Chaos, Quarantines, Forced Shutdowns, and Food Shortages due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak has swept the globe.
- CDC recommends no large gatherings for next 8 weeks over coronavirus
- Illinois and Ohio closing ALL restaurants and bars!!
- Numerous Las Vegas Casinos Shut Down
Lockdowns and bans enacted around the world to fight COVID-19 coronavirus
France and Spain joined Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of residents. In the United States shutdowns are being announced almost faster than we can keep up with. Just today, Illinois and Ohio ordered bars and restaurants to close for at least the next 14 days. California’s governor asked the state’s bars and restaurants to do the same but has yet to order it.
“The time for persuasion and public appeals is over,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “This is not a joke. No one is immune to this.”
“I’m aware that this will impact many, many good workers,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said in a tweet. “I can’t tell you how sorry I am, but we will work to mitigate the suffering. It is our goal to get everyone through this.
The order will shut down in-person dining. Restaurants and bars will still offer carryout and delivery.
School Shutdowns coming just as fast…
- NYC Public Schools Closed Through At Least April 20
- Gov. Sisolak announces school closures in Nevada
- School closures of 8 weeks or more may better mitigate coronavirus spread, CDC says
Amazon warns of delivery delays; running out of a lot of items
As grocery stores throughout the country struggle to keep food and household staples in stock, Amazon warned today that delayed deliveries and items going out of stock were both causing major problems for the online retailer.
“In particular, you will notice that we are currently out of stock on some popular brands and items, especially in household staples categories,” Amazon said in a blog post updated Saturday.
“We are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability on all of our products, and bring on additional capacity to deliver all of your orders,” the post added.
Amazon included a note at the top of its website telling customers “inventory and delivery may be temporarily unavailable due to increased demand. Confirm availability at checkout.”
President Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies
Earlier on Sunday, President Donald Trump called on people to stop hoarding groceries and other supplies.
Trump assured Americans, after speaking with leading grocery chain executives, that grocery stores would remain open and that the supply chain would remain healthy. Speaking at the same White House news conference, Vice President Mike Pence urged Americans to buy only the groceries they need for the week ahead.
Nation’s Infectious-diseases chief says Americans should ‘hunker down’
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he would like to see aggressive measures such as a 14-day national shutdown.
“The worst is yet ahead for us,” Fauci said. “It is how we respond to that challenge that is going to determine what the ultimate endpoint is going to be.”
“I think Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing,” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”
There were over 3,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections in the U.S., resulting in 62 deaths, as of Sunday afternoon, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide outbreak has sickened more than 162,000 people and left more than 6,000 dead, with thousands of new cases confirmed each day.
How to Prepare for Coronavirus Chaos
I hate to say you are too late, but we are getting to a point where traveling to the grocery store may soon become a danger — not because the virus, but because of the panic the media is causing and people’s reaction to that panic once they see empty shelves.
If you can, I would avoid stores for awhile and if you need supplies order them online — if you can find them. Many retailers have started limiting even online orders, and Amazon is out of large amounts of grocery products. But if you can, I would see what you can find online and use services like Amazon Pantry, Amazon Fresh, Bulk Emergency Foods, or Amazon Grocery.