The weather today will be cloudy then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 62. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. A chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible, after 9am. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Maryland State Highway historic road marker is today, Tuesday, June 8 at 12-noon. The reception will be held at 2008 Maryland Highway (Rte. 135) to mark the Garrett County Roads Workers Strike of 1970. On hand for the installation was Tom Holler, a retired Garrett County Roads Department worker and son of strike participant Lyden Holler.
U.S. Census data can be overwhelming but there are valuable insights available to the public. The Bureau has compiled “Data Gems” tutorials on how to access local information.
I heard from my sister-in-law last night that local daycare centers have very strict COVID-19 protocols. We’re not out of the woods yet. Current COVID-19 numbers for Garrett County are: 2,036 Confirmed Positive Test Results (Garrett County Residents) and 64 COVID-19 Related Deaths (Garrett County Residents).
Eligible small businesses, nonprofits, sole proprietors, and independent contractors can still apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. SBA is still accepting applications.
Also, on Saturday, June 12th the Town of Oakland, Maryland will host the “Kick Off to Summer” event from 2 pm to 6 pm in downtown Oakland. Activities include a cornhole tournament, a Beer Walk, food vendors, live music, sidewalk sales, artist exhibits, kid’s activities, a car show, and much more.