President Donald Trump announced that federal agencies will be closed on December 5th in honor of the passing of 41st President George H. W. Bush, who passed away Nov. 30.

The executive order, released Dec.1, orders the heads of agencies and departments to prepare for the closing, including determining which offices will remain open and personnel will be required to report for national security, defense or other essential duties.

It also says that Dec. 5 will fall under the purview of executive order 11582, making it an observable holiday. This means federal employees will not experience any interruptions in their pay.

Reference: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-shutdown/2018/12/executive-order-closes-government-dec-5/

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