The county government’s services will be changed for Friday compliance in June after President Joe Biden signed the new federal holiday on Thursday.
Since the end of slavery holiday falls on a Saturday this year, it is observed by the county government on Friday. Some services will be affected, but many important operations will continue.
This is open on Friday:
- Emergency response center and common information point
- Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites as planned
- The Department of Motor Vehicles
- The Department of Public Works, but there is no levy for Fort Totten residents
- Access to emergency shelters, including all accessible accommodations
- Contact points for homeless residents
- The Department of Parks and Recreation, including all parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and fields, outdoor pools, and paddling parks
- Youth drop-in center by Zoe’s Doors
These services are not available on Friday:
- All public schools in DC will be closed and there will be no face-to-face or virtual classes. Families should reach out to schools about the impact of the events scheduled for Friday. The graduation ceremonies planned for Saturday will take place as planned
- Public COVID-19 test sites and call centers
- The Ministry of Employment Services
- DC public school meal dispensaries will be closed, including home deliveries through the COVID-19 program.
- The Sasha Bruce Youth Drop-In Center
- DC Public Library and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
- Water and recreation centers of the Ministry of Parks and Recreation
- The Human Services Department
- The DC Health and Wellness Center at 77 P St. NE
While the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs normally does not allow construction on state holidays, permitted construction will continue during normal hours due to a late announcement on Friday.
The District Department of Transportation will suspend work zones and construction work for non-emergency work in streets, alleys and sidewalks, including canal access and construction-related supplies. Normal operations will resume on Saturday.
Parking restrictions along the DC Streetcar Route and enforcement of baseball parking lots will go into effect. all other parking controls are suspended. DC Streetcar and DC Circulator operate according to their normal timetables.