Wednesday April 8

Apr 8, 2020

The weather for today includes a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9:00 am, then a slight chance of showers between 9:00 am and noon. Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 63. Northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of more rain in the wee hours over night and a low of about 42.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Garrett County Landfill will continue on the winter schedule. The landfill will remain open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm for residential and commercial haulers and on Saturdays from 8:00 am. until 12:00 pm for residential use only. On Saturdays, the landfill scales and cell are not open; no commercial or large loads will be accepted. Residential users will have access to the refuse and recycling containers at the scale house.

Unfortunately, Tuesday’s announcement of 12 additional COVID-19 deaths brought the state’s coronavirus-related death toll to 103, an increase of about 54% in the past two days. Garrett County remains at four confirmed cases and no deaths.

People report that more folks in the County have been wearing masks while out and about, which is good news.  Our citizens also seem to be heeding the social distancing guidelines, which is also good news.  Hopefully we will remain a low-level outlier COVID-wise.

The Chamber of Commerce did a good job of putting on their coronavirus information webinar for small businesses yesterday morning.  They had speakers from the Small Business Administration as well as state representatives.  There are definitely some programs available and definitely a lot of people needing financial relief to keep their businesses afloat during this crisis.  I did hear that a number of local banks are basically at their current limit relative to accepting and processing Payroll Protection Program loans for small enterprises.  If you are interested, call your lender in advance to see where they are and where they stand on possibly accepting in the future.

With nearly all of the 50 states in some form of lockdown to fight the spread of COVID-19, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos. To see the full report and where Maryland and other states ranked, click this link.

The Manor Steakhouse has several dinner Carryout options available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings that they asked us to share. Their chef has created some excellent dinners for you as they continue their take-out with an expanded menu. Call them at 240.488.1104 for more info or to order in advance.  I can truly say that I have never had a bad meal there and the food quality is excellent. Here’s their menu for you… Tell ’em Deep Creek Times sent ya!

Manor Tavern

Manor Tavern Take-Out Menu

Have a great Wednesday folks…

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