AUSTIN (KXAN) — H-E-B employees at three Austin-area stores have tested positive for COVID-19, the stores announced Saturday.
The store on 2701 E. 7th St. says a worker who tested positive was last in the store on Thursday, March 26.
The H-E-B Plus at 2508 E. Riverside Dr. reported a worker who tested positive was last in the store on Saturday, March 28.
The H-E-B at 16900 N. Ranch Road 620 in Round Rock said a worker who tested positive was last in the store on Sunday, March 29.
H-E-B says all directly affected employees at the three locations have been notified and the stores have been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times.
On Saturday, H-E-B announced it would be equipping most of its staff with gloves and face masks to protect employees and customers. Partners who work in their stores, warehouses, manufacturing and transportation facilities will be encouraged to wear the masks.
“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 its statement.
How to check if there has been a positive case at your H-E-B store
H-E-B is not sending out news releases to the media or others when there is a positive case. They are however adding it to that individual store’s information section.
A KXAN viewer alerted us to a positive test at their store and we started checking other stores for you.
You can check the H-E-B store you most often go to to see if there has been a positive case there. Just put in your address, and click on “Store Details.” You’ll see the information in red at the top of the screen if there was a positive case. The information also details the steps H-E-B has done to sanitize each store.