Home Depot announces changes to Black Friday shopping schedule amid coronavirus concerns

No need to be blue on Black Friday — even if it is amid a global health pandemic.

In a bid to keep up with the changing landscape brought on by coronavirus, Home Depot said it hopes to “reinvent” the shopping holiday to soothe customers who would have lined up outside in droves if not for the fast-spreading disease.

The home improvement retailer on its website revealed it will be offering its Black Friday discounts, both online and in stores, starting at the beginning of November rather than the day after Thanksgiving.

All deals will run for two months through the end of December, according to the announcement.

On the company’s mobile app, customers will also be able to see the deals next month before lower prices are in play online, it added.

“The holidays might be different this year, but The Home Depot is committed to keeping holiday spirits high and stress down for you and your loved ones this season,” according to the statement, which notes customer safety will be “priority.”

“For the first time ever, our Black Friday prices will be available throughout the holiday season,” it reads. “Say goodbye to one day of frenzied shopping and enjoy Black Friday savings all season long without the stress and crowds.”

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