ALABAMA (WTVA) - Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced that Friday, June 18, will be a holiday for state employees.
This announcement came in response to President Joe Biden, who today officially declared June 19 a federal holiday.
"Juneteenth" is a common name used to describe the June 19 anniversary of the ending of slavery in the United States.
As a result of Governor Ivey's announcement, all state offices in Alabama will be closed on June 18. This won't apply to offices in areas where it is essential to maintain personnel. If employees are required to work on the state holiday, employers are expected to give them time off as soon as possible to make up for it.