As the holiday season approaches, the public cannot help but wonder what holiday shopping will look like for them this year. Black Friday, and its infamous deals, is a beloved shopping day for so many leading up to the holidays. This year is going to look a lot different, as shopping in crowded malls and stores is placed on the list of high-risk activities by the Center for Disease Control.
With the pandemic changing so many policies and procedures, Black Friday shopping is going to look a lot different than in years past. As the holiday quickly approaches, many retailers have already announced that they will be closed all Thanksgiving Day. This does not mean, however, that Black Friday is dissolved all together. Big retailers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Home Depot have announced that they will be extending their Black Friday deals as well as applying their deals to online shoppers as well.
Options like curbside pickup, and online ordering will be available for most big retailers this year. Companies are getting creative when it comes to following CDC guidelines. For example, Best Buy is offering appointments to come in and shop, while Walmart has a feature on their website where kids can try out their toys. Walmart, among others, will be enforcing social distancing and of course, require masks upon entry of their store. The store capacity limits will continue to be closely monitored, if not more during the holiday shopping season. If you are among the Americans who would prefer to shop online, do not fret, you can count on Black Friday deals to be carried online as well.