New Braunfels Municipal Court to close temporarily after employees test positive for COVID-19

Details about the cases at the New Braunfels Municipal Court were released in an announcement, and the court is expected to reopen next week. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Details about the cases at the New Braunfels Municipal Court were released in an announcement, and the court is expected to reopen next week. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

Details about the cases at the New Braunfels Municipal Court were released in an announcement, and the court is expected to reopen next week. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

After two employees tested positive for COVID-19, the New Braunfels Municipal Court announced it will be temporarily closed until Oct. 28.

The employees were last at work Oct. 19 and Oct. 21, and both are now quarantining at home, according to a city press release. All employees of the court are being asked to self-quarantine for several days.


Since Oct. 19, Comal County has reported 51 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases. The seven-day positivity rate Oct. 22 was 5.57%, down from 6.7% on Oct. 20.

The press release stated the court has been utilizing a virtual court system and risk of exposure to the public is low. The office will reopen after a full sanitation and will continue its modified hours of operation 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

For additional information, contact the court at [email protected] or visit www.nbtexas.org/municipalcourt.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.