UPDATED: H-E-B retracts announcement about confirmed COVID-19 case at Fairfield store

H-E-B in Fairfield was busy with customers stocking up in late March. Employees of at least two Cypress-area stores received confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19 in early April. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B in Fairfield was busy with customers stocking up in late March. Employees of at least two Cypress-area stores received confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19 in early April. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

H-E-B in Fairfield was busy with customers stocking up in late March. Employees of at least two Cypress-area stores received confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19 in early April. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated April 7 at 9:20 p.m.

H-E-B officials have retracted an April 6 statement that an employee of the Fairfield store at 28550 Hwy. 290, Cypress, was confirmed positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for H-E-B said in an email shortly after 9 p.m. on April 7 that a presumptive case was incorrectly reported as positive.

Officials have not indicated any changes to their April 6 statement regarding the confirmed case at the location at 24224 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

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At impacted locations, all directly affected partners are notified and provided medical advice and each location is deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times. Customers can visit their store’s website to learn when an affected partner last worked in their store," officials said.


For the latest news from H-E-B, visit http://newsroom.heb.com.

Originally posted April 7 at 8:54 a.m.

Officials with H-E-B announced April 6 an employee from the store located at 24224 Hwy. 290, Cypress, and an employee from the store located at 28550 Hwy. 290, Cypress, have tested positive for COVID-19. Both employees were last in their respective stores on Thursday, April 2, according to the online notices.

“All directly affected 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,” officials said in a statement. “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.”

Both Cypress locations are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and offer home delivery and curbside pickup services. www.heb.com
By Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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