UPDATED: A New Braunfels-area guide to COVID-19 resources and information

(Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries/Meals on Wheels)
(Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries/Meals on Wheels)

(Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries/Meals on Wheels)

Note: This article will be updated as new information is received and is not a comprehensive list.

This guide will help Comal County residents stay up-to-date on the latest information and resources during the coronavirus outbreak.

Available dining options and business operations are updated as new information becomes available. The Comal Emergency Relief Fund has been set up by local nonprofits and will begin offering resources to persons and families affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

New stories with a hyper-local focus will continue to be published online and in print.

Please send any additional local resources to [email protected].


Government information

Food Resources and Grocery Stores


  • Target is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. The first hour of shopping on Wednesdays is reserved for vulnerable shoppers such as the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.

  • Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation's Congregate Meals will be available by pick up only and clients must have their key tag. Meals on Wheels will continue to deliver meals. Call 830-629-4547 with any questions or concerns.

  • New Braunfels Food Bank's Client Choice Pantry has curbside pick service. Pet food is also available. Call 830-327-6000 to arrange an appointment. The Food Bank has begun a Coronavirus Preparedness and Prevention Campaign and is in need of volunteers.

  • SOS Food Bank is open weekdays from 1 p.m- 4 p.m.

  • Arlan's Market is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Walmart stores are open 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

  • H-E-B is open 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. and has curbside and home delivery services available online. H-E-B is also offering a pharmacy delivery service without fees.

  • Dollar General stores are open from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., and the first hour of operation is dedicated exclusively to senior citizens.

  • For Goodness Sake Natural Foods will be open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


COVID-19 Testing


  • Lonestar 24 Hour Emergency Room is at 1751 Medical Way, New Braunfels.

  • Texas MedClinic Urgent Care has two offices: 958 I-35, New Braunfels, and 1922 Hwy. 46, New Braunfels.




Business resources


Mental health care


Miscellaneous


  • Search resources within your area code with Aunt Bertha.

  • See how your health insurance provider is covering COVID-19 testing.

By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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