Some things may remain the same this Memorial Day: The stock market, the postal service and most banks will be non-operational on Monday, May 25.
But as the coronavirus pandemic ravages onward — and each state’s reopening mandates vary significantly — Memorial Day closures may not be as consistent nationwide as they have been in previous years. It is always worth contacting a local business to see if they are open on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May to honor soldiers who have died in uniform. Its origins come from Decoration Day, a Civil War-era tradition in which loved ones decorated the graves of soldiers at the end of May.
Here’s what will be open and closed Monday, state-by-state guidelines notwithstanding
Grocery stores, restaurants and retail stores
Many grocery stores will remain open on Memorial Day. Hours for in-store shopping, pick up and delivery options may be adjusted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Check your local grocer’s website for hours, as well as grocery services such as Amazon Fresh, Shipt or Instacart for delivery options.
The largest nationwide closure is Costco Wholesale, which returned to normal operating hours earlier this month.