Board of Health

Agendas & Minutes

Stamped Board of Health Agendas are available forty eight (48) hours prior to the meeting and are available in the Board of Health office upon request.

Board of Health Meeting Minutes are available following Board of Health approval and then are posted under the View All Agendas and Minutes link below.

View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Board Members

  • Dr. George Abraham - Term Expires June 30, 2022
  • Stephen A. Vigeant - Term Expires June 30, 2023
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH - Term Expires June 30, 2024

Mission Statement

The mission of the Shrewsbury Board of Health is to promote general health of the community, the wellness in the individual, and to inspire conditions by which people can remain healthy. We offer educational resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law. We promote sanitary living conditions for all our residents and strive to protect the environment from harm and pollution.

The Health Department is run by the Board of Health whose primary concerns are activities related to health and the environment:

  • Food service sanitation
  • Mercury:  thermometers and thermostats
  • Housing
  • Nuisance
  • Operation of the ash residue landfill
  • Sewage disposal
  • Smoking and exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic 08-03-21
  1. COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at National Night Out - August 3, 2021

    The Town of Shrewsbury in conjunction with the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at National Night Out, Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Avenue, August 3, 2021 5-7PM. Read on...
  2. Public Health Advisory Update: Dean Park Pond and Newton Pond CLOSED / Gauch Park Pond LIFTED

    7/29/21 - Date of Record: A Public Health Advisory is in effect for both Dean Park Pond and Newton Pond and will be closed until further notice due to high levels of E. Coli. The Public Health Advisory for Gauch Park Pond has now been LIFTED. Read on...
  3. 10 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    10 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 16, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,987. Read on...
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Information about the Coronavirus is evolving, and the situation remains dynamic. 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 web-page has been developed at . Updates will be added as they arise. Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts related to COVID-19 by subscribing at

Tobacco Regulations - Effective January 4, 2021

On November 20, 2020, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled "Restricting the Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products". This regulation will go into effect on January 4, 2021. 

The regulation includes, but is not limited to, limiting where adult-only retail tobacco stores may be located, conforming definitions and certain policies with legislation signed by the Governor into law in November 2019.