Texas - On Saturday, H-E-B released a statement saying that the grocery company is "ready and here for Texas" amid the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
"At H-E-B, our top priority is taking care of Texas. While the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving situation with many unknowns, we are sure of one thing: We will do our part to help our fellow Texans prepare. As a state, we can help slow the spread of the virus by working together. H-E-B is prepared to help our fellow Texans in any situation our company and communities might face," the statement read.
H-E-B continued to mention what the company has begun to do as new cases start to show up in communities around Texas.
The company has stated that they are working with their partners to ensure that the latest health and safety information is being shared.
H-E-B has eliminated all business-related air travel both domestically and internally for all partners.
"We are also paying close attention to the health needs of our communities and are scaling back our presence at large community gatherings, to promote awareness and prevent the further spread of the virus. While Texans may not see our H-E-B Partners volunteering and actively out in our communities for the next couple of months as we often are, please know that these Partners are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our stores are prepared to serve customers during this time. H-E-B is committed now more than ever to engaging our customers throughout this significant health concern facing our communities," H-E-B said int the statement.
H-E-B has also limited the amount of certain essential items customers may buy in order to ensure everyone has access to them, "In order to help ensure all can secure the products they need, when they need them, we’ve implemented limits on certain items because we know limits will help protect the supply chain in Texas."
The grocer states that their stores are "going above and beyond" to maintain a clean environment for shoppers, "We’ll be sanitizing our stores and hard surfaces at higher frequency and customers can find hand sanitizer available throughout our stores, as well as basket wipes at every entrance. We’re also conducting training for our Partners to reinforce our enhanced hygiene and personal wellness measures."