Board of Health

Agendas & Minutes


Stamped Board of Health Agendas are available forty eight (48) hours prior to the meeting and are available in the Board of Health office upon request.

Board of Health Meeting Minutes are available following Board of Health approval and then are posted under the View All Agendas and Minutes link below.

View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Board Members


  • Stephen A. Vigeant - Term Expires June 30, 2023
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH - Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Dr. George Abraham - Term Expires June 30, 2022

COVID-19

Information about the Coronavirus is evolving, and the situation remains dynamic. The Town of Shrewsbury continues to be in contact with state officials, emergency management teams and board of health representatives to discuss plans daily.

A dedicated web-page has been developed at https://shrewsburyma.gov/coronavirus . Updates will be added as they arise. Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts related to COVID-19 by subscribing at https://shrewsburyma.gov/list.aspx

COVID-19 FACT SHEETS, ORDERS, GUIDANCE

Please click HERE to view COVID-19 Fact Sheets.

  1. Weekly Report: 12 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    12 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 30, 2020 bringing the total to 357. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
  2. CMRPHA Provides Age Analysis of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Shrewsbury

    The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided an age analysis of positive COVID-19 cases in the Town of Shrewsbury as of July 31, 2020. Read on...
  3. COVID-19 Travel Order Update - Effective August 1, 2020

    On 07/24/20, Gov. Baker announced that effective 08/01/20, all travelers entering MA (both out of state residents and MA residents returning home) must comply with a new travel order. Includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester. Read on...
  4. Weekly Report: 4 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 23, 2020 bringing the total to 345. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
  5. Public Health Advisory: Dean Park Pond Closed

    Date of Record: July 30, 2020: Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury is closed until further notice because of laboratory testing showing high levels of E. Coli. Read on...
  6. COVID-19: All MA Residents Must Wear a Mask in Public

    Cloth face coverings are a critical preventive measure and are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Read on...
  7. Notice Regarding Reusable Bag and Plastic Bag Use in Grocery and Retail Stores

    As of July 10, 2020, the Governor rescinded the order and municipalities that had a previous plastic ban in place, may now enforce it again. Effective September 1, 2020, the Town of Shrewsbury’s plastic bag reduction bylaw will be enforced. Read on...
  8. COVID-19 Safety Tips during the Summer months

    The MA Health Officers Assocation (MHOA) has been working with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) to produce COVID-19 infographic for local Boards of Health. This visual aid remind us how to keep safe while enjoying Summer. Read on...
  9. Mosquitoes - Protect yourself this Summer!

    The City of Worcester's Division of Public Health (WDPH) in conjunction with the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is providing important information on how to keep yourself and your family safe for the upcoming mosquito season. Read on...
  10. Health Department COVID-19 Survey

    The City of Worcester, Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA (Shrewsbury's public health provider) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have created a Greater Worcester COVID-19 Survey. Your feedback is important! Read on...
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Mission Statement


The mission of the Shrewsbury Board of Health is to promote general health of the community, the wellness in the individual, and to inspire conditions by which people can remain healthy. We offer educational resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law. We promote sanitary living conditions for all our residents and strive to protect the environment from harm and pollution.

The Health Department is run by the Board of Health whose primary concerns are activities related to health and the environment:

  • Food service sanitation

  • Mercury:  thermometers, thermostats, and button batteries*
    *Button battery collection will end on December 31, 2020, as they are no longer manufactured with Mercury. When the program concludes, residents can dispose of button batteries in the regular household trash.

  • Housing

  • Nuisance

  • Operation of the ash residue landfill

  • Sewage disposal

  • Smoking and exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

Tobacco Regulations

Restricting the Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products - Effective January 1, 2020. 

On August 30, 2019, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled "Restricting the Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products.". This regulation will go into effect on January 1, 2020. To view the regulations, please scroll down to "Resources" at the bottom of this page.

Resources