Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is closing most government offices on both Thursday and Friday for Independence Day.

Friday will be an "administrative leave day" for non-essential employees.

County agencies that have round-the-clock operations will operate as usual on Thursday and Friday. Employees in those agencies who must work on Friday will be able to take another administrative leave day, Neuman said.

In a statement, Neuman said that county workers had to take two dozen furlough days over the last two years. To thank them, she wanted to give them an extra day off.

County agencies will resume regular operations on Monday.

In Annapolis, city offices will be closed on Thursday. Annapolis Transit will operate on a holiday schedule, although there will be no service to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the Circulator trolleys will suspend service between 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. during the Independence Day parade and fireworks.