Columbus Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed

Christopher Columbus (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)It’s Columbus Day. That’s a federal holiday, so the U.S. Government is closed. But it is a workday for many. Here’s a look at what is open and what’s closed Monday:

The federal government, including the U.S. Post Office, is closed.

Fairfax County Public Schools are closed.

There is no in-person absentee voting at the Fairfax County Government Center. Absentee voting will resume on Tuesday.

Fairfax County government, courts, public schools and libraries are closed.

Fairfax County Parks and RECenters are open.

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods and Lake Anne are open, but check if your individual class or event is scheduled.

Metro — Trains and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, with service every 6 to 12 minutes during daytime hours. Parking at all Metro-owned lots and garages will be free, and off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

Fairfax Connector — Routes 335, 393, 394, 395, 432, 494, 495, 585, 599, 724, 734, and 985 will not operate. Route 980 which will run every 12-15 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.

Stores are generally open. Virginia ABC stores are open.

See more county service change on this holiday list on Fairfax County’s website.

Photo: Christopher Columbus/Wikipedia Commons

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