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The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 67 and a low around 46. A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. The chance of precipitation overnight is 90%.

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained — view the press conference video below, the presentation slides, or press release on the changes taking place tomorrow, March 12 at 5pm.

The Garrett County Health Department currently has openings for COVID-19 vaccination appointments in March and has launched a form for persons to indicate their interest in receiving the vaccine.

Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL recently said, “While we are still reviewing the (CMS) guidance, the indication that nursing home residents can visit with their loved ones is welcome news that we fully support.” According to the updated guidance, facilities should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the resident, or visitor, unless certain scenarios arise that would limit visitation.

Join the MD Fishing Roundtable at noon to discuss the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI) and its importance for the angling community. Online: meet.google.com/nin-oxru-zju or by phone: (US) +1 413-308-2423‬ PIN: ‪687 957 026‬#

Put-and-take trout anglers need to take notice that Closure 1 trout management areas are closed to fishing from March 7 until March 27. Closure 2 areas will be closed from March 21 to March 27. Closure 0 areas remain open at all times. To understand the different closure areas, descriptions can be found in the Maryland Fishing Guide or the trout management areas map link on the trout stocking website.

Funds remain available in the Hotel Relief Grant fund. Eligible Garrett County hotel, motel, and bed & breakfast establishments are encouraged to apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE – MARCH 15, 2021. Learn more.

We wanted to share an update on the 2021 Music at Penn Alps season!