H-E-B Enacts Purchase Limits on Sanitizing Products in Light of Coronavirus Fears
Currently, there are 17 known cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of Texas, according to The New York Times as of the morning of Friday, March 6th. Now, as fears grow regarding the spread of coronavirus, Texas grocery behemoth H-E-B is taking some proactive measures on how many disinfecting and sanitizing products you can buy in their stores. Per KSAT-TV out of San Antonio, H-E-B is enacting customer limits of four items of each disinfectant product, including disinfectant sprays and wipes, hand sanitizer, and hand soap, per visit, as Julie Bedingfield, a public affairs representative for H-E-B told the news outlet.
“H-E-B is committed to having products available to customers who need them,” she told KSAT-TV. “Limits are part of H-E-B being prepared and ensuring our customers are able to find what they need.” These rules also apply to online purchases. When these shopping limitations are lifted, H-E-B will make another announcement to let shoppers know.
If you're headed to your local H-E-B to stock up on sanitizing and disinfecting products, rest assured they are continuing to restock their supplies with shelves being replenished daily, per Houston's KPRC-TV. via Lisa Helfman, H-E-B public affairs director.
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, the "best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus." Still, as everyday precautions to help avoid the spread of respiratory diseases, they recommend the following:
If you think you're sick with coronavirus, follow these guidelines from the CDC. Be sure to stay tuned into your local news outlets for the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in your area.