While the majority of retailers have opted to keep their stores closed on Thanksgiving Day, the traditional kickoff to Black Friday shopping, there are several stores that will be open Thursday for essential and holiday shopping, and for those who just need to get out.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that consumers avoid Black Friday shopping because the risk of spreading the coronavirus is high as cases of the virus surge across many parts of the country.

The U.S. has reported over 12.4 million positive cases of the COVID-19 and more than 258,000 coronavirus -related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

While it is recommended to check with your local stores for their scheduled hours, these retailers have said they will keep their doors open for shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, according to Black Friday.

Bass Pro Shop

Open from 8 a.m. to local close time.

Big Lots

Open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Open regularly scheduled hours.

Dollar General

Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Family Dollar

Open. Hours vary by store location.

Fred Meyer

Open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rite Aid

Open regularly scheduled hours


Open regularly scheduled hours.

A Walgreens store in Riviera Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images