As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across the United States, retailers are preparing for what could be a very different holiday shopping season. Many stores, including Walmart, have announced that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and some are even closing their doors early on Black Friday.
This year, Walmart is doing Black Friday a little differently. The retailer is spreading out its deals over three weekends in November, rather than one big shopping event. Deals will start on Friday, November 6 and run through Sunday, November 22.
While many shoppers are excited about the extended Black Friday deals, some are worried about the safety of shopping in-store during the pandemic. Walmart has implemented several safety measures to help protect shoppers and employees, including social distancing markers in store, capacity limits, face mask requirements, and contactless payment options.
If you’re planning on shopping at Walmart this Black Friday, be sure to check the store’s website for updates on deals and safety protocols. And remember to shop safely by wearing a face mask and maintaining social distancing guidelines.