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Businesses and city services for workers continued to adjust throughout the coronavirus crisis. As restrictions on the community changed to reflect current health conditions, businesses expanded hours, offered new retail services and looked for more employees.

San Antonio-based USAA said on Tuesday, Aug. 4, that it would return $270 million in premiums to auto insurance policyholders.

The nation’s fifth largest property-casualty insurer previously announced plans to return $800 million at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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H-E-B continues to adapt in the age of COVID-19 as cases surge in the San Antonio area and across Texas. What is the grocer doing now to keep the community fed and healthy and its workers safe?

Line in front of H-E-B in deco district about 7:40 am. People at front said they had arrived at 6:30 am.
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Since mid-April, San Antonio has required masks in spaces where social distancing is difficult, but that didn't include H-E-B. The Texan grocery chain has never had a policy that requires customers to wear masks — until today.

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An employee of the Alon Market H-E-B on Northwest Military Highway has tested positive for COVID-19, the store reported this weekend.

The coronavirus pandemic is causing disruptions to food and agriculture supply chains around the world, including in Texas. 

While many Americans are hunkered down at home under shelter-in-place protective orders, more than 2 million U.S. grocery store employees are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. 

From Texas Standard:

When it comes to disaster, no one beats Texas. Federal Emergency Management Agency records show that since 1953, Texas has filed more federal disaster declarations than any other state: a total of 355.

An H-E-B employee lets shoppers into the store as others leave.
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We are all facing unprecedented challenges under the looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even a trip to the grocery store has become challenging.  There's a run on essentials which sometimes leaves our neighbors without the things they need. 

In her commentary, Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides describes her own recent trip to the supermarket. 

Line in front of H-E-B in deco district about 7:40 am. People at front said they had arrived at 6:30 am.
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Grocers are struggling to keep up with demand as fears of coronavirus drive panicked buying across San Antonio.

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San Antonio awaited the arrival of dozens of California cruise ship passengers to begin a two-week quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base, and worries continued to swirl around the fate of Fiesta.