How a federal government shutdown may affect Georgetown
Since Georgetown is located in the District of Columbia, which is highly dependent on federal government funding for operations to occur, a possible government shutdown could impact students and area residents.
If a budget is not passed by the end of the congressional session on Friday, a number of services in the District will be shut down.
The shut downs likely to affect students include the closure of all public libraries in the District and a suspension of trash collection by the Department of Public Works. However, trash collection will resume one week after the shutdown.
Those with cars who are always in fear of getting a ticket will likely rejoice if a shutdown occurs because according to Tony Robinson, director of public affairs for the District, parking enforcement agents have been deemed to non-essential employees.
A shutdown would also cancel this weekend’s Cherry Blossom Festival parade and other festival activities.
The Metropolitan Police Department, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and D.C. Public Schools will all remain operational even if a shutdown occurs.