What's open, what's closed on Presidents Day 2019

Government offices and schools around Minnesota will be closed.
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Though not as big a holiday as, say, Thanksgiving or the 4th of July, Presidents Day — Monday, Feb. 18 — will have a lot of closures that could affect your routine.

Since it's a federal holiday (fun fact: the U.S. government officially calls it "George Washington's Birthday"), most federal offices will be closed.

That includes the ones in Minnesota, the majority of which are in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

But what about state offices, banks and retail stores? Here's a quick list of what's open and what's not on Monday.

1. State government offices

Most, including state court offices, will be closed.

2. City government

Minneapolis government offices will be closed. However, the city says trash and recycling pickup schedules will not be affected, and that parking meters won't be enforced.

St. Paul government offices will also be closed.

3. Public transit

Metro Transit will not be affected by the holiday. 

4. Public schools

Most will be closed, but as USA Today points out, some schools may be in session "to make up for weather-related cancellations." Check with your local district to be sure.

That said, Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools will definitely be closed Monday.

5. Colleges

University of Minnesota campuses will be open, while most Minnesota State Colleges and Universities campuses will be open (a few will be closed; check here for individual schools).

6. Banks

The vast majority will be closed.

7. Mail service

The United States Postal Service will not be delivering mail on Monday; however, FedEx and UPS will both be working. 

8. Malls and grocery stores

The vast majority will be open.

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