VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7 JUNE 8JULY 12, 2020
Balancing tourism and the pandemic With thousands ocking to town, can residents still avoid COVID19?
BY WARREN BROWN
Economic recovery was still a foggy concept at the end of May for New Braunfels’ medical, business and government leaders. Thousands of unemployed residents and a large portion of New Braunfels busi- nesses were still reeling from closure orders. As the Texas economy began to reopen, the ques- tion became how to stie the spread of the coro- navirus as tourists ocked to town and pumped much-needed money into New Braunfels. “It’s [a question] that everybody is turning over in their head,” said Dr. Judith Thompson, a local sur- geon who helped establish the city’s drive-thru coro- navirus testing center.
Hundreds of tourists and New Braunfels residents socialized at Prince Solms Park on Memorial Weekend, May 2325.
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HEALTHCARE EDITION Health care providers on the front lines of the pandemic urge patients to followguidelines
BY LAUREN CANTERBERRY
Dr. Dorothy Overman of Hill Country Medical Associates. Overman is also Comal County’s healthauthority. “Thishasbeenvery stressful for thesta; it’sbeenverystressful for thedoc- tors; and it’s very stressful for the patients.” The Comal County Oce of Public Health CONTINUED ON 24
As the coronavirus pandemic contin- ues to impact New Braunfels, primary care providers have had to quickly adjust their processes to serve the community while adhering to new prevention measures. “Every week has been dierent,” said
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