NEWS10 ABC, November 24, 2020 — Black Friday is only a few days away. The pandemic has been hard on everyone, and it’s also been tough for small businesses.

Melissa O’Connor, President & CEO of the Retail Council of New York State told NEWS10 that retail businesses are resilient and are doing their best to help keep employees and customers safe.

“As you may know, the holiday shopping season has already started, and that has been by design,” explained O’Connor. “So, come Black Friday and as we get closer to Christmas, you won’t see the crowds in stores like you would in a typical year.”

She added that if you do want to go out shopping, it’s best to wear a mask and to wash your hands in an effort to help prevent the spread of germs.

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