We’ve all been advised to stay home and avoid unnecessary contact with other. Concerns about a COVID-19.
Google maps has a useful feature, i.e. a little chart showing how crowded a store is. For example right now the nears Costco is half as crowded as usual.
Yesterday and early this morning it was running about double the usual crowd. People rushing to stockpile supplies. Maybe the rush is over, maybe people know or think the store has been stripped clean.
I’ve noticed, over the last few days, the big ethnic grocery stores are generally much calmer. Some actually look like people are avoiding them.