Twenty-four H-E-B employees in San Antonio have tested positive for coronavirus since Friday

Priscilla Aguirre

H-E-B announced that 24 employees in San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, according to the grocery store’s website.

H-E-B announced that 24 employees in San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, according to the grocery store’s website.

Photo: Billy Calzada /Staff File Photo

Photo: Billy Calzada /Staff File Photo

H-E-B announced that 24 employees in San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, according to the grocery store’s website.

H-E-B announced that 24 employees in San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, according to the grocery store’s website.

Photo: Billy Calzada /Staff File Photo

Twenty-four H-E-B employees in San Antonio have tested positive for coronavirus since Friday

Twenty-four H-E-B employees in San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, according to the grocery chain’s website.

In June, more than 100 H-E-B employees working at grocery stores in San Antonio have been infected with COVID-19, including the 24 cases this past weekend.

Since March, the grocery store chain has regularly announced on its website when one of its employees test positive and has done so because it believes “transparency is important,” according to an email response. H-E-B does not reveal the employee’s identity and only lets the public know at what stores there was a positive case. Walmart and Target have both told mySA.com it will not release that information to the public.

Visit our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, for a list of stores affected by recent employee cases. 

When an employee is confirmed to be positive for COVID-19, H-E-B notifies its staff members at the store via text, H-E-B spokeswoman Dya Campos said.

“Our goal, in the beginning, was within 24 hours, but we are even faster than that,” Campos said. “As soon as we get notified and confirmed, a text message goes to all partners in the store, so not just those who are in close contact. It goes to everybody.”

The stores with the infected employee are deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times. H-E-B has dedicated teams of employees and COVID-19 action managers in each store who are trained to ensure sanitation and social distancing measures are followed.

If an employee is feeling ill or are is waiting on results, H-E-B requires them to stay home, according to its website.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com | priscilla.aguirre@express-news.net | @CillaAguirre


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