Curative to continue operating drive-thru COVID-19 test site at New Braunfels City Hall

The site will offer free PCR testing to the public and will allow city and county officials to focus their efforts on vaccination clinics. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The site will offer free PCR testing to the public and will allow city and county officials to focus their efforts on vaccination clinics. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The site will offer free PCR testing to the public and will allow city and county officials to focus their efforts on vaccination clinics. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Since March 2020, the city of New Braunfels and Comal County have partnered to host drive-thru coronavirus testing sites to provide residents with convenient testing.

As local efforts have shifted to hosting weekly, large-scale vaccination clinics, city and county officials have signed a license agreement with Curative for the company to take over testing operations.


“This agreement with Curative allows the City and County to maintain a testing facility while also allowing the focus to remain on providing as many vaccines as possible to local residents,” New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno said in a statement.

The drive-thru test site will begin operations April 12 in the parking lot of City Hall, located at 550 Landa St., New Braunfels. Free tests will be available to the public Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Curative test will be a modified version of the PCR test, and those being tested will be able to administer their own swabs.
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.