Shelves that are usually filled with toilet paper were bare as of about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at Target, 1652 N. Beecher Road in Yorkville, due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Shelves at grocery stores are gradually emptying at stores including the Plano Walmart as customers rush to stock up on supplies. The Aldi store near Route 47 in Yorkville mandates a canned food limit with a sign displaced on Friday, March 13 in light of apparent panic buying as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Display sections sit empty at Walmart in Plano after customers rushed to grocery stores to stock up on food and supplies as concerns over the coronavirus rise. Meats and other frozen and refrigerated foods were emptied from the shelves of stores including the Plano branch of Walmart, as customers stocked up on supplies during concerns over the COVID0-19 coronavirus. While shelves at grocery stores are being cleaned out, Binny's Beverage Depot in Montgomery was uncrowded and shelves remain stocked. Purchasing limits are imposed on certain high-demand products at the Target store on Route 34 in Oswego because to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Frozen foods are picked over on Sunday, March 15 at the Target store on Route 34 in Oswego due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Shelves were cleared of bread, bagels and other similar products due to panic buying amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak at the Target store on Route 34 in Oswego. Customers cleared shelves of pre-packaged water in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak at the Target store on Route 34 in Oswego. Store management tells customers through a sign at the front door that, in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, staff can help with trying products, urge those who made hair appointments who may not be feeling well to reschedule and mention what services are canceled and which are still continuing at the Ulta store on Route 34 in Oswego.
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News of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus prompted many Kendall County area residents to rush to area grocery stories to stock-up on toilet paper, cleaning products and food items.
By last Thursday evening, March 12, grocery store lines were long as shelves were being emptied.
During a press conference Sunday afternoon, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker urged residents across the state not to hoard items and to purchase only enough items for their immediate needs.
Prtizker also voiced confidence in the ability of grocers and their supplies to keep items in stock.