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Garrett County Government Facilities Reopening for Public Use

Nearly a year ago, on March 22, 2020, Garrett County Government closed County facilities and limited county operations to comply with Maryland Governor Hogan’s Executive Order in response to COVID-19. Through the pandemic, Garrett County Government employees have...

Space Heater Safety Tips

Deputy State Fire Marshals concluded an electric heater was the cause of an early morning fire in Garrett County where two cats are believed to have perished. This was the first of two fires in our Western Region where space heaters were the cause. Citizens are...

Garrett College Board Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Contributor

The Board of Trustees of Garrett College announced that it is inviting nominations for the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Garrett College.  This award is typically presented in May as part of Garrett’s commencement ceremony, but alternative arrangements may...

County Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Complications Reaches 60

County Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Complications Reaches 60 By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Sadly, the Health Department has been notified of additional deaths due to COVID-19 complications this week, bringing the total county deaths to 60...

GCHD Receives Vaccine Shipments Delayed by Weather

GCHD Receives Vaccine Shipments Delayed by Weather By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department is pleased to announce that enough COVID-19 vaccine doses were received on Monday to be able to fulfill all vaccine appointments...

County Commissioners Announce Public Meeting Agenda

County Commissioners Announce Public Meeting Agenda Last Updated on Feb 22, 2021 at 3:32pm | Board of Commissioners PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA Monday, March 1, 2021 Meeting will be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/ Agenda Session Times are...

PAS @ Oakland Is Staying Connected with Virtual Programming

PAS @ Oakland Is Staying Connected with Virtual Programming Staying connected! That’s what the Partners After School (PAS) @ Oakland is doing with its programming this school year. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, it put the staff and the students in a very difficult...

DCL POA News

Last week the Deep Creek Lake Property Owner's Association Board of Directors held a Special Meeting to consider making a one-time contribution to the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation to allow the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to purchase an additional Water...

Oakland Swears in New Police Officer

The Town of Oakland has officially welcomed its newest police officer. Mayor Jay Moyer administered the oath of office to Police Academy Graduate, Patrolman Bryson Bittinger at a special ceremony at Oakland City Hall on Friday, February 12, 2021. Bittinger, the son of...

Friday Vaccine Clinic Appointments Rescheduled Due to Delayed Shipments

The Garrett County Health Department today announced that the Vaccination Clinic scheduled at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park for tomorrow, Friday, February 19th, has been cancelled due to delayed shipments of vaccine from the federal government. All...

State and Local Update on Vaccination Rollout

State and Local Update on Vaccination Rollout By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Governor Larry Hogan provided an update on Maryland’s vaccination initiatives as well as other COVID-19 items during a press conference Thursday. His update included...

February GCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Filled

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Garrett County Health Department is not currently taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations. February appointments are fully booked and no March appointments are currently being scheduled. “We are glad that there is...

Narcan Distribution Underway Around Garrett County

The Garrett County Health Departing is sponsoring the distribution of Narcan at community sites around the county. Individuals can pick up Narcan and receive education on how to administer it. Narcan is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It can...

2021 “If I Were a Mayor” Essay Contest

Although we successfully pivoted the 2020 “If I Were Mayor, I would…” Essay contest, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 contest is back and will be implemented in full. We’re excited to continue one of the League’s long-standing traditions, educating Maryland’s...

Herrington Manor Ski Report: 2-3-21

Herrington Manor State Park Ski Report Park open daily 8am - sunset COVID-19 Update (December 18, 2020): In accordance with Governor Hogan's emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, state agencies have temporarily suspended in-person...

2021 Mayor’s Essay Contest Announced

2021 Mayor’s Essay Contest Announced The Maryland Municipal League (MML) invites all eligible Maryland 4th graders to participate in the “If I were Mayor” essay contest. This year’s theme is Teamwork through flexibility, respect, leadership, and civility. Maryland...

PAC’s name:  Performing Arts Center at Garrett College

The Performing Arts Center at Garrett College will be the official name of the new facility currently under construction on the college’s McHenry campus. The Garrett College Board of Trustees last Tuesday unanimously approved the new name for the facility, which had...

Garrett County Has Vaccinated 9% of County Residents

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Garrett County has vaccinated 9% of county residents. That’s the third-highest rate in the state, which is at 6% at this time. The county has a limited supply of vaccine doses to meet the great demand for the COVID-19...