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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2021
***NOTICE OF HOLIDAY CLOSURE***
Observance of the Labor Day Holiday
Monday, September 6, 2021
(Douglas County, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to remind citizens that government offices located in the Douglas County Courthouse at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon, as well as the Douglas County Justice Building, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Douglas County Museum, Douglas County Courthouse Annex in Reedsport, Transfer Stations, Landfill and All External Douglas County Government Offices will be closed to the public on Monday, September 6, 2021, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Please note these exceptions:
First observed 127 years ago, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first Labor Day bill to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York – created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.
If you're planning a family gathering, camping trip or celebration over the Labor Day Holiday weekend, we encourage you to take the necessary precautions to celebrate safely. Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and everyone with Douglas County Government wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day holiday.