April 5, 2020

Lyme Selectmen Issue Call for Volunteers; Also, Info on Help for Vulnerable Residents, How to Stay Informed

Lyme Town Hall

The Lyme Board of Selectmen have issued the following updates:

Call for Volunteers

The coronavirus is the biggest public health challenge Lyme has faced in generations.  The board wants to make sure none of our vulnerable residents are facing this challenge alone.

In preparation for anticipated needs in days ahead, the Town of Lyme is issuing a call for volunteers who are willing and able to help isolated individuals in our community.  We anticipate a need for volunteers who can pick up and deliver groceries, medications and other supplies; and volunteers who can offer ongoing emotional support by phone or email. In the future, there may be additional ways that you can help.

The volunteer coordination effort will be led by our Social Services Director and our Town Clerk, supported by our Emergency Management Department and Second Selectman.

Email the Lyme Town Clerk at townclerk@townlyme.org if you are willing to help.  She will be compiling a list of resident volunteers.  If you have other expertise you think may be valuable in serving others during the coming days, mention that in your email.

Help for Vulnerable Community Residents

The Town of Lyme is continuing its preparations to help its most vulnerable citizens through the days ahead.

The Town has a list of the community’s most vulnerable residents, which has long been maintained by our Social Services Director and the Emergency Management Department. The board wants to make sure, however, that no one who is isolated and vulnerable in the community is overlooked in the coming days.

If you know someone in Lyme who is isolated – or if you, yourself, are a vulnerable individual as a result of your age or other reason – notify the Town Clerk at townclerk@townlyme.org.  If you do not have access to email, call Town Hall at 860-434-7733.

Stay Informed …

The Town website is being updated regularly with the latest news and information.

  • For the latest word on the Town of Lyme’s public health response to the coronavirus, click here.
  • For the current status of town facilities, click here.
  • For other important community updates related to the coronavirus, click here. All residents are encouraged to sign up for the Town email list on the website’s home page to receive important public health updates by email.

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