Health Department

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is a coalition of 7 municipalities (Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, and the City of Worcester) working cooperatively to create and sustain a viable, cost-effective, and labor-efficient regional public health district.

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance logo

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) Logo representing shared public health services
The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by the Worcester's Division of Public Health. The inspiration to develop a regional alliance arose from the considerable disparity in size, available resources, and kinds and types of resources offered by each municipality.
Health Department Staff

Kerry Stockwell, Administrative AssistantKerry Stockwell, Administrative Assistant


Website:  Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for the Town of Shrewsbury

As concerns rise over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), town officials are proactively monitoring the situation to provide Shrewsbury residents, town employees, businesses and the general public with updates on some of the measures that have been taken to date in regards to COVID-19.

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

  1. 13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 72

    13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 72. Read on...
  2. Department of Public Health Emergency Order: April 7, 2020

    This update provides information on grocery store operations and occupancy limits, nursing home mobile testing program, and the nursing home family resource line. Read on...
  3. New CVS Rapid Testing Site: LOWELL

    On April 7, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration and CVS announced the launch of a new rapid testing site in Lowell, which will enable on-the-spot COVID-19 testing and results at no cost. Read on...
  4. Two Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 59. Read on...
  5. Use of Cloth Face Coverings Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Read on...
  6. Information for those tested for COVID-19 at CVS Shrewsbury

    This testing site will be moving to Lowell, MA the week of April 6, 2020. Read on...
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for the Town of Shrewsbury

  8. A Closer Look at COVID-19, Allergies, and the Flu

    Spring has officially arrived and for many comes allergy season! Read on...
  9. Food Establishment Coronavirus Guidance

    The Worcester Department of Public Health (WDPH) in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) are offering Coronavirus guidance as it relates to Food Establishments. Read on...
  10. Community Walk for Mental Health - Date TBD

    Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. is sponsoring this event (Date to be determined) at the Oak Middle School, 45 Oak Street, Shrewsbury. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at Noon. Read on...
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  • 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.