The Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts has indicated that “a chief judge as agency head may designate an additional day as a holiday (excused absence).” Typical examples include a day specially designated as a holiday by the President or the Congress of the United States, or by local court order; or the day immediately before or after Christmas or Thanksgiving. Excused absence for a holiday is granted only for a specific date.
Further, Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes public holidays for Federal employees. Based on the foregoing,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the following holiday schedule will be in effect for the Southern District of Georgia:
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving - Federal Holiday
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Court closed for holiday - day after Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24, 2020 - Court closed for holiday - day before Christmas
Friday, December 25, 2020 - Christmas - Federal Holiday
Friday, January 1, 2021 - New Year’s Day - Federal Holiday
IT IS ALSO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the rules regarding judicial emergencies will continue to apply during the designated holidays.
ORDER ENTERED, this 19th day of November 2020.
J. RANDAL HALL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT