Columbus Day closings in East Baton Rouge Parish Columbus Day closings in East Baton Rouge Parish Advocate staff report Oct. 14, 2013 Comments Federal offices are closed Monday for Columbus Day. Garbage and recyclables will be collected as usual Monday. Capital Area Transit System buses will run on a regular schedule. Post offices will be closed. Only Express Mail will be delivered. Federal courts, state District Court and Baton Rouge City Court are closed. City-parish offices, state offices and the parish Clerk of Court’s Office are open. East Baton Rouge Parish public and Catholic schools are open. East Baton Rouge Parish libraries are open. Some banks and credit unions are closed Monday. Check with your institution.