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

  1. Positive COVID-19 Cases by Age in the Town of Shrewsbury as of October 23, 2020

    The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided the following age analysis for positive cases in the Town of Shrewsbury: Read on...
  2. 2 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 490. Read on...
  3. Weekly Report: 33 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    33 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since October 15, 2020 bringing the total to 488. Read on...
  4. COVID-19 Update - October 22, 2020

    "Unfortunately we are headed in the wrong direction. We are seeing a significant number of increase in cases on a day by day basis."- Town Manager Kevin Mizikar Read on...
  5. Positive COVID-19 Cases by Age in the Town of Shrewsbury as of October 16, 2020

    The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided the following age analysis for positive cases in the Town of Shrewsbury: Read on...
  6. COVID-19: Community-Level Data Status Update

    Date of Record: 10/14/20 - Due to a recent uptick in positive COVID-19 cases through general community spread, the Town of Shrewsbury has been elevated from a yellow status to a red status. Residents are encouraged to take preventative measures.
  7. Phase III - Step II for Lower Risk Communities - Effective October 5, 2020

    Date of Record: 09/29/20 - The Baker-Polito Administration announced the transitioning of Phase III to Step II for lower risk communities to be effective on October 5, 2020. Read on...
  8. 18 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, Demographic Data, Shrewsbury Elevated to Yellow Community

  9. Do you use menthol tobacco products and would like to quit?

    The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has found a way to assist with that effort by offering an incentive and the Central MA Tobacco-Free Community Partnership is supporting this effort. Read on...
  10. COVID-19 and Halloween - October 31, 2020

    The Town of Shrewsbury does not regulate Halloween. Trick or treat is at the discretion of each household. On 09/21/20, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) advised against "traditional" trick-or-treating this year due to COVID-19. 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