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The weather today will be snow and freezing drizzle likely before 4pm, then a chance of snow between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of snow and freezing drizzle after 5pm. Patchy fog after 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 27 and a low around 11. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph and could gust as high as 21 mph. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 18 and a low around 7. A chance of snow, mainly before 2pm. Wind chill values as low as -3. West wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 32 and a low around 23.

The National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Garrett, Allegany, Highland, Grant, Mineral and Pendleton counties: Today and Tonight Wind Chill Advisories may be necessary for the higher terrain. There is a slight winter storm threat late Sunday night and Monday. If the threat materializes, there may be travel disruptions.

The Garrett County Health Department announced that the Vaccination Clinic scheduled at the MEDCO Building today (February 19, 2021) in the McHenry Business Park has been cancelled due to delayed shipments of vaccine from the federal government. All appointments will be automatically rescheduled for March 3 at the same time as the original appointment. No patient action is required.

Additional COVID-19 resources:

  • Up-to-date county COVID-19 data and other information is available on garretthealth.org.
  • If you have COVID-19 like symptoms, schedule a testing appointment at the Health Department by calling 301-334-7697.
  • Free COVID-19 testing is available (with or without symptoms) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park, unless otherwise announced. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit garretthealth.org for more information.
  • For all other COVID-19 related questions, or to report a COVID-19 compliance issue, call the local COVID-19 Hotline number at 301-334-7698.

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New businesses are being formed at a phenomenal rate ever since the pandemic gripped the US in the middle of last year. Data from the US Census Bureau reveals that there were more than 4.25 million new business applications last year, up more than 20% on the year before.

Do you have your own or are you looking to start a small business? Tri-County Council for Western Maryland (TCCWMD) is offering businesses located in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties low interest financing through Summit Financing Solutions Revolving Loan Fund Program. Loan amounts range from $10,000 to $500,000 with terms up to 15 years.

Visit Dutch’s for Weekend Dining (today, tomorrow and Sunday) from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm. Also, tonight is AYCE FISH DINNERS from 4 – 9pm!

Oakland Youth Baseball and Softball League – Tryout and Signup is Saturday and Sunday.

A way to celebrate Black authors and their books during Black History Month is also on Saturday: Black Representation Matters (Online) from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.