Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Effective the week of December 14, 2020, Town Hall will again close to the public as a result of the COVID-19 surge. In-person appointments will be suspended. Town departments have the ability to work remotely and will do so to the greatest extent possible and will continue to work in the building on a rotating schedule. Please be advised that because of this, response times may be delayed. In-person appointments will resume when conditions allow us to do so. To reach a specific department, visit the staff directory at https://shrewsburyma.gov/Directory.aspx 


The Town of Shrewsbury continues to urge residents, taxpayers and others to utilize our online services including paying bills, applying for permits and licenses and other routine and complex business matters. Further, we are prepared to meet with you via video conferencing for a more personal interaction.

Please click the link below to access the COVID-19 Daily Dashboard from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-weekly-public-health-report-

Meetings during COVID-19: 

- The public may listen to meetings live by dialing the number listed at the top of the posted agenda. Agendas for all boards & committees can be seen HERE. Please be sure to mute your device by dialing *6. For public comment items, you may unmute by dialing *6. 

-To view certain meetings live, tune into Governmental Access Channel 28 or click HERE. Please note that not all meetings are recorded or streamed live. A video library can also be seen HERE.

Mask Order effective November 6, 2020 :

Governor Baker issued an Order effective November 6, 2020 requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in in all public places, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. Public places include any place open to the public including, without limitation, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail stores; public transportation, taxis, livery, and other ride-sharing vehicles; public streets and ways; and any location that hosts indoor or outdoor events or performances. Masks or cloth face coverings are also required when in a carpool with non-household members. 

The revised order still allows for an exception for residents who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or disabling condition, but it allows employers to require employees to provide proof of such a condition. It also allows schools to require that students participating in in-person learning provide proof of such a medical or disabling condition.

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Confirmed cumulative positive COVID-19 cases in Shrewsbury as of March 1, 2021: 2,539

*Effective October 23, 2020 cases are updated each weekday. Weekend numbers will be included in our Monday report.

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General Coronavirus Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

A COVID-19 Information Line has been established at 508-799-1019. The line provides facts and information about COVID-19, how to stop the spread, what to do if someone is experiencing symptoms and quarantine information. The line will be available in multiple languages.  If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911 and not the number above.

If you would like to reach out via email, you may do so at Health@worcesterma.gov , however, please note that this email is monitored Monday through Friday-8:30 AM to 5:00PM. Due to the high volume of COVID-19 inquiries we are currently receiving, you may expect a response back within 1-2 business days. 

Printable Fact Sheets are located on the Heath Department’s Web-page at : https://shrewsburyma.gov/240/Health-Department 

Complaints: Send an email to DPH.COVID.Complaints@mass.gov

Complaints: For Workplace Standards Complaints, use the DLS Portal: https://covid-19c.dls.eol.mass.gov/covid19/Complaints/create

For more information and updates on COVID-19 in Massachusetts:

General Resources

  • Massachusetts | To find health and human services available in your community, call Mass 211, call 2-1-1, or use live chat.
  • Massachusetts | Visit Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Informationto connect with resources related to:
    • Unemployment insurance
    • Food and economic assistance
    • Business loans and support
    • Childcare providers
    • Renters and homeowners
    • Mental health and well-being
    • Rights related to COVID-19
    • Resources for abuse and neglect
    • Substance use help and prevention
    • Homeless support

COVID-19 Test Locations

COVID-19 Vaccine

Please note that WDPH/CMRPHA is currently following CDC guidance regarding COVID 19. Below you will find some helpful links from the CDC:

General Coronavirus Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Symptoms- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html 

Prevention & treatment- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html 

Traveler Information- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Preventing COVID-19 spread in communities-https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html 

Protect yourself and your family- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

Higher risk & special populations- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/index.htm

COVID-19 State of Emergency

Emergency orders and guidance associated with the COVID-19 State of Emergency:

On March 10, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency, giving the Administration more flexibility to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.

CLICK HERE for a list of orders issued by Governor Baker, the Department of Public Health and other state agencies to respond to COVID-19, along with associated guidance and other related resources.