H-E-B Magnolia employee tests positive for coronavirus April 11

H-E-B’s Magnolia location at 7988 FM 1488, released a statement April 24 that an employee had tested positive for the coronavirus, and had not been back to the store since April 11. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B’s Magnolia location at 7988 FM 1488, released a statement April 24 that an employee had tested positive for the coronavirus, and had not been back to the store since April 11. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

H-E-B’s Magnolia location at 7988 FM 1488, released a statement April 24 that an employee had tested positive for the coronavirus, and had not been back to the store since April 11. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

H-E-B’s Magnolia location at 7988 FM 1488, released a statement April 24 that an employee had tested positive for the coronavirus, and had not been back to the store since April 11.

H-E-B’s statement said all employees at the FM 1488 location were notified of the positive case, and the store has since been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times.


Lisa Helfman, public affairs director of H-E-B Houston, said medical advice and cleaning services have been given at each location impacted.

“Our primary focus is keeping our partners and customers safe while respecting our partner’s health and privacy,” she said.

The store will continue to enforce proper social distancing practices as well.



Also in the North Houston area, the H-E-B locations at 14100 Spring Cypress Road,Cypress and 20311 Champion Forest Drive, Spring also reported employees that had tested positive for the coronavirus. Both employees have not been at their respective stores since April 15, according to H-E-B officials.



MOST RECENT

Stein Mart stores, including those in the Houston region, may close as part of the company's liquidation process. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stein Mart Inc. files for bankruptcy, launches store closing process

Stein Mart Inc. announced Aug. 12 that it had voluntarily filed for bankruptcy.

The facility in Tomball is being designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects. (Rendering courtesy Tomball Economic Development Corp.)
Karbach Brewing Co.'s Chris Juergen to offer brewery, restaurant in Tomball and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

Fewer than 1,300 active cases remained in the county Aug. 12, and more than 4,800 people have recovered. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Montgomery County active COVID-19 case count continues decline; 1 death reported Aug. 12

Forty-four new cases were added Aug. 12, and more than 100 clinical recoveries were recorded.

Montgomery County commissioners met Aug. 11 for a regular meeting. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County commissioners approve use of additional $350,000 in CARES funds for COVID-19 supplies

The county also approved the purchase of fixed thermal scanner camera systems for the sheriff’s department at a cost not to exceed $500,000.

County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Aug. 12 a plan including best practices recommended for schools to open safely once the 2020-21 school year begins. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County judge: Opening local schools will not be safe ‘anytime in the near future’

Judge Lina Hidalgo announced today a plan including best practices recommended for schools to open safely once the 2020-21 school year begins.

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

Houston-area home sales jump 23% year over year in July

July also set a record high median price for single-family homes, $271,830, a 8.7% year-over-year increase.

Harris County is exploring the creation of a new official in charge of elections, which would take effect Nov. 18, after the 2020 election cycle. (Graphic by Anya Gallant/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County moves forward with creation of elections administrator office

Harris County Commissioners Court is moving forward with the creation of an elections administrator office following the approval of a study Aug. 11.

The University of Texas will host football games at Darrell K. Royal Veterans Memorial Stadium this fall after an announcement from the Big 12 Conference on Aug. 12 that the fall sports season will continue. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Big Ten and PAC-12 cancel, Big 12 announces fall sports season will roll on

The conference football season will begin Sept. 26, and fan capacity in stadiums will be up to each of the 10 member universities, according to the Big 12.

The facility in Tomball is being designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects. (Rendering courtesy Tomball Economic Development Corporation)
NEW: Karbach Brewing Co. brewmaster Chris Juergen to bring brewery, restaurant to Tomball

The facility will span 10,500 square feet and include a brewery, restaurant, and packaging and distribution space on 4.6 acres in the park with indoor and outdoor space for guests, according to the release.

With many school districts starting the school year remotely or offering remote instruction options for the 2020-21 school year, access to the internet and internet-accessible devices will be vital for educating amidst a global pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County aims to end digital divide among students through new $32.1M program

More than 120,000 mobile hot spots and 250,000 devices will be distributed to students in need across Harris County due to a program unanimously approved by Harris County Commissioners Court on Aug. 11.