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


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


Please click HERE to view COVID-19 Fact Sheets.

  1. Flu Prevention: Protect Your Health This Season

    Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  2. Weekly Report: 6 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 10, 2020 bringing the total to 387. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
  3. TOWN CLEAN UP DAY - October 3, 2020

    Keep Shrewsbury Beautiful hosts the annual Town Clean Up day and works with local groups to do smaller clean ups. We provide the bags, you provide the people power. Together, we can Keep Shrewsbury Beautiful! Read on...
  4. Governor Baker Proclaims September to be Emergency Preparedness Month in Massachusetts

    Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2020 to be Emergency Preparedness Month in Massachusetts to encourage residents, families, and organizations to prepare for emergencies and disasters. September is also National Preparedness Month. Read on...
  5. COVID-19: Traveler update from MEMA

    Effective 12:01 am, August 29, 2020, CO, DE, PA and WV are removed from the higher risk state list for MA’s travel order due to decreases in these states’ positive test rates and cases per 100,000. Read on...
  6. New Influenza Vaccine Requirement for Children and Students

    The MA Dept. of Public Health added a new influenza vaccine requirement for all children 6 months of age and older attending childcare/preschool, students in all grades of school from Kindergarten thru Grade 12 and students of post-secondary institutions. Read on...
  7. COVID-19 Community-Level Data Reporting

    August 19, 2020: The Commonwealth is reporting enhanced community-level data on key COVID-19 metrics as part of the Baker-Polito Administration's efforts to partner with cities and towns to slow the spread of the virus. Read on...
  8. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Prevention - How to Keep Yourself and your Family Safe

    The MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, State Reclamation & Mosquito Control Board, and the MA Dept. of Public Health announced precautions for residents to take for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Prevention. Read on...
  9. Mosquitoes - Protect yourself this Summer!

    The City of Worcester's Division of Public Health (WDPH) in conjunction with the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is providing important information on how to keep yourself and your family safe for the upcoming mosquito season. Read on...
  10. Annual Shrewsbury Farmers Market - June 17 thru September 30, 2020

    Only a couple more weeks left of the Market! 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.