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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Radon Awareness Week: January 24 thru January 28, 2022

Radon is an odorless and invisible radioactive gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water. In outdoor environments, radon levels are very low and generally not considered harmful.

Radon can get into homes or buildings through small cracks or holes ...

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) - RADON WEEK Health Department
Posted on: January 21, 2022

COVID-19: Updated Mask Guidance from the Center for Disease Control

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) HAS UPDATED THEIR GUIDANCE ON TYPES OF MASKS AND RESPIRATORS(Please click HERE to enlarge the Infographic below)

Key Considerations:

  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a list of NIOSH-app...
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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Health Department
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Spotted Lanternfly Population Detected in Shrewsbury

  

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced that a small stand of trees was found to be infested in Shrewsbury, MA (Worcester County) with the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula; SLF) earlier in...

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Spotted Lanternfly Report Health Department
Posted on: January 19, 2022

USPS offering COVID-19 Home Tests

Effective 01-19-22, every home in the U.S. can order FOUR (4) free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be completely free, there are no shipping costs, and you do not need to enter a credit card number. Read on to learn how to get your free tests!

Pleas...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 20, 2022

COVID-19 Related BOH Executive Orders Effective October 12, 2021

   

TOWN OF SHREWSBURY

EXECUTIVE ORDERS - EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021

Date of Record: October 5, 2021

On October 5, 2021, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to approve the following Orders:

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COVID-19 Vaccine update and Mask Research 10-05-21 Health Department
Posted on: January 10, 2022

FREE COVID-19 Testing: UMass Memorial Health

Mercantile Center, 201 Commercial Street, Worcester, MA 01608

UMASS Memorial Health FREE COVID-19 Testing Schedule - January 2022

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mond...

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UMass Health COVID-19 Information Health Department
Posted on: January 20, 2022

FREE COVID-19 Vaccination or Booster Clinics

Looking for a COVID-19 Vaccination or Booster Shot?

FREE COVID-19 Vaccine / Booster Clinics in the City of Worcester:

Mondays:  YMCA, 766 Main Street - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:  Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Street - 11:00 a....

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City of Worcester COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Health Department
Posted on: January 4, 2022

MDPH launches new quit smoking public awareness campaign

Date of Record: December 29, 2021

The Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the launch of Take the First Step, a campaign to help adults quit smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco or nicotine products. The campaign encourages residents consid...

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MA Department of Public Health Website Health Department
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 01-18-22

For immediate release: Tuesday, January 18, 2022Conntact:Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:Jacqueline Reis, jacqueline.reis@mass.gov Executive Office of Education:Colleen Quinn, colleen.quinn@mass.gov

Baker-Polito Administr...

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Baker-Polito Press Office - Website Health Department
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Cold Weather Safety Tips

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is offering some cold weather reminders. 

Extreme Cold Safety Tips:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible, especially during extreme cold and high winds.
  • Check on elderly friends and neighbors often...
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Cold Weather Safety Tip Brochure Health Department
Posted on: January 13, 2022

COVID-19 Positive Via At-Home Test Guidance for the General Public

Guidance for the General Public: Covid-19 Positive Via At-Home Test. Read on for details.

COVID-19 Positive Via At-Home Test Guidance for GP Health Department
Posted on: November 23, 2021

COVID-19: Stop the Spread Program - has been extended to March 31, 2022

In July of 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration had launched the Stop the Spread initiative, which provides free testing to residents in targeted communities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This Program has now been extended through...

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STOP THE SPREAD Health Department
Posted on: December 29, 2021

COVID-19: Reminder on How to Protect Yourself and Others from Getting Sick

It's Never too Late to get Vaccinated and a Booster Shot - VAXFINDER WEBSITE

Authorized COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) can help protect you from COVID-19.

Wear a mask*

The Town of Shrewsbury currently has a Face ...

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CDC - Preventative Measures from Getting Sick Health Department
Posted on: December 7, 2021

COVID-19: How to request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record

COVID-19 vaccine bottle

COVID-19: How to request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record

COVID-19: Misplaced your COVID-19 vaccination record? 

Please visit the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) website to view instructions. 

Specific tele...

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Copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record Health Department
Posted on: December 27, 2021

COVID-19: Information for Individuals who Require In-Home Vaccinations

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO REQUIRE IN-HOME VACCINATIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO GET TO A VACCINE LOCATION

 

ELIGIBILITY

In-home vaccinations are available for anyone who is unable to get to a vaccine location, including chil...

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COVID-19 In-Home Vaccination Program Health Department
Posted on: December 16, 2021

It's Still Flu Season

What is the flu?The flu is an illness caused by flu viruses. The flu may make people cough and have a sore throat and fever. They may also have a runny or stuffy nose, feel tired, have body aches, or show other signs they are not well. The flu happens eve...

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Center for Disease Control - INFLUENZA FACT SHEET Health Department
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Sodium Fluoride for Water Treatment for the Town of Shrewsbury

BOARD OF HEALTH100 MAPLE AVENUESHREWSBURY, MA 01545508-841-8384

Dear Shrewsbury Residents:

Despite the Town's best efforts to avoid the global supply chain issues affecting the availability of sodium fluoride, the Town of Shrewsbury inventory has now been d...

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Sodium Fluoride Correspondence from the BOH Health Department
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Become a Medical Reserve Corp. (MRC) Volunteer!

Medical Reserve Corps Logo - Blue Star with public Health logo on the top right-hand corner

Worcester Regional Medical Reserve Corp. (WRMRC) is looking for volunteers!

Looking for volunteers to assist with flu clinics and the potential COVID-19 vaccine. Seeking volunteers who have excellent customer service and organizational skills and the desir...

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Click REGISTER NOW Health Department
Posted on: January 21, 2022

513 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 14, 2022

covid-19 Coronavirus

Five hundred and thirteen (513) Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 14, 2022, bringing the cumulative total to 6,597.

Effective October 12, 2021 the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to require fa...

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Press Release of January 21, 2022 Board of Selectmen