TO REPORT COVID-19
For travel enforcement concerns, please contact the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) at: DPH.COVID.Complaints@mass.gov
For workplace standards concerns/complaints, please use the Department of Labor Standards (DLS)'s online portal at: https://covid-19c.dls.eol.mass.gov/covid19/Complaints/create
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...
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...
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...
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...
6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 3, 2020 bringing the total to 381. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
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...
Cloth face coverings are a critical preventive measure and are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Even if you are outside, you must wear a face covering if you cannot safely meet the social distancing guidelines of six (6) feet. Read on...
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...
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...
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...
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
Swimming Pools and Beach Safety
Symptoms, What do to if you are at Higher Risk of Illness
Youth - Visual Aids with Recommendations on How to Stay Safe
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
Effective 07/07/20 - Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. If you need to make an appointment with the Health Department, please call 508-841-8345.
- 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.