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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:

November 25, 2020 2:13 PM

7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 24, 2020 bringing the total to 729. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. We will not be reporting on Thanksgiving. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release November 25, 2020

Prior Updates

November 25, 2020 1:27 PM

Click the link below for a COVID-19 Update in the Town of Shrewsbury:

COVID-19 Update
November 24, 2020 4:28 PM

13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 722. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 24, 2020
November 23, 2020 4:32 PM

30 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury sine November 20, 2020 bringing the total to 709. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release November 23, 2020
November 20, 2020 4:28 PM

20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 679. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 20, 2020
November 19, 2020 3:53 PM

18 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 659. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 3:31 PM

A message from the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) Commissioner Monica Bharel will be sent to 4.5 million phone lines across Massachusetts today via the Everbridge Resident Connection Alerts System. The message will:

Remind residents of the new measures that are in effect as of November 6, 2020, limiting private gatherings to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
Update residents on quarantine orders for visitors from high risk states.
This alert is also part of a larger campaign to high risk communities that includes paid advertising and other communications to remind residents that the pandemic is not over, and these best practices will help protect their family, friends and neighbors.

Click the link below for more info.

COVID Alert: Phone Alert, Test Results Flyers and Thanksgiving
November 18, 2020 4:12 PM

13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 17, 2020 bringing the total to 641. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020 4:09 PM

Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance - Effective November 18, 2020

While the initial guidance to quarantine for 14 days after exposure still stands, this additional guidance will allow those who have been exposed to COVID to test out of quarantine after 10 days if they meet ALL of the following parameters:

· They have not had, and do not have, any symptoms of COVID;

· If they are tested on day 8 of their quarantine period or later using a molecular diagnostic test, a PCR test, and receive a negative test result; and

· They must monitor themselves for symptoms for the full 14 days. Any individual that develops symptoms should contact their local health care provider and be re-tested.

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November 18, 2020 4:07 PM

Early Business Closures, Revised Gatherings, Mask Orders Announced to Disrupt Growth of COVID-19 Cases

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November 17, 2020 3:27 PM

10 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 628. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 17, 2020
November 16, 2020 4:24 PM

23 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 13, 2020 bringing the total to 618. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 16, 2020
November 13, 2020 3:47 PM

8 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 595. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 13, 2020
November 12, 2020 3:34 PM

24 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 10, 2020 bringing the total to 587. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 12, 2020
November 10, 2020 4:20 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 9, 2020 bringing the total to 563. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020 4:17 PM

20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 6, 2020 bringing the total to 557. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 9, 2020
November 6, 2020 3:52 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 5, 2020 bringing the total to 537. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 6, 2020
November 5, 2020 3:49 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 4, 2020 bringing the total to 531. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 5, 2020
November 4, 2020 3:45 PM

7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 3, 2020 bringing the total to 525. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 4, 2020
November 3, 2020 4:13 PM

7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 2, 2020 bringing the total to 518. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 3, 2020
November 2, 2020 3:27 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2020: Baker-Polito Administration Announces Targeted Measures To Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations. Early Business Closures, Revised Gatherings, Mask Orders Announced to Disrupt Growth of COVID-19 Cases. Click the link for more information.

November 2, 2020: Targeted Measures to Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations
November 2, 2020 2:30 PM

7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since October 30, 2020 bringing the total to 511. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of November 2, 2020
October 30, 2020 3:41 PM

3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 504. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 30, 2020
October 29, 2020 4:26 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 501. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 29, 2020
October 28, 2020 2:24 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 496. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 28, 2020
October 26, 2020 3:44 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 494. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Click here for the October 26, 2020 Press Release
October 23, 2020 3:09 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 490. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 23, 2020
October 22, 2020 4:26 PM

33 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since October 15, 2020 bringing the total to 488. The Town of Shrewsbury is designated as a high risk (red) community. Effective October 23, 2020, positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 11:32 AM

Click the link for an important update on COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury as of October 22, 2020

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October 15, 2020 4:32 PM

20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since October 8, 2020 bringing the total to 455. The Town of Shrewsbury is designated as a high risk (red) community. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 15, 2020
October 8, 2020 4:31 PM

24 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since October 1, 2020 bringing the total to 435. The Town of Shrewsbury remains a moderate risk (yellow) community. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. We are urging residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same: wearing masks or face coverings, personal hygiene, social distancing and staying home when possible. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 8, 2020
October 1, 2020 4:07 PM

18 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 24, 2020 bringing the total to 411. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of October 1, 2020
September 24, 2020 1:52 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 17, 2020 bringing the total to 393. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of September 24, 2020
September 17, 2020 12:54 PM

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.

Press Release of September 17, 2020
September 10, 2020 5:44 PM

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.

Press Release of September 10, 2020
September 3, 2020 2:21 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since August 27, 2020 bringing the total to 375. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release and additional data on age analysis in the Town of Shrewsbury and community level data.

Press Release of September 3, 2020
August 27, 2020 4:29 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since August 20, 2020 bringing the total to 371. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of August 27, 2020
August 20, 2020 3:52 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since August 13, 2020 bringing the total to 367. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of August 20, 2020
August 13, 2020 3:10 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since August 6, 2020 bringing the total to 363. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of August 13, 2020
August 7, 2020 3:01 PM

The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided an age analysis of positive COVID-19 cases in the Town of Shrewsbury as of August 7, 2020.

Click here to view
August 7, 2020 2:52 PM

Governor Announces Decrease on Gathering Limits to 50, New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19, Click the link for more info.

Press Release of August 7, 2020
August 6, 2020 2:44 PM

12 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 30, 2020 bringing the total to 357. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of August 6, 2020
August 4, 2020 4:02 PM

The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided an age analysis of positive COVID-19 cases in the Town of Shrewsbury as of July 31, 2020. Click the link for details.

CMRPHA Age Analysis July 31, 2020
July 30, 2020 4:38 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 23, 2020 bringing the total to 345. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of July 30, 2020
July 24, 2020 12:58 PM

Date of Record 07/24/20: Governor Charlie Baker announced that effective August 1, 2020, all travelers entering MA (both out of state residents and MA residents returning home), must comply with a new travel order. This includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester.

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July 23, 2020 3:44 PM

12 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 16, 2020 bringing the total to 341. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of July 23, 2020
July 17, 2020 5:12 PM

The 2020 Annual Town Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 8:30 am at the Oak-Sherwood Middle School Campus, outdoors under the tent, 45 Oak Street, Shrewsbury MA. The Town moderator has issued a Declaration of Continuance pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 39 Section 10A.

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July 16, 2020 3:54 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 9, 2020 bringing the total to 329. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of July 16, 2020
July 9, 2020 2:00 PM

7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 2, 2020 bringing the total to 325. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of July 9, 2020
July 6, 2020 12:01 PM

Re-opening MA: Phase III - Step I - Effective July 6, 2020
Phase III - "Vigilant" of the state’s plan will be deployed Monday, July 6, 2020 allowing additional businesses such as gyms, sporting events, casinos, museums, and movie theaters to reopen. Click the link for details.

Re-opening MA: Phase III - Step I - Effective July 6, 2020
July 2, 2020 2:57 PM

1 additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 318. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020 2:21 PM

Town Hall will be opening to the public on Tuesday July 7, 2020 for appointment only for essential services when other methods are not suitable. Appointments can be made between the hours of 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 3 PM, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Click the link for more info.

Town Hall Reopening Info
June 29, 2020 2:36 PM

The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided the following demographic data for positive COVID-19 cases in the Town of Shrewsbury as of June 26, 2020. Click the link to view.

June 26, 2020 Demographic Data
June 25, 2020 2:39 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 317. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of June 25, 2020
June 19, 2020 4:01 PM

The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has provided the following demographic data for positive COVID-19 cases in the Town of Shrewsbury as of June 19, 2020. Click the link to view.

COVID-19 Demographic Data of June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020 3:29 PM

Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public until July 6, 2020.

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June 18, 2020 4:16 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 312. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of June 18, 2020
June 16, 2020 2:03 PM

Please be advised that the Town of Shrewsbury will be transitioning to weekly reporting of new COVID-19 Positive Cases, as opposed to daily reporting. Updates of positive cases will be provided each Thursday afternoon. The Worcester City Manager Edward M Augustus will now also hold weekly press briefings on Thursday evenings in which Shrewsbury’s positive cases will also be reported at that time. The weekly press briefings can be streamed live here: http://www.worcesterma.gov/video-on-demand

The Shrewsbury Town Manager’s Office will update the public each Thursday afternoon of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the following order:



1. Website Newsflash (visit https://shrewsburyma.gov/list.aspx to subscribe)

2. Alert for COVID-19 Page (visit https://shrewsburyma.gov/list.aspx to subscribe)

3. Cases Tab on COVID-19 Page

4. Social Media Accounts (Facebook & Twitter)



*Updates will not be provided if there are no new developments.



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

As a reminder, the Town of Shrewsbury is part of the coalition of the seven municipalities in the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA).



A COVID-19 information line has been established for Shrewsbury Residents to use 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, you may expect a response back within 1-2 business days.

Clock for the link to the News Flash
June 15, 2020 2:18 PM

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Pop-Up Testing Sites for Participants of Large Gatherings



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Commonwealth for individuals who have recently participated in large gatherings. These free testing sites will be available at over 50 sites throughout the Commonwealth on Wednesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 18th. The Administration is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19 at one of these sites. Test results will be provided to each participant confidentially, and participants are encouraged to share these results with their doctors.



A full list of all testing sites is available at www.mass.gov/gettested.

Click here for more info
June 12, 2020 2:38 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public through June 19, 2020
Shrewsbury, MA – June 12, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency and extended order of April 28, 2020 issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Library, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through June 19, 2020. Town Buildings will be open to the public for voting purposes only for the Annual Town Election on June 16th, 2020 from 12PM-8PM. Town staff are working on a process for residents seeking to conduct in-person business in town buildings that will be issued in the future. In the meantime, staff is available from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email inquiries from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.
Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services on the Town Website: www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on the Town website.
The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO has developed an alternative means of servicing their customers. Information related to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Board of Selectmen approved a process relative to the Governors COVID-19 Order No. 35 to allow outdoor dining and on-premises alcohol consumption for food establishments. The guidelines and application process can be found at www.shrewsburyma.gov/outdoordining.
The Library resumed partial services for the public on Friday, June 12, 2020. Patrons are able to return checked out items between 10:00am-3:00pm and materials being returned either in person or in the book drop will not be checked in for 72 hours. Patrons can place holds on materials through the CWMARS system that will be available for curbside pick-up. Curbside pick-up will be available on Tuesday June 16th, Wednesday June 17th, and Thursday June 18th from 10:00am-3:00pm. Patrons can book appointments for pick-up on the Library website by clicking "Scheduling Appointments for Curbside Pickup". Patrons will have to enter their names, library card numbers and make, model and color of their cars for staff to be able to identify them. This will be a no-contact transaction and bags will be ready for pickup on tables outside the library.
Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.
Under Phase II, Town and School Playgrounds, basketball courts at parks, and restrooms at Dean Park have reopened. Permits can be issued to Shrewsbury sports organizations for practices in groups of ten and must adhere to state guidelines. Start dates vary by league. There are no games and scrimmages allowed under Phase II.
Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center will resume the week of June 15, 2020 on a reduced service basis. Contact the COA at 508-841-8640 for more details.
General Contact
Kevin J. Mizikar
Town Manager
100 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
https://www.shrewsburyma.gov/
kmizikar@shrewsburyma.gov
508-841-8508

Press Release of June 12, 2020
June 6, 2020 2:42 PM

1 additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 310. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of June 6, 2020
June 5, 2020 5:47 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public through June 15, 2020
Shrewsbury, MA – June 5, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency and extended order of April 28, 2020 issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Library, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through June 15, 2020. Town Buildings will be open to the public for voting purposes only for the Annual Town Election on June 16th, 2020. Voters are encouraged to vote by mail.
Town staff are working on a process for residents seeking to conduct in-person business in town buildings that should be issued late next week. In the meantime, staff is available from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email inquiries from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.
Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services on the Town Website: www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on the Town website.
The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO has developed an alternative means of servicing their customers. Information related to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Board of Selectmen will be reviewing a process relative to the Governors COVID-19 Order No. 35 to allow outdoor dining and on-premises alcohol consumption for food establishments. Following the Board’s review and approval, further outreach and an application process will be made available for licensed dining establishments.
The Library is planning a phased reopening with partial services resuming for the public starting Friday, June 12, 2020, at which time patrons will be able to return checked out items between 10:00am-3:00pm. Materials being returned either in person or in the book drop will not be checked in for 72 hours. Starting Monday, June 8th, patrons can start placing holds on books, audiobooks, or DVD’s through the CWMARS system that will be available for curbside pickup at a later date. The Library will be issuing a press release with further guidance on requesting and picking up materials.
Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.
Town and School Playgrounds and basketball courts are also closed until further notice, with the exception of tennis courts at Dean Park, Oak Middle School and Coolidge School, to aid the public in practicing social distancing. Phase II Park guidance is expected to be released next week. Please watch for a separate announcement.
Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center are suspended at this time but are expected to resume the week of June 15, 2020. More details will be released next week.
General Contact:
Kevin J. Mizikar
Town Manager
100 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
https://www.shrewsburyma.gov/
kmizikar@shrewsburyma.gov
508-841-8508

Press Release of June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020 4:56 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 309. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020 4:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public through June 15, 2020
Shrewsbury, MA – June 5, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency and extended order of April 28, 2020 issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Library, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through June 15, 2020. Town Buildings will be open to the public for voting purposes only for the Annual Town Election on June 16th, 2020. Voters are encouraged to vote by mail.
Town staff are working on a process for residents seeking to conduct in-person business in town buildings that should be issued late next week. In the meantime, staff is available from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email inquiries from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.
Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services on the Town Website: www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on the Town website.
The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO has developed an alternative means of servicing their customers. Information related to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Board of Selectmen will be reviewing a process relative to the Governors COVID-19 Order No. 35 to allow outdoor dining and on-premises alcohol consumption for food establishments. Following the Board’s review and approval, further outreach and an application process will be made available for licensed dining establishments.
The Library is planning a phased reopening with partial services resuming for the public starting Friday, June 12, 2020, at which time patrons will be able to return checked out items between 10:00am-3:00pm. Materials being returned either in person or in the book drop will not be checked in for 72 hours. Starting Monday, June 8th, patrons can start placing holds on books, audiobooks, or DVD’s through the CWMARS system that will be available for curbside pickup at a later date. The Library will be issuing a press release with further guidance on requesting and picking up materials.
Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.
Town and School Playgrounds and basketball courts are also closed until further notice, with the exception of tennis courts at Dean Park, Oak Middle School and Coolidge School, to aid the public in practicing social distancing. Phase II Park guidance is expected to be released next week. Please watch for a separate announcement.
Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center are suspended at this time but are expected to resume the week of June 15, 2020. More details will be released next week.
General Contact:
Kevin J. Mizikar
Town Manager
100 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
https://www.shrewsburyma.gov/
kmizikar@shrewsburyma.gov
508-841-8508

Press Release of June 5, 2020
June 4, 2020 8:25 PM

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be advised that the Town of Shrewsbury is reporting a higher increase of total positive cases of COVID-19. Due to a discrepancy in how cases were being pulled, the Town of Shrewsbury has been notified of 32 unreported positive cases that represent an accumulation of positive cases from March 1, 2020 to present. There are 5 confirmed positive cases today bringing the total to 307. To remove the discrepancies and moving forward, WDPH has a revised data collection procedure to help ensure the Town and CMRPHA numbers align more closely to the numbers reported by the State.

Press Release of June 4, 2020
June 3, 2020 1:33 PM

Re-opening MA - Phase II: "Cautious" Effective Date TBD
The Governor initiated Phase II of the Re-Opening Plan by formal EXECUTIVE ORDER 35 and only following a careful review of public health data. This Order outlines details for Phase II.

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June 2, 2020 4:19 PM

Please be advised there have been no new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury since Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Please stay vigilant and continue to adhere to all public health guidelines at www.shrewsburyma.gov/coronavirus

May 27, 2020 4:46 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public through June 5, 2020

Shrewsbury, MA – May 27, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency and extended order of April 28, 2020 issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through June 5, 2020. Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. Town and School Playgrounds and basketball courts are also closed until further notice, with the exception of tennis courts at Dean Park, Oak Middle School and Coolidge School, to aid the public in practicing social distancing. The status will be evaluated at a later date if further closing is necessary. The staff will be available from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email questions from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.

Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services at the Town Website www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on Town website www.shrewsburyma.gov.

The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO will be developing alternative means of servicing their customers. Information related to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.

Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center are suspended at this time.





General Contact:

Kevin J. Mizikar

Town Manager

100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

https://www.shrewsburyma.gov/

kmizikar@shrewsburyma.gov

508-841-8508









Press Release of May 27, 2020
May 26, 2020 4:18 PM

1 additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 270. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 26, 2020
May 24, 2020 1:21 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 269. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 24, 2020
May 23, 2020 2:40 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 265. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 23, 2020
May 22, 2020 4:48 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public through June 1, 2020
Shrewsbury, MA – May 22, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency and extended order of April 28, 2020 issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through June 1, 2020. Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. Town and School Playgrounds and courts are also closed until further notice to aid the public in practicing in social distancing. The status will be evaluated at a later date if further closing is necessary. The staff will be available from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email questions from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.
Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services at the Town Website www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on Town website www.shrewsburyma.gov.
The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO will be developing alternative means of servicing their customers. Information related to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.
Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center are suspended at this time.


General Contact:
Kevin J. Mizikar
Town Manager
100 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
https://www.shrewsburyma.gov/
kmizikar@shrewsburyma.gov
508-841-8508




Press Release May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 4:33 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 261. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 22, 2020
May 21, 2020 4:23 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 256. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 21, 2020
May 18, 2020 2:59 PM

1 additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 254. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 1:24 PM

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.

Please visit the Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19 by clicking the link below.

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May 17, 2020 2:30 PM

1 additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 253. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 17, 2020
May 16, 2020 3:29 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 252. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 16, 2020
May 15, 2020 3:19 PM

10 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 250. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 15, 2020
May 14, 2020 4:24 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 240. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 14, 2020
May 13, 2020 4:54 PM

3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 235. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020 4:17 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public through May 25, 2020

Shrewsbury, MA – May 13, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency and extended order of April 28, 2020 issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through May 25, 2020. Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. Town and School Playgrounds and courts are also closed until further notice to aid the public in practicing in social distancing. The status will be evaluated at a later date if further closing is necessary. The staff will be available from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email questions from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.
Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services at the Town Website www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on Town website www.shrewsburyma.gov.
The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO will be developing alternative means of servicing their customers. Information related to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.
Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center are suspended at this time.


General Contact:
Kevin J. Mizikar
Town Manager
100 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
https://www.shrewsburyma.gov/
kmizikar@shrewsburyma.gov
508-841-8508




Press Release of May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020 3:59 PM

Cancellation of Memorial Day Parades

Dear Town Residents,

Per guidance received from Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Urena concerning the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and Social Distancing Protocols currently in place, there will be NO public municipal events held during this Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Please understand that we hope everyone will spend Memorial Day at home safely, while keeping in their thoughts the many service members who lost their lives in service to our great nation. Memorial Day is still the time to honor these heroes who have passed, however, we have to modify our observance of the holiday this year.

In place of traditional events, the town is producing a prerecorded Memorial Day program to honor the fallen. The program will air Memorial Day on local public access channels and town social media platforms. Together with the local cable access station and area veteran groups, my office is supporting the filming of certain aspects of traditional Memorial Day observances that will be incorporated into a video montage, to include grave flag placement, messages from local legislators and town officials, and groups important to the veteran community. Please check your local listings for details.

Flags will still be placed upon graves by volunteers wearing appropriate PPE and observing Social Distancing protocols. We ask for your support in ensuring that no traditional gatherings in honor of the Memorial Day holiday take place, and instead that an alternative digital experience be observed from the safety of your homes, in order to protect our town’s people and their families from the ongoing pandemic.


Sincerely,



Justin Sousa
Director of Veterans Services
jsousa@centralmassvets.org
(774) 293-2208

Press Release May 13, 2020
May 12, 2020 4:40 PM

3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 232. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 12, 2020
May 11, 2020 4:12 PM

3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 229. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 11, 2020
May 10, 2020 1:00 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 226. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 10, 2020
May 9, 2020 12:48 PM

3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 222. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 9, 2020
May 8, 2020 5:02 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 219. Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has also provided additional information as of today May 8, 2020 as it relates to positive COVID-19 cases by age in Shrewsbury. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020 4:42 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 219. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 8, 2020
May 7, 2020 4:55 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 217. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 7, 2020
May 6, 2020 5:15 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 212. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 6, 2020
May 5, 2020 3:58 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 210. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 5, 2020
May 4, 2020 3:02 PM

16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 205. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 4, 2020
May 3, 2020 2:37 PM

Ten additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 189. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 3, 2020
May 2, 2020 2:18 PM

Four additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 179. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of May 2, 2020
May 1, 2020 4:28 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 175. Click the link for more information.

Press Release of May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020 3:34 PM

Executive Order: MA Residents to Wear Masks in Public due to COVID-19
The Order takes effect on May 6, 2020 and requires residents to use a face covering in public places when they cannot socially distance. This applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations opened to the public, including grocery and retail stores and public transportation.

The Governor’s Executive Order does not apply to children under the age of two (2) or anyone who is unable to wear a mask due to medical conditions or other Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) issued exemptions.

Governor Baker has instructed state health officials to issue additional guidance on children between the ages of two (2) and five (5).

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April 30, 2020 2:20 PM

The Annual Town Election has been rescheduled to June 16 2020. Residents will have the option and are encouraged to vote by mail. For more information call the Town Clerk at 508-841-8507 or visit www.shrewsburyma.gov/townelection2020

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April 29, 2020 2:31 PM

Four additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 165. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 29, 2020
April 28, 2020 3:26 PM

Three additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 161. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020 3:13 PM

Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public until May 18, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency and extended order of April 28, 2020 issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through May 15, 2020. Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. Town and School Playgrounds are also closed until further notice to aid the public in practicing in social distancing. The status will be evaluated at a later date if further closing is necessary. The staff will be available from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email questions from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.

Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services at the Town Website www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on Town website www.shrewsburyma.gov.

The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO will be developing alternative means of servicing their customers. Information related to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.

Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center are suspended at this time.

Press Release April 28, 2020
April 27, 2020 1:27 PM

Please be advised that the Town of Shrewsbury has had no new positive cases of COVID-19 since April 25, 2020. The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has shared the following age data as of 4/24/2020, Click the link for more info.

News Flash April 27, 2020
April 25, 2020 1:11 PM

Three additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 158. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 25, 2020
April 24, 2020 3:00 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 155. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 24, 2020
April 23, 2020 5:04 PM

7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 150. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 23,2020
April 22, 2020 5:05 PM

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be advised that Shrewsbury has 37 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the count to 143. There were 25 cases from the weekend that were recovered, along with 12 new cases from today, bringing the total to 37. The town was informed via a MAVEN (state wide data base for communicable disease surveillance) conference call yesterday that there was a system error in the system over the weekend. This was the language we received: “Due to the volume of confirmed and contact COVID-19 events, some MAVEN events are not appearing in their appropriate MAVEN workflows. These events may seem to “disappear” between workflows, as well.” The WDPH epidemiologist ran special reports today to extract this missing data from many of the Alliance communities’ workflows. We have been assured by MDPH that this issue will be rectified as it impacted workflows and case counts across the Commonwealth over the three day weekend. Click the press release for more information and additional data.

Press Release of April 22, 2020
April 21, 2020 4:48 PM

One additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 106. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 21, 2020
April 20, 2020 5:56 PM

Please be advised there have been no new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury since Friday April 17, 2020. Please stay vigilant and continue to adhere to all public health guidelines at www.shrewsburyma.gov/coronavirus

No new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury since Friday April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 3:31 PM

Three additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 105. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 17, 2020
April 16, 2020 2:58 PM

7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 102. Click the link for press release.

Press Release of April 16, 2020
April 14, 2020 4:32 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 95. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 14, 2020
April 13, 2020 4:28 PM

3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 89. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 13, 2020
April 12, 2020 3:17 PM

2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 86. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 12, 2020
April 11, 2020 3:51 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 84. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 11, 2020
April 10, 2020 4:40 PM

6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury. Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance has also provided additional information as of today April 10, 2020 as it relates to positive COVID-19 cases by age in Shrewsbury. Click the link for the pres release.

Press Release of April 10, 2020
April 9, 2020 4:46 PM

13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 72. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020 4:23 PM

The Board of Selectmen, acting under newly granted authority by the Legislature and Governor (Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020) is announcing the postponement of the Annual Town Election, originally scheduled for May 5, 2020, and the Annual Town Meeting, originally scheduled for May 18, 2020. Click the press release for details.

Press Release of April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020 3:57 PM

On April 7, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted on tax-payer initiatives including changing the 4th quarter tax bill due date from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020, waiving interest and penalties for certain bills if paid in full by June 30, 2020, and extending the deadline for property tax exemptions from April 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 9, 2020
April 7, 2020 4:41 PM

Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 59. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 7, 2020
April 6, 2020 4:51 PM

Five additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 57. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 6, 2020
April 5, 2020 5:01 PM

Four additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 52. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 5, 2020
April 4, 2020 3:37 PM

Seven additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 48. Click below for the press release.

Press Release of April 4, 2020
April 3, 2020 4:42 PM

Eight additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 41. Click below for the press release.

Press Release of April 3, 2020
April 2, 2020 3:45 PM

Four additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 33. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of April 2, 2020
April 1, 2020 4:58 PM

Eight additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 29. Click below for the press release.

Press Release of April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020 3:28 PM

Shrewsbury Town Hall, Schools, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through May 1, 2020. Town and School Playgrounds are also
closed until further notice to aid the public in practicing in social distancing. Click the link for the press release:

Press Release of April 1, 2020
March 31, 2020 3:12 PM

One additional positive case of COVID-19 reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 21. Click below for the press release.

Press Release of March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020 4:44 PM

11 additional positive cases reported in the Town if Shrewsbury bringing the total to 20, 85% of the total positive cases of Shrewsbury residents are between the ages of 20 and 49. Town Manager Kevin Mizikar urges residents to take responsibility to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Click the link below for the press release:

Press Release March 30, 2020
March 29, 2020 3:56 PM

Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 9. Click below for the press release.

Press Release of March 29, 2020
March 28, 2020 4:09 PM

One additional positive case of COVID-19 reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 7. Click below for the press release.

Press Release of March 28, 2020
March 27, 2020 4:13 PM

One additional positive case of COVID-19 reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 6. Click below for the press release.

Press Release of March 27, 2020
March 26, 2020 4:15 PM

Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 5. Click below for the press release.

Press Release March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020 12:53 PM

The following is a transcript of the report given to the Board of Selectmen at its meeting on March 24, 2020.

COVID-19 Report from the Town Manager - 3/24/2020
March 25, 2020 12:35 PM

On March 24, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted to enact a Declaration of Local State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Town Manager Kevin Mizikar stated,

"First and foremost, the Declaration of Emergency will acknowledge just how serious this situation has become for our residents. Second, it provides authority from the Board of Selectmen to the Town Manager to take extraordinary but measured actions to facilitate and expedite the use of measured resources to protect our residents. Lastly, it allows for certain extraordinary financial and procurement actions to facilitate the operation of the Town. "

This action taken at the Board's meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/9TmqQVdVRpE?t=1397

Declaration of Local State of Emergency_COVID19_March 24, 2020
March 24, 2020 4:34 PM

Two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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March 24, 2020 4:32 PM

Massachusetts Launches a COVID-19 Text Message Notification System Text “COVIDMA” to 888-777 for Important Updates

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March 23, 2020 4:36 PM

Due to the State of Massachusettes Executive Order, effective March 24th, please be advised that ALL Simple Recycling collection (pink bag) operations in the state are temporarily suspended. This will remain in effect until further notice.

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March 23, 2020 4:20 PM

Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public until April 7, 2020

Shrewsbury Town Hall, Schools, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Town and School Playgrounds are also closed until further notice to aid the public in practicing in social distancing.

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March 23, 2020 3:34 PM

ESSENTIAL SERVICES: On March 23, Governor Baker issued an emergency order ordering nonessential businesses and organizations to close their physical workspaces and facilities to customers, workers and the public. Updates Assembly Order to Limit Gatherings to 10 people
PRESS RELEASE: https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-charlie-baker-orders-all-non-essential-businesses-to-cease-in-person-operation
ORDER: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-23-2020-essential-services-and-revised-gatherings-order
ESSENTIAL SERVICES LIST: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-essential-services
ASSEMBLAGE GUIDANCE: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-23-assemblage-guidance

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March 20, 2020 9:58 AM

First CVS COVID-19 testing site opened at CVS in Shrewsbury, MA

"Testing will initially focus on a critical population: first responders and health care workers. State officials have identified a group of brave women and men who are on the frontlines of the pandemic and have potentially been exposed to COVID-19. The sooner they are tested, the sooner they can continue to help others, in particular the most vulnerable members of our communities.

We understand there will be significant interest from Massachusetts residents in visiting the site and possibly being tested. The site does not, and will not, administer tests on a walk-up or drive-up basis. As the administration has shared, details on screening and potential assignment to a testing site will be forthcoming."

Press Release from CVS- March 19, 2020
March 20, 2020 9:18 AM

FIRST CONFIRMED CASE IN THE TOWN OF SHREWSBURY

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March 19, 2020 4:06 PM

Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public until March 27, 2020
Shrewsbury, MA – March 19, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus, and in consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the State of Emergency issued by Governor Baker, the Shrewsbury Town Hall, Senior Center and all other buildings with the exception of the Police and Fire Stations for emergency services will continue to be closed to the public through Friday, March 27th, 2020. Town and School Playgrounds are also closed until further notice. The status will be evaluated at a later date if further closing is necessary. The staff will be available from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday to answer phone calls or email questions from the public. However, please be advised that staff is working in an alternative staffing model (decreased staff alternating in shifts) so response may be delayed. The closure of the Town Hall will impact those seeking services from all departments operating at the Town Hall including the School Department and SELCO.

Residents and other interested parties can pay bills, apply for permits and licenses and access other information and services at the Town Website www.shrewsburyma.gov. Payments by check will still be accepted through the drop box located to the east of the main entrance of the Town Hall. Cash is not accepted. Department-specific operational changes will be posted to their respective webpage on Town website www.shrewsburyma.gov.

The closure of the Town Hall also means that SELCO customers will not be able to conduct their business at the customer service counter. SELCO will be developing alternative means of servicing their customers. Information relate to SELCO can be found on their website at www.selco.shrewsburyma.gov.

Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time, but may be subject to change. Transportation services through the Senior Center are suspended at this time.

Press Release March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020 12:57 PM

Effective March 18, 2020: Waste Management is temporarily closing its residential call center in response to COVID-19.

This change will not impact regular trash and recycling collection.

During this time, please contact the Shrewsbury Department of Public Works at 508-841-8502 to report any missed pickups or to schedule any bulky items for collection.

Please be sure to have all the items at the curbside by 7:00 am for collection.