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H-E-B says employee at Stone Oak store tests positive for COVID-19

The new case involves an employee that works at the Wilderness Oak store

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SAN ANTONIOUpdate (April 25, 2020):

An H-E-B Partner that works at the 23635 Wilderness Oak store has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the store’s website.

The employee was last in the store on April 18, according to H-E-B officials. All other partners have been notified and the store has been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times since then, H-E-B said in a statement.

The store will continue to enforce proper social distancing practices as well, H-E-B said.

“While the pandemic is an evolving situation with many unknowns, we are sure of one thing: We will do our part to help our fellow Texans in any situation our company and communities might face,” H-E-B said in a statement on its website.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Update (10:30 a.m., April 9, 2020):

H-E-B has confirmed three employees in the San Antonio area have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The employees worked at three separate locations, store officials said Thursday morning.

An employee at the 1015 S. WW White Road store has tested positive and was last at the store on March 31.

Another coronavirus-positive employee worked at the Nacogdoches and Thousand Oaks H‑E‑B and was last in the store on April 1.

A third employee at the Bandera and Guilbeau H-E-B tested positive and was last at the store on April 3.

All employees who had contact with the partner have been notified, and all stores continue to be disinfected.

Store officials released the following information about the case at the Bandera and Guilbeau H-E-B:

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. A Partner who was confirmed positive for COVID-19 was last in the store on April 3, 2020. All Partners at the location have been notified and the store has been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times since then and we continue to enforce proper social distancing practices. While the pandemic is an evolving situation with many unknowns, we are sure of one thing: We will do our part to help our fellow Texans in any situation our company and communities might face.

Employees at five San Antonio-area H-E-Bs have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 9, 2020.
Employees at five San Antonio-area H-E-Bs have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 9, 2020.

Original (10 a.m. April 8, 2020):

An employee at an H-E-B store on the far West Side has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, store officials said.

Officials reported the case on Wednesday morning, saying the employee worked at the store at 9255 FM 471 West, near the Grissom and Tezel intersection. The is the second H-E-B employee in San Antonio to test positive for the virus.

According to H-E-B’s website, the employee was last at the store on Sunday. All employees who had contact with the partner have been notified.

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The store has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, officials said. Employees will continue practicing social distancing until further notice.

H-E-B has released the following statement:

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.

H-E-B announced Friday that the company would start providing its employees with masks and gloves. Store officials are “strongly encouraging” employees to wear them while at work during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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A separate COVID-19 case was reported at the H-E-B Plus store, located on Bandera Road at Loop 1604, on Saturday.

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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