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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Updated Information - Coronavirus - Date of Record February 5, 2020

By now, most everyone has been made aware that there is an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China caused by a type of Coronavirus.

The Worcester Department of Public Health (WDPH) will be participating in conference calls with the CDC and the MDPH for conti...

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Important information from the CDC and MDPH Health Department
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Tick Awareness

Tick Identification Card - images of different ticks and their names

What are Ticks and where can they be found? Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded, or grassy areas (especially in tall grass), including your own backyard.

Did you know? Ticks are most active during the warm...

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Additional Info... Health Department
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Polystyrene Reduction Ban Bylaw - Effective January 1, 2020

In summary, this bylaw is to promote safe, reusable, and sustainable alternatives. It will also enhance both public and environmental health and reduce waste management issues.

Please click the Polystyrene Reduction Ban Bylaw Letter & Flier li...

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Polystyrene Reduction Ban Letter & Flier Health Department
Posted on: December 17, 2019

New Tobacco Laws & Information for Tobacco Retailers: Date of Record: December 16, 2019

On December 11, 2019, the state’s Public Health Council approved new regulations, 105 CMR 665, that restrict the sale of nicotine vaping and flavored vaping and tobacco products. This action follows the Legislature passing and Governor Charlie Ba...

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Shrewsbury Tobacco web page Health Department
Posted on: December 31, 2019

How To Help Your Teen Quit Vaping

For more information, please click the Vaping Letter to Parents link below.

Vaping Letter to Parents Health Department
Posted on: September 11, 2019

My Life, My Quit- Teen Vaping Cessation Resource

 As the vaping epidemic continues to affect our youth, here is a teen tobacco cessation resource to share in your schools and communities.The My Life, My Quit program offers:

  • A free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all for...
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Health Department
Posted on: January 14, 2020

SepticSmart Week: September 14 thru September 18, 2020

Each year, EPA holds SepticSmart Week with outreach activities to encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems.

During SepticSmart Week, EPA seeks to inform homeowners on proper septic system care and maintenance, assi...

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SepticSmart 2020 Announcement Health Department