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Thanksgiving 2020: What stores are opened for the holiday?Stores like Kroger and Dollar Tree will be open, but Publix and Costco are closing their doors for Thanksgiving.There will be plenty of time for a post-turkey nap on Thanksgiving this year.With the coronavirus surging, even more stores are closed for the holiday.The store closures are part of a trend in recent years, with more Black Friday in-store sales migrating online even before the pandemic.Walmart was the first to announce in July that it wouldn’t open stores on Thanksgiving for the first time since the late 1980s. Others including Target and Best Buy quickly followed, saying it was a way to support and protect employees.Some grocery stores, drugstore chains and convenience stores are open.Black Friday or Cyber Monday?: Black Friday or Cyber Monday? COVID-19 keeps stores closed Thanksgiving, pushes more sales and deals onlineHoliday deals to your inbox: Reviewed sorts the good from the bad and sends recommendations right to your inboxThe holiday shopping season got off to an earlier start and sales are lasting longer as retailers look to spread out demand and reduce crowds. Sales dubbed “Black Friday” started in early November with many new rounds of sales this week.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified “shopping at crowded stores just before, on or after Thanksgiving” on a list of higher-risk activities to avoid and in guidance issued ahead of the holidays suggested online shopping. Several restaurants also are closed on Thanksgiving. (See below and find restaurants open here.)Black Friday 2020 store hours: When Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others open their doors Friday amid COVID-19Stores closed on Thanksgiving 2020Here are the major retailers staying closed on Thanksgiving Day:Could COVID-19 end Black Friday holiday shopping tradition?The busiest shopping day of the year has been waning for a while, but did the COVID-19 pandemic finally bring it to an end?Restaurants closed Thanksgiving 2020While the majority of the following restaurants are closed, it is still possible some franchise locations will be open.Thanksgiving 2020 grocery store hours: Here’s when stores are open and closed ThursdayWhat restaurants are open Thanksgiving?: Starbucks, McDonald’s, IHOP, Denny’s, Popeyes and Dunkin’ are among restaurants open ThursdayFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTykoThanksgiving: Avoid these common dinner mistakesAvoid common Thanksgiving mistakes with these tips.