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, 2020
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH - Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Dr. George Abraham - Term Expires June 30, 2022


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 . Updates will be added as they arise. Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts related to COVID-19 by subscribing at


Please click HERE to view COVID-19 Fact Sheets.

  1. 5 Additional Positive Cases and 32 Previously Unreported Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be advised that the Town of Shrewsbury is reporting a higher increase of total positive cases of COVID-19. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
  2. Re-opening MA - Phase II: "Cautious" Effective Date TBD

    Under a staggered approach, Phase II sectors of the economy as determined by the State will be permitted to open at a date to be determined (with restrictions and some capacity limitations). Read on...
  3. UPDATE: Enhanced Larval Control Measures for EEE Mitigation (Round 2)- May 30, 2020

    Date of Record: June 2, 2020 - Round 2 of the EEE Mitigation application by the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) that started on May 30, 2020 is now complete. Read on...
  4. 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...
  5. COVID-19: Steps Businesses need to take before Re-opening

    On May 18, the Governor announced the four-phase reopening plan that Massachusetts will follow. Read on...
  6. COVID-19 Answer the Call and Stop the Spread

    Answer the call and stop the spread of COVID-19. If you receive a call from the MA COVID Team with area codes 833 or 857, please answer the call and help our contact tracing effort. Read on...
  7. Re-opening MA - Phase I: "Start" - Effective May 25, 2020

    Phase I - for the re-opening of the following businesses: Laboratories, Hair Salons/Barbershops, Car Washes, Pet Grooming, and Office Spaces (all with restrictions). Read on...
  8. Re-opening MA - Phase I: "Start" - Effective May 18, 2020

    For immediate release: Governor Charlie Baker has announced Phase I for the re-opening of the following businesses: Construction, Manufacturing, and Places of Worship. Read on...
  9. Farmers Market, Farm Stands, and Community Supported Agriculture

    Date of Record: April 28, 2020 - The Mass. Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) provided COVID-19 updates for Farmers Markets, Farm Stands, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Read on...
  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for the Town of Shrewsbury

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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.