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. State public health officials announce season’s first West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample

    Date of Record: July 9, 2020: The MA Dept. of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Belmont, MA for the first time this year. Read on...
  2. Health Department COVID-19 Survey

    The City of Worcester, Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA (Shrewsbury's public health provider) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have created a Greater Worcester COVID-19 Survey. Your feedback is important! Read on...
  3. Public Health Advisory: Dean Park Pond Closed

    Date of Record: July 10, 2020 - Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury is closed until further notice because of laboratory testing showing high levels of E. Coli. Read on...
  4. Weekly Report: 7 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 2, 2020 bringing the total to 325. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
  5. State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

    Date of Record: 07/03/20 - The MA Department of Public Health announced that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in MA for the first time this year. Residents urged to start using bug spray to avoid getting bitten. Read on...
  6. Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

    Town Hall (including Town, SELCO and School Departments) will be opening to the public on Tuesday July 7, 2020 for appointment only when other methods are not suitable. Read on...
  7. Re-opening MA: Phase III - Step I - Effective July 6, 2020

    On July 2, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker announced that certain businesses and industries are allowed to re-open with contingencies taking effect on July 6, 2020. This reopening is Phase III, Step I. Read on...
  8. COVID-19 Updated Guidance for those traveling to MA

    Date of Record: 06-30-20 - Governor Baker announced updated guidance this afternoon for those traveling to Massachusetts. Read on...
  9. COVID-19 Safety Tips during the 4th of July and the Summer months

    The MA Health Officers Assocation (MHOA) has been working with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) to produce COVID-19 infographics for local Boards of Health. These visual aids remind us how to keep safe while enjoying Summer. Read on...
  10. Reminder for all MA Residents to Wear Masks in Public due to COVID-19

    Cloth face coverings are a critical preventive measure and are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. 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.