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, 2023
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH - Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Dr. George Abraham - Term Expires June 30, 2022

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

    19 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 25, 2020 bringing the total to 748. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 Update for the Town of Shrewsbury

    COVID-19 Update for the Town of Shrewsbury COVID-19 Update
  3. 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. Board of Health Statement
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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 - 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.   



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