Here’s how COVID-19 is impacting Black Friday locally
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Black Friday during COVID-19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - This Black Friday looked a little different for shoppers running in to grab their holiday gifts than previous years because of COVID-19. Our crews caught up with some Black Friday shoppers at the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Huntsville.

Shopper Aurelia Reeves said she flew down from South Carolina to spend some time with her family during the holidays. She said shopping on Black Friday gave her more than just a chance to shop after being isolated during the pandemic.

“When I am home back in South Carolina I can’t get out much because everybody is too afraid of the virus there,” Reeves said. “When I am here I have gotten out a lot with my daughter.”

“It used to be Black Friday we got up at four in the morning to get out,” McGee said. “We didn’t do that. We enjoyed the morning and we had coffee.”

“We clean high tough surfaces multiple times a day,” she said. “We have spread out some of our displays on the racetrack so it gives people more space when shopping.”


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