Board of Health


Effective 12/14/20, all appointments for the collection of sharps, thermostats, and thermometers will be suspended until further notice. Please click NEWS FLASH for more information.

Effective 12/31/20, the collection of button cell batteries has ended. They are no longer manufactured with mercury and can now be safely disposed of in your regular rubbish collection. Thanks to all the residents who participated in this program over the years.

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

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)
  1. No New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury since March 1, 2021

    Please be advised that the Town of Shrewsbury is reporting no new positive cases of COVID-19 since March 1, 2021. CMRPHA has provided vaccination data for Shrewsbury residents as of March 1, 2021. Read on...
  2. 18 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    18 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 26, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,539. Read on...
  3. Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 02-25-21

    For immediate release: The Baker-Polito Administration and Secretary Kennealy made several announcements pertaining to the State of MA's reopening process and sector-specific guidance. 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.