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Town of Shrewsbury COVID-19 Alerts

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.

Visit www.shrewsburyma.gov/coronavirus for more info.

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Latest Update:

January 25, 2021 4:15 PM

44 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 22, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,209. We are urging Shrewsbury residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread are: 😷Wear a mask. 👏Wash your hands. ↔️Keep your distance. 🧴Clean & Disinfect frequently touched surfaces. 🏠Stay home if you are sick or a household member is sick or waiting for test results. 👨‍🔬Get tested. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of January 25, 2021

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January 25, 2021 3:35 PM

Baker-Polito Administration: COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Phase 2 - February 1, 2021:

The Baker-Polito Administration announced an expansion of COVID-19 vaccination sites in all parts of the Commonwealth, including new mass vaccination sites, pharmacy locations and local sites.

The Administration also announced updates to plans for Phase Two of the Commonwealth’s distribution plan. Individuals 75 years or older will now be the first priority group in Phase Two, and individuals 65 years and older have been moved into the second priority group, in addition to individuals with two comorbidities. Starting on February 1 individuals age 75 or older can be vaccinated. Vaccination sites can be found on the Commonwealth’s map at mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap.



Vaccine Sites:
The Commonwealth’s ability to reach vaccination capacity will depend on the federal government sending larger quantities in the coming weeks. We’ll continue to build capacity in anticipation that the supply will increase. At the moment, MA has received and distributed 98% of our total allocation from the federal government.

Mass.gov/COVIDVaccine has details on eligibility and a map of open vaccination sites and sites that are coming online soon. The map allows those who are eligible to make appointments.

Vaccination Sites are established in every region to provide maximum efficiency, geographic spread and equity for all residents.

In addition to mass vaccination sites at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park, sites will open in Springfield, Danvers, and Roxbury. The Springfield site is opening January 29, 2021 at the Eastfield Mall. The Danvers site is opening February 3, 2021 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel. The City of Boston will open the Reggie Lewis Center the first week of February.

Eligible residents in Phase One will be able to schedule appointments online for the Fenway, Springfield and Danvers sites beginning January 27, 2021.

Pharmacy and retail locations like the Big Y, Wegmans, Price Chopper, Hannaford, Stop and Shop, and CVS Health will also be opening over the next few weeks to create more equitable access to all communities.

Phase TWO Priority group update:
Phase Two vaccinations will begin for the first priority group, that is everyone over the age of 75 starting on February 1, 2021.

As each of the priority groups become available, please visit: Mass.gov/COVIDVaccine to view the map* detailing vaccine locations and how to register. This map will continually be updated as additional vaccine sites present themselves.

Consistent with CDC guidance, we are also moving residents age 65 and older ahead in the order. This group will start getting vaccines after residents age 75 and older. Phase 2 will now be as follows:

Adults that are age 75 and older
Adults that are age 65 and older and individuals with 2+ comorbidities
Early education and K-12 workers, transit, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works, and public health workers, and Individuals with one comorbidity.
People with serious medical conditions should contact their doctors about how that impacts eligibility.

Baker-Polito Administration: COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Phase 2 - February 1, 2021
January 22, 2021 5:09 PM

Effective today, January 22, 2021, ONLY ELIGIBLE populations within PHASE 1 who RESIDE or WORK in the below municipalities (these towns are part of the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) may schedule a COVID-19 vaccine through the Worcester Department of Public Health's Mega Emergency Dispensing site located at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604.

Shrewsbury
Holden
Millbury
West Boylston
Worcester
Grafton
The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has collapsed Phase 1 so that all subcategories in that phase are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please click the link below for the link to the page clearly defines all of the eligible individuals in Phase 1, and more information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for those Eligible in Phase ONE