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Old Lyme announces first coronavirus case

Old Lyme -- First Selectman Timothy Griswold announced Sunday that the town has its first confirmed case of a resident who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“We will keep this individual and their family in our thoughts and wish them a full recovery,” he said.

“As this disease has spread rapidly across the state, it is not surprising that our community has been affected as well. This news is not cause for panic. Continue to wash your hands with soap often, avoid crowds, practice social distancing, stay home and limit outside travel, and remember to call and check on your neighbors and loved ones,” Griswold said in announcing the case.

“We realize that this news is unsettling. We are working on creating a list of mental health resources that will be available on our website for those who need help coping with stress, anxiety, and/or panic. We are keeping all information about COVID-19 on our website. You can also sign up for text alerts by texting OLCOVID19 to 888-777.”



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