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A Black Friday With Masked Shoppers And Booming Online Sales – NPR

Shoppers encountered temperature checks and mall Santas behind plexiglas shields. But online sales may have stolen the show.

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Black Friday shoppers wearing face masks wait in line to enter a store at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif., on Friday.
Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP
Black Friday, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, fell during one of the gravest surges in the coronavirus pandemic in the United States: Thanksgiving Day saw more than 100,000 new confirmed cases and more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths.
Predictably, the pandemic has dampened enthusiasm for trips to the mall and stores across the country….

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