The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some advice for holiday shoppers who prefer brick-and-mortar stores to online shopping: avoid crowds.
On Monday (Sept. 28), the nation’s public health institute released new guidelines discouraging the public from packing malls or standing in long lines because there’s a higher likelihood of contributing to the spread of the coronavirus.
The CDC suggested shopping online rather than in person on Black Friday or the days that follow.
CNBC reported retailers from Amazon to Target are encouraging shoppers to start holiday shopping early and avoid the crowds by extending Black Friday discount sales.
Best Buy and Walmart have said they will start deals in October. Amazon confirmed it will have its Prime Day deals on Oct. 13 and 14. On the same days, Target is offering its own Deal Days, CNBC reported.