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The weather today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 54 and a low around 28. Breezy, with a west wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Saturday will be Increasing clouds with a high near 42 and a low around 30. Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 11pm. Sunday has a chance of snow before 8am and will be partly sunny with a high near 42 and a low around 26.

Wow. The global actions that are being taken right now amid COVID-19 really are unprecedented.

Here locally, Garrett County Public Schools (as part of the State of Maryland) will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 29 at a minimum.

Garrett College is extending spring break to March 29 and all courses (except some field courses) will begin online delivery March 30. Also, college events, as well as events scheduled to be held at the college, anticipating more than 50 participants will be cancelled through Sunday, May 3rd.

The Garrett County Government is currently operating on a normal schedule but requesting. appropriate steps to limit contact such as scheduling appointments for citizen services, maintaining appropriate distance with interactions, and disinfecting work areas regularly.

We are quickly combing our events and entertainment calendars to be sure we let you know if events are cancelled. Especially in light of the current events, be sure to check with organizers to be sure events are still a go.

Stay safe, everyone!

When I get overwhelmed, I find my peace by spending some time outside. This was my view last weekend at Swallow Falls:

Swallow Falls March 2020