April 5, 2020

Important Updates from Old Lyme Board of Selectmen: How to Volunteer, Request Help, Sign up for Text Notifications, & More

Old Lyme First Selectman Timothy Griswold

Old Lyme Selectwoman Mary Jo Nosal

OLD LYME — (From an update  to the community from the Old Lyme Board of Selectmen) The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen is providing periodic updates for the Old Lyme community as it navigates and plans for what is and will be a challenging time.

Use the links on the Town of Old Lyme website to:

Find information on the

Old Lyme Selectman Chris Kerr

Recent Updates:

• On March 16, 2020 a Declaration of Local Emergency was signed by First Selectman Timothy Griswold. Additionally, the First Selectman issued an Executive Order to close or modify the availability of town facilities.

• Town Hall is closed to the public but staff is available to respond to resident’s needs via phone. Be patient and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Communication is being enhanced to quickly share important information with the community. SIGN UP FOR COVID-19 EMERGENCY PHONE SMS/TEXT NOTIFICATIONS HERE.

• A task force to oversee the community response is being led by the First Selectman’s Office, the Town of Old Lyme Social Services Department, and the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau. To sign up as a volunteer, click here.

• The First Selectman’s office has arranged a way to hold virtual Board, Commission, and Committee meetings. Any scheduled meetings will be noticed with the Town Clerk as well as listed on the town events calendar.

To date, there are no known cases of Covid-19 in Old Lyme to report. However, as readers are aware, the availability of testing is expected to change this statistic.

The Selectmen’s update concludes, “The health and safety of our community, First Responders, volunteers, and town staff is of utmost importance. Please practice social distancing and avoid unnecessary errands to keep us all safe. One thing we can all do is to continue to be good neighbors. Please safely reach out to folks in your neighborhood. A kind, human voice reminds us that we can and will help each other through this.”

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