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Web developer creates website to help shoppers navigate COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 18:49:27-04

CLEVELAND — With COVID-19 concerns causing many to panic-buy items at the grocery store, getting the essentials might end up a struggle for many shoppers. That’s how one web developer got the idea for a new website to help shoppers out.

Quarantin.io, the website created by Chris Violette, allows users to check the stores around them and see what they have in stock before they leave the house.

"The idea is that when someone goes to the store they can use this app, this website, to submit their own report of what they think the stock is like on some of these items so hopefully somebody else will see that and use judgment on whether or not they want to go out," Violette said.

The hope is that the more informed shoppers are before they leave the house the less time they'll spend out and the fewer places they'll have to go.

The website is free to use and there is no registration.

To access the website, click here.

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