Black Friday Shopping Different in 2020

People shop at Macy's department store during Black Friday shopping, Friday Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. Black Friday shoppers fought for parking spots and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

It’s Black Friday—traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. A day when shoppers stake out stores for the first shot and the season’s best deals. But with COVID-19-related changes in place, this will be a very different day-after-Thanksgiving.

Saturday is Small Business Saturday, which encourages us all to shop at local stores in our hometowns. Small businesses have been severely damaged by the pandemic, and this is our chance to help those businesses during this difficult time.