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.


Town Hall is now open to the public by appointment only between the hours of 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 3 PM, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Click here for details: https://shrewsburyma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2856 

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Confirmed cases in Shrewsbury as of July 9, 2020: 325


*Cases are updated weekly on Thursdays

  1. Health Guidance & Information
  2. Town Department Info
  3. State & Federal Info
  4. Business Info
  5. Cases of COVID-19 in Shrewsbury
  6. Press Releases
  7. MEMA Updates

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 

Sign up for Massachusetts COVID-19 text alerts from Mass.Gov
To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777.

😷Mask and Face Covering Order, Effective May 6, 2020: The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible. This statewide order supersedes previously issued guidance relative to mask use. 

This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are currently open to the public and permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail stores. Residents are also required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when using any means of transportation service or public mass transit.

A face covering may include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf or bandana. Health care masks should not be used and should be preserved for health care workers and first responders. Cloth masks should not be worn by young children under the age of two, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Instructions on how to make a cloth mask are available from the CDC here.

Read the Order here 

Further guidance from the Department of Public Health is available at mass.gov/coveryourface.


MA Traveler Info Covid-19

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14 days.

In addition, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are exempt from the directive to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveling to Massachusetts for work purposes. All persons are instructed not to travel to Massachusetts if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

For Massachusetts travel information, please visit the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website here: Travel Information Related to COVID-19. For national travel information, please visit www.travel.state.gov.


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

Click Here for Press Releases Related to COVID-19 from Mass.gov

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