Expertise, teamwork, dedication, and trust … keeping us safe and helping us move forward, together
Staying safe at school: Thanks to the Lyme School Covid Response Team for an informative and comforting update. Last evening, the quite extraordinary team of experts in infectious disease, public health, emergency response, and education gathered online to share information about the school’s response and experience, following a reported case of Covid-19. The team described rigorous planning, adherence to conservative virus mitigation guidelines, and very quick implementation of protocols. We are confident that their advice and action are keeping students, families, staff, and the public as safe as possible, while continuing to educate our children and support school families. The session was very well attended and lots of participants’ questions were answered.
Kudos to Judy Russell for hosting and expertly moderating the conversation. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording at this link, with the passcode: 3$p+GTr0 (be sure not to include extra spaces.) If you have questions, read Judy’s more detailed Listserv post or go to the Library COVID-19 information page.
Ensuring that everyone can vote, safely: Here’s to our election team! Patty and team are doing an amazing job of keeping Lyme voters informed and ensuring that every vote will be counted … once. Like the school, our election team faces changing requirements and recommendations, as they create and revise plans. Meticulous systems are in place. The amount of work is stunning, and the dedication is awe-inspiring and confidence-building.
The next week and a half, leading up to the election and the counting of votes, is going to be non-stop for the election team. If you’ve decided to vote by absentee ballot, please return your ballot as soon as you can, to help smooth out the workload and simplify the ballot tracking process. You can still mail your ballot – it should be safe to get it in the mail by Tuesday the 27th. You may also hand-deliver your ballot to the Town Office. If you need a ride to get your ballot in, contact us at 603-795-0603.
Caring for everyone’s well-being: We’re here with you as you look out for your neighbors and pay attention to your own health and happiness. Reach out when you or someone you care about needs a hand. If you could use information, help, a listening ear or ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or help@CCLyme.org. We partner with organizations and generous individuals to connect you with just the right resources and opportunities to get involved:. Rides, deliveries or errands. Groceries or meals. Help around home. A little help problem-solving. You name it.
Celebrating a great neighbor: Sunday is Mertie Balch’s birthday! She is at 21 Pleasant Street, if you care to send a card.
May you navigate the next week in kindness and confidence, trusting and supporting those who dedicate themselves to you.