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Grocery shopping during a pandemic: one family member, one cart, one trip per week

Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and groceries are items that are being bought in bulk leaving stores with empty shelves. Mental health experts this type of consumer buying is called panic buying.
Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and groceries are items that are being bought in bulk leaving stores with empty shelves. Mental health experts this type of consumer buying is called panic buying.(WSAZ)
Published: Apr. 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM CDT
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Governor Edwards says grocery shopping is not meant to be a family activity during a pandemic as the stay at home order is extended until April 30th.

Grocery stores are still open during this time and will remain open, but when grocery shopping, it is important to keep in mind that it is not meant to involve exposing multiple household members.

Governor Edwards has repeatedly urged the people of Louisiana to cut down on non-essential trips to the store during several of his press conferences over the last couple of weeks.

Edwards says that during a national health emergency people should stick to one person per household making one trip per week. He advises only buying the food needed for a week or two so there will be enough to go around for everyone.

Options like ordering online and grocery pickup will keep customers out of the store entirely. Edwards says if everyone follows that rule, it could help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Some stores are now limiting the number of people allowed to shop.

On Friday morning Target announced it will be limiting the number of people allowed inside at one time.

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