Updated List: New Braunfels businesses respond to coronavirus cases

Several businessses in New Braunfels have closed due to employees testing positive for the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Several businessses in New Braunfels have closed due to employees testing positive for the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Several businessses in New Braunfels have closed due to employees testing positive for the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Landa Park Golf Course will be closed after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
As COVID-19 continued to spread in New Braunfels, some businesses utilized social media to make customers aware of cases discovered among employees, and what measures were taken to protect staff and customers from the virus.

Businesses typically sanitized and cleaned their facilities while some have also offered staff members guidance or assistance with testing.

The following businesses and organizations have acknowledged having employees who tested positive for the coronavirus, or interacted with someone who had.

June 24 - Landa Park Golf Course, 180 Golf Course Rd., New Braunfels

Landa Park Golf Course closed on Wednesday, June 24 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.


The employee was last at the golf course on June 23 and is now being quarantined at home. Several other staff members that interacted with the employee are also being asked to quarantine as they await the results of COVID-19 tests.

According to a press release, the golf course was closed due to a shortage of staff required to operate the facility and may reopen on Tuesday, June 30 after the quarantined staff receive their test results.

"The health and safety of our employees, residents, and visitors remains our top priority," said New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno in the press release. "We appreciate the patience of those affected by this closure and our thoughts are with the employees and their families."

Those with scheduled tee times at the golf course are being notified by Parks and Recreation staff and staff members are also contacting a small group of parents whose children attended a golf skills camp at the facility on Monday.

City staff will clean and sanitize the golf course facilities before reopening.

Comal and Guadalupe Counties reported a combined total of 107 new cases of COVID-19 on June 23, with over 50 of those cases from the New Braunfels area.

June 17-18 – Camp Minnehaha, 360 Aquatic Circle, New Braunfels

New Braunfels announced on June 17 and June 18 that summer camp counselors at Camp Minnehaha tested positive for the coronavirus. After the second employee tested positive, Landa Haus and the Landa Recreation Center were closed indefinitely, and camp activities were halted.

June 17 – Schlitterbahn Waterpark, 400 N. Liberty Ave., New Braunfels

Multiple Schlitterbahn employees were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus and were sent home to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they test negative. Associates who were in close contact with the infected employees have also been asked to self-quarantine.

Areas of the water park contacted by the diagnosed employees will not reopen until cleaned, according to a statement issued by the company's Director of Sales and Marketing, Aaron Martinez.

June 14 – H-E-B, 651 S. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels

H-E-B announced that an employee that last worked in the store on May 27 tested positive for COVID-19.

According to store officials, the store has been cleaned and sanitized multiple times since the partner last worked.

June 13 – H-E-B plus!, 2965 IH-35, New Braunfels

H-E-B announced that an employee that last worked in the store on June 11 tested positive for COVID-19.

According to store officials, the store has been cleaned and sanitized multiple times since the partner last worked.

June 12 – The Reel Seafood and Grill

The restaurant closed after being notified that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19. According to the restaurant, the staff member last worked on June 6 and the building was cleaned and sanitized after the employee notified The Reel.

June 10 – Downtown Social

On June 10, the restaurant announced that it would close until 4 p.m. on June 11 after an employee who last worked on June 6 tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant was cleaned and sanitized before reopening and all staff members were required to be tested for the coronavirus before returning to work.

June 10 – The Foundry Salon

The salon confirmed that an employee tested positive for the coronavirus on June 9 and last worked on June 8. According to the business, the building was sanitized before reopening on June 11 and staff members will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work. Clients who may be at risk of infection have been notified.

June 9 – Texas Ski Ranch

On June 9, Texas Ski Ranch closed temporarily after a staff member who last worked on June 7 at 5:45 p.m. notified the business that they had been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, according to General Manager Max Bialick.

Bialick said employees who were in close contact with the staff member will be required to stay home for 14 days and are encouraged to get tested.

June 8 – H-E-B, 1655 W. Hwy. 46, New Braunfels

H-E-B announced that an employee that last worked at the location on June 8 tested positive for COVID-19.

According to store officials, the store has been cleaned and sanitized multiple times since the partner last worked.

June 8 – Muck & Fuss

Muck & Fuss announced June 8 that it would close temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement released on June 10, the restaurant said that a CDC approved deep cleaning and sanitization of the building and patio had been completed and that all employees had been provided with coronavirus testing options. The restaurant will remain closed until further notice.

June 8 – Mozie’s

The restaurant announced that it would be closed temporarily after an employee who last worked May 28 tested positive for COVID-19.

The restaurant has not released an expected reopening date, but a post from the business states that the building will be sanitized and cleaned, and testing has been made available to all Mozie’s employees.

June 8 – Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

On June 8, Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar announced that the restaurant will be closed until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. According to the announcement, the restaurant will be closed to be sanitized and cleaned, and additional testing was provided for all staff members.

Several additional cases of COVID-19 were detected as a result of the testing and the restaurant has not released a reopening date.

June 7 – 2tarts Bakery

2tarts Bakery announced June 7 that it would close temporarily after a part-time employee tested positive for COVID-19. The shop closed until June 14 so that all employees could be tested and the building could be cleaned and sanitized.

In a statement released June 12, the bakery shared that the reported case had been a false positive and that the employee was cleared of any COVID-19 infection.

June 6 – McAdoo’s Seafood Company

McAdoo’s Seafood Company closed Saturday, June 6, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Remaining staff at McAdoo’s were tested for the virus, and the building was cleaned and sanitized before reopening Sunday, June 7, at 11 a.m., according to a post from the restaurant.

The restaurant also announced that it would be closed June 15 until 3 p.m. for staff members to participate in a training with an infection control specialist from Resolute Health Hospital.

June 6 – Happy Days Daycare Center

Happy Days Daycare Center was cleaned and sanitized June 6-7 after a family with children enrolled at the center reported a positive case of the coronavirus, according to Zac Smithers, Assistant Director of Triple L Ranch Childhood Development Center, which also operates Happy Days Daycare Center.

According to Smithers, all employees were tested for the virus and were confirmed negative and parents were notified of the case.

June 4 – Black’s BBQ

Black’s BBQ announced on Facebook that it would be closed on June 4 after a part-time worker tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Kent Black, the owner of Black’s BBQ, the restaurant closed to be cleaned and sanitized and all staff members were tested before reopening June 5.

In accordance with Texas DSHS guidelines, employees were required to wear masks and gloves while at work, conduct temperature screenings, and utensils and condiments were removed from tables, Black said.

May 22 – Whatburger, 123 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels

Whataburger closed for a day to clean and sanitize the restaurant after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. According to a statement from the company, the employee had not been in the restaurant since May 19.

May 22 – H-E-B, 1655 W. HWY 46, New Braunfels

H-E-B announced that an employee that last worked in the store on May 13 tested positive for COVID-19.

According to store officials, the store has been cleaned and sanitized multiple times since the partner last worked.

May 20 – Granzin’s Bar-B-Q

Granzin’s Bar-B-Q closed May 20 after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus; it reopened May 30 for carryout and June 8 for dine-in service.

May 14 – H-E-B, 651 S. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels

H-E-B announced that an employee that last worked in the store on May 5 tested positive for COVID-19.

According to store officials, the store has been cleaned and sanitized multiple times since the partner last worked.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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