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Governor Expands Masking Order and MDH Issues Travel Advisory

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that he is expanding the statewide masking order, and directing the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to issue a public health advisory for out-of-state travel. These...

Update on Numbers for Garrett County COVID-19 Cases

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department received a positive COVID-19 result for one additional person, bringing the current county total to 45. The new positive COVID-19 case is an asymptomatic female in her 80s who is...

Understanding COVID-19 PCR Testing

NEWS RELEASE July 25, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Understanding COVID-19 PCR Testing By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team From the desk of Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Garrett and Allegany Counties. Diagnosing COVID-19 requires either a...

State Fire Marshal Announces Online Availability of Maryland Fire Code

Residents of Maryland are protected by the most up-to-date editions of two key safety codes.  The 2018 editions of NFPA 1, Fire Code™ and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, both part of the National Fire Protection Association's codes and standards, have been adopted by...

Garrett Regional Medical Center Wins Award

GRMC Subacute Unit awarded U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home Distinction for Short-Term Rehabilitation   OAKLAND, MD- Garrett Regional Medical Center’s Subacute Unit won its sixth Best Nursing Home award from US News & World Report, receiving a five...

New Updates to Library Website

Check out all the new updates added to the Ruth Enlow Library website! We’ve revamped the layout for our downloadable materials under “Books and More” to make things easier to find, our online databases are now found under the “Learning and Research” tab where...

Garrett Regional Medical Center resumes limited visitation  

As of July 1st, Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has resumed limited visitation. The new policy follows guidelines from state and federal public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new...

Health Department Issues a Second Overdose Alert

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department today issued its second overdose alert in 8 days after being notified of a continued increase in overdoses related to opiates in and around Garrett County....

Contact Tracing is Essential to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team As COVID-19 cases in Garrett County continues to increase, it is important to understand that contact tracing is a critical part of reducing the spread of the virus. Once a positive case is identified, the next step to...

Garrett County Health Department Issues Overdose Alert

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department has issued an overdose alert after learning there has been a recent increase in overdoses related to opiates in and around Garrett County. “While we are not...

FDA Issues Warning About Certain Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about hand sanitizer gel that may be dangerous because it contains large amounts of methanol, or wood alcohol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the...

First Rabies Case for 2020 Reported in Garrett County

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department Environmental Health Services of the Garrett County Health Department, in conjunction with Animal Control of the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office, reports the first case of laboratory-confirmed...

Derogatory Sign Investigation

Date and Time: 7/6/2020 at approximately 9:00pm to 7/7/2020 at 6:00 am Location(s): 36000 Block of Garrett Highway, Accident, Garrett County, Maryland 21520 Suspect(s): Unknown Narrative: On 7/7/2020 at approximately 1:52pm, the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack...

Garrett County Reports 19th Positive COVID-19 Case

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department received notification of one additional positive COVID-19 case which brings the county’s total positive cases for Garrett County residents to 19. The new positive is a male in his...

Saving the Lake from Invasive Species

Shared with Permission from Mr. Kevin Dodge: "Every summer since 2015, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Park Service has contracted with the Garrett College Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology program to hire students to work as launch stewards at...

A Message from Garrett County Sheriff Rob Corley

Media Release July 8th 2020 The Country is currently facing multiple challenges from the COVID19 pandemic to racial issues, the use of force by law enforcement and the protests that have followed. In Garrett County we are not immune to these concerns, I will leave...

GRMC Visitation Info

As of July 1st, Garrett Regional Medical Center’s main entrance has re-opened for patients and visitors. Everyone entering the building will be screened and are required to wear a mask at all times. Patients will be allowed one adult visitor during designated visiting...

Keep Your Pets Safe this 4th of July!

The 4th of July is the busiest time for shelters - and not in a good way. Many of us know how to keep our beloved 4-legged family members safe, but with neighborhood gatherings, family and friends visiting, and just the outdoor nature of the holiday, sometimes a door...

Additional Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Available in Garrett County

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department, operating in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Health and other state and local partners, is offering drive-thru testing without the need for an appointment or a doctor’s...

No Cost COVID-19 Testing Sites

Garrett County Health Department drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunities: Northern Middle School: 371 Pride Parkway, Accident, June 26, 7 am-1 pm Garrett County Health Department in the lot located between the Garrett Health Department and Mountain Laurel Medical...

Local Groups Working to Eliminate Food Insecurity

Garrett County Community Action is the non-profit that has been appointed to manage all local contributions related to COVID-19 such as homemade face coverings, food assistance, volunteer sign-ups, and cash donations. Community Action has announced nonperishable food...

GRMC Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Press Release Garrett Regional Medical Center celebrates 70th anniversary OAKLAND, MD The history of the hospital dates back to 1946, when George W. Loar, a resident of Oakland, left the town $135,000 in his will to be used for the construction of a county hospital....

Two COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Opportunities Scheduled in the County

NEWS RELEASE June 22, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Opportunities Announced for Persons without Symptoms By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department will be offering two “Drive-Thru” COVID-19...

Communities Participate in Physical Activity Challenges

Community Planning Groups across Garrett County are using alternative approaches during June to motivate their communities to increase physical activity. The theme for the overall project is “Every body needs physical exercise.” This physical activity program stresses...

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