The employee was last at the golf course June 23 and is now being quarantined at home. Several other staff members who 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. It may reopen 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," New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno said 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 New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department staff. Staff members are also contacting a small group of parents whose children attended a golf skills camp at the facility Monday, June 22.
City staff will clean and sanitize the golf course facilities before reopening.
Comal and Guadalupe counties reported a combined total of 167 new cases of COVID-19 on June 23, with over 50 of those cases from the New Braunfels area.