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H-E-B providing masks and gloves to employees

Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 12:56:21-04

H-E-B says they will provide employees masks and gloves for use while at work.

H-E-B employees who work in our stores, warehouses, manufacturing and transportation facilities will be strongly encouraged to wear masks, which H-E-B will provide starting Saturday, April 4.

Gloves, which have been available to Partners, are also provided for use.

This effort also applies to Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop and Mi Tienda locations.

H-E-B says while they understand the use of masks does not fully prevent the transmission of coronavirus, they are taking every precaution to ensure employees feel comfortable while serving customers.

“As an essential service provider at this time, masks and gloves are just another safeguard we’ve implemented across our company to protect the health and safety of our Partners, customers and communities,” said Martin Otto, H-E-B chief operating officer. “We are here for all Texans and we take our role to protect public safety seriously.”

All Partners who choose these options must continue to follow H-E-B’s strict hygiene and sanitation measures as well as proper social distancing protocols. Partners who wear masks must keep them clean and maintain our high standards for hygiene and sanitation while at work. Partners who wear gloves must continue to frequently wash their hands and apply hand sanitizer. Gloves must also be regularly changed and properly discarded after use.

"With demand high, we will provide our Partners with masks as long as we can maintain supply and continue to look for solutions for our customers as well," H-E-B said.