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Columbia: City offices closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth

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(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ Columbia, MO - In honor of Juneteenth, the City of Columbia has announced that all city offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19. This holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

As a result of the closure, residential curbside trash collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. To stay updated on collection days and service notifications, residents are encouraged to download the COMO Recycle and Trash App. Any questions regarding the collection schedule can be directed to the Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489). The landfill will also be closed on June 19.

In addition, Go COMO, Columbia's public transit system, will not be operating on June 19. Due to the Juneteenth parade scheduled for Saturday, June 15, all Go COMO fixed-route bus and Paratransit services will begin at noon on that day. The parade is set to take place from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on East Broadway and may impact fixed routes.

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The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services offices and clinic will also be closed on June 19 and resume regular business hours on June 20.

For those looking to stay active during this holiday, the City's Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) will operate at reduced hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center, Douglass Family Aquatic Center and Lake of the Woods Pool will remain open from noon to 5 p.m.

While administrative offices for both the police and fire departments will be closed, all other emergency services will still be available. Parking enforcement will also be suspended on June 19.

For any emergencies related to Water & Light, Sewer or Stormwater during this time, please visit CoMo.gov/Utilities for contact information.

The City of Columbia encourages all residents to take this time to reflect on the significance of Juneteenth and its impact on our nation's history.

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