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H-E-B limiting sale of hand sanitizer, liquid soap products

HEB takes action to prevent coronavirus spread
Posted at 11:43 AM, Mar 02, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Four more people have died in Washington State, bringing the total number of Coronavirus deaths in the United States to six.

There are now more than 100 confirmed cases in at least 11 states.

San Antonio's mayor has declared a state of disaster and public safety emergency after a woman who was released from quarantine later tested positive for the Coronavirus.

That woman has been placed in isolation.

Despite these developments, health experts stress there is no need for panic as long as people take the proper precautions.

The Centers for Disease Control says one of the best ways to protect yourself from the Coronavirus, or any virus for that matter, is good hygiene.

A lot of people are taking that advice but there's a downside to it. Some folks are inclined to start hoarding supplies.

HEB stores have imposed a limit on some products that are in high demand right now.

"We are temporarily limiting the purchase of disinfecting sprays, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and hand soap to four units of each product, per transaction. We are in a strong in-stock position and our partners are continuously replenishing these items throughout the day.“

That's not a daily limit, that's per shopping trip.

Signs posted inside stores and a notice on their website are spreading the word about these the limits.

The company says the move is to make sure all customers have access to products they need.

“Occasionally H-E-B limits product purchases per shopping trip to ensure our customers can find the products they want, when they need them," according to an H-E-B statement.
"It is H-E-B’s commitment to meet our customer needs.

A statement from HEB did not say how long these limits will be in place but they did call them temporary.

HEB also tells us they are restocking those products on a daily basis.