Experts warn against 'panic buying' as coronavirus rules tighten
In the aftermath of Washington Governor Jay Inslee's announcement on new coronavirus restrictions, grocery stores in the Seattle area are seeing an increase in shoppers who are stocking up
It was a busy day at grocery stores as the usual Sunday stock up seem to gain more urgency, with the governor further limiting capacity inside grocery stores. We'll just have to stock up really good on the things that we could stock up on. The toilet paper section was decimated, and they put limits on several key items that were wiped out in this spring. We've got plenty of food in the supply chain, but we need people toe only buy what they need right now. Way hope we don't have hoarding going on and in our stores that is really not necessary. And most unhelpful right now. Stores were already facing reduced capacity, and the new restrictions bring it to just 25% a number that will vary store to store, depending on its size. And we are asking that people try to only send one person from their household to do their shopping Well, the store says they're already seeing a big increase in people stocking up on their Thanksgiving dinner supplies. Normally, they would have probably waited until a few days before Thanksgiving. I think a lot of people are trying to get it done, now and make sure that they have everything they need with indoor gatherings. Band. More families will be cooking this year. Stores suggests people shop in the morning hours and stock up early. That way they can avoid the lines and hopefully empty shelves. So it's inconvenient. But I think it's the right thing to do. I'm all for better. Safe than sorry. Amy Marino King five News.