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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

UPDATED NEWS RELEASE Regarding EEE - Date of Record 08/23/19

Tentative Spray Map for Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 - Please visit:  https://massnrc.org/spray-map/middlesex-worcester.htm   

The Town of Shrewsbury participated in a conference call today with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) where it was repeated that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in parts of Worcester and Middlesex Counties which is anticipated to begin this Sunday.  Shrewsbury is included in the spray zone.

MDAR will conduct and monitor aerial spraying in these specific areas of Worcester and Middlesex Counties anticipated to begin on Sunday, August 25, and continue over several nights. However, the ability to spray is weather-dependent and the schedule may change. Officials will continue to monitor the area over the next two weeks to evaluate whether a second round of spraying may be required to achieve maximal effectiveness, however, temperatures may limit a second spraying.

Residents are encouraged to visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov/guides/aerial-mosquito-control-summer-2019 for the latest updates on spraying in their communities.  We will update you when more information is available.


Please click News Release 08-23-19 for details.


Residents are encouraged to continue practicing the 5D's (Drain, DEET, Dawn/Dusk, Dress).


For questions about aerial spraying, contact MDAR Crop and Pest Services at (617) 626-1700.


For the most updated information on EEE risk and aerial spraying, contact the DPH Division of Epidemiology (617) 983-6800 or visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito for updated mosquito results, maps and incidence of positive mosquito samples.

PRACTICE THE 5D'S

Residents are encouraged to continue practicing the 5D's (Drain, DEET, Dawn/Dusk, Dress).

mosquito-graphic

Date of Record:  November 2, 2018

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Regulations adopted by the Shrewsbury Board of Health

On November 2, 2018, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled “Regulations Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places". The regulation includes, but is not limited prohibiting smoking within a 25 foot buffer zone around municipal building entrances accessible to the public, prohibiting smoking at all municipal owned parks, play grounds recreational facilities and beaches. E-cigarettes use is also prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited. The regulation will go into effect on January 1, 2019. Copies of this regulation are available in the office of the Board of Health at the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Please see ETS Regulations - effective 01-01-19 below under "Related Documents"

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
  • Housing
  • Nuisance
  • Operation of the ash residue landfill
  • Sewage disposal
  • Smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

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