It’s Columbus Day, which means that Fairfax County government offices are closed, along with local schools, and state and federal offices.
Should the county close for the holiday, though?
Anecdotal evidence — traffic levels and otherwise — suggests it is the least observed federal holiday. Next door, Arlington County offices remain open on Columbus Day. And Columbus’s legacy remains controversial.
For some companies, including ours, Columbus Day is a work day and, in exchange, our employees get the Friday after Thanksgiving off by default.
So what do you think? Should Fairfax County keep the status quo or consider keeping its offices open on Columbus Day?
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