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Health Department Accepting Appointments for Flu Vaccine

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department will be offering flu vaccine by appointment only this season. There will not be mass clinics and walk-ins cannot be accommodated in order to comply with...

No Cost COVID-19 Testing: 18 Years of Age or Under

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department is offering no-cost nasopharyngeal COVID-19 community testing beginning October 22, 2020.  To be eligible for testing, individuals must be 18 years of age or under. In order to obtain...

Cases of COVID-19 Increasing in Garrett County; Up to 117 Cases

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department received additional positive COVID-19 results that bring the current county total to 117. The new positive COVID-19 cases include a female from 0-9 years, a female from 10-19 years, a...

Spread in Garrett County COVID Cases Tied to Social Situations

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department is currently doing an extensive round of contact tracing due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks. This contact tracing and a review of the positive case statistics...

Garrett County Notified of Seven Additional COVID-19 Cases

NEWS RELEASE October 16, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Garrett County Notified of Seven Additional COVID-19 Cases By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team The Garrett County Health Department received seven additional positive COVID-19 results, bringing the...

Oakland volunteer team beautifies town

Last week the Clean and Green team placed lovely mums in the planters around downtown Oakland.  This is the 3rd year the team, composed of volunteers, has kept the planters filled with summer and fall flowers. The mums were purchased by the team using prize money they...

DCWST Announces Opening of Registration for the 2020-21 Winter Season

Deep Creek Winter Sports Team has opened registration for its 2020-2021 season; details are available on the team website at dcwst.org. DCWST is a US Ski and Snowboard (USSS) member club for athletes aged 7 to 18 competing in Alpine ski-racing and Snow-boarding. DCWST...

GCPS Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The month of October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Over the past few years, local businesses have played a vital role in allowing Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) students with disabilities to engage in work-based learning...

Terry Helbig Named the 2020 Autumn Glory Honorary Golden Ambassador

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has named Terry Helbig as the 2020 Honorary Golden Ambassador of the 53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s Virtual Autumn Glory Kick-Off Event on October 7, 2020. The Golden Ambassador...

Play Hard, Live Clean Campaign Promotes Clean Lifestyle

During the 2019-2020 school year, each public school in Garrett County participated in the Garrett County Health Department’s Play Hard, Live Clean (PHLC) campaign, a healthy lifestyle campaign designed to encourages youth to make good choices by recognizing and...

Blood Drive Scheduled for October 16th

The American Red Cross and the Garrett County Health Department will host a blood drive on Friday, October 16, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad at 200 Baltimore Avenue, Oakland, MD. All donors at this blood drive with a valid email address...

The Library is Open with Resources

For students and parents looking for resources this school year, the Ruth Enlow Library is your place to visit! The library has been open for a while and they want to help you find what you need - whether it’s online or in person (with a mask). Offering online...

Garrett Regional Medical Center celebrates 70th anniversary

As Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) celebrates its 70th anniversary this month amidst a national pandemic, the small community hospital originally established in 1950 continues to evolve to meet the needs of the community to which it is dedicated. From its start...

Garrett County Economic Development Update

Michael Hough, Garrett County Director of Economic Development, has announced his resignation effective November 10, 2020. Mr. Hough joined Garrett County Economic Development after his retirement as the Western Maryland and Pennsylvania Regional President of BB&T...

Missing Juvenile from Grantsville, MD

The Maryland State Police is currently looking for a missing runaway juvenile.  The missing child is Danelle Ruth Miller, 14 years of age. She was last seen on Wednesday, 10/7/20, at approximately 1230 hours when she left her residence in the Grantsville area of...

Secret Shopper Campaign to Reduce Under 21 Alcohol Sales

In the upcoming weeks, Secret Shoppers will be visiting local alcohol retail establishments to assess ID checking practices.  Secret Shoppers, all of whom are of legal age to purchase alcohol but young enough to trigger an ID check, will hand a green card...

Fourth Rabies Case of 2020 Confirmed

Environmental Health Services of the Garrett County Health Department reports the fourth case of laboratory-confirmed rabies for 2020 in Garrett County. An unvaccinated feral barn cat, submitted from the Oakland area to the Maryland Department of Health laboratory,...

The CDC Recommend Lower Risk, Limited Contact Halloween Activities

Although many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading respiratory illnesses, there are alternative ways to participate in Halloween that can reduce the risk. “We realize that everyone wants to return to normal activities, but it’s important to...

Walking Take Back Collects Prescription Drugs for Disposal

News Release For Immediate Release:  September 28, 2020 Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689 Walking Take Back Collects Prescription Drugs for Disposal By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department A “Walking Take Back” Event was...

9 holes + 9 holes = Thousand Acres Golf Club

Thousand Acres Golf Club, at Deep Creek Lake MD, proudly welcomes back Bob Raley as the new club General Manager.  Bob launched his career with Thousand Acres in 2007, with the construction of the first nine holes, currently available for play.  He returns this month...

Heritage Area Announces Annual Autumn Glory Turkey Trail

As part of the 53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival, the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area is once again celebrating the event’s roots by promoting area turkey dinners through the Turkey Trail. The Turkey Trail features a local map along with a listing...

2020 FAVORITE: Jason Shaw Music

2020 Deep Creek Times Favorite Professional: Jason Shaw Music Jason Shaw Music provides professional live and DJ music to the Garrett County area. Jason is considered the "house band" at Mountain State Brewing Co and also performs at Dutch's, Black Bear, the Honi,...