Best Buy latest big retailer to close for Thanksgiving

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DOTHAN, AL (WDHN) —

Chalk up another change caused by the coronavirus. Best Buy now says it will not open for shopping on Thanksgiving Day. This follows in the footsteps of other retailers–including Target, Walmart, and Dick’s Sporting Goods–that already announced the same plans to be closed that day.

This comes as the COVID-19 pandemic changes how customers buy stuff, shopping more online and less in stores.

Best Buy says it plans to offer its “Deals of the Season” earlier than ever.

Closing for Thanksgiving will give store employees the full day to spend with their families–first time that’s happened in 10 years. It will also keep large crowds of eager bargain-hunters from piling in and invading the six-foot social distancing rule. Guess that can wait until Black Friday–the next day–and traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. It will be interesting to see how stores manage to keep their customers six-feet apart that day.

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