On Tuesday, Sep. 27, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will hold a free, walk-in clinic at the Lymes’ Senior Center to administer the new Covid omicron-variant booster shots. Residents are eligible to receive this booster if they are 18 years or older, and it has been at least two months since their last Covid vaccine or booster. No appointment, insurance or ID is needed. Residents should bring their CDC Covid-vaccination card with them. For more information, call the senior center at 860-434-4127 or send an email to email@example.com.
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.
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:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
- Get tested if you have symptoms
- Wear a mask if you have symptoms, test positive or were exposed to a positive case
- Wear a mask indoors in public, and on public transportation
- If you are at higher risk of severe illness consider taking additional precautions
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.
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.