Checking in from Montgomery County, PA. The most infected county in Pennsylvania. Gov Wolf just shut down all of the state run liquor stores indefinitely, so I'm glad I stocked up last week along with food and other essentials. Stores still have most items, with the exception of sanitizer and TP, like most other areas of the country. Fresh chicken was scarce when I went to the store last weekend though.
Personally, I'm doing well. I work as an outside contractor for a company that makes conveyor belts and installs them in bakeries and other factories. So working from home is not an option. We're still going on installs, but we're definitely seeing business slowing down. One of our biggest customers makes pretzels for sports arenas and schools, which are now closed, so they're running less than usual.
I'm genuinely concerned that my job, which has me driving all over the Mid-Atlantic is going to take me into harms way. And I'm trying not to pat myself on the back too hard here, but if I get sick and have to self-quarantine my branch is going to grind to a halt.
Question: In a non-pandemic situation, how much food do you keep on hand? I almost always have a month of food in my house, along with a month or so of bottled water. Other friends admitted to me they have a week or less, with one saying he eats out almost every meal.