Board of Health
Effective 12/14/20, all appointments for the collection of sharps, thermostats, and thermometers will be suspended until further notice. Please click NEWS FLASH for more information.
Effective 12/31/20, the collection of button cell batteries has ended. They are no longer manufactured with mercury and can now be safely disposed of in your regular rubbish collection. Thanks to all the residents who participated in this program over the years.
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
- Stephen A. Vigeant - Term Expires June 30, 2023
- Jennie Fishman, MPH - Term Expires June 30, 2021
- Dr. George Abraham - Term Expires June 30, 2022
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 and thermostats
- Operation of the ash residue landfill
- Sewage disposal
- Smoking and exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
12 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since March 4, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,567. Read on...
For immediate release: The Baker-Polito Administration announced that MA K-12 Educators, Child Care Workers and K-12 School Staff will be eligible to schedule their Coronavirus vaccine shots beginning on March 11, 2021. Read on...
The Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps created a survey to assess vaccination attitudes and the degree of vaccine hesitancy in MA. Feedback will be used to understand communication needs and provide vaccine confidence messaging moving forward. Read on...
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