ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Government offices, 50+ centers, courts, animal shelter, Recreation & Parks’ community and athletic centers, activity rooms and historic sites, and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed on Thursday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. As there will be no curbside trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap collection on Thanksgiving Day, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect for the remainder of the week. County park gates will be open on the 25th; however, there will be no staff on duty. 

County government offices, 50+ centers, courts, historic sites and animal shelter will remain closed on Friday, November 26th; however, county parks and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will re-open. Also, while Recreation & Parks community and athletic centers and activity rooms will be closed on the 26th to the general public, they will be open for scheduled special or permit-approved events that day.
The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) buses will not run on Thanksgiving Day; however, they will resume a regular weekday schedule on Friday, November 26th. For more information on RTA services, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.transitrta.com. Also, parking fees will not be enforced on November 25th, but will be in effect on the 26th. 
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 and for non-emergencies, call 410-313-2200.  
County operations will resume on Monday, November 29th at regular business hours. As a reminder, all employees and the public are currently required to wear masks upon entry to county government buildings, and throughout common areas, including elevators, stairwells, and/or meetings with other employees or visitors.

Closed on Thursday, November 25th 
County government offices
50+ centers
No curbside trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap collection services 
Community and athletic centers        
County historic sites  
Animal shelter                
Activity rooms  
Parking fees not enforced 
No RTA services 

Open on Thursday, November 25th 
All parks – gates open but NO staff present  
Closed on Friday, November 26th 
County government offices
Animal shelter  
50+ centers
Community and athletic centers and activity rooms (CLOSED to general public; OPEN ONLY for special or permit-approve events)   
County historic sites  
Open on Friday, November 26th 
Curbside trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap collection services (slide schedule in effect)
County parks 
RTA (regular weekday schedule) 
Parking fees enforced 

Holiday Slide Schedule

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