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.

LLHD Issues Statement on COVID Testing

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).

LLHD Provides Instructions on Using COVID Self-Tests

To assist with the use of the COVID self-tests that the Town of Lyme will be distributing free to residents on Friday, Dec. 31, the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) has created a one-page flyer that instructs residents how to use the 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.

As a reminder, on Friday, Dec. 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Lyme Emergency Management Department will distribute free at-home COVID self-tests to Lyme residents at the Hamburg Fire Station, while supplies last.  The distribution will be made on a drive-by only basis.  Drivers will be required to show proof of residence in Lyme and state the number of people in their household.  Supplies are very limited and may run out quickly. 

At-Home COVID Self-Tests Available Free at Hamburg Fire Station Dec. 31-Event Postponed

On Friday, Dec. 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Lyme Emergency Management Department will distribute free at-home COVID self-tests to Lyme residents at the Hamburg Fire Station, while supplies last.  The distribution will be made on a drive-by only basis.  Drivers will be required to show proof of residence in Lyme and state the number of people in their household.  Supplies are very limited and may run out quickly.  To see the flyer, click here.

LLHD Holds Dec. 29 COVID Vaccine Clinic in Groton

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) issued the following statement today:

“Ledge Light Health District will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 3 to 6:00 PM at the Groton Municipal Building (295 Meridian Street). We will offer the Moderna vaccine for 1st, 2nd and booster doses at no cost to adults 18 years and older.

 

The current booster recommendations are:

 

For individuals who received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 18+ at 6 months or more after their initial series.

 

For individuals who received the J&J vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

 

Mixing & Matching (heterologous series): Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

 

Please visit www.LLHD.org to make a vaccine appointment or call us at 860-448-4882 for assistance. All participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you have any questions, please call us at 860-448-4882.”

LLHD Holds Dec. 10 Vaccine Clinic in Groton

LLHD is holding a COVID vaccine clinic on Friday, Dec. 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Groton City Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street in Groton. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson first and second vaccinations, as well as booster shots will be available to adults 18 and older. Appointments are required.  Residents can register by clicking on this link.  To see the flyer for the clinic, click here.

LLHD To Hold Free COVID Vaccine Clinics Every Wednesday

The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) announced today that it will be holding free COVID Vaccine Clinics every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and again from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at its location at 216 Broad Street in New London. The clinics will offer the Moderna or J&J vaccines to people 18 and over, as well as Moderna boosters to people who attest to being immunocompromised.

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.