Coronavirus Coronavirus: In-Iowa General Discussion (Not Limited)

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  1. Jeremy

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    This is for in-Iowa news and discussion. ABSOLUTELY NO POLITICS.
     
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  2. Jeremy

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    Anybody been to Hy-Vee or Fareway today? Assume panic buying is picking up.
     
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    I've been buying TP daily.
     
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    Cornholio foretold this
     
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    I made my beer run to Hy-Vee yesterday after work. Was informed the Governor's office was asking for a count of how many people can work from home by the end of the day, so figured on the off chance things were moving quickly I would stock up ahead of the crowd.

    Anyway, no, it wasn't too busy yet from what I could tell.
     
  6. BillBrasky4Cy

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    I'm not sure if the ole "kill it with whiskey" approach will work but I'm gonna give it a try.
     
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    Bought a bottle of Buffalo Trace yesterday.
     
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    Costco in WDM was not unusually busy as of 6:00 last night. Tons of bottled water for sale and it appeared to be moving quickly. Most all paper products gone except for napkins and industrial/bathroom paper towels, I think. I overheard someone say more TP would arrive today and they expected it to sell out quickly. Soap and sanitizer sold out, someone else said rice had sold out. As best I can tell, inventory looked good otherwise.

    I would guess traffic would be picking up today even without coronavirus. Spring break is coming (kids at home, eating more) and Costco's new coupon book started yesterday.
     
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    Not today. I was at the Windsor Heights Hy Vee last night to grab a few things. They were totally sold out of hand sanitizer and running pretty low on TP (which, why?) and disinfectant wipes, but everything else was pretty much normal. I usually make my big grocery run on Friday but I might knock it out tonight just in case. Interesting times.
     
  10. BillBrasky4Cy

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    Yahtzee!!!

    I'm sitting on a couple bottles of Eagle Rare that may need to be opened.
     
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    State high school tournaments still going as planned.
     
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    People are scared they are going to have a not stop **** fest I guess?
     
  13. BillBrasky4Cy

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    Ummm I was out there on Saturday morning and it was out of control. I got there just after they opened and it was already packed. I would say it was busier than any time I was there over the holidays.
     
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    Bought my first bottle of the stuff over the weekend and I really like it.

    As for the coronavirus thing, the toilet paper sellouts are insane. Someone took a picture of the empty TP aisle at Walmart in Newton. This is quite the social experiment.
     
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  15. RoseClone

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    Curious as to whom they are requesting this from? State employees or business too?
     
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    Sorry not DSM but I’m going to Costco out in the CBUS burbs in about 30 minutes. Will report back. There are 3 Costcos within a 10-12 mile radius of our neighborhood for reference so we shall see what it looks like.
     
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    Did you catch the part where I said "not unusually busy as of 6:00 last night"? I don't claim to know what Saturday morning was like.
     
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    Started my regimen last night
     
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    State employees. I know they were already discussing hypothetical plans last week, but sounds like the urgency has picked up.
     
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    And here I am training, pounding Cold-eze mixed with Gatorade, green tea, and H2O, eating grapes, raspberries, and lean proteins. We’ll probably both end up the same way :)
     
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