Photos: Charlottesville and Albemarle brace for COVID-19

The University of Virginia Lawn was devoid of people late on the afternoon of March 15, 2020.

Chris Clements, manager, Reid’s Super Save Market

“It’s been outrageously crazy. Toilet paper’s flying off the shelf, bleach, hand wipes, hand sanitizer. … Even our suppliers have been having a difficult time as far as some items. We can’t get hand sanitizer in, paper products — they’re being limited as to what comes in.

“We’re having our floors cleaned more. In our spare time, which we don’t have much of right now, we’re actually wiping the shelves down as much as we can.”

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The Wegmans grocery store in Fifth Street Station is among ones changing its hours of operation for cleaning and also restocking products. It will operate from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Click here for more information limited-purchase items and other information from the grocer.

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Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport

According to Stewart Key, a spokesperson for the airport, CHO has implemented a modified cleaning plan for continuous use of disinfectants in sharable spaces like terminals and shuttles. Employees have been briefed in preventative measures, like frequent hand washing and avoiding physical contact. There are also additional supplies in common areas and work spaces. Some travelers utilized a hand sanitizing station in the airport’s main entrance.

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Leah Sampson, owner of Studio 3.6

“I would say we are probably like 30% slower than what we normally are in the last couple days. We’ve been doing some extra cleaning, putting Lysol wipes in the bathroom.”

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University of Virginia

The University of Virginia, which is on spring break, announced that it is moving classes online as of March 19. The university itself is not closed, but operations have been modified. Unless they cannot return home, students are strongly encouraged leave on-Grounds housing.

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Pedestrians were few late in the afternoon of March 13, 2020, on the Corner in Charlottesville.