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

Micah Blondeau
Regional Environmental
Health Specialist

508-841-8384 - Health Department
508-841-8347 - Direct Line
Kerry Stockwell
Administrative Assistant

508-841-8384 - Health Department
508-841-8345 - Direct Line


For travel enforcement concerns, please contact the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) at:

For workplace standards concerns/complaints, please use the Department of Labor Standards (DLS)'s online portal at:

  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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 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...
  6. 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...
  7. COVID-19: All MA Residents Must Wear a Mask in Public

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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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 Updates will be added as they arise. Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts related to COVID-19 by subscribing at


Visual Aid for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Coping with Stress and Fear


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.