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Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:02 AM

 

Where I am (Chicago) there is *no* shortage of hand sanitizer or toilet paper ...

... nor is there panic price gouging.

Anybody here have a tale of shortages and panic?

First hand only please, *not* from a media report or Twitter.

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Reply Where I am (Chicago) there is *no* shortage of hand sanitizer or toilet paper ... (Original post)
Odoreida Mar 2020 OP
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #1
Zoonart Mar 2020 #2
phylny Mar 2020 #18
Agschmid Mar 2020 #3
Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2020 #4
Beringia Mar 2020 #5
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #6
frazzled Mar 2020 #7
Rorey Mar 2020 #8
ismnotwasm Mar 2020 #9
wishstar Mar 2020 #10
Peregrine Took Mar 2020 #11
yewberry Mar 2020 #12
redstateblues Mar 2020 #13
abqtommy Mar 2020 #14
herding cats Mar 2020 #15
greenjar_01 Mar 2020 #16
LAS14 Mar 2020 #17

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:06 AM

1. Costcos and Sam's have sold out of TP, sanitizers from Denver north to Fort Collins

at least per their inventory online for the various warehouses and my perusal of a couple locales in person. Nor can you order it online.

I'm sure there are other sources, but the big boxes were the first to go.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:07 AM

2. In the Lower Hud. Valley of NYS

Panic buying of hand sanitizer and bleach. Several things sold out over many different stores. Signs in most grocery stores limiting purchases of wipes, bleach, sanitizer, etc...4per customer. Long lines for check-out...some empty shelves, though all employees were solved and all of the store sanitizers were topped off.
Just what I saw this weekend.

In addition: Gov. Cuomo just announced that the state of NY is producing it's own sanitizers for distribution to Government offices, Prisons, health facilities, etc. Also, if price gouging continues they will sell it for fair market price.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:13 PM

18. My dad is in a rehab facility in Valhalla.

We just got word that visitors are not allowed for the time being. He is close to discharge - I hope it happens soon.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:07 AM

3. We cannot find isopropyl alcohol in NYC, some small bodegas have it but not Duane Reade.

Also noticing Whole Foods is wiped of pasta and sauce, and some other non perishables.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:08 AM

4. I'm in Chicago and haven't found hand sanitizer. But I also haven't looked that aggressively. At the

4 places I went to. They were sold out. Which I've never seen before.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:08 AM

5. No shortage of TP in Berwyn, Illinois close to Chicago

They had hand sanitizer at the checkout counter at a local supermarket.

I didn't look for hand sanitizer actually in the aisle.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:08 AM

6. I wanted to put a bottle immediately outside my front door for postman, UPS, and everyone entering.

But can't find a big bottle. I may just put out some straight isopropyl alcohol for now.

Love those dry hands.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:10 AM

7. Where did you find hand sanitizer?

They haven't had it in at least six drugstores, groceries, or chains we've been to (CVS, Target, Costco, Jewel, Trader Joe's, etc).. Fortunately, we already had a modest supply, so I'm not particularly worried.

And Costco didn't have a single roll of toilet paper this past Monday in the entire store. And they said they'd been wiped out since the previous Saturday.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:11 AM

8. All stores that I've been to are out of hand sanitizer

I didn't want any, was just checking. I stopped in Castle Pines here in Colorado on my way to the Denver area. Three was tp, but no hand sanitizer at King Soopers. In Pueblo, tp was scarce.

I grew up in an area prone to severe winter weather, so stocking up on things I use a lot has always been something I do. I can easily survive for well over a month without going to a store. Of course I'd have to learn to live without milk in my coffee, and also fresh produce.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:13 AM

9. I'm in Seattle

Work in a hospital They pulled the hand sanitizer from our units because people were stealing them and we want to ensure enough for patients who come in and are put in isolation for any number of infections. (We also get a lot of “superbugs” with more evolving out there) we are all getting red, cracked hands from hand washing. (There is a protocol for hand hygiene, and you can’t not follow it because there is no hand sanitizers)

Have a nurse come in for work terrified when told she couldn’t where a face mask all the time. She is originally from China, and her anxiety is through the roof.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:16 AM

10. In Western NC hand sanitizer was sold out everywhere on Friday, may get restocked today?

Several friends told me they couldn't find hand sanitizer anywhere last week. I was in a Dollar Tree early Saturday and hand sanitizer and toilet paper was sold out as well as many other staples such as bandaids and antacids and bar soap and refills of hand soap. Target also had no hand sanitizer, bandaids were in limited supply as were the some of the bar soaps. Large packs of store brand TP was all gone but Target had plenty of more expensive name brands. These stores I visited were also out of alcohol completely and low on peroxide.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:24 AM

11. All seems ok on the north side as far as I can see...

Only difference was that at Mass on Saturday the priest told us not to touch each other be it holding hands during the Our Father or the Sign of Peace.

Also, no chalice of wine for Communicants - just the the priest.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:26 AM

12. Seattle.

I haven't thought about tp but I haven't seen bleach, alcohol, bleach wipes, or hand sanitizer in a store for weeks. My grocery store is almost out of hand soap.

Also very low on frozen food, particularly bags of frozen vegetables.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:27 AM

13. Costco and Publix are out of hand sanitizer in Nashville

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:43 AM

14. As I pointed out to WalMart personnel when I was directed to their new hand sanitizer station,

anti-bacterial sanitizer is NOT effective for viruses. For viruses like COVID-19 we need good old soap or disinfectant preparations. The folks there at WalMart couldn't tell me just what they were providing... Let's be sure to look out for ourselves...

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:57 AM

15. I couldn't find bleach or hand sanitizers at HEB in Austin, TX.

They have a limit of 2 on the hand sanitizer but the spaces are all empty. Lots of other cleaning supplies were gone, too. Lysol disinfecting spray and disinfecting wipes, Clorox disinfecting wipes were sold out.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:00 PM

16. Agreed...I've seen nothing of note in Chicago

Mariano's did have a sign and website banner stating that they were limiting purchase of hand sanitizer. The toilet paper aisles in all stores I've seen are full.

There did seem to be a bit of a push on frozen food in the Mariano's on Saturday, but so far, no panic, no schools closed except Vaughan, all colleges and universities open, CTA running, etc.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:03 PM

17. Try to buy hand sanitizer on Amazon. I really feel for paycheck to paycheck people.

They are the ones that can't stay home, so they are the ones that need it the most. I have ordered the best I could find... 12 8 oz bottles. Enough till we day and then some for our kids.

None of our CVSs or Costco have any at all. Boston area.

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