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County Commissioners February 1, 2021 PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA Monday, February 1, 2021 Meeting will be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/ Agenda Session Times are Approximate The Board of County Commissioners may close a portion of this public meeting and move into Executive...

Garrett County Releases Vaccination Progress Timeline

Garrett County Releases Vaccination Progress Timeline By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The supply of COVID-19 vaccine allocated to Garrett County continues to be limited. Appointment links are no longer active on the Garrett County Health Department’s...

Maryland National Guard to Assist Garrett County

By Sarah Myers, Communications Coordinator, Garrett County Government Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens today announced that the Maryland National Guard will assist Garrett County with the local COVID-19 response. The primary task of the guard is to...

Garrett County Releases Updated COVID-19 Statistics

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team As vaccination appointments are opened up on the Health Department’s website for those who are at least 75 years old, testing to detect the COVID-19 illness in county residents continues. The current testing numbers for...

Garrett College recognizes December graduates

Garrett College recognizes December graduates McHenry, MD – Garrett College recently announced those students whose degrees were conferred this past December.  The degrees awarded include Associate in Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Applied...

Just Like You Program Promotes Prescription Safety

News Release For Immediate Release: January 18, 2020 Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689 Just Like You Program Promotes Prescription Safety By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department’s Just...

Garrett County Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team This week the Garrett County Health Department and Garrett Regional Medical Center ramped up their COVID-19 vaccination distribution as additional vaccine shipments reached the county. Following CDC recommendations,...

Free COVID-19 Testing Available 5 Days a Week

Free COVID-19 Testing Available 5 Days a Week Health Department partners with MDH for #MasksOnMaryland campaign By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Garrett County residents now have FREE COVID-19 testing available Monday through Friday in various locations...

How to Drug Proof Your Kids Class Scheduled

How to Drug Proof Your Kids Class Scheduled By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled a virtual class to help parents and caregivers of children in grades 5-12 increase their knowledge...

GC plans to continue with multiple course modalities

Students to have face-to-face, online, remote and split-classes options for spring Garrett College will offer face-to-face classes as one of four learning options planned for the Spring 2021 semester, according to College officials. Traditional online, synchronous...

2021 New Year’s Resolution: Kick the Nicotine Habit!

Looking back to the beginning of this year, nobody could know that all of our New Year’s resolutions should have been to just make it through 2020. The pandemic has put many things into perspective, including what should make it to the top of our New Year’s...

New Health Moms and Babies Case Management Program Launched

Early Care Programs at the Garrett County Health Department has a new case management service designed to help woman who are at risk for substance use disorder or opioid use disorder. Healthy Moms and Babies Case Management is a free service that helps connect clients...

Walker named interim executive director of County United Way

The Board of Directors of County United Way unanimously appointed Michele Walker as interim executive director of the organization earlier this week. Walker has been with County United Way since 1997. “Michele has been with CUW for quite some time and has been...

New Healthy Moms and Babies Case Management Program Launched

New Healthy Moms and Babies Case Management Program Launched By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department Early Care Programs at the Garrett County Health Department has a new case management service designed to help woman who are at risk...

Garrett County Scheduled to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Garrett County Scheduled to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine By Sarah Myers, Communications Coordinator, Garrett County Government December 14, 2020, Oakland, MD – The Maryland Governor’s office over the weekend announced the allocation of the first-round of COVID-19 vaccine...

General Manager Position at Alpine Lake Resort

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for General Manager at Alpine Lake Resort in nearby Terra Alta.  Here's a preliminary job description.  Please send any inquiries to Board president Dennis Uhler at dennisuhler@alpinelake.com Preliminary Job Description for...

Christmas events in Oakland modified due to covid-19

Monday, November 30, 2020 Christmas events modified due to covid-19 Dateline: [Oakland, MD, Nov-20] — Because of safety concerns, the Town of Oakland is modifying Christmas Events in downtown Oakland this year.  However, Town representatives refuse to allow the...

Garrett County Schedules Free Weekly COVID-19 Testing

NEWS RELEASE November 30, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Garrett County Schedules Free Weekly COVID-19 Testing By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Garrett County Health Department and its partners will hold Free COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays...

Contact Tracing Difficult as Cases Surge

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team COVID-19 case counts continue to go up across the region and throughout the country, making it harder and harder for contact tracers to keep up with the surge. “Because of the large number of positive cases across the...

Maryland Launches “Ask the Question” 

Governor's Video Message Annapolis, MD — Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford joined the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for a discussion on efforts to prevent suicide and to launch the "Ask the Question" Campaign....

NWS Office Handling Garrett County Weather Alerts to Be Moved

NWS Office Handling Garrett County Weather Alerts to Be Moved November 17, 2020, Oakland, MD – Garrett County will have their weather forecasts, advisories and alerts handled by a different National Weather Service (NWS) office beginning today November 17. Garrett...

Garrett County Announces Restaurant Relief Fund Program

Garrett County Announces Restaurant Relief Fund Program November 13, 2020, Oakland, MD – A new local grant program, the Garrett County Restaurant Relief Fund, will assist restaurants with expenses associated with adjusting their operations and procedures due to the...

Deborah K Clatterbuck Speaks for the Animals

November 9, 2020 Press Release  Deborah K Clatterbuck Speaks for the Animals On Saturday, November 7, Deborah Clatterbuck was honored with a permanent plaque at the HART Animal Center in celebration of the animals she saved in Garrett County.  If you were to ask Deb...

Garrett County Commissioners Public Meeting Agenda

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Meeting will be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/ Agenda Session Times are Approximate The Board of County Commissioners may close a portion of this public meeting and move into...