Governor Larry Hogan announced that state government agencies and offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
“This is an important step forward for our country,” said Hogan. “Maryland is proud to support this legislation, and observe this new national holiday.”
Congress has passed S. 475, bipartisan legislation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. By law, whenever a national holiday falls on a Saturday, state employees observe the holiday on the preceding Friday.
In addition, Governor Hogan has issued a proclamation in honor of Juneteenth.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski also announced that County government offices, as well as District and Circuit Courts and CountyRide van service will be closed on Friday, June 18 in recognition of Juneteenth National Independence Day.
President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19th as a federal holiday.
Baltimore County Department of Health Department COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites, and COVID-19 hotline will remain open as scheduled.
Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual.
Trash and recyclables will be collected according to the normal schedule. County trash and recycling drop-off facilities will be open.
Baltimore County Public Schools announced that schools will remain open on Friday