FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2020 Delaware Courts to Close for Juneteenth Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. announced today that the Delaware Courts will be closed on June 19, 2020 in honor of Juneteenth. The Delaware Judiciary action follows the announcement by Gov. John Carney earlier today that government offices in the State of Delaware will be closed in recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in the United States. “In the days to come we’ll be sharing updates on current projects and new initiatives to help us live up to our responsibility to provide equal and impartial justice under the law,” said Chief Justice Seitz. Like other state holidays, while court facilities will be closed, the state’s three 24-hour Justice of the Peace Courts will remain open.