H-E-B grocery stores will expand its temporary hours of operation at stores across Texas. On Monday, April 27, H-E-B stores began to open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. until further notice.
A news release from the company stated that “with an improving supply chain and stronger product availability, our stores have the capacity to serve more customers throughout the day while providing the products they want at our everyday low prices. Along with our new hours, we continue to ease product limits on many items and customers will start to notice many popular departments reopen, such as our bakery, deli and floral departments.”
Most H-E-B Pharmacies will continue to operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and their normal weekend hours.
H-E-B further said in the release “Our top priority remains protecting the health and safety of our Partners and customers. Even with our extended hours, our stores remain diligent in following H-E-B’s strict hygiene and sanitation measures as well as proper social distancing protocols. We have dedicated teams of partners and COVID action managers who are trained to ensure sanitation and social distancing procedures are properly followed. All partners in customer-facing roles are required to wear masks. This includes partners in all parts of our business that are in close contact as well as vendors.
“Additional protective measures include Plexiglass partitions at all checkstands, metered entry into stores, crowd control guidelines to manage customer traffic, deep cleaning and sanitizing of stores and hard surfaces as well as fuel stations throughout the day, and contactless H-E-B curbside and home delivery to limit direct interaction. Our partners are directed to stay home if they feel ill.
H-E-B also addressed some shoppers who are purchasing large amounts. “Please remember that while preparation is important, panic is not necessary. We encourage preparedness but there’s no need to overbuy. H-E-B has plenty of product and it arrives daily. We are in this as a community and it’s important to keep calm. Together, we can do our part to #SlowtheSpreadTexas,”