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POLICE CHECKING LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING CLOSURE

The Cumberland Police Department would like to let you know that we are still on the job and patrolling the city.  We realize that several businesses are closed; therefore, we are spending extra time checking on them day and night. We are asking  the City’s business owners and managers to take the time to contact…

COUNTY OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS HELP

The Allegany County Commissioners have established the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Fund, providing a one-time grant award of $2500.00; there is no repayment required. Certain criteria are required, including a physical address in the county; no more than 15 full time employees; and, the ability to demonstrate a 50 per cent or more loss in…

COUNTY, F.S.U. LAUNCH GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

Amethyst Technologies, LLC is forming Aeon Technologies and entering into a partnership with Frostburg State University and Allegany County Government after 13 years of successfully developing laboratories to international standards for the U.S. government in the United States, Africa and Asia. The affiliation will capitalize on expanding opportunities for laboratory testing, quality assurance services and…

NO NEW COVID-19 IN GARRETT COUNTY

Garrett County has reported no additional cases of COVID-19, even as the numbers of confirmed cases in Maryland continues to rise. The Garrett County Health Department is currently closed to the general public; however, certain essential services are continuing. Most staff members are working from home. The county, as a whole, remains under a Declaration…

ALLEGANY COUNTY and FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY LAUNCH GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH AEON TECHNOLOGIES

Amethyst Technologies, LLC is forming Aeon Technologies and entering into a partnership with Frostburg State University and Allegany County Government after 13 years of successfully developing laboratories to international standards for the US government in the United States, Africa, and Asia. The affiliation will capitalize on expanding opportunities for laboratory testing, quality assurance services, and…

Garrett County Health Department Office Status

The Garrett County Health Department is currently closed to the general public, however certain essential services are continuing. Most staff members are working from home and providing services to their clients over the phone. A core group of staff is coordinating Garrett County’s response to COVID-19. Patients receiving clinical services should call if they have…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

POLICE CHECKING LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING CLOSURE

The Cumberland Police Department would like to let you know that we are still on the job and patrolling the city.  We realize that several businesses are closed; therefore, we are spending extra time checking on them day and night. We are asking  the City’s business owners and managers to take the time to contact…

Garrett County Reports No New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Fortunately, Garrett County has not received notification of any additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 since it announced its third case on Monday, March 23rd. However, Garrett County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline, staffed by nurses and established to answer questions about medical information associated with the pandemic, has been very busy the last few days.  …

ALLEGANY COUNTY UPDATE ON COVID-19 TESTING

The Allegany County Health Department and Allegany County Government report the following update on local COVID-19 testing to date:   Allegany County residents tested positive for COVID-19 0 Allegany County residents tested negative for COVID-19 202 Allegany County residents with COVID-19 results pending 80 Total Allegany County residents tested for COVID-19 282   Laboratories are…

COUNTY OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS HELP

The Allegany County Commissioners have established the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Fund, providing a one-time grant award of $2500.00; there is no repayment required. Certain criteria are required, including a physical address in the county; no more than 15 full time employees; and, the ability to demonstrate a 50 per cent or more loss in…

Garrett County Reports No New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Garrett County has reported no additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, even as the numbers of confirmed cases in Maryland continues to rise, reaching 580 today. Garrett County Health Department is leading the coordination of the county COVID-19 response with participation from other essential agencies through the local Emergency Operation Center. Using technology to connect agency…

UPMC Western Maryland announces singular entrance and screening guidelines

In order to ensure the safest environment possible for care during the COVID-19 pandemic, as of noon on Thursday, March 26, all access to UPMC Western Maryland will be restricted to the Medical Arts Center (MAC) entrance. This entrance is located at the rear of the hospital adjacent to the parking garage. Additionally, all visitors…

Health Officer Orders Transient Rentals Closed in Garrett County

As one of the responses to the COVID-19 situation, the Garrett County Health Officer, with the support of the Board of Garrett County Commissioners, has ordered all transient rentals in Garrett County to be closed effective March 27, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. This closing does not include hotels or motels. Garrett County is unique because…

UPMC Western Maryland announces singular entrance and screening guidelines

In order to ensure the safest environment possible for care during the COVID-19 pandemic, as of noon on Thursday, March 26, all access to UPMC Western Maryland will be restricted to the Medical Arts Center (MAC) entrance. This entrance is located at the rear of the hospital adjacent to the parking garage. Additionally, all employees,…

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