaining six feet of distance between others, frequent hand washing, avoiding large gatherings, and wearing a face covering when you cannot maintain proper social distance are vital to seeing Comal County’s COVID-19 numbers continue their decline.  

Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders GA-28 and GA-29 remain in effect until they have been modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by the governor.   

  • GA-28 closes bars and commercial rafting or tubing services, limits group sizes to 10 individuals, limits outdoor gatherings to 10 people with some exceptions, unless otherwise permitted by the Mayor or County Judge, and institutes a 50% occupancy limit to all business establishments, including restaurants, with certain exemptions.  
  • GA-29 requires every person 10 years of age or older to wear a face covering when inside a commercial entity or other building, a space open to the public, or an outdoor public space where it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.  

“The Comal County Public Health Department would like to reiterate the importance of complying with the CDC recommendation of wearing a face covering, in accordance with the Governor’s orders to continue to see the decline in COVID-19 transmission,” said Comal County Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser. “We have seen a significant reduction in the amount of positives reported to us, just weeks following the order, and would like to see this downward trend continue. Compliance with wearing a face covering in public is something we can all do to do our part in protecting others.”

Although COVID-19 numbers in New Braunfels and Comal County are trending downward, new cases are still reported daily and deaths continue to occur.  To maintain the positive momentum, the City of New Braunfels and Comal County urge all residents to continue to follow appropriate health and safety protocols. With the oncoming flu season, the beginning of school, and increased contacts, it is imperative that everyone continue to do their part to help control the spread of COVID-19.  

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