The weather today will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69 and a low around 47. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
There are just a few more days left to get the Ultimate Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake maps. For a pledge of $20, you’ll get one map of the entire County and one map with detailed views of Deep Creek Lake and the eight incorporated towns. See the details listed in our marketplace under miscellaneous.
There is an emergency blood and platelet shortage. The Red Cross must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to give now to overcome this current shortage.
The Garrett County Health Department has BinaxNOW COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits available for local businesses. Any businesses interested in obtaining tests can call the Personal Health Unit at (301) 334-7770 and ask to speak with Eric or Jessica.
U.S. News and World Report has recognized UPMC-Western Maryland as Western Maryland’s Best Hospital for 2021-2022. In addition, the facility is named as “High Performing” in six specialty service areas, including heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, COPD, and pneumonia. For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments may be scheduled at the Garrett County Health Department in Oakland today. Call 301-334-7698 for assistance.
Children’s Story Time is today from 10:30 am – 11:00 am at the Ruth Enlow Library in Kitzmiller
The weekly Group Bike Ride from the Oakland Town Parking Lot will be tonight at 5:30pm. Every Tuesday.