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Oakland “Run for It”

If you enjoy bringing your furry friends to the Oakland Dog Park, this is your opportunity to help us keep our Dog Park clean and beautiful. The Clean and Green Team, one of several revitalization teams formed in 2016 to assist with revitalization projects for...

Wreaths Across America Request

On Friday, September 11th, 2020, Wreaths Across America calls for every American to stand outside and wave a flag for one minute at 8:46AM and then again at 9:03 AM. At 8:46 a.m., On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines...

New Round of Quit Now Classes Begin September 2nd and September 30th

News Release For Immediate Release:  August 24, 2020 Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689 New Round of Quit Now Classes Begin September 4th and September 30th By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health...

Little Yough Family Flicks Schedule

Little Yough Family Flicks is a free event offered by The Mayor and Town Council of Oakland, MD, The Oakland Heritage Community Foundation, Inc., and the Greater Oakland Business Association. The event is a showcase of four family-friendly movies on Friday evenings in...

Garrett County COVID-19 Dashboard Is Being Revised

NEWS RELEASE August 18, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Garrett County COVID-19 Dashboard Is Being Revised By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department is updating the COVID-19 dashboard on their website, garretthealth.org, to...

CIVID-19 Community Testing Opportunity Scheduled for August 26

NEWS RELEASE August 18, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Community Testing Opportunity Scheduled By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department, in cooperation with local and state partners, is offering free drive-thru community...

GRMC Welcomes new general surgeon, Jonathan E. Tannebaum, MD

Press Release GRMC Welcomes new general surgeon, Jonathan E. Tannebaum, MD (Oakland, MD)- Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) welcomes new board-certified general surgeon to Garrett Surgical Group, Jonathan E. Tannebaum. Dr. Tannebaum graduated from Jefferson...

95th Birthday Party Ceremony

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the official Birthday Party for Deep Creek Lake on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from noon – 5 pm at the Garrett County Visitors Center, located at 15 Visitors Center Drive McHenry, MD 21541. The public is welcome to...

ACM, FSU, GC to host joint capital projects event

Western Maryland’s three institutions of higher education are jointly hosting an event highlighting the state and local support they have received for new capital projects on each campus. The three-part event will take place on Friday, August 28th, starting at Garrett...

Ruth Enlow Library Hiring Associate

Library Associate – 40 hours per week with benefits at the Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland.  Starting pay is $14.50/hr. Duties: Plans, publicizes and hosts programs and events under the direction of the Programming Supervisor. Provides reference and readers’ advisory...

McHenry Spec Building Completed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Myers Communications Coordinator Garrett County Government 203 South Fourth Street Oakland, MD 21550 301-334-7242 smyers@garrettcounty.org  McHenry Spec Building Completed August 4, 2020, Oakland, MD – The Board of Garrett County...

Health Department Schedules Back to School Immunization Clinics

News Release For Immediate Release:  August 4, 2020 Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689 Health Department Schedules Back to School Immunization Clinics By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health...

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...