Tuesday March 31

Yesterday was quite windy but sunny and nice.  Today will be cloudy, with isolated showers after 2:00 pm, and with a high of 45 degrees. Rain is likely after 8:00 pm with a low around 35.

Yesterday morning Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced an Executive Order which institutes a Stay at Home Directive. “No Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job, or for an essential reason such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.” The order went into effect at 8:00 pm yesterday. Here’s a link to the announcement press conference.

As of yesterday morning, testing sites located in Garrett County have processed specimens on a total of 113 individuals.  The database of test results for Garrett County residents shows 66 negatives and has held stable at three positives. Of the remaining 44 specimens, most are still pending, but some of these undefined results represent individuals who reside outside of Garrett County.

Accurate COVID-19 information is critical for our Garrett County community. For the most current and accurate information about the situation, please refer to the following, as provided by the Garrett County Health Department.  Note their new FAQ page, as listed and linked below as well:

  • Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard: org/covid-19-information/. Local information as well as links to State and National resources.
  • Health Department Frequently Ask Questions Page: ly/covid-19-answers
  • Garrett County COVID-19 Medical Hotline: 301-334-7698
  • Garrett County Government’s COVID-19 Page: org/covid-19

Here’s a link to a strong and clear statement from Maryland Department of Natural Resources that covers use of state parks and related facilities, boating, etc. during the crisis.  It is worth a read for sure.

Sherry at Bear Creek Traders and Perkins asked us to inform readers that both institutions in McHenry are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Please be sure to support those businesses and all others when they re-open, as they are a core foundational component of the Deep Creek Lake area.  And don’t forget some businesses also have carry-out open at this time, so take a break from cooking once in a while and support our advertisers that make Deep Creek Times possible.

Speaking of carry-out, the Manor Steakhouse in Oakland just announced their menu and process for takeout, which is now available from Thursday’s – Saturday’s from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. You can call them at 240.488.1104 for more information or to place an order. They will deliver the order right out to the car.  Here’s some additional specifics: https://themanorsteakhouse.com/
*Call The Manor Steakhouse
240-488-1104.  Our staff will let you know when your order will be ready for pickup.
*All orders must be paid with credit card

*Please drive to the right side of the restaurant to our side entrance (there will be signs for your convenience).*Call again that you have arrived and provide the make of your vehicle so that we can deliver the correct order to you.

*A staff member will bring the order to you and your receipt will be attached.
Again, please be sure to check-out our other advertisers that offer carry out.  Here’s our regular  dining guide for you to do a little research on what you and the family are in the mood for before you call to verify carry-out. While some restaurants are completely closed, other local eateries are open for take-out.  Here’s a list for you to see what is available.  It is changing continually, so be sure to check-back from time-to-time.  Please consider take-out as a way to support our local small business owners as they try to weather the COVID-19 closure storm.  Here’s the link to the list.
Be safe, healthy and happy dear readers…