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Yesterday turned out to be pretty good in the afternoon, but was a bit cooler.  Today we can expect sun, with a high near 66 degrees and a southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low around 47. Looking ahead, Saturday looks to get down into the mid-thirties.  Yes, you read that right.

Somebody please tell me where the first half of September went?  Time is flying as we are more isolated. I would expect the opposite, but other folks have expressed the same experience.

The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County yesterday announced a new “Learning at Home” resource page on its website, which can be found at https://www.relib.net/learningathome.  This page describes the many ways in which the Library can support students learning through Schoology this year, as well as homeschooling students and their parents.  It includes lists of free educational websites, a description of equipment available at the Library, links to Library online resources, and plenty of other links.

The County Commissioners have announced the agenda for their next public meeting on September 22nd at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/  To comment on agenda items – please send to gccomments@garrettcounty.org

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Oakland has announceed that weekday masses will resume October 5th.  Masses will be held Monday through Wednesday at 12 Noon.  Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Each year, the Community Development Network of Maryland sponsors a full week of events to highlight the work and economic impact of the community development industry across Maryland.  This year’s event series will take place September 30th – October 8th. Here’s a link to the program, which is quite good and all ONLINE! Check it all out.

With multiple companies racing to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine but one in three Americans saying they wouldn’t get vaccinated, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s States that Vaccinate the Most. WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of vaccinated children to share of people without health insurance to flu vaccination rate among adults. Here’s the scoop on where Maryland stands (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 4th – Influenza Vaccination Rate in Children Aged 6 Months to 17 Years Old
  • 5th – Share of Teenagers Aged 13-17 with Up-To-Date HPV Vaccination
  • 8th – Share of Teenagers Aged 13-17 with MenACWY Vaccination
  • 4th – Flu Vaccination Coverage Rate Among Adults
  • 25th – Share of Adults with Tetanus Vaccination
  • 18th – Share of Adults Aged 60 and Older with Zoster Vaccination
  • 3rd – Share of Children 19-35 Months old Living in Poverty with Combined 7-Vaccine Series
  • 14th – Share of Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population without Health Insurance Coverage
  • 27th – Share of Children Under 6 Years Old Participating in an Immunization Information System