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News Release
Notice of Holiday Closure - Observance of Independence Day Holiday (Photo) - 06/26/20

Douglas County Board of Commissioners


***NOTICE OF HOLIDAY CLOSURE***  Observance of Independence Day Holiday



            (Douglas County, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to remind citizens that government offices in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon, as well as the Douglas County Justice Building, Douglas County Courthouse Annex in Reedsport, Fairgrounds Office and all External Douglas County Government Offices will be closed to the public on Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of our American Independence Day holiday.


Please note, a few County Departments will have different schedules for the Fourth of July holiday weekend:


            The Fourth of July, also known as American Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century with the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days’ later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, the historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.  However, this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic several Fourth of July activities have been canceled, please check with local officials about the status and/or guidelines for Fourth of July events such as fireworks displays, parades or festivals in your community. 


            The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, released a helpful guide on “How to Keep Your Independence Day Celebrations COVID-19 Safe”, in their Thursday, July 18, 2020 COVID-19 Daily Local Update.  So, if you're planning a family gathering, camping trip or holiday bash to celebrate the Fourth of July, we encourage you to please do so safely.  It’s no secret that most of us are more than a little restless and are eager to shake off the caution fatigue caused from all the guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, but remember, the virus is still here, and in order to keep COVID-19 from crashing your party, everyone should continue to include health and safety guidelines as a part of their event planning. Click here to read the DCCRT article about safe July 4th Celebrations.


            The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy Fourth of July holiday.  They encourage citizens to safely and responsibly participate in Independence Day celebrations to honor our great nation, our freedoms and our patriotism.                                                                     




Contact Tamara Howell, Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)

(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office -

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