ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Government offices, 50+ centers, courts and animal shelter will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth National Freedom Day holiday on Monday, June 20th. However, there will be regular Monday curbside trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap collections and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open. 

Juneteenth is a historic day for our country, as the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In Howard County, we know that diversity is our strength, and we are always working to be more equitable and inclusive. That's why in 2021 we took the important step of making Juneteenth an official county holiday, so our community has the opportunity to recognize and learn more about this defining day.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

While county parks, Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, and the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex will be open on the 20th, the Kiwanis-Wallas Hall, Belmont Manor and Historic Park, Ellicott City Colored School Restored, Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, Robinson Nature Center, Firehouse Museum, Patapsco Female Institute, and county historic sites will be closed. 

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a regular weekday schedule; for more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.transitrta.com. All parking regulations and fees will be in effect on June 20th.  
The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, call 410-313-2200.

County operations will resume on Tuesday, June 21st, at regular business hours. 

CLOSED on Monday, June 20th     
County Government Offices     
Animal Shelter    
50+ Centers            
Historic Sites
Ellicott City Colored School Restored 
Belmont Manor & Historic Park    
Firehouse Museum
Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
Robinson Nature Center                                                      
Patapsco Female Institute        
Kiwanis-Wallis Hall

OPEN on Monday, June 20th 
All trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap services
Alpha Ridge Landfill
County Parks
Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
RTA Regular Weekday Schedule
All parking regulations and fees will be in effect.


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