If the issue of stockpiling is resolved, then the rate of transmission of COVID-19 in stores would also be significantly lowered. Most people who are stockpiling end up spending much more time in stores than the normal shopper. Furthermore, due to their style of shopping, they are a lot more likely to come in contact with infected surfaces. Also, it is a common misconception that people who stockpile go to the store less often than those who do not. This is not true because while people can buy excessive amounts of non-perishable items, it is impossible for them to stock up on perishable items such as fruits, vegetables, and most dairy products. This causes them to return to the store on a fairly regular basis. If a better system was established allowing consumers to buy what they need in smaller quantities while simultaneously lowering the amount of time they spend in stores, then the issue of stockpiling could be resolved which in turn will resolve the issue of the contagion.