The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD), in collaboration with the Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association (OLVNA), has a scheduled a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Lymes’ Senior Center on Wednesday, May 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For the details, see this flyer.
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.
Residential households in the U.S. can now order one set of 4 free at-home COVID tests at the following federal government website: special.usps.com. The new website went live today, a day earlier than expected.
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
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.
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).”
The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) has created a one-page flyer that instructs residents how to use at-home COVID tests, explains what to do when testing positive or negative, and outlines the basics of isolation and quarantine procedures. To see the flyer, click here.
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.
On Thursday, Dec. 30, the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) issued this statement:
As we have seen across the state and country, the demand for COVID testing has exceeded capacity in our region. The lab is still processing samples collected last week and thus is restricting the number of samples it is collecting this week. This has meant that the testing events have been closed much earlier than the published end times and that far fewer people have been able to be tested. This will again be the case in Stonington this afternoon. We understand and share the frustration our community members are experiencing and agree that testing capacity needs to be increased. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support for the team staffing the testing events, who have no control over the current circumstances.
For more information or to find other available testing locations in Southeastern Connecticut please visit: https://llhd.org/coronavirus-covid-19-situation/covid-19-testing/
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).
The Town of Lyme has not received and does not expect to receive the State’s supply of at-home COVID self-tests in time for the distribution that was planned for Friday – so the distribution is being postponed. As soon as the Town has the kits in hand, we will reschedule and announce a date and time for the self-test distribution.