April 5, 2020

All Old Lyme Municipal Buildings to be Closed from Wednesday Onwards

File photo of a Flagpole Ceremony at Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall. The Town Hall will be closed to the public from Wednesday, March 18.

OLD LYME — The Town of Old Lyme issued the following announcement this evening:

Due to the threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic, several measures are taking place to protect public safety and limit the spread of the virus within the town.

Town Buildings Closing to the Public

The Town will be closing all municipal buildings to the public on Wednesday, March 18, until further notice. Municipal Town Hall will be staffed and offices will be reachable by phone and email.  A list of phone and email contacts will be available on the Town of Old Lyme COVID-19 home page shortly. People who need to conduct face-to-face business with a department must call that department to discuss whether they can schedule an appointment.

Lymes’ Senior Center Closed, Lunches Offered “To-Go”

The Lymes’ Senior Center will be closed until further notice as of Tuesday 3/17/20.  The town nurse will still be available M-F 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Those who normally eat lunch at the center will be able to order a lunch “to go” through the Estuary Senior Center in Old Saybrook by calling (860) 388-1611 x216 before 11 a.m. on the Monday before the week. Those wishing to use this service can pick it up curbside at the Lymes’ Senior Center on Tuesday’s between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. One reservation will provide five frozen meals. For more information, visit this link.

Public Safety Operations

Old Lyme public safety services including Fire, EMS, and Police are fully functional. If the needs arise to call 911 to report an emergency, advise the dispatcher of any COVID-19 related symptoms or issues that may exist for that call. This will give first responders the ability to better prepare themselves for any type of response. 

Remain Vigilant

During this time it is imperative that all persons practice recommendations provided by public health officials. Those include practicing social distancing, refraining from touching your face, avoiding crowds, using appropriate methods to clean surfaces, and practicing personal hygiene including washing your hands.  

Additional Updates from the Town of Old Lyme

More information will be available shortly on the Town of Old Lyme website and Facebook page, as well at the Town of Old Lyme Emergency Management Facebook page.

As a reminder, here at LymeLine.com, we are updating our list of local Closures & Cancellations daily.

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