|Health Department Staff|
Kerry Stockwell, Administrative Assistant
Governor Charlie Baker previously announced that the re-opening will take place over Four Phases: “Start,” “Cautious,” “Vigilant,” and “New Normal.” Each phase will be triggered by health indicators, including testing results and infection rates, hospitalizations and other metrics.
All businesses and expanded activities, including governmental services, will need to comply with mandatory safety standards for workplaces that were previously announced last week, including social distancing, hygiene protocols, staffing / operations, cleaning and disinfecting.
General business guidance
Information to help businesses meet the self-certification requirement to reopen. All businesses must meet these requirements before reopening. Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor’s March 23, 2020 Executive Order, updated on March 31, April 28 and May 15, may remain open and have until May 25, 2020 to comply with these mandatory safety standards.
- COVID-19 control plan template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification
- Compliance attestation poster – Poster that customer facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors
- Employer poster
Worker poster – Posters that businesses can print and display within the business premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning and disinfecting
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 COVID-19 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
Visual Aid for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Coping with Stress and Fear
Face Coverings - All MA Residents to Wear - Effective May 6, 2020
Farmers Market, Farm Stands, Food Establishments & Grocery Stores
Orders and Public Health Alerts
Symptoms, What do to if you are at Higher Risk of Illness
The Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is targeting May 30, 2020 for their next application and it will run 2-3 days. Date is subject to change based on weather patterns. Read on...
1 additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 270. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
May 26, 2020 - as of 2:38 p.m. today, the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) completed round 1 of this application. A second round will take place later this week but is dependent on weather. Read on...
On May 18, the Governor announced the four-phase reopening plan that Massachusetts will follow. Read on...
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...
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...
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...
Reminder to all Massachusetts residents to wear a face covering. Read on...
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Read on...
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...
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
- Button batteries* (please place them in a small container or in a baggie)
*Button-cell batteries are no longer manufactured with Mercury.
The Health Department will continue to collect button-cell batteries until December 31, 2020.
- Mercury thermometers and Mercury thermostats
- Sharps** (diabetic needles, epiPens, lancets - Shrewsbury residents only)
** must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container.