Not everything is closed for Juneteenth

By on Friday, June 17th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

Those with business to conduct on Monday might want to call and find out if it can be done. June 19 is officially Juneteenth, but the holiday is observed this year on June 20. The list of what’s open and what’s closed is not complete, but here are a few.

In Milton-Freewater the city offices and library will be closed. However, the pool and golf course will be open regular hours.

In Pendleton and Hermiston nonessential city offices will be open for business as usual.

Umatilla County offices are closed.

In College Place, city offices will be closed.

In Walla Walla, city facilities will be closed, and Monday’s residential garbage/recycling routes will not be collected until Tuesday.

The Walla Walla County Courthouse is open, but cannot accept filings or passports. Also, the Department of Licensing cannot process car tabs or license plates. The courts are also closed.

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles is closed.

The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver regular mail or packages and post offices will be closed.

Most banks and credit unions will be closed as financial institutions base their holiday closures off the Federal Reserve holidays.

All nonessential federal offices are closed.

Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to announce that all enslaved people were freed. The arrival of these troops came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.