Information for Returning Summer Residents

Public Health Alert

Summer residents may be returning to the shoreline to try to escape the hazards of COVID-19. If you are returning to Old Lyme from traveling or from an affected metropolitan area, please take precautionary measures to protect yourself, your seasonal neighbors, and the community-at-large against the spread of COVID-19.

When you arrive in town please voluntarily quarantine yourself and other traveling family members for 14 days and monitor your health. Take your temperature two times a day and watch for symptoms.  If you feel sick and have symptoms call ahead to a doctor’s office or emergency room or clinic. Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms

Symptoms of the illness have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. 

Symptoms include a fever greater than 100F, cough, difficulty breathing including tightness in the chest, or shortness of breath.

We encourage all returning residents to be good neighbors. Take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and the year-round citizens here in Old Lyme.

For updates on the latest information from the Town of Old Lyme stay tuned to the Town webpage and to sign up for our text messaging service. Simply text olcovid19 to 888-777 to receive daily information.

We will get through this public health emergency, together.