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Today is Dr Martin Luther King JR Day across the nation. On this Federal and state holiday Americans are reminded to reflect on the life and legacy of non-violence and justice. Volunteers are urged to find ways to help their communities. The King Center in Atlanta, GA is urging organizations and individuals around the world to ring bells today to show their commitment to choosing peace and non-violence.

Federal Government

Offices: Closed today

United States Postal Serivce: Closed today; no mail delivery


State Government

DMV: Closed today

Offices: Closed today



Traffic: City parking meters, time-zoning signs and peak-time travel lanes will not be enforced today

GRTC: Today, buses will operate on a Saturday schedule


Greater Richmond Area

Colleges: J. Sargeant Reynolds and John Tyler community colleges, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University closed Monday. Randolph-Macon College open.

County and city offices: Richmond, Charles City, Goochland, New Kent & Powhatan closed today

Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico open  today

School Systems: Richmond, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico and Powhatan closed today. New Kent County open today.


Courts: Closed today


Libraries: Richmond, Charles City, Henrico, New Kent branches and Powhatan closed today.  Goochland and Hanover  open today


Trash: No Richmond collections today. Collections will be a day late for the rest of the week beginning Tuesday

Henrico collections on regular schedule

Most transfer stations and landfills open today

Central Virginia Waste Management Authority collections on regular schedule

Recycling: curbside recycling on regular schedule



Stock Market: Closed today

Banks: most banks closed today; contact branches for specific hours.

ABC Stores: Open

Malls: Open

Times-Dispatch: Will be delivered today, downtown offices open

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