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What’s closed for the holidays?

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 by Tai Moses

Unsurprisingly, most city administrate offices and municipal facilities will be closed for the holidays. Here’s a few to take note of.

Austin Public Health’s Covid-19 testing and vaccine sites will be closed for Christmas from Thursday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 26, and the city’s Covid surveillance dashboard will not be updated over that same period. APH testing and vaccine sites will also be closed for New Year’s from Friday, Dec. 31, through Sunday, Jan. 2. You may schedule a Covid test or vaccination for any other time.

The Austin Animal Center will be closed from 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, through Dec. 25, resuming normal hours on Sunday, Dec. 26. The center closes again at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, and remains closed through Jan. 1.

Austin Public Library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23, through Saturday, Dec. 25, and again on Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1.

Most Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Dec. 23 through Dec. 25, and again for New Year’s on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

There are some exceptions:

Bartholomew, Barton Springs, Big Stacy, Springwoods and Deep Eddy pools will be open on Friday, Dec. 24. Barton Springs Pool will be open on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Cemetery gates will remain open every day for regular hours, though cemetery administrative offices will be closed on Dec. 23, 24 and 31.

Golf courses will be closed Dec. 25, but open on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

The pickup schedules for trash, recycling and composting remain the same with no changes. If you don’t believe us, look up your collection schedule.

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