Blackout Periods

Federal Reserve policy limits the extent to which staff and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participants can speak publicly or grant interviews during Federal Reserve blackout periods, which begin the second Saturday preceding an FOMC meeting and end the Thursday following a meeting unless otherwise noted.

Blackout dates for 2021

January 16–28
March 6–18
April 17–29
June 5–17
July 17–29
September 11–23
October 23–November 4
December 4–16