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


  • Stephen A. Vigeant - Term Expires June 30, 2020
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH - Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Dr. George Abraham - Term Expires June 30, 2022

COVID-19

Website:  Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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

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 in regards to COVID-19.

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 https://shrewsburyma.gov/coronavirus . Updates will be added as they arise. 

Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts related to COVID-19 by subscribing at https://shrewsburyma.gov/list.aspx

  1. One additional positive case of COVID-19 reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 7

  2. One additional positive case of COVID-19 reported in the Town of Shrewsbury

    One additional positive case of COVID-19 reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 6. Read on...
  3. Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 5. Read on...
  4. A Closer Look at COVID-19, Allergies, and the Flu

    Spring has officially arrived and for many comes allergy season! Read on...
  5. CVS Health opens first COVID-19 testing site in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

  6. Town & School Playgrounds and Courts Closed - Date of record March 20, 2020

    Playgrounds and tennis/basketball courts closed at all parks and schools out of concerns for Coronavirus until further notice. Read on...
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for the Town of Shrewsbury

  8. Food Establishment Coronavirus Guidance

    The Worcester Department of Public Health (WDPH) in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) are offering Coronavirus guidance as it relates to Food Establishments. Read on...
  9. Community Walk for Mental Health - Date TBD

    Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. is sponsoring this event (Date to be determined) at the Oak Middle School, 45 Oak Street, Shrewsbury. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at Noon. Read on...
  10. Tick Awareness

    The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) & the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) is offering Tick Awareness for both the cold & the warm weather. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from tick bites. Prevention begins with you! Read on...
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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, thermostats, and button batteries*
    *Button battery collection will end on December 31, 2020, as they are no longer manufactured with Mercury. When the program concludes, residents can dispose of button batteries in the regular household trash.

  • Housing

  • Nuisance

  • Operation of the ash residue landfill

  • Sewage disposal

  • Smoking and exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

Tobacco Regulations

Restricting the Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products - Effective January 1, 2020. 

On August 30, 2019, 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 1, 2020. To view the regulations, please scroll down to "Resources" at the bottom of this page.

Resources