LLHD Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccines at Pop-Up Clinics

On Monday, Aug. 23, LLHD issued the following statement:

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) is partnering with Community Health Center, Inc., (CHC) and Griffin Hospital to hold pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the summer. No appointment, insurance or ID needed. Get vaccinated and get a free $20 gift card as a thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and your community. Currently scheduled clinics include:

 

  • Tue, August 24, 3-6pm, City of Groton Farmers’ Market, corner of Mitchell and Meridian Streets, Washington Park, Groton (Pfizer 12+/Moderna or J&J 18+)
  • Tue, August 24, 3:30-5:30, Stanton Building, 111 Union St, New London (Pfizer 12+/Moderna or J&J 18+)
  • Tue, August 24, 4-6pm, Central Park, 36 Central Ave, Groton (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Thu, August 26, 5-7pm, Ledge Light Health District, 216 Broad Street, New London (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Fri, August 27, 3-7pm, Progress Point Apartments, 152 Laurel Drive, New London (Pfizer 12+/Moderna or J&J 18+)
  • Sat, August 28, 11am-2pm, Schemitzun, 2 Matt’s Path, Mashantucket (Pfizer 12+/Moderna or J&J 18+)
  • Sat, August 28, 10am-1pm, Waterford Farmers’ Market, 15 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford (Pfizer 12+/Moderna or J&J 18+)
  • Sun, August 29, 12-4pm, Bates Woods Park, 80 Chester St, New London (Pfizer 12+/Moderna or J&J 18+)

Visit www.llhd.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements.

Masks Required in Town Facilities as of Aug. 23

Following public health recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ledge Light Health Department (LLHD), masks will be required for all employees and visitors to Town facilities, regardless of their vaccination status, effective Monday, Aug. 23.  This step is being taken as a public health precaution as COVID-19 cases are rising in and around Lyme.  Town commissions and boards, as well as outside organizations, may continue to use Town facilities for meetings providing they follow the masking requirements.

LLHD Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccines at Pop-Up Clinics

On Friday, Aug. 6, LLHD issued the following statement:

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) is partnering with Community Health Center, Inc., (CHC) and Griffin Hospital to hold pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the summer. No appointment, insurance or ID needed. Get vaccinated and get a free $20 gift card as a thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and your community. The list of currently scheduled clinics is available on the LLHD website; additional clinics will be added. Community members are encouraged to check the website and social media and to look for the vaccination teams in their neighborhood. Currently scheduled clinics include:

 

  • Sat, August 7, 10am-1pm, Waterford Farmers Market, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)
  • Tue, August 10, 4-6pm, Central Park, 36 Central Ave, Groton (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Wed, August 11, 5-7pm, Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Fri, August 13, 3:30-5:30pm, Jennings School, 50 Mercer Street, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)
  • Sat, August 14, 10am-4pm, TVCCA, 387 Bayonet Street, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)

Visit www.llhd.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements.

LLHD Recommends Masks in Indoor Settings

The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) has notified the Town of Lyme that the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention & Control (CDC) has designated the risk of COVID transmission in New London County as being “substantial.”

The LLHD notification included this statement:

“In areas with substantial transmission, CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of the Delta variant and to protect others. This is important because new data show that fully vaccinated people who are infected with the Delta variant might be infectious and might potentially spread the virus to others.”

LLHD Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccines at Pop-Up Clinics

On Friday, Jul. 23, LLHD issued the following statement:

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) is partnering with Community Health Center, Inc., (CHC) to hold pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the summer. No appointment, insurance or ID needed. Get vaccinated and get a free $20 gift card as a thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and your community. The list of currently scheduled clinics is available on the LLHD website; additional clinics will be added. Community members are encouraged to check the website and social media and to look for the vaccination teams in their neighborhood. Currently scheduled clinics include:

 

  • Sat, July 24, 11am-2pm, Community Resource & Health Fair, Walls Clarke Temple AME Zion Church, 16 Belden Street, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)
  • Tue, July 27, 4-6pm, Central Park, Central Avenue, Groton (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Thu, July 29, 5-7pm, Ledge Light Health District, 216 Broad Street, New London (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Fri, July 30, 3-7pm, Progress Point Apartments, 152 Laurel Drive, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)
  • Sat, July 31, 4-7pm, The Dream Market, Mercer Street, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)

Visit www.llhd.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements.

LLHD Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccines at Pop-Up Clinics

On Friday, Jul. 16, LLHD issued the following statement:

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) is partnering with Community Health Center, Inc., (CHC) to hold pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the summer. No appointment, insurance or ID needed. Get vaccinated and get a free gift card as a thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and your community. The list of currently scheduled clinics is available on the LLHD website; additional clinics will be added. Community members are encouraged to check the website and social media and to look for the vaccination teams in their neighborhood. Currently scheduled clinics include:

 

  • Sat, July 17, 12-4pm, Community Give Back Day, OIC of New London, 106 Truman Street, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)
  • Sat, July 17, 12-6pm, It Takes a Village Basketball Tournament, Bartlett Park, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)
  • Sun, July 18, 4:30- 5:30pm, Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)
  • Tue, July 20, 3:30-6:30pm, New London Elks Club, 81 Washington Street, New London (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Wed, July 21, 11am-2pm, New London Senior Center, Corner of Brainard and Mercer Streets, New London (Moderna or J&J, 18+)
  • Sat, July 24, 11am-2pm, Blackhall Street Block Party, Walls Clarke Temple AME Zion Church, 16 Belden Street, New London (Pfizer 12+ or J&J 18+)

Visit www.llhd.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements.

Fully Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Need Masks in Town Facilities Effective Monday, Jul. 12

Starting Monday, Jul. 12, the Town of Lyme will no longer require employees and visitors who have been fully vaccinated to wear masks in Town Hall, the public library or other Town facilities.  Individuals who have not yet been vaccinated will still need to wear masks and observe social distancing protocols.  (Access to the vault and to land records will continue to be on a by-appointment basis.)

Effective May 3, Town Hall, Library To Resume Normal Hours; Hamburg Recycling Center Hours To Expand; Meeting Rooms To Be Available

Effective Monday, May 3, Lyme Town Hall and the Lyme Public Library will resume their normal hours of operations without the need for appointments, while continuing to observe the safety protocols of social distancing and mandatory mask wearing.  The vault at Town Hall will continue to be available by appointment. 

  • Town Hall will be open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Public Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed Sundays and Mondays.)

Effective the same day, the Hamburg Recycling Center’s hours will be expanded, with the center staying open seven days a week on a modified schedule:

  • The recycling center will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • As a reminder, the Lyme Transfer Station is available to accept recycling from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Town facilities will also become open for use by private organizations and Town boards and commissions on May 3.  Use of the facilities will be limited to 50 percent or less of the state fire occupancy levels to ensure social distancing can be maintained, and masks will be required.  Meeting hosts are responsible for ensuring all safety protocols are observed.  Reservations for the use of these facilities can be made through the Town Clerk for Town Hall meeting rooms; through the librarian for Public Library rooms; and through the fire chief for the Tiffany Room in the Hamburg station.

In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Homebound Lyme Residents

The Town of Lyme is working with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health to identify local residents who may be unable to leave their home for medical reasons with the goal of providing these individuals with COVID-19 vaccinations in their homes. 

To qualify for an in-home vaccination, an individual must:

  • be homebound (unable to physically leave their home); and
  • live within the geographical boundary of the Town of Lyme.

Vaccinations will also be provided for one primary caregiver for the eligible homebound resident, providing the caregiver is in the home at the resident’s scheduled appointment time.

Any Lyme residents who meet these requirements should contact Social Services Director Kathy Tisdale at 860-575-0541.

New LLHD Partnership Offers Free Bus Passes to Vaccine Centers

On March 19, the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) issued this statement:

Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT), Uncas Health District and Ledge Light Health District are pleased to announce a partnership to improve transportation options for New London County residents seeking a COVID vaccination.

 

SEAT buses serve many local vaccine centers, and we want to help assure that all residents have access to these vaccination opportunities. To that end, we are pleased to offer the following:

  • Ledge Light and Uncas Health Districts and partner agencies will distribute SEAT Bus Passes to those residents who face transportation challenges.
  • The free bus passes will be available beginning March 22nd.
  • SEAT will provide a new fixed route bus service between Norwich and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to provide direct access to the vaccine center located at the Rainmaker Vaccination Site at Foxwoods beginning on March 22nd. The service will run hourly, Monday – Saturday, between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM.

For more information and to obtain bus passes, please contact:
– Stephen Mansfield, Ledge Light Health District at 860-448-4882 ext. 1307
– Patrick McCormack, Uncas Health District at 860-823-1189 ext. 112
– Michael Carroll, SEAT, 860-886-2631, mcarroll@seatransit.org