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The weather today will be mostly cloudy then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72 and a low around 58. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 56. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 68 and a low around 57. A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.

Garrett County is moving into Stage One of the Roadmap to Recovery today at 5pm. Vacation rentals needed to be addressed in Garrett County (in addition to the Governor’s “low-risk” openings) and have been approved to open with additional safety measures in place.

As part of the Stage One reopening, Maryland residents are still urged to work from home if they can. A requirement that people wear masks in public areas indoors will remain in effect. Limits prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people will remain in place, with the exception of religious gatherings.

Here’s additional guidance that was shared with us: “What to Expect When you Attend Mass”.

Ruth Enlow Library is going to be opening as well. Here are all of the details.

There will be DUI Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Garrett County sometime between May 17 and May 23.

Garrett County Public Schools voted on a significant turf and athletic complex project for both Northern and Southern High Schools at their most recent meeting. The project is estimated to cost about $2.5 million in special funding.

Garrett County Public Schools has also announced that the 2020 graduation ceremonies for both Northern and Southern High Schools will be a mix of “virtual” and “in-person” accolades.

Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. – Aging and Nutrition is seeking a Supports Planner/Case Manager. Deadline for applications: 4 pm, Monday June 15th.

Hydrilla treatments will continue at Deep Creek Lake in 2020; the planned herbicide treatment dates are as follows:
June 8 – first hydrilla treatment
June 30 – second hydrilla treatment
July 21 –  third hydrilla treatment
August 18 – fourth hydrilla treatment