Wednesday October 28

Today we have a chance of showers, mainly before 2:00 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55 degrees and a west wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30% during the day, rising to 70% during the evening. This evening we have a chance of showers before 2:00 am, then rain likely after 2:00 am. Cloudy, with a low around 48.

Here’s a very nice “Fall Photo” as submitted by Charles Buffington, showing the nice colors, calm waters and docks brought up on shore for the winter.  Pretty soon all the leaves will be off the trees.  Thanks Charles.

Chuck Buffington 10-26-20

Fall Photo

There have been 39 new COVID-19 cases in Garrett County since the last case information released by the health department on October 22nd. These cases include: three  individuals 10-19 years old, six individuals in their 20s, four in their 30s, nine in their 40s, 13 in their 50s, three in their 70s and one in her 90s.  Looks like it is across all age groups. Some numbers on the Garrett County Health Department website,, will continue to be updated daily, but case number will be updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For more information call 301.334.7770 or 301.895.3111.

Garrett County Health Department and Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) also sent out a joint press release yesterday afternoon.  Garrett County has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, with an infection rate now above the state average (emphasis added). The recent spike has been linked through contract tracing conducted by the Garrett County Heath Department to an increase in social gatherings among friends and family. Please read the press release, follow the directives and tell others in your “friends, family and work circle” to do the same.  This is important and concerning.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many hard-working Maryland residents are facing extraordinary financial, legal and food insecurity issues, which are already straining the limits of our civil justice system. To help Maryland residents address and resolve these issues, the Maryland Attorney General and Maryland Access to Justice Commission launched the COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force. The Task Force is hosting a webinar this evening at 6:00 pm on understanding unemployment benefits. Go to the YouTube Link: Phone: 301.715.8592; Meeting ID: 992 6583 5783; Passcode: 594946

On a more positive note, don’t forget to visit the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Oakland today from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is the last Summer market for the year, with the winter markets starting on November 7th.

Well, it’s “hump day” folks and soon we will be sliding down the hump towards the completion of another week and into the weekend.  Have a great rest of the week!


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