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What’s open and closed on Columbus Day 2022

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Columbus Day, and now Indigenous People’s Day, is observed on the second Monday of October.

President Joe Biden formally recognized Indigenous People’s Day last year by signing a proclamation stating that Federal policies “systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures.”

While Indigenous Peoples’ Day is still gaining attention, Columbus Day is still observed federally. So what’s open and what’s closed on Monday, Oct. 10?

Banks –The Federal Reserve is observing Columbus Day on Monday, which means most banks will be closed.  Banks are not required to close on federal holidays, although most of them do. Double check your local branch before visiting.

TD Bank will remain open.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq remain open.

Post Offices- Post offices will be closed on Monday. The United States Postal Service will not deliver mail or packages.

However, packages from other delivery services will still be delivered. Most FedEx services will be operating. UPS will remain open for pickup and delivery services.

Government buildings- Government offices, the DMV, and libraries will be closed.

Not all schools will be closed for the holiday. This is because Columbus Day is a holiday that not every school district recognizes which means schools in certain states might have the day off, while others will still have class as usual.

In Florida, St. Lucie County schools are closed, but all other public school systems, including Palm Beach County, will hold classes.

Retail-  Major retailers and grocery stores will be open. Private retailers may choose to be open or closed, or amend their hours. Check with your destination Monday before visiting.