|Health Department Staff|
Kerry Stockwell, Administrative Assistant
12 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 30, 2020 bringing the total to 357. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided an age analysis of positive COVID-19 cases in the Town of Shrewsbury as of July 31, 2020. Read on...
On 07/24/20, Gov. Baker announced that effective 08/01/20, all travelers entering MA (both out of state residents and MA residents returning home) must comply with a new travel order. Includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester. Read on...
4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 23, 2020 bringing the total to 345. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
Date of Record: July 30, 2020: Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury is closed until further notice because of laboratory testing showing high levels of E. Coli. Read on...
Cloth face coverings are a critical preventive measure and are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Read on...
As of July 10, 2020, the Governor rescinded the order and municipalities that had a previous plastic ban in place, may now enforce it again. Effective September 1, 2020, the Town of Shrewsbury’s plastic bag reduction bylaw will be enforced. Read on...
The City of Worcester, Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA (Shrewsbury's public health provider) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have created a Greater Worcester COVID-19 Survey. Your feedback is important! Read on...
The MA Health Officers Assocation (MHOA) has been working with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) to produce COVID-19 infographic for local Boards of Health. This visual aid remind us how to keep safe while enjoying Summer. 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...
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, 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
Lodging (Hotels / Motels)
Orders and Public Health Alerts
Swimming Pools and Beach Safety
Symptoms, What do to if you are at Higher Risk of Illness
Youth - Visual Aids with Recommendations on How to Stay Safe
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
Effective 07/07/20 - Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. If you need to make an appointment with the Health Department, please call 508-841-8345.
- 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.