Johanna Love

Johanna Love

Although Jackson Hole residents have noticed and remarked upon grocery shelves emptied of toilet paper, hand sanitizer or other items, the News&Guide is not displaying photographs of the empty shelves to avoid encouraging any hoarding of supplies.

With a global pandemic underway with COVID-19, it only makes sense to purchase groceries and supplies that your immediate family needs for the near term. Make sure you have necessary prescriptions and enough food in your pantry to last days or weeks, not months.

Stockpiling resources may seem like a good idea, but it might mean your neighbor is deprived of a roll of toilet paper or a gallon of milk.

In these trying times, when we are all stressed, let's remember to support each other. Check in on your friends, family and neighbors. Get enough sleep. Wash your hands. 

— Editor in Chief Johanna Love

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Johanna Love steers the newsroom as editor. Her time off is occupied by kid, dog, biking, camping and art. She loves to hear from readers with story tips, kudos, criticism and questions.

(2) comments

Patricia Snyder

You should be reporting on this as it is already getting worse and people need to stop.It’s your duty as a newsperson to keep the public properly informed.

I was in Smiths yesterday and their whole meat department was wiped out,as was the frozen vegetable and fruit department. Of course disenfectants and toilet paper where still no where to be seen. Also missing were pastas, dried beans, rice and peanut butter

People need to stop this craziness.


What's with the toilet paper? This virus doesn't cause diarrhea.

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