What’s open, closed for Juneteenth federal holiday Monday
Although many celebrated across the Twin Cities this weekend, the federal Juneteenth holiday will be observed Monday, June 20, meaning people can expect some business closures.
Also known as “Freedom Day,” Juneteenth commemorates the day word was received in Texas that enslaved African Americans were free. The proclamation, which occurred in 1865, came more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Here is a look at what’s open and closed on Monday:
Banks: Many banks follow the Federal Reserve schedule and will be closed Monday. People should check with their individual bank branches to be sure.
Driver and Vehicle Services: With some state government offices closing for the day and others remaining open, people should reach out to their local DVS location with questions.
Garbage services: Although garbage and recycling pick-ups will not stop Monday, the solid waste and recycling customer service office and information line will be closed for the day.
Grocery stores: Most major grocery stores will remain open.
Libraries: Hennepin County libraries were closed Sunday. Ramsey County public libraries will be closed both Sunday and Monday.
Mail delivery: Mail will not be delivered and post offices are closed. However, FedEx does not have any store closures listed on its holiday service schedule.
Mass transit: Get current Metro Transit route information by calling 612-373-3333 or visiting metrotransit.org.
Minneapolis, St. Paul city government offices: City-run offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including Minneapolis 311 and the Minneapolis Service Center at 505 Fourth Ave. S., will be closed and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday.
Parking: In some city locations, meters were not enforced on Sunday, June 19, but will resume enforcement Monday. City officials advise people to always read information posted on meters.
Police, fire emergency services and 911: These services will not be affected by the holiday observance.
Schools: Most area public schools will be closed.