The Connecticut Department of Public Health today confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 within the Town of Lyme. 

The first thing I want to say, on behalf of the entire Lyme community, is that our thoughts and prayers for a complete recovery are with this individual, their family and their loved ones.

For the community at large, our main goal continues to be slowing the spread of the virus.  The best way to do that is to practice social distancing and to follow the other public health recommendations that have been issued – everything from frequently washing your hands to eliminating all non-essential travel. 

For the most up-to-date information on the state’s public health guidance and other resources, residents are encouraged to visit We need to take our public health experts’ advice to heart and limit any unnecessary person-to-person contact until further notice.  These efforts are essential to help reduce the spread of the virus and limit the number of people who may become infected.

The Town’s COVID-19 Response Team and our Emergency Management Department are continuing to follow the comprehensive emergency response plans we have developed, practiced and refined over many years.

  • Our first responders – our fire company, our volunteer ambulance service and our Emergency Management Department – are mobilized and ready.
  • Our volunteer coordination effort has begun in anticipation of furthering outreach to our most vulnerable residents.
  • We continue to communicate and work closely with the Ledge Light Health District, the State Department of Public Health, the Governor’s office and other state and local partners.
  • The Town website and Facebook page continue to be updated with the latest public health news and information.
  • All residents continue to be encouraged to sign up for the Town email list on our website’s home page to receive important public health updates by email.

Our emergency response team will be on the job until it’s over. 

We will get through this, together.

Stay Safe.  Stay at Home.

Steven Mattson
First Selectman