HOWARD COUNTY, MD – While there won’t be a parade and other Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations this year, the holiday will still have an impact on things like garbage collection and mail delivery. Lots Government services are already affected by coronavirus closures.

Howard County’s government offices, courts and animal shelter will be closed. However, regular garbage, recycling, and food waste / yard siding services will be carried out and the Alpha Ridge landfill will be open. The more than 50 centers in the district are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

County Parks, Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel, and Roger Carter Community Centers, Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, and Meadowbrook Athletic Complex will be open. The county’s Robinson Nature Center, Ellicott City B&O Station Museum, Kiwanis Wallas Hall, Belmont Manor & Historic Park, Patapsco Female Institute, and the county’s restored Ellicott City Colored School will be closed. All Ellicott City historic sites except the B&O Ellicott City Station Museum will be closed for weekend tours until the first weekend in May.

The regional transport agency works regularly on weekdays. For more information, please call 1-800-270-9553 or All parking regulations and fees apply from Monday.

The 9-1-1 center, the police and the fire department are still manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, please call 410-313-2200.

The district will resume operations on Tuesday during regular business hours.