ABILENE, Texas — Calvary Baptist Church in Abilene is fighting against the coronavirus by stocking up on hand sanitizer and wipes.
"When you come into the building, there is a table with hand sanitizer," George Miller from Calvary Baptist Church said.
They continue to clean and try to kill any germs that come into the church.
"We remind people, especially the children around elderly people, to wash your hands," Miller said.
Several of the worshipers are elderly and have other illnesses, so keeping germs away is their main concern.
"We just want to make sure that people don't get sick," Miller said.
Abilene's stores are having a difficult time keeping cleaning supplies on the shelves.
The CDC says clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
On Sunday, Home Depot sold out of masks within just a couple of hours of re-stocking the shelves.
"The shelves have been pretty bare since the coronavirus outbreak when it comes to the masks," store manager Zachary Sumruld said.
The store manager said that the store is also doing its part to keep the deadly virus out.
"We have our regular 7-day-a-week cleaning crew that comes in and helps sanitize the area," Sumruld said.
Hand sanitizer is located at every entrance and exit and the store frequently cleans the shopping carts.
"We are supplying all of our associates with hand sanitizer and the means to keep themselves clean," Sumruld said.
People are doing whatever they can to protect their families from the virus. As of March 7, there have been zero confirmed cases in the Abilene area. 19 cases have been confirmed in Texas, most of which are located in the Houston area.