Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Week of 2020 Thanksgiving

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Alexandria, VA – Alexandria announces Schedule of Services for week of 2020 Thanksgiving. All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Other schedule changes and openings are listed below.

Resource RecoveryResidential refuse and recycling will be collected on the regularly scheduled day during the week of November 23, including Thanksgiving Day, November 26. There will be “no holiday slide.” On Thanksgiving Day, trash and recycling collection will begin at 6 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. Collection staff prefer to spend Thursday evening and Friday with their families, rather than having all day Thursday off and working on Friday. Visit Resource Recovery for more information.

A purple recycling container from Alexandria’s glass recovery program. (City of Alexandria Photo)

Animal Shelter: On November 26, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will be closed. On November 27, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., by appointment only, for both virtual and in-shelter animal visiting opportunities. To make an appointment, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org. For animal emergency or wildlife concerns, call 703.746.4444.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.), the Flora Krause Casey Pharmacy (1200 N. Howard St.) and the Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25, and will remain closed November 26-29, reopening November 30. Health Department COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing will be operational November 26-29.

Historic AlexandriaOn November 26, all City of Alexandria museums will be closed. The Alexandria Archaeology Museum will be open November 27-29; the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum will be open November 27-30); and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will be open November 28-30. All other City museums remain closed to the public until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit alexandriava.gov/Historic.

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 703.746.5778; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

LibrariesAll Alexandria Library branches will be closed on November 26 and 27. The Law Library (520 King St.) will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25, and will remain closed on November 26 and 27.

Parking: On November 26 and November 27, the Alexandria Police will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits. 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 November 26 and November 27.

Impound Facility: The City’s Impound Facility (5248 Eisenhower Ave.) for towed vehicles will be closed on November 26 and 27.

Recreation, Nature and Art Centers: On November 26, all City of Alexandria recreation, nature and art centers will be closed. On November 27, Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility, Charles Houston Recreation Center and Patrick Henry Recreation Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Torpedo Factory Art Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other recreation and nature centers will be closed. Visit alexandriava.gov/RecreationCenters for more information.

SchoolsAll Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed on November 25, 26 and 27. Students will not be expected to log in for virtual learning.

Ahadu Arefe-Aine
Photo: ACPS

State Offices: The Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court, General District Court, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will close at noon on November 25, and will remain closed November 26 and 27. The Department of Motor Vehicles office (2681 Mill Road) will be closed November 26, 27, and 28.

TransitOn November 26, the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. On November 27, DASH will operate on its regular weekday schedule. The free King Street Trolley remains suspended until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit dashbus.com for more information.

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