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The weather for today will include a chance of showers, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees and a low of 31 in the evening hours, with a west wind of six to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Don’t forget to submit your guess on what/where the “aerial photo” I took out in California is.  See yesterday’s Daily Notes for the photo and submission instructions.  Go ahead, take a shot at it for a chance to win some Deep Creek Times “bling.”

Well, the world and our small piece of it here in Garrett County seems to be truly consumed with the COVID-19 outbreak and related emergency declarations and requirements. With the closure of all state restaurants, bars, movie theaters and gyms, things have changed from a services standpoint as well as from a health standpoint.  I did stop by Brenda’s Pizzeria last evening to get some of their (still available) takeout from the lower-level.  Great food as always and JB, Jeanne and team were really doing a great job serving their many take-out customers.  Other restaurants in the area are open for take-out (only) as well, so call your favorite restaurant to see if they are open and doing take-out.

Check out the new, lower price of $45,000 (to be reduced from $52,500) for this nice boat offered in our online marketplace section. You can call the seller, Jerry, at 301.616.8585 for more information. Summer will be here before we know it! Be ready…

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New, Reduced Price

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. has released a statement on COVID-19-related business insurance issues and a place to register complaints.  You can find it here. Here’s a statement video from Governor Hogan as well, announcing closures and guidelines.

Here’s the latest update (3/16) on COVID-19 from the Garrett County Health Department: There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Garrett or Allegany County as of Monday, March 16th at 10:00 am. There are 37 confirmed cases in Maryland, with the nearest cases in Carroll and Montgomery County. This is an ever-changing situation and we will continue to do daily updates. For up-to-date COVID-19 information, please visit where you will find links to both Statewide and National resources or call the local COVID-19 Hotline number at 301-334-7698.

Stay healthy folks…