H-E-B: Masks Mandatory Beginning July 1stPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX — H-E-B has announced their decision to make masks mandatory in all their stores, even in cities where a mandate is not in effect.
Starting Wednesday, July 1st, the requirement will go into effect in all H-E-B stores. The store clarified exceptions will be made for children and individuals with health-related issues.
“Currently, more than 85% of H-E-B stores operate in areas that have implemented local Health and Safety Plan ordinances that require people to wear masks or facial coverings in our store,” said the store in a press release. “In these areas, our stores see very strong compliance. In areas that do not have a local ordinance in place, H-E-B stores will require the use of masks or facial coverings.”
Partners and vendors will continue to be required to wear facial coverings when facing customers and close contact positions.
“As a proven way to slow the spread of the virus, mask use allows businesses to operate safely during the pandemic,” said the store. “Social distancing, wearing masks, proper handwashing, and sanitization are all things we do to help keep Texans healthy.”
According to H-E-B, all partners must continue to follow H-E-B’s strict hygiene and sanitation measures. Partners who wear masks must keep them clean and maintain our high standards for hygiene and sanitation while at work. Partners who wear gloves must continue to frequently wash their hands and apply hand sanitizer. Gloves must also be regularly changed and properly discarded after use.
“As an essential service provider at this time, masks and gloves are just another safeguard we’ve implemented across our company to protect the health and safety of our Partners, customers, and communities,” said Martin Otto, H-E-B chief operating officer. “We are here for all Texans and we take our role to protect public safety seriously.”
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