City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day

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City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2021

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and on Wednesday, January 20, in observance of Inauguration Day. Other schedule changes and openings are listed below.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will not be collected on Monday, January 18. Collection services will be delayed by one day that week: Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday; Wednesday's collection will be on Thursday; and Thursday’s collection will be on Friday. The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collections Drop-off Center (3224 Colvin St.) will be closed on Monday, January 18. Visit Resource Recovery for more information.

Animal Shelter: On Monday, January 18, the Animal Welfare League will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. On Wednesday, January 20, The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will be closed for business. For an animal emergency or wildlife concern, call 703.746.4444.

Health Department: Alexandria Health Department services at 4480 King St. and at the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed Monday, January 18. The Teen Wellness Center (3330 King St.) will be closed on January 18. All facilities will be open on Wednesday, January 20. Health Department COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing are operational seven days a week.

Historic Alexandria: All Historic Alexandria museums and sites are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For virtual resources, visit alexandriava.gov/Historic and follow Historic Alexandria on social media

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273. 

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches and the Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will be closed, along with talking books, telephone and curbside services, on Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 20.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits on Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 20. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no-parking zones, loading zones or spaces for persons with disabilities). Temporary no-parking signs will be enforced on January 18 and 20.

Impound Facility: The City’s Impound Facility (5249 Eisenhower Ave.) will be closed on Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 20. The Impound Facility is closed every Saturday and Sunday, and on all observed City holidays. Fees will continue to accrue on Saturdays and Sundays, but not on holidays.

Recreation, Nature and Art Centers: On Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 20, Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility and the Charles Houston and Patrick Henry Recreation Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other City recreation and nature centers will be closed. Torpedo Factory Art Center will be closed on Monday, January 18, and open on Wednesday, January 20.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed on January 18. Virtual classes will be in session on Wednesday, January 20.

Courts: The Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Alexandria Circuit Court, Alexandria General District Court, and Alexandria Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations District Court (located at 520 King St.), will be closed on Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 20. The Court Service Unit will be closed on Monday, January 18, but open on Wednesday, January 20.  

Department of Motor Vehicles: The state DMV office located at 2681 Mill Road is open by appointment only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Walk-in services are not available at this time.

Transit: On Monday, January 18, the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule. On Wednesday, January 20, bus service will run on a regular schedule. The free King Street Trolley remains suspended until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit dashbus.com for more information.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/119801.

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