Town of Old Lyme COVID-19 Response

This page will be updated frequently as new information becomes available. Please make sure check back for the most up-to-date information.


3/17/2020: New Town Webpage with Information About Town Departments

3/16/2020: All Town Buildings to Close Starting 3/18/2020

3/12/2020: Statement from Timothy Griswold, First Selectman

Local COVID-19 Response Measures:

NEW: List of Take-Out Options in Lyme, Old Lyme Now Available

The Lymes' Youth Services Bureau has put together a list of local take-out options.

NEW: State Resources for Small Businesses

The State has made available the following resources for small businesses to ask questions and review special programs designed to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 


Hotline: 800-500-2333

NEW: Transfer Station to Remain Open

Garbage Pick Up: 

There are no changes to garbage or recycling pick up. For questions please call CWPM at (860) 447-1473.

Lymes' Senior Center (Information updated 3/17/2020)

The Lymes' Senior Center is currently closed. The Town Nurse will be available from 11:15am to 1:15pm Monday through Friday by phone at (860)857-1346. Nursing Visits will NOT take place at the Senior Center while we are in Closure. In addition the Old Lyme VNA will be available to pick up medication for seniors at risk or that are sick in the towns of Old Lyme and Lyme. Call Cindi Taylor, OL VNA Executive Director between 10 am - 2 pm at (860) 876-0456 to arrange delivery. No opiates can be picked up by the VNA.

Those normally eating 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 x 216 before 11:00 AM on the Monday before the week. Those wishing to use this service can pick it up curb side at the Lymes' Senior Center's on Tuesday's between 11:30 - 12:30 PM. One reservation will provide 5 frozen meals.

Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

The library is closed until further notice. Staff will continue to answer phone and email inquiries as they are able. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything they can do to assist you. Complete contact information can be found here.

In the meantime, the Library encourages you to make use of the online collections (e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more) found on their website.

Town Hall

Town Hall is closed indefinitely. To access different departments please click here.

Lymes' Youth Service Bureau

All LYSB programs are cancelled from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31, possibly longer. They will resume their programs when L/OL Public Schools re-open.

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Open with modified service. Guests are invited to wait outside and in their vehicle if possible. Grocery bags will be distributed outside of buildings.

Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools

Schools are closed effective immediately for an indefinite period of time, but at a minimum two weeks. Follow up information will be provided by the Superintendent.

Other Closures is keeping a list of local closures.


Internet Providers

In an effort for people to stay informed and have ways to communicate as the country battles COVID-19, telecommunications company Comcast announced it will offer free internet service to low-income families that are in coverage areas that Comcast operates in. To see if you are eligible for this service visit the Comcast website.

Additionally, Altice and Charter are offering 60 days of free broadband to households with K-12 and college students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and not already subscribers to their services with no installation fees.

Access to Information from The Day

Readers will have free access to all content on related to the coronavirus, starting immediately. It is The Day's policy to remove the paywall during public health emergencies.

The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD)

The LLHD is your source for the most recent information about the local public health response to COVID-19. Visit their website.

The State of Connecticut

The Office of Governor Ned Lamont is maintaining a COVID-19 website with news, information, and resources. Visit their website.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC has an incredible amount of information including how to protect yourself, what to do if you think you're sick, information for health care professionals, guidance for places of worship, and more. Visit their website.