Shoppers clean out shelves in Monett

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
One local retailer has seen a dramatic increase in the sales of guns and ammunition in recent days. According to one sales associate, “People gotta protect their toilet paper.” Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

On Monday, major retailers were running short of personal hygiene supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in more than 100 deaths in the United States thus far.

Easy-to-prepare meals, noodles, pastas and other quick-fix meals had been nearly wiped out on local retail shelves on Monday, as residents stock up in preparation of self-isolation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
On Monday, major retailers were running short of personal hygiene supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in more than 100 deaths in the United States thus far. Locally, retailers have been stripped of bath tissue, facial tissue and paper towels, along with the vast majority of cleaning supplies. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
Another retail sales associate was positioned at the dairy case on Monday, limiting customers to two gallons of milk per shopper during the panic buying public in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “People have been in buying eight gallons at a time,” she said. “We have to limit sales to two gallons per person.” Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
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