Washoe County to observe Juneteenth Independence Day

by | Jun 16, 2022

Most Washoe County offices will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth was first recognized as a federal holiday in 2021 and commemorates the final emancipation of slaves in the United States, which occurred June 19, 1865, more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Washoe County also recognized the day in 2021 and again proclaimed it a county holiday in 2022.  

To honor the day, the following county offices will be closed: 

  • Administrative offices at the Washoe County Complex: 1001 E. Ninth Street, Reno 
  • All Washoe County Libraries will be closed both Sunday and Monday, June 19 and 20. Book drops and online services will remain available. Access library hours and online services at www.washoecountylibrary.us 
  • Regional Animal Services Shelter Operations and Office will be closed, but field operations will continue as normal. Animal redemptions will be available 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 20.  
  • Reno Justice Court, Sparks Justice Court, Incline Village Justice Court, Incline Constable, and Wadsworth Justice Court 
  • The Second Judicial District Court, District Attorney, and Public Defender will conduct scheduled hearings, as the District Court is governed by the State of Nevada’s recognition of holidays.  
  • The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office – all administrative offices are closed 
  • Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Headquarters and Administrative Offices – 3663 Barron Way 
  • Washoe County Health District – Clinical services and COVID-19 testing will be closed. COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at the Juneteenth celebration at Idlewild Park in Reno, 12-3 p.m.,  Sunday.  
  • Washoe County Human Services Agency and all meal distribution locations 

The following county offices will be open: 

  • The Office of the County Clerk at the Washoe County Complex will remain open throughout the holiday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, June 19-20. 
  • The Registrar of Voters Office will be open. 

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