News Flash

Posted on: September 23, 2020

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...

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Board of Health
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Weekly Report: 6 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 17, 2020 bringing the total to 393. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

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Press Release of September 24, 2020 Board of Health
Posted on: September 23, 2020

COVID-19: FREE Testing - Week of September 28, 2020

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FIGHT THE WAR AGAINST COVID-19

 

UMass Memorial Healthcare is offering FREE COVID-19 community testing the week of September 28, 2020.  

Below, please find the testing sites in Worcester:

 

  • Monday, Septe...
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STOP THE SPREAD Board of Health
Posted on: September 23, 2020

COVID-19 Reopening Update: Updated Restaurant Guidance - Effective September 28, 2020

On September 22, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced revised safety standards for restaurants which will take effect on Monday, September 28, 2020. Restaurants remain subject to the previously issued, August 11, 2020 Safety Standards until the...

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Workplace Safety Standards for Restaurants Board of Health
Posted on: September 22, 2020

COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) would like to hear from communities in an effort to better assist residents through the COVID-19 crisis. By taking this survey, you can help identify new solutions to community problems while providing ...

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Board of Health
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Annual Shrewsbury Farmers Market - June 17 thru September 30, 2020

To be held in the Senior Center Parking lot located on 98 Maple Avenue. 

The market will run every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - for folks over 60 years of age and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the general public. ALL ARE WEL...

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Farmers Market Flier 2020 Board of Health
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Flu Prevention: Protect Your Health This Season

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This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthc...

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Roll up your Sleeve for your Annual Flu Shot Board of Health
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Weekly Report: 6 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 10, 2020 bringing the total to 387. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

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Press Release of September 17, 2020 Board of Health
Posted on: September 14, 2020

TOWN CLEAN UP DAY - October 3, 2020

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TOWN CLEAN UP DAY

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Keep Shrewsbury Beautiful hosts the annual Town Clean Up day and works with local groups to do smaller clean ups. 

We provide the bags, you provide the people power. Together we can Keep Shrewsbury Beautif...

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Board of Health
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Governor Baker Proclaims September to be Emergency Preparedness Month in Massachusetts

During September, MEMA and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will share information on their respective social media accounts about emergency preparedness topics including emergency planning, building an emergency kit, preparing for disasters,...

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PRESS RELEASE 09-01-20 Board of Health
Posted on: August 28, 2020

COVID-19: Traveler update from MEMA

Effective 12:01 am, August 29, 2020, CO, DE, PA and WV are removed from the higher risk state list for MA’s travel order due to decreases in these states’ positive test rates and cases per 100,000.

Travelers arriving from these...

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MASS.GOV Board of Health
Posted on: August 19, 2020

New Influenza Vaccine Requirement for Children and Students

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Date of Record: August 19, 2020:  New Influenza Vaccine Requirement - PRESS RELEASE from MDPH

The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has added a new influenza vaccine requirement for all children 6 months of age and older atte...

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Press Release 08-19-20 Board of Health
Posted on: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Community-Level Data Reporting

Outline of the State of MA stating STOP THE SPREAD COVID-19

August 19, 2020: 

The Commonwealth is reporting enhanced community-level data on key COVID-19 metrics as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s efforts to partner with cities and towns to slow the spread of the virus.

Based on...

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COVID-19 Community-Level Data Interactive Map Board of Health
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Prevention - How to Keep Yourself and your Family Safe

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Handout Image. Protect yourself against this virus.

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board (SRMCB), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) have issued educational material regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) preve...

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EEE in Massachusetts Board of Health
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Mosquitoes - Protect yourself this Summer!

Central MA Mosquito Control’s 2020 Spray Schedule

If you would like to opt out of spraying, please complete the Pesticide Exclusion Request online  

Please click the Mosquito Prevention link below for more information.

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Mosquito Prevention Board of Health
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Governor Announces Decrease on Gathering Limits to 50, New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 7, 2020

CONTACTAnisha Chakrabartianisha.chakrabarti@mass.gov

Terry MacCormack

terry.maccormack@mass.gov

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Creates Cross-Agency Enforce...

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Board of Health
Posted on: June 29, 2020

COVID-19: All MA Residents Must Wear a Mask in Public

COVID-19 Order 31 - Effective May 6, 2020

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils

✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face

✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can st...

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Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings Board of Health
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Town Hall will be opening to the public on Tuesday July 7, 2020 for appointment only for essential services when other methods are not suitable. Appointments can be ma...
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Board of Health
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for the Town of Shrewsbury

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As concerns rise over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), town officials are proactively monitoring the situation to provide Shrewsbury residents, town employees, businesses and the general public with updates on some of the measures that have been taken to date ...

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Board of Health
Posted on: July 7, 2020

REMINDER: Notice Regarding Reusable Bag and Plastic Bag Use in Grocery and Retail Stores

REMINDER:  Effective September 1, 2020, the Town of Shrewsbury’s plastic bag reduction bylaw will be enforced.

Plastic Bags:

Effective July 1, 2017, The Town of Shrewsbury adopted a Plastic Bag Reduction by-law. 

Due to t...

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Plastic Bag Ban Reduction By-law flier Board of Health
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 Board of Health
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 Board of Health