Free Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at Lymes’ Senior Center Jul. 11

On Monday, Jul. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD), in collaboration with the Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association, will hold a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Lymes’ Senior Center offering the Moderna vaccine. The clinic is free and open to the public. No appointment, insurance or ID is necessary.

Only the Moderna vaccine will be available at this clinic for individuals 18 years or older who need a first or second dose (i.e., a primary vaccine series) or who are eligible for a first or second booster dose. 

The following groups are eligible for a first booster shot at this clinic:

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed a primary series of an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine (either Moderna or Pfizer) and for whom it has been at least 5 months since the completion of their primary series.
  • Individuals 18 years of age and older who have had a primary dose of the Janssen Covid-19 vaccine and for whom it has been at least 2 months since their primary dose and who would like to receive an mRNA booster.

The following groups are eligible for a second booster shot at this clinic:

  • Individuals 50 years of age and older who have received a first booster dose of any authorized or approved Covid-19 vaccine, and for whom it has been at least 4 months since their first booster.

Individuals who have been vaccinated previously should bring their CDC vaccination card.   

COVID-19 Community Level Updated to High for New London County

On Friday, May 20, the Ledge Light Health District issued the following statement:

Based on surveillance data available in a new tool created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called COVID-19 Community Levels, the municipalities within Ledge Light Health District are currently classified as High.

 

Community Levels can be low, medium or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID cases in a specific geographical area. CDC recommends taking precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID based on Community Levels in your area. All New London County residents are advised to:

 

You can view the new tool by following this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

 

LLHD continues to focus our vaccination efforts on homebound populations and providing initial vaccinations and boosters to individuals who were vaccinated previously. Information about vaccination opportunities can be found at https://llhd.org/coronavirus-covid-19-situation/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

COVID testing opportunities can be found at COVID-19 Testing | Ledge Light Health District (llhd.org)

 

The following link provides centralized access to Connecticut COVID data: https://data.ct.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-data/wa3g-tfvc/

The Town of Lyme encourages all residents to stay safe.

Effective Mar. 1, Masks Recommended in Town Facilities, but Not Required

Effective March 1, masks will be recommended to be worn in Town facilities by all employees and visitors, but no longer required.  In addition:

  • Town board and commission chairs have the authority to set mask-wearing rules for their committee meetings and to continue with virtual or hybrid meetings.
  • Individual employees have the authority to set mask rules in their offices and facilities.
  • Organizations using Town facilities may set their own masking rules.

 

LLHD, Other COVID Testing Sites To Close Jan. 11-12 Due to Weather Forecast

On Monday, Jan. 10, the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) issued the following statement:

“Based on the frigid temperatures forecasted for the next few days, Ledge Light and Uncas Health Districts, in consultation with their municipal partners, the Connecticut Department of Public Health and our colleagues at Sema4, have decided to cancel the following COVID testing sites in Southeastern Connecticut. The health and safety of our testing partners is of paramount importance, and we greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.

 

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2-6 pm City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton
  • Tuesday, January 11, 3-7 pm, Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Avenue, Norwich
  • Wednesday, January 12, 8-11 am Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford

 

“For up-to-date information about testing opportunities and the pandemic, please visit our websites — Ledge Light Health District at LLHD.org and Uncas Health District at uncashd.org.”

New, Limited Supply of At-Home COVID Self-Tests, N-95 Masks To Be Distributed at Hamburg Fire Station Jan. 11

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Lyme Emergency Management Department will distribute free at-home COVID self-tests and N-95 face masks to Lyme residents, while limited supplies last.  The distribution will be made by the rear of the Hamburg Fire Station. 

  • Proof of Lyme residency is required and drivers must remain in their vehicles while the supplies are distributed.  No walk-ups. 
  • Vehicles will not be allowed to line up earlier than 3:45 p.m.
  • Distribution will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • A box of 20 masks will be given to each car.  Mask supplies are expected to last throughout the two-hour distribution.
  • The at-home test kits will be given out one per car while supplies last. The Town has received 160 of the kits (with each kit containing two tests).  We anticipate the supply to run out early in the distribution period.

To see the flyer for this event, click here.

LLHD New London Testing Site To Be Closed Friday, Jan. 7

On Thursday, Jan. 6, the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) issued the following statement:

“Based on the weather prediction for tomorrow, Friday January 7th, we are canceling the COVID testing clinic planned for 12:00 to 5:00 PM at Ocean Beach Park in New London. This clinic will resume next week at our regularly scheduled time and location. Please check our website at LLHD.org for additional details, schedules, etc. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

 

“Community members and businesses are urged to access up-to-date information regarding the pandemic from reputable sources including the Ledge Light Health District website (www.LLHD.org), Facebook (@LedgeLightHD), Twitter (@LedgeLightHD), and Instagram (@LedgeLightHD).”

At-Home COVID Self-Tests, N-95 Masks Available Free at Hamburg Fire Station Jan. 4

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Lyme Emergency Management Department will distribute free at-home COVID self-tests and N-95 face masks to Lyme residents at the Hamburg Fire Station, while supplies last.  The distribution will be made on a drive-by only basis. 

The Town has received a small number of the test kits and an adequate supply of the face masks:

  • A box of 20 masks will be given to each car and supplies are expected to last throughout the two-hour distribution.
  • The at-home test kits will be given out one per car while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. The Town has only received approximately 50 of the at-home test kits for distribution to residents (with each kit containing two tests).  We expect the supply to run out quickly once distribution starts. At present, the state is unable to project when additional supplies of test kits may become available.  If additional kits become available, the Town will schedule another distribution.

Drivers will be required to show proof of residency in Lyme.  

To see the flyer for this event, click here.