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Posted on: March 5, 2021

12 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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12 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since March 4, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,567. We are urging Shrewsbury residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of COVID-19...

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Press Release of March 5, 2021 Board of Health
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 03-03-21

Baker-Polito Administration Announces K-12 Educators, Child Care Workers and K-12 School Staff Eligible for Vaccine Appointments Starting March 11, 2021 and Vaccine Appointment Availability for Next Week

PRESS RELEASE:  03-03-21

Today, the Baker-Po...

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Baker-Polito Press Release: 03-03-21 Board of Health
Posted on: February 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Attitude Survey

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Survey

The Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) has developed a survey to assess vaccination attitudes and the degree of vaccine hesitancy among people in Massachusetts. The results from the survey will be used to under...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 02-25-21

PRESS RELEASE: February 25, 2021

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, and Secretary Kennealy made several announcements pertaining to the state’s reopening process and sector specific guidance. These include: 

  1. Phase 3, Step 2: Effective Ma...
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PRESS RELEASE 02-25-21 Board of Health
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 02-24-21

PRESS RELEASE: February 24, 2021

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a new $4.7 million initiative to promote COVID-19 vaccine equity in the 20 communities most disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The Administration also announced 11 h...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Health Equity Award Nominations & CHIP Release Information

Health Equity Award Nominations and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Release Information! 

Please be advised that the current Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is about to sundown and the next ite...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration: Vaccine Distribution & Additional Eligible Groups in Phase 2

PRESS RELEASE: February 17, 2021

Letter from Secretary Sudders

Important information about the state’s effort regarding vaccination distribution, where demand vastly exceeds current supply. The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to the effec...

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PRESS RELEASE 02-17-21 Board of Health
Posted on: February 17, 2021

MDPH Announces First Identification of S. Africa COVID Variant in MA

State Public Health Officials Announce First Identification of South Africa COVID Variant in Massachusetts


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) today announced the first case of the B.1.351 COVID-19 variant identified...

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PRESS RELEASE 02-16-21 Board of Health
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Targeted Outreach Initiatives for COVID-19 Vaccine

 Baker-Polito Administration Launches Targeted Outreach Initiative in 20 Hardest Hit Communities to Increase Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness and Access; $1M to Support Vaccination in Historically Underserved Communities

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PRESS RELEASE 02-16-21 Board of Health
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration: Announcements on COVID-19 Vaccine Capacity and New Vaccination Sites

Vaccine Capacity Update / New Sites Announcement

Press Release: 02-10-21

Appointments continue to be added at vaccination sites statewide. On February 11, 2021 at 8:30 A.M., 53,000 new appointments at mass vaccination sites will be posted online at the foll...

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PRESS RELEASE 02-10-21 Board of Health
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration: Changes to Sector-specific Occupancy Restrictions

Press Release: February 4, 2021

IMPORTANT - Changes to sector-specific capacity:  Effective February 8, 2021 at 5:00 A.M.

1.  Lifting 25% Capacity Restriction 

All businesses in the list below, currently limited to 25% capacity, wi...

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Baker-Polito Press Release: 02-04-21 Board of Health
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration: COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Phase 2 - February 1, 2021

Date of Record: January 25, 2021

The Baker-Polito Administration announced an expansion of COVID-19 vaccination sites in all parts of the Commonwealth, including new mass vaccination sites, pharmacy locations and local sites.

The Administration also announc...

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Baker-Polito Press Release: 01-25-21 Board of Health
Posted on: January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update in Phase One - Effective 01-21-21

COVID-19 Vaccine update for Phase ONE

Effective January 21, 2021

Per the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH), effective January 21, 2021, vaccination eligibility is open to include the next two priority groups within Phase One

Details of those w...

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COVID-19 VACCINE IN MA 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 2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare s...

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Roll up your Sleeve for your Annual Flu Shot Board of Health
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Baker-Polito Press Release: January 13, 2021

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2021

PRESS RELEASE, please click HERE.

Today, January 13, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration outlined plans to start vaccines for congregate care settings, the next priority group within Phase One of the Common...

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PRESS RELEASE 01-13-21 Board of Health
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Button Cell Batteries: The Collection Program Ended 12-31-20

The program for the collection of button cell batteries (found in watches, hearing aids, etc.) ended on 12-31-20. They are no longer manufactured with mercury and may be disposed of in the trash. We thank everyone who participated over the years.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products Regulation: Effective January 4, 2021

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On November 20, 2020, the Shrewsbury Board of Health adopted a new regulation called Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products”. This regulation will go into effect on January 4, 2021.

The regulation includes, but is not limited to, limiting where...

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Tobacco Regulations - Effective 01-04-21 Board of Health
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Shrewsbury Elevated to Red (High-Risk) Community - Municipal Buildings Closed


As of December 10, 2020, the Town of Shrewsbury has been designated as a Red (Higher-Risk) Community. 

Effective the week of Monday December 14, 2020, Town Hall will again close to the public as a result of the COVID-19 surge. In...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Board of Health: Racism is a Public Health Issue

The Board of Health acknowledges that racism is a public health issue of importance and recognizes discrimination, social and health inequities as a very visible and important public health issue. This was an agenda item at the 11-20-20 meeting.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Become a Medical Reserve Corp. (MRC) Volunteer!

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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 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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