Jacksonville, FL — WOKV's Consumer Warrior Clark Howard says he expects this to continue being a tough time for retailers, despite stores now allowed to reopen with limited capacity as part of Florida's Phase One reopening process.
"The general feeling is that it doesn't feel safe out there. So, a lot of activities people aren't going to resume in large numbers because of their fear. And those fears will continue until we have an effective treatment that people trust, or later down the road, a vaccine," says Howard.
Instead, Howard says he expects people to continue shopping online or choose curbside pick-up, where they don't have to go into a store.
"There are a lot of people who have a preexisting condition who are younger or people who are older who are more vulnerable that, as far as science and medicine say, it's better for them not to go into stores. So, it's going to be tough for retailers," says Howard.
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