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The weather will be partly sunny with scattered showers with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm; a high near 67 and a low around 58. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Governor Hogan will be lifting the “Stay at. Home” order and will be implementing a “Safer at Home” order as of tomorrow at 5pm with local jurisdictions having the flexibility to move to Phase 1 of his recovery plan. The Garrett County Commissioners will be holding a meeting today at 1pm to direct the specifics of the local orders; it will be streamed on Facebook @Garrett County Government.

Mountain Laurel Medical Center has earned a Community Health Resources Commission grant in the amount of $195,000 over two years. The funding will go to the food security and diabetes management programs.

Tri-County Council of Western Maryland serves as a source for financing for small businesses seeking to locate or expand in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties. Loan amounts range from $10,000 to $500,000 for business acquisition, building improvements, equipment purchases, business start-up costs, working capital, and more.

A local economic recovery task force developed the “Garrett County Roadmap to Reopening: Best Practices for Businesses & Attractions.” You may utilize this document as a tool to help to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 as a customer or visitor to local store or service-based business.

A special thanks to Kelsey Brinegar for sharing her “Oriole in the Snow” photo with us: