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City offices close Monday for Presidents Day

Friday, February 18, 2022 by Tai Moses

Some may recall that the federal holiday called Presidents Day was formerly known as Washington’s Birthday – a tribute to the fabled founder of our country. Presidents Day was officially born in 1971, thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an act of Congress aimed at creating more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. This is why so many federal holidays fall on a Monday – it’s by design! Most of us get the day off to ponder the accomplishments of our country’s chief executives, or more likely, sleep in and then shop ourselves silly at all the Presidents Day sales. In observance of the holiday – Monday, Feb. 21 – Austin city offices and municipal facilities, Parks and Recreation facilities, Austin Public Health Covid-19 vaccination sites, city utility customer service centers, Austin Public Library, Recycled Reads Bookstore, the Austin History Center, and Austin Animal Center are among the offices that will be closed. City parks, golf courses, cemeteries, some pools and APH’s Metz Elementary Covid testing site will remain open, and Austin Resource Recovery trash, recycling and compost collections will not be affected by the holiday. We wish you an enjoyable three-day weekend, however you choose to spend it.

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