Thursday June 18

The weather will be mostly cloudy, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. A high will be near 67 and the low will be around 58.

Congratulations to the recipients of the county’s Work Ethic Diploma!

We had reported that the Oakland Pocket Park Movies were canceled for the 2020 season but the town of Oakland is now looking into alternative strategies to safely continue this event. We will keep you posted!

The drive through COVID-19 testing station will be closing at Garrett Regional Medical Center as of June 19th. The testing will be resuming at the hospital Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturdays 7am to noon. Patients with physicians’ orders to receive a COVID-19 test are asked to check-in through the emergency department for screening and to keep a mask on at all times while inside the hospital.

A COVID-19 outbreak has been reported in neighboring Preston County, WV has been traced to travelers to and from Myrtle Beach. Eight people have tested positive, and all eight recently returned from a trip to Myrtle Beach. Health officials urge residents who have traveled back from Myrtle Beach, or any other crowded vacation destination in the last two weeks to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The Garrett County Economic Development Department has sent out its newsletter summarizing business COVID-19 resources. Mike mentioned the two local grants yesterday but there’s additional information from a few state and federal agencies, too.

The Ruth Enlow Library will be reopening on a limited basis on Monday, June 22. Here are the specific guidelines.

Take a look at our Featured Photo of the Month! Thank you, Betsy!

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