H-E-B locations in Montrose, Washington corridor and Bellaire report positive COVID-19 cases

H-E-B Montrose Market
The H-E-B Montrose Market, 1701 W. Alabama St., had an employee who tested postive for COVID-19, according to a store announcement dated April 8. (Courtesy H-E-B)

The H-E-B Montrose Market, 1701 W. Alabama St., had an employee who tested postive for COVID-19, according to a store announcement dated April 8. (Courtesy H-E-B)

Three area H-E-B locations are each reporting a case of COVID-19 among their employees, but the grocer said each location has been thoroughly sanitized and remains open.

The locations reporting are:

  • Montrose Market, 1701 W. Alabama St. The employee who tested positive last worked on March 29.

  • Buffalo Heights, 3663 Washington Ave. The employee who tested positive last worked on March 27.

  • Bellaire Market, 5106 Bissonnet St. The employee who tested positive last worked on March 30.


A statement from H-E-B reads: "As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, our H-E-B family of more than 120,000 Partners has not gone unaffected. Our primary focus is keeping our Partners and customers safe while respecting our Partner’s health and privacy. 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."


While H-E-B is posting reports of positive cases to store pages, not all area grocers are doing the same.

A representative for Kroger said it is not posting information to individual location websites but is being transparent with store employees and others who request information.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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