As photos and media reports of people stores running out of items as people stock up in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic continue to flow across social media, Texas grocer H-E-B announced that it is putting purchase limits on certain items.

According to KSAT, the San Antonio based company says that they are limiting item purchases to "protect the supply chain". A spokesperson for HEB went on to say that the item limits were put in place to "make sure our customers can find the items they need".

Customers will now be limited on purchases on the following items:

  • Disinfecting sprays/wipes – 4 units
  • Hand sanitizer/soap – 4 units
  • Water – 4 multi-packs and 4 gallons per transaction (including baby)
  • Latex Gloves – 4 boxes/units
  • Bleach – 2 units

As events, colleges and some government offices begin to shutdown, get used to this term: "Social Distancing". One of the reasons folks are making a run on supplies is because the CDC and other health organizations are recommending that people stay away from each other to limit the potential spread of the virus.

Therefore many are making plans to stay home and quarantine themselves until things are under control. Let's hope things do get better soon.