The New York Jets have decided to close team offices today for Juneteenth. The team announced the decision on Twitter.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 19, 2020
The decision comes with little surprise, as many teams have spoken taken notice of the holiday. The Jets are sure to be joined by other organizations in closing team offices.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a remembrance of June 19, 1865. On that day, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas became free, about two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.