Labor Day 2020: What’s open, what’s closed

Labor Day weekend is typically the end of summer, and with the long holiday weekend comes changes to traffic, transit and government services.

Here’s a list of some services that will be affected.


Metro will operate on a holiday schedule on Monday. Trains will run between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

MARC trains and buses will not run on Labor Day, with the exception of Commuter Bus No. 201, which will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule.

Virginia Railway Express will not operate on Labor Day.

Prince George’s County TheBus not operate on Monday, Sept. 7. COVID-19-adjusted service will resume Tuesday.

The Ride On bus in Montgomery County will operate on a Sunday schedule.

The Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland in Howard County will operate on a Sunday schedule.

In Virginia, there will be no service on Loudoun County Transit and Commuter services. The Fairfax Connector in Virginia will operate a Sunday schedule on Labor Day.

In Maryland, there will be no TransIT service in Frederick County on Labor Day.

The DASH Bus in Alexandria will operate on a Sunday schedule


Anne Arundel County

  • There will be no curbside trash pick up on Monday
  • Waste management facilities will be closed. They will reopen on Tuesday

Calvert County 

  • County government offices will be closed on Labor Day.

Frederick County

  • County government offices will be closed.
  • Trash pick and waste management sites will not operate on Labor Day.

Howard County

  • County parks will be open.
  • Courts and government offices will be closed.
  • No landfills or trash recycling services will be available.
  • All parking regulations and fees will still be in place.

Montgomery County

  • Government offices will not be open.
  • Parking in county-owned lots, garages and on-street will be free.
  • Trash collection scheduled for Monday will instead be picked up on Tuesday.
  • For the status of outdoor pools, go to Montgomery County’s recreation website.

Prince George’s County

  • There will be no organic waste or bulky trash collections during trash pickup.
  • CountyClick 3-1-1 will only be available online.


City of Alexandria

  • City offices will be closed on Monday.
  • Metered spaces within the city will be free on Labor Day.
  • The Old Town Pool will be open for prearranged use through the City’s online ticketing and lottery systems on Monday, and on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Libraries will be closed on Monday.

Arlington County

  • Arlington County government offices, courts, libraries and facilities will be closed on Monday.
  • Trash and recycling collection will continue as normal.
  • Metered parking will not be enforced.

City of Fairfax

  • The annual Labor Day Car Show has been canceled due to COVID-19, but the organizers have arranged a rolling “wave parade” in its place. The mobile car show will be held on Monday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A route map can be found on the City of Fairfax Government website

Fairfax County

Loudoun County

  • County government offices will observe Labor Day.

Prince William County

  • The county landfill and the Balls Ford Road Yard Waste Composting Facility will close at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 and reopen Sept. 8.
  • Courts will be closed on Labor Day.

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Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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