The optional period decreed by governor Gladson Cameli for this Thursday, 16th, will provide the majority of state public servants with a five-day holiday in a row. Despite this, so-called essential services, such as health, security and water supply, will operate normally.
This Wednesday, November 15th, is the national holiday of the Proclamation of the Republic, and on Friday, the 17th, is the day of the Treaty of Petrópolis, a diplomatic agreement that made Acre officially Brazilian, with José Maria da Silva Paranhos, the protagonist, Baron of Rio Branco, after whom our capital is named.
With the optional point, the days off will accumulate to form one of the biggest “holidays” of the year, along with Carnival. As a result, most public administration sectors, with the exception of essential services, and some establishments will not open, with services only resuming on Monday, the 20th.
In the public service, only health care units and police stations will operate normally. The Agricultural and Forestry Defense Institute (IDAF) will close on Wednesday and Friday, but on Thursday, the 16th, it will open to provide services for issuing Animal Transit Guides (GTA) and others.
At the State Department of Education (SEE), the administrative area will only return to work on Monday, however, regarding schools, according to information obtained from some coordinators of centers in the municipalities, there is no determination to be fulfilled across all teaching units. Therefore, there may be different decisions in this regard.
The Acre Court of Justice (TJAC) will not be open to the public on the national holiday this Wednesday (15th) and the state holiday on Friday (17th). In the Judiciary of Acre, Thursday, the 16th, will be a normal working day. On holiday days, the agency will operate, as is customary, on a shift basis for demands that require this service to be provided.
The Post Office is another case in which there will be normal business hours on Thursday, the 16th, and observance of both holidays, as will happen in banks, according to information from the Acre Bank Workers Union (SEEB-AC). Services via digital applications, internet banking and ATMs will operate normally during the holiday.
At Via Verde Shopping, this Wednesday (15), the stores will be open from 1pm to 9pm and the food court from 11am to 10pm. On Thursday (16) and Friday (17), operations will be normal, with stores open from 10am to 10pm.