Employee at H-E-B in North Austin tests positive for coronavirus

H-E-B at North Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane
An H-E-B employee at the grocery store’s location at North Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane in North Austin, pictured here, has tested positive for COVID-19. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

An H-E-B employee at the grocery store’s location at North Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane in North Austin, pictured here, has tested positive for COVID-19. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

An H-E-B employee at the grocery store’s location at North Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane in North Austin has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a June 15 news release from H-E-B.

The employee who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was last in the North Austin store on June 11, H-E-B stated in its news release.


The grocery chain further stated all employees at that location who are directly affected by potential exposure have been notified and the store, located at 9414 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, has been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times since June 11.

“At our stores, we continue to enforce proper social distancing practices, strict sanitation and require the use of masks or facial covering by all our [employees] and vendors in customer facing and close contact positions,” H-E-B stated in the June 15 news release. “H-E-B requests all our customers to wear masks or facial coverings while shopping in our stores. Social distancing, wearing masks, proper hand washing and sanitization are all things we do to help keep Texas healthy.”

H-E-B has not responded to a request to comment on this story by Community Impact Newspaper at the time of publication. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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