What will be open & closed for Independence Day
FORT MYERS, Fla. / CNN — This Independence Day, many Americans are celebrating much more than the 13 colonies’ split from Great Britain. This Fourth of July also marks a return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic foiled most plans last year.
While the pandemic is not over, the United States is in a much better position to celebrate as now more than half of the adult population is fully vaccinated against the virus.
This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday, so it’s also going to be observed by the federal government and some businesses on Monday, the fifth.
Here’s what that means for where you can go this long weekend:
Most major grocery stores and retailers will be open Sunday and Monday.
One exception is Costco, which is closed July 4. Trader Joe’s will operate a modified schedule, closing at 5 p.m. Both chains will be open for normal business hours on Monday.
Publix is one chain closing its pharmacies that day. So, call ahead to be safe, especially since some hours may vary by location.
Banks are always closed on Sundays, so July 4 is no exception. A lot of banks will treat Monday as a holiday, so expect your branch to be closed. If you need cash, ATMs are always an option.
The same goes for the US Postal Service. It’s typically closed on Sundays, but will also observe July 5 as a holiday this year.
DMV / PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Any government-owned facilities like the DMV and public libraries will be closed on Monday in observance of July 4.
UPS & FedEx
UPS and FedEx locations will be closed on July 4 but will reopen on Monday, unlike USPS. Some locations may be operating on modified hours, so be sure to call ahead and confirm.
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