|Health Department Staff|
Kerry Stockwell, Administrative Assistant
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...
1 additional positive cases of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 318. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
Date of Record: 06-30-20 - Governor Baker announced updated guidance this afternoon for those traveling to Massachusetts. Read on...
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...
Cloth face coverings are a critical preventive measure and are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Read on...
Contact Tracing is an incredibly important piece of managing the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be sure to answer the call!
To be held in the Senior Center Parking lot located on 98 Maple Avenue. The market will run every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - for folks over 60 years of age and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the general public. ALL ARE WELCOME! Read on...
Please be advised that the Town of Shrewsbury will be transitioning to weekly reporting of new COVID-19 Positive Cases, as opposed to daily reporting. Updates of positive cases will be provided each Thursday afternoon. Read on...
On June 19, 2020, Governor Baker announced that certain businesses and industries are allowed to re-open with contingencies taking effect on June 22, 2020. This reopening is Step II in Phase II. Read on...
Governor Charlie Baker previously announced that the re-opening will take place over Four Phases: “Start,” “Cautious,” “Vigilant,” and “New Normal.” Each phase will be triggered by health indicators, including testing results and infection rates, hospitalizations and other metrics.
All businesses and expanded activities, including governmental services, will need to comply with mandatory safety standards for workplaces that were previously announced, including social distancing, hygiene protocols, staffing / operations, cleaning and disinfecting.
General business guidance
Information to help businesses meet the self-certification requirement to reopen. All businesses must meet these requirements before reopening. Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor’s March 23, 2020 Executive Order, updated on March 31, April 28 and May 15, may remain open and have until May 25, 2020 to comply with these mandatory safety standards.
- COVID-19 control plan template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification
- Compliance attestation poster – Poster that customer facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors
- Employer poster
Worker poster – Posters that businesses can print and display within the business premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning and disinfecting
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 COVID-19 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
Visual Aid for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Coping with Stress and Fear
Face Coverings - All MA Residents to Wear - Effective May 6, 2020
Farmers Market, Farm Stands, Food Establishments & Grocery Stores
Lodging (Hotels / Motels)
Orders and Public Health Alerts
Symptoms, What do to if you are at Higher Risk of Illness
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
- Button batteries* (please place them in a small container or in a baggie)
*Button-cell batteries are no longer manufactured with Mercury.
The Health Department will continue to collect button-cell batteries until December 31, 2020.
- Mercury thermometers and Mercury thermostats
- Sharps** (diabetic needles, epiPens, lancets - Shrewsbury residents only)
** must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container.