‘Southern Charm’: How Does Patricia Altschul Prepare for the Coronavirus?

If there is anyone who knows how to prepare for a pandemic, it’s the hostess with the mostess, Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm. Like many Americans, Altschul recently stocked up on the necessary supplies in case the coronavirus struck and shared a photo of her shopping cart.

Patricia Altschul
Patricia Altschul | Brianna Stello/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

She hit Costco and likely went directly to her favorite spot in the store for important emergency supplies. Altschul’s cart is well stocked with Veuve Clicquot champagne and toilet paper. Done! Reza Farahan from Shahs of Sunset also noticed Altschul brought the right bag along for the shopping trip too. “Birkin at Costco! Love you @pataltschul 🙏🏼❤️,” he replied to her post.

Altschul is known for her keen Costco shopping skills. In fact, she’s been very open too about her affinity for Costco hotdogs too and is particular about how her dog is delivered.

She’s fully prepared for the coronavirus

Altschul accompanied her photo with a comment. “Getting prepared in case the coronavirus hits @costco,” she wrote. Stew Courtney Skippon from Below Deck agreed with Atlschul’s emergency preparedness. “This is how I provision as well,” she replied.  

A few people commented on the toilet paper stock. Some shared that there seems to be a run on toilet paper because if the virus strikes, going to the store won’t be an option. But supplies are actually running low or sold out in some areas of the country. Altschul said her local Costco store was running low.

Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm shared that she just missed Altschul at the store too. “Omg I was just there!! Would’ve bought you a hotdog!” she responded to Altschul. Altschul said she’d take her up on her offer next time. How does Altschul prefer her Costco dog? “Everything!” she shared with an Instagram follower, according to Bravo’s Style & Living.

This isn’t her first time at the emergency rodeo

Altschul shared how she prepped for Hurricane Dorian this fall. Again, she hit Costco and posted a video of her cart filled with hurricane supplies. As residents went into panic mode, Altschul cooly strolled the aisles, filling her cart with dog toys and yes, champagne.  “Stocking up on hurricane supplies at @costco#champagne #batteries #pet #toys,” she wrote.

She also narrated her video. “So I’m here at Costco,” Altschul says. “It’s crazy today. And I’m getting hurricane supplies. Champagne, batteries and pet toys.” Indeed, like the widespread panic over the coronavirus, hurricanes can whip people into a frenzy when they threaten. Hurricane Dorian was an extremely serious Category 5 storm. A Category 5 storm can produce winds in excess of 157 mph or higher, which can destroy buildings.

But rather than panic, Altschul prefers to stay calm and carry on. She also shared her photo in her Instagram story along with fan reactions. One person reminded others that people can make their own hand sanitizer if they find that their store sells out. “My doctor told me today if I can’t find hand sanitizer I could use vodka.” While actual hand washing is a better way to kill the virus, here’s a quick and easy way to DIY hand sanitizer.