Many Stores Out Of Toilet Paper, Cleaning Products Amid Coronavirus Fears

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JAMESTOWN – Some area stores are running out of products like toilet paper as public concern surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak continues.

Tim Snow, manager of the Washington Street Tops in Jamestown, says the grocery store ran out of toilet paper on Thursday.

“Lysol type products and hand sanitizers are all out of stock at this point in time,” said Snow. “The company is working on procuring more, but right now we don’t have any.”

Snow says a truck is scheduled to arrive Friday night, but there is no guarantee on what products will arrive.

The manager of Foote Avenue Tops says they are very low on toilet paper products and completely sold out of cleaning solutions. Falconer’s Tops is sold out of hand sanitizer, but still has a supply of toilet paper, Lysol and Clorox Wipes.

The local Walmart is also out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. A limited supply of cleaning products is available.

Lakewood’s Wegmans, who put a limit on some products earlier this week, says as of Friday morning they have some toilet paper and hand sanitizer available.

In general, all stores contacted say they have seen a higher volume of customers. They say they are working to keep up with demands by bringing new shipments in.

The Chautauqua County Department of Health is reinforcing that the risk for infection by Novel Coronavirus remains low in Chautauqua County. As of last check with officials, there are zero known cases of the virus in Chautauqua County.


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