Hold Your Punches This Black Friday


Matthew Jacobi

Target is one of the many stores that is going to be closed on Thanksgiving Day for the safety of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bailey Shields, Multimedia Editor

Black Friday is one of the biggest income days for companies, but a lot of big retail chains have made the decision to close their doors on Thanksgiving and limit their store hours on Black Friday. Americans are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that calls for safety precautions in public, even on Black Friday. To help reduce the risk of spreading the virus, many are staying home during the holidays. But, with the amount of people still shopping in-person, closing on Thanksgiving Night will help reduce the risk of spreading the virus, especially because it is typically the busiest shopping time.

A number of stores are offering online sales and Cyber Monday deals for those that want to catch the deals only offered this time of year, but don’t want the risk of getting sick.

Here are several of the retail companies that will be closed on Thanksgiving and have limited hours on Black Friday according to BlackFriday.com: