Charles Co. County Commissioners Approve Juneteenth Holiday


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County announces closures due to holiday

The Charles County Board of Commissioners announced today, that Charles County Government will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

“We, as a Board of Commissioners, are pleased to join the State of Maryland, federal government, and other states and jurisdictions, in this step to recognize Juneteenth as the emancipation of America’s African-American enslaved population,” said Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. “This observance is a giant step forward in acknowledging a significant milestone in our history that continues to impact us today.”

Congress has passed S. 475, bipartisan legislation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. By law, whenever a national holiday falls on a Saturday, county employees will observe the holiday on the preceding Friday.

Due to this announcement, below are changes to the normal county operating schedule for June 18:
  • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed.
  • Charles County Circuit and District Courts will be closed.
  • Senior activities (indoor and outdoor) and service appointments will be re-scheduled.
  • Meals on Wheels is canceled.
Operating status for other county affiliated agencies:
For questions about County Government holiday closures, contact the Public Information Office at 301-885-2779 or Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


Attached is a proclamation by the Charles County Board of Commissioners in honor of Juneteenth.


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Should it not be called Emancipation Proclamation day who comes up wif deeze stupid names let me guess....