Shoppers turn out for Black Friday despite pandemic

Part of the safety practices at the Best Buy in Brentwood was to allow small groups of people into the store at a time. Before letting each group in, the store’s general manager explained the protocols in place for social distancing and safety. Best Buy opened at 5 a.m. for Black Friday. Photo by Jennifer Sarti.

COVID-19 could not keep people from searching for Black Friday deals. Photo series by Jennifer Sarti.

Photo by Jennifer Sarti
People started lining up in front of the Game Stop in Maplewood on Tuesday night for the chance to get the new PS5 or Xbox Series X. By 5:30 a.m. on Black Friday, the line stretched across the front of the whole strip mall. Everyone was starting to get excited because the store would be handing out line tickets at 6 a.m. and opening for business at 7 a.m..
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