New Braunfels arranges lodging for first responders during coronavirus outbreak

The city of New Braunfels made arrangements with Schlitterbahn and a local Marriott hotel to provide lodgings to first responders. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The city of New Braunfels made arrangements with Schlitterbahn and a local Marriott hotel to provide lodgings to first responders. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of New Braunfels made arrangements with Schlitterbahn and a local Marriott hotel to provide lodgings to first responders. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of New Braunfels has arranged for essential personnel to stay at local hotels if they have potential exposure to the coronavirus, giving employees the choice to self-quarantine away from home and family members while they await test results, according to a statement issued by Jenna Vinson, Director of Communications and Community Engagement for the city.

“New Braunfels continues its custom of stepping up to meet a challenge and serve our community,” said City Manager Robert Camareno in the statement.


Schlitterbahn has made accommodations available to first responders and other health care workers that may be concerned about returning home after treating patients.

"We are grateful to have additional partners in the fight against COVID-19 in both Schlitterbahn and Courtyard Marriott," Camareno said. "They have offered their facilities to help accommodate our first responders, essential personnel and health care professionals to ensure their personal safety and the safety of their families and our community as a whole.”

Neither Schlitterbahn or Marriott responded to requests for comments for this story.
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.