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Valley Foods puts limits on toilet paper, hand sanitizer to prevent ‘panic-buying’

Series: COVID-19 | Story 9

March 18, 2020

With how remote many towns in Wyoming are, one might have expected that the panic-buying induced by uncertainty over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) would not reach parts of the Cowboy State. This was proven wrong, however, as posts on social media detailed the stockpiling seen by residents in Rawlins, the Carbon County seat, at both WalMart and City Market.

In the days before and the days following reports of Wyoming’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, Wyoming has confirmed 10 as of late Monday night, employees of the two stores would post when deliveries of toilet paper and other goods...

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