H-E-B employee at second San Antonio location tests positive for coronavirus, store officials say

Long lines, empty shelves at San Antonio-area H-E-B
Long lines, empty shelves at San Antonio-area H-E-B (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Another H-E-B partner has tested positive for COVID-19, according to H-E-B store officials.

According to KSAT, officials reported the employee worked at the location at 9255 FM 471 West, near the Grissom and Tezel intersection. The person was last at the store on Sunday.

This is the second employee who has tested positive for the virus in San Antonio, an H-E-B spokesperson told KSAT. Another case was announced Saturday afternoon and the company says the COVID-19 positive partner works at the H-E-B Plus store, located on Bandera Road at Loop 1604 in San Antonio.

According to H-E-B’s website, the last time that person was at the store was March 27 and all employees that had contact with the employee have been notified.

H-E-B also confirmed that an employee at the store on the Northwest Freeway and Barker Cypress in Cypress had also tested positive for COVID-19.

All stores have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized since then and employees will continue practicing social distancing until further notice, according to company officials.

H-E-B’s full statement can be read below:

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, our H-E-B family of more than 120,000 Partners has not gone unaffected. Through early preparation, continuous guidance, strong sanitation and proper social distancing efforts, we are strongly focused on the health and safety of our Partners and are grateful that Texas has experienced fewer cases than the national average. We must all work to slow the spread. At impacted locations, all directly affected Partners are notified and provided medical advice, each location is deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times. Customers can visit their store’s website to see when an affected Partner last worked in their store. Our primary focus is keeping our Partners and customers safe. For the latest on our COVID efforts, visit www.heb.com/newsroom.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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