Black Friday is just around the corner. Don’t let glimmers of bustling shopping malls and doorbuster deals let your guard down, because COVID-19 is still in the air! Though routine life has resumed in many parts of the world and shopping is booming as usual, the worst hasn’t yet passed, and we need to continue to take precautions.
Most countries are experiencing a second wave of Coronavirus. With over half a million new cases and thousands of deaths reported worldwide daily, Black Friday shopping in overcrowded marketplaces is riskier than ever.
The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday brings a vibrant holiday shopping experience throughout malls, marketplaces, and even online shops. Despite the risk, 78% of retailers are planning to do business this year according to the National Retail Federation. And when there are sales, customers are bound to show up in multitudes; COVID-19 isn’t going to stop them.
We get it. Some deals just can’t be ignored. If you “Stay Home – Stay Safe” this Black Friday, you might lose some golden opportunities that won’t return for another year.
So what do you do? To shop or not to shop? A wise compromise can be to be mindful of your shopping environment. Be aware of the dangers, and understand how to stay protected amidst the crowd. Follow all the precautions highlighted by the CDC to protect yourself and those around you.
Don’t let Black Friday sway you from the goal this year, which is to “Stay Safe.” Here are some tips for enjoying safe holiday shopping and lowering the risks of catching the virus:
Once you’ve returned home with your winnings, a few more safety chores await before it’s safe to call it a day.
Online shopping is an excellent option to dodge the crowd while still making the most out of Black Friday sales. Don’t forget to follow through with your contactless procedures once your orders arrive:
We understand the importance of disinfection year-round, but especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the tips above to help create a safer shopping experience for yourself and your family this Black Friday.
Happy shopping and stay safe!