Closures planned as county and country honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Most county services and operations, including Covid testing sites, will be closed on Monday as Arlington and the country honors Martin Luther King Jr.

County government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17. The courts, department of motor vehicles, and all Arlington libraries will also be shuttered.

Arlington vaccine clinics and Curative testing sites are both not operating that day, either. Demand for testing continues to be very high with the Curative kiosks administrating 8,500 tests a week.

Schools will also be closed, marking the sixth day out of the past eleven that students didn’t have school.

All the community centers, including the Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center, will be shuttered as well on Monday.

ART buses will be running on a Saturday schedule while Metrorail will have regular weekday service. Metrobus will also be on a Saturday schedule, but that’s related to a staffing shortage due to Covid illnesses and exposures.

Trash and recycling will be on a regular schedule for collection while paper shredding and inert material drop-off at the county’s earth products yard in Shirlington remains set for this weekend.

And, always the crowd pleaser: meter parking will not be enforced on the holiday.

Though, with a winter storm likely Sunday night into Monday morning, there is a distinct possibility that many of these county services would have shuttered anyway, no matter the holiday.

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