SARASOTA COUNTY, FL — On Veterans Day, many government offices and services, schools, and businesses close to observe the holiday. This federal holiday is celebrated every Nov. 11 and honors all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
This year, Veterans Day falls mid-week on Wednesday. Here’s a list of some expected schedule changes in Sarasota County this year:
Sarasota County administrative offices: All government administrative offices will be closed Wednesday.
Sarasota County Libraries: All libraries will be closed on Wednesday.
Sarasota County Recreation Centers: All recreation centers will remain closed on Veterans Day.
Sarasota County’s Chemical Collection Centers: Both centers at 8750 Bee Ridge Road and 250 S. Jackson Road will be closed Wednesday.
Sarasota County Area Transit bus service: Including paratransit service and the Siesta Key Breeze, SCAT will operate on the COVID-19 modified bus services Wednesday.
Sarasota County trash and recycling services: Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected as regularly scheduled for residential customers in unincorporated Sarasota County.
Central County Landfill: Located at 4000 Knights Trail Road, this landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All hand unloads must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing.
Citizens' Convenience Center: Located at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, this location will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All hand unloads must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing.
CARES Call Center: The CARES Call Center, which can be reached at 941-861-CARE (2273), will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County: The DOH will be closed for Veterans Day.
City of Sarasota administrative offices: All government offices will be closed Wednesday. City offices will again be open to the public Thursday on a by-appointment basis only.
City of Sarasota Solid Waste: Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected Wednesday.
Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex: This facility will be closed on Veterans Day.
Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails: Located at 1000 Circus Blvd., these city of Sarasota trails will be open to the public for regular hours, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Payne Park Tennis Center: This city of Sarasota facility will be closed Wednesday.
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex: This city of Sarasota facility will be closed on Wednesday.
COVID-19 testing site at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex: Though the facility will be closed for regular operations Wednesday, COVID-19 testing will be available at the site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The complex is located at 1845 34th Street in Sarasota.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: The box office will be closed Wednesday.
City of North Port administrative offices: Offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
City of North Port Solid Waste: Waste will be collected as normal. There will be no delay in service.