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County to Recognize Memorial Day 2020

Post Date:05/18/2020 5:00 PM

Durham, N.C. – Durham County Government will close most offices in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, 2020. All County offices that are open to the public and offices which are serving citizens remotely will re-open with their modified hours of operation on Tuesday, May 26.

A full schedule detailing holidays observed by Durham County Government in 2020 is available here.


Durham County General Services

Convenience Centers

The Durham County General Services Department will close all four of its solid waste and recycling convenience sites on May 25. Durham County residents with a current 2019-20 solid waste decal can resume disposal of garbage, recycling and yard waste at the County’s Convenience sites on May 26, beginning at 7 a.m.

Roadside Recycling

The Durham County roadside recycling schedule for customers normally serviced the week of May 25 will maintain the same schedule. All residents are reminded to set out their recycling bins before 6 a.m. on the day of pickup, to avoid a missed collection.

To learn more about Durham County’s Solid Waste Division, call 919-560-0433 or log on to the Durham County Solid Waste webpage.


Durham County Library

All Durham County Library locations remain closed due to social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the many services provided online by visiting


Durham County Public Health

The Durham County Department of Public Health continue all COVID-19 functions on the Memorial Day holiday. The COVID-19 hotline 919-560-8150 will be accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The remainder of DCoPH will follow the Durham County Government Memorial Day holiday closing schedule.

For Public Health emergencies during the holiday closure, including communicable disease reporting, environmental health and suspected foodborne illnesses, please call 911 and ask for the Durham County Department of Public Health’s response team member on-call.

Public Health clinics will re-open on May 26 with modified hours due to COVID-19. See this page for how COVID-19 will affect each clinic’s hours of operation:

For information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic or general information about services provided by DCoPH, please visit


Durham County Social Services

The Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS) will close its offices for the Memorial Day holiday. Residents are encouraged to call 911 to reach an on-call social worker to report child abuse and neglect or adult abuse and neglect. On May 26, DSS will reopen and operate according to its modified hours of operation due to COVID-19 of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that services are virtual and residents should call (919) 560-8000 to set up appointments. Paper applications may be picked up in the Human Services Building’s first floor lobby at 414 E. Main St.

Learn more information about Durham County Department of Social Services and COVID-19 operations, go to


Durham County Sheriff

Durham County’s Sheriff Office’s patrol division, as always, is available 24/7. The Sheriff’s Administration and Records Division will be closed on May 25 and will reopen on May 26 with adjusted hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All fingerprinting services have been suspended until further notice and the Animal Services building is also closed to the public due to COVID-19. If you need assistance from Animal Services, call 919-560-0900.

Emergency calls should be made by dialing 911 or 919-560-0900.


County to Honor Fallen Heroes

Residents planning to observe Memorial Day 2020 are invited to join Durham County Veteran Services as they commemorate the national day of mourning with a virtual ceremony at 8 a.m. on May 25.

The remembrance honoring America’s military service members who died while serving their country will be available for viewing on the Durham Television Network (DTN) as well as the County’s Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and YouTube pages. This change from the normal event and live ceremony is due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines intended to keep citizens and staff safe.

Veteran Services invites community members to visit and place a flag at the War Memorials in front of the Administration Building I, located at 200 E. Main St., from 10-11 a.m. on May 25.

For more information, call 919-560-8387 or email