SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B has announced that it will start reopening its deli, bakery and floral departments on April 27, as well as increase store hours and ease product limits on many items. 

The company cited an improving supply chain and stronger product availability that has increased H-E-B's capacity to serve more customers behind the decision to ease some of its coronavirus-caused (COVID-19) restrictions. Until further notice, the grocer’s Texas stores will open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. 

However, the company highlighted that its top priority remains protecting the health and safety of its employees and customers. The grocer will continue following strict hygiene and sanitation measures and follow social distancing guidelines. All staff members and vendors are also being required to wear masks. 

H-E-B is continuing to use Plexiglass partitions at checkout stands, enforce metered entry into stores, use crowd control guidelines to manage customer traffic and maintaining contactless H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery. 

The grocer is following the guidance of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to make decisions regarding health and safety. Any H-E-B employee feeling ill is being directed to stay home.