The spreading fear of the coronavirus has led people to “panic buy” soap, hand sanitizer, bleach, and other cleaning supplies. Now, cleaning supply shelves are empty in most stores, as these panic buyers purchased dozens of bottles of soap. Commissary and Exchange officials are currently working to restock the stores with cleaning supplies, and some are limiting the number you can purchase. “Given the rapidly changing situation, commissaries are working with local installation leadership to evaluate and, if necessary, institute quantity restrictions where needed in order to assure a reasonable level of stock availability for all authorized patrons,” commented a spokesperson for the Defense Commissary Agency. Certain Exchanges are also only allowing a customer to purchase two of each cleaning item a day.
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