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March 17, 2020 4:30 PM

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:

February 26, 2021 4:05 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 25, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,521. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 26, 2021

Prior Updates

February 25, 2021 4:52 PM

11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 24, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,517. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021 2:23 PM

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, and Secretary Kennealy made several announcements pertaining to the state’s reopening process and sector specific guidance. These include:

Phase 3, Step 2: Effective March 1, 2021, the Commonwealth will move forward into Phase 3, Step 2. This will reopen:
Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces
o Open at 50% capacity with 500 person maximum

Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact: laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses
o Open at 50% capacity



Updated Capacity Limits: Effective March 1, 2021, the following industries will increase to 50% capacity.

Employees will be exempt from capacity restrictions in all of these industries:
Arcades & Other Indoor and Outdoor Recreation Businesses
Close Contact Personal Services
Driving and Flight Schools
Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
Golf Facilities (indoor)
Libraries
Operators of Lodging (common spaces)
Museums, Cultural & Historic Facilities, Guided Tours
Office Spaces
Places of Worship
Sectors not Otherwise Addressed
Theaters and Performance Venues
Relevant EEA Industries – Youth sports spectators etc.

The following industries remain unaffected by capacity limits:
o Drive in movie theaters

o Construction

o Laboratories

o Manufacturing



Additional Guidance Changes:
Effective March 1, 2021, Restaurants will no longer be subject to a % seated capacity limit and their capacity is limited only by the requirement of 6 feet between tables
o Musical performances allowed in restaurants (with appropriate distancing)

o 90 minute time limit on tables stays in place

o Limit of no more than 6 per table stays in place

o Food courts remain closed

Effective March 1, 2021, Fitting rooms may open in all retail businesses


Gatherings Limit: Effective March 22, 2021, subject to public health data, the gatherings limit will increase for event venues and public settings, but will stay the same in private settings*:
Event Venues and Public Settings:
o 100 indoors

o 150 outdoors

*Private Settings (such as private residences):
o 10 indoors

o 25 outdoors



Phase 4, Step 1: Effective March 22, 2021, subject to public health data, the Commonwealth will move into Phase 4, Step 1:
Indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks will reopen with a 12% capacity limit
o A large venue is defined as a having a capacity of 5,000 or more

o Venues with capacity under 5,000 are subject to the Indoor and Outdoor Performance Venue guidance

o Large venues will be required to submit a safety plan to the Department of Public Health

Overnight Camps will be allowed to open for Summer 2021
Exhibition and Convention Halls may reopen, subject to gathering limits and event rules
Dance floors may open at weddings and events only

All other Phase 4 industries will not be able to open until a future reopening step. Those include:
o Road races, street festivals, and parades, and fairs

o Amusement parks, theme parks, outdoor water parks

o Indoor water parks and indoor / outdoor ball pits

o Saunas, hot-tubs, steam rooms at fitness centers, health clubs, and other facilities

o Beer gardens / breweries / wineries / distilleries

o Bars, dance clubs, and nightclubs—venues offering entertainment, beverages, or dancing and not providing seated food service


Updated guidance can be found at www.mass.gov/reopening

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 02-25-21
February 25, 2021 8:56 AM

The Baker-Polito Administration announced a new $4.7 million initiative to promote COVID-19 vaccine equity in the 20 communities most disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The Administration also announced 11 high-efficiency regional vaccination collaboratives involving local health officials and other regional partners.

Vaccination Appointments: Today, around 50,000 new appointments will be added at mass vaccination locations across the Commonwealth. This includes the mass vaccination locations at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Springfield, Danvers, Dartmouth and Natick. Retail pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens will also administer over 20,000 doses next week as well.

Residents can go to www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine this morning to find and schedule their appointments. Appointment availability is very limited due to the constrained supply of vaccine doses that the Commonwealth is receiving from the federal government.

Click the link below for more information.

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 02-24-21
February 24, 2021 3:48 PM

8 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 23, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,506. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 24, 2021
February 23, 2021 4:23 PM

11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 22, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,498. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 23, 2021
February 22, 2021 4:36 PM

16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 19, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,487. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 22, 2021
February 19, 2021 4:00 PM

4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 18, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,471. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 19, 2021
February 18, 2021 4:23 PM

11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 17, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,467. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 18, 2021
February 17, 2021 4:11 PM

3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 16, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,456. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021 12:40 PM

Baker-Polito Administration: Vaccine Distribution & Additional Eligible Groups in Phase 2

PRESS RELEASE: February 17, 2021

Letter from Secretary Sudders
Important information about the state’s effort regarding vaccination distribution, where demand vastly exceeds current supply. The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to the effective, efficient and equitable administration of vaccines throughout the state. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Massachusetts, on February 16, 2021 was #9 in the U.S. for vaccinations per capita (1st doses/capita). Massachusetts was #1 for total shots administered per capita (this past week) amongst the 24 states with at least 5M people, according to Bloomberg. As of Monday, February 15, 2021, more than 251,000 of our residents ages 75 or older have received their 1st dose. This represents 51% of the statewide population, exceeding the national average of 47% of residents 75+ that have received their first dose.

First and foremost, I want to acknowledge the incredible efforts throughout the pandemic. Local health departments, community health centers, regional collaboratives, hospitals, large health systems and others quickly ramped up their capacity to provide vaccinations. Many local boards of health stepped up to vaccinate first responders and some continued to vaccinate individuals eligible in Phase 1 and those age 75 and older. The Baker-Polito Administration is deeply thankful for municipal collaboration in the early, targeted steps of the vaccination effort.

On February 17, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that effective February 18, 2021, individuals age 65 or older, individuals with two or more specific medical conditions, listed HERE, and residents and staff of public and private low income and affordable senior housing are eligible to receive this vaccine. With this announcement, 1 million individuals will become eligible for the vaccine.

Streamlined Vaccination Distribution
As the Commonwealth moves forward and as a million residents become eligible, the Administration must streamline the vaccine distribution process in anticipation of this challenge and within the confines of limited vaccine supply provided by the federal government. The Commonwealth has been receiving approximately 110,000 new first doses each week.

High-capacity throughput vaccination, available across the Commonwealth, is important to ensuring vaccines do not sit idle. To avoid confusion and increase access, vaccination locations must be available to all residents and not narrowly restricted by geography. Currently, almost 95% of our population lives within a 45-minute drive of a mass vaccination site or within 30 minutes of a regional site. This is in addition to the growing number of pharmacies and other retail locations administering doses, currently numbered at 105.

Equity
In addition to increasing efficiency in administering the vaccine, the Commonwealth must ensure that the program is equitable and meets the needs of communities that have been most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Utilizing the social vulnerability index as a starting point, the Department of Public Health has identified 20 municipalities that have had the greatest COVID burden and have the greatest percentage of non- white residents.

These municipalities are:

Boston; Brockton; Chelsea; Everett; Fall River; Fitchburg; Framingham; Haverhill; Holyoke; Lawrence;
Leominster; Lowell; Lynn; Malden; Methuen; New Bedford; Randolph; Revere; Springfield; and Worcester.

Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel has reached out to these municipal leaders to assist with increasing awareness, to address vaccine hesitancy and to mitigate barriers to vaccine access. These municipalities will continue to distribute vaccine at the local level, are prioritized for the retail pharmacy program, and are served by community health centers, hospitals and other health care providers administering vaccine in the community.

Serving the most vulnerable
The Commonwealth is fortunate that so many local public health officials want to help vaccinate their residents. Given the constraints on vaccine supply, the Administration is asking our local officials to focus efforts around outreach to vulnerable, hard to reach populations, including homebound seniors, individuals who participate in ‘meals on wheels’ and others who are eligible but not able to travel to a vaccine site. Local officials are more adept at identifying and meeting these high need populations and can arrange for them to be vaccinated either by the local board of health, connect them to community providers or refer to the State’s vaccination program for homebound individuals, which will launch in the coming weeks.

Regional Collaboration
Additionally, municipalities may propose regional collaborations that meet specific geographic needs identified by the state and must meet specific requirements including:

• Have the capacity to vaccinate minimally 750 individuals per day, 5 days per week;

• Serve unmet need geographically, as identified by the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH);

• Meet an administration rate threshold of 85% and report doses within 24 hours;

• Serve all residents of the Commonwealth; collaborations may focus outreach efforts towards those who live or work in the area but must be open to all Massachusetts residents; and

• Provide public links for vaccine appointments on Mass.gov/COVIDVaccine.



Other important ways for municipalities to engage in the Commonwealth’s vaccine program include:

• Promote vaccine acceptance by establishing COVID ambassador programs, providing tele-townhalls or developing messaging campaigns in multiple languages;

• Encourage and assist residents to utilize mass vaccination sites and retail pharmacies for vaccination;

• Plan, develop or coordinate vaccine programs for residents living in public and private low income and affordable senior housing; or

• Identify, plan and organize vaccination of homebound residents who are unable to access any other vaccination program as they become eligible.

Effective the week of March 1, 2021, the state will no longer provide first dose vaccines for individual municipal clinics, except for the twenty disproportionately impacted communities and established and approved Regional Collaboratives. Municipalities will receive second doses to ensure that all residents have been fully vaccinated by individual local board of health clinics.

On February 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) will hold a webinar for local boards of health to review the opportunities to distribute vaccine as outlined above. The Department will answer questions and provide a specific how-to-guide for municipalities to reach the most vulnerable residents.

This is a shared responsibility and herculean effort to offer safe and effective vaccines to millions of Massachusetts residents. Working together, state and local government along with our health care partners can meet this challenge and ensure that every Massachusetts resident will have the opportunity to be vaccinated.



Baker-Polito Administration: Vaccine Distribution & Additional Eligible Groups in Phase 2
February 17, 2021 10:42 AM

State Public Health Officials Announce First Identification of South Africa COVID Variant in Massachusetts

PRESS RELEASE: 02-16-21

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) today announced the first case of the B.1.351 COVID-19 variant identified in the Commonwealth. Genetic sequencing completed at the Broad Institute on behalf of DPH has confirmed the variant, which was originally identified in South Africa.

The case is a female in her 20s who resides in Middlesex County; she has had no reported travel.

The B.1.351 variant is known to spread easily. The Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory is working in collaboration with many healthcare and academic partners to quickly identify variants of concern by sequencing a subset of positive samples.

Two other variants of concern are the B.1.1.7 originally found in the United Kingdom, and the P.1 variant, which was originally detected in Brazil.

Currently, there are 34 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant in Massachusetts; there are no confirmed cases of the P.1.

The best defense against a rapid rise in cases from variants of concern is to prevent the spread of COVID.

New information from CDC shows that improving the fit and filtration of masks helps reduce the spread of the virus. Mask fit can be improved by using a mask with a nose wire and by using a mask fitter or by knotting the ear loops and tucking the sides. Mask filtration is improved by using multiple layers. Learn more about how to use masks to protect yourself and others at Improve the Fit and Filtration of Your Mask to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 | CDC.

Other critical public health measures to help prevent the spread of COVID include social distancing (staying 6 feet away from others), avoiding groups, staying home when you are sick, getting tested if you have symptoms or are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID, and getting vaccinated when it is your turn.

Learn more about variants of concern at New Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 | CDC and track their presence in both Massachusetts and the US at US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants | CDC.

MDPH Announces First Identification of S. Africa COVID Variant in MA
February 16, 2021 5:45 PM

33 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 12, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,453. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 5:18 PM

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Targeted Outreach Initiative in 20 Hardest Hit Communities to Increase Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness and Access; $1M to Support Vaccination in Historically Underserved Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021

CONTACT: Ann Scales - ann.scales@mass.gov

Targeted Outreach Initiative:
The Department of Public Health (DPH) will invest resources directly in the 20 cities and towns most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 to increase awareness of the vaccine’s safety and efficacy and to reduce barriers to vaccination. DPH will assist each city or town by working with local leaders, and community- and faith-based groups to strengthen existing efforts focused on awareness and overcoming barriers so that residents will get vaccinated when it’s their turn.

The initiative will focus on 20 cities and towns with the greatest COVID-19 case burden, taking into account social determinants of health and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BIPOC. These communities are Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Framingham, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Springfield, and Worcester.

Massachusetts now ranks in the Top 10 for vaccinations per capita according to the CDC and last week administered more doses per week than it received from the federal government.

How Cities/Towns were Identified:
This list of 20 is a subset of the cities and towns that met the Massachusetts COVID Advisory Group recommendation to prioritize communities using the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and COVID-19 case rates since the start of the pandemic. Those communities were then ranked by average daily COVID-19 case rates in each city and town (excluding cases in long-term care and correctional facilities and communities with under 30,000 residents). From this ranked list by case rate, the top 17 cities and towns with the highest percentage of people of color were identified. The list of 20 cities and towns includes three additional communities to capture the top 15 communities with the highest daily COVID case rates.

“We recognize the deep knowledge and expertise that exists in every community and our aim is to listen, respond, and work in concert to develop a customized approach for reaching as many residents as we can to increase vaccination,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “This approach is centered on equity, a core pillar of our vaccine distribution. Our goal is to work in collaboration with our local communities, to meet people where they are, and to reduce barriers – both physical and otherwise – to getting the COVID vaccine.”

The new DPH initiative will support a tailored community-based approach around the individual needs identified by each municipality. As part of the outreach, a DPH Community Liaison will work to leverage and coordinate state resources and customize a menu of options to be offered to each community, which may include:

· Identifying gaps and mapping available resources to reduce barriers to vaccination

· Coordinating and supporting key stakeholders including Local Boards of Health, local Community and Faith-Based Organizations, Community Health Centers, and Community Health Workers who can support grassroots outreach

· Deploying DPH Vaccine Ambassadors to provide support for town halls and other local forums to share information and materials, including a DPH forum guide and toolkit

· Disseminating culturally appropriate translations of communications campaign materials, including Trust the Facts. Get the Vax. campaign materials and vaccine FAQs in multiple languages

· Hiring local residents to provide “boots on the ground” for neighborhood and local business outreach, which may include a door-knocking campaign to provide information and answer questions about vaccine efficacy and safety

$1 Million to Support Vaccination in Historically Underserved Communities:
The Administration has invested $1M in the MA League of Community Health Centers to support community health center efforts to increase vaccine safety awareness in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, with the goal of addressing vaccine hesitancy and increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates for individuals and communities disproportionately impacted.

The program has three main objectives:

Increase Community Health Center and community engagement staff vaccine confidence and knowledge
Implement dissemination of culturally relevant and linguistically diverse patient education materials
Identify and partner with local community-based organizations to provide information and tips to engage people in vaccination conversations
This grant initiative is a critical piece of the MA League of Community Health Center’s COVID-19 Vaccine Community Engagement Campaign and recognizes that Community Health Centers, community health workers and other community-facing outreach workers are critical and widely trusted individuals to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among the most at-risk communities.

Under the initiative, qualified health centers may apply for $25,000 grants via the MA League of Community Health Centers to assist Community Health Workers (CHW) to engage patients and community members in vaccination discussions to increase vaccine uptake in the Commonwealth’s hardest-hit communities. The funding helps health centers in several critical ways, including supporting providers and staff in having one-to-one conversations with patients to answer their questions and concerns, bringing these individualized dialogues to the broader community, and using online and other communication channels and resources.

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Targeted Outreach Initiatives for COVID-19 Vaccine
February 12, 2021 4:03 PM

8 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 11, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,420. 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. The Town will not be reporting on Monday, February 15, 2021. These case and vaccination totals, along with weekend cases, will be reported on the next reporting day of Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 12, 2021
February 11, 2021 4:03 PM

12 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 10, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,412. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 11, 2021
February 10, 2021 1:43 PM

Baker-Polito Administration: Announcements on COVID-19 Vaccine Capacity and New Vaccination Sites

Press Release: 02-10-21

Appointments continue to be added at vaccination sites statewide. On February 11, 2021 at 8:30 A.M., 53,000 new appointments at mass vaccination sites will be posted online at the following locations: Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, and Fenway Park in Boston.

Over the course of this week, over 50,000 pharmacy appointments will be added on a daily basis and another 14,000 appointments will be added at 35 community health centers across MA. Other provider sites, like health care providers and local vaccine clinics, are adding almost 40,000 appointments over the course of this week.

All appointments can be scheduled online by visiting Mass.Gov/COVIDVaccine or residents 75+ can call 2-1-1 to get assistance in booking an appointment if they’re unable to utilize the website.

MA will continue to add capacity through mass vaccination sites which are high output locations where vaccines can be administered quickly and efficiently.

Two new mass vaccination sites will open later this month:

The Natick Mall in Natick on February 22, 2021
Circuit City in Dartmouth on February 24, 2021
Both sites will be open to all eligible residents and will start with approximately 500 doses per day, scaling up at the Dartmouth site to approximately 2,000 doses per day, and the Natick site will scale up to approximately 3,000 doses per day.

Appointments for both new sites will be available to book on Mass.Gov/COVIDVaccine beginning on February 18, 2021.

75+ Caregiver Eligibility

On February 1, 2021, vaccination administration began for residents 75+. These residents have been getting shots for the last 10 days and during that time we have learned that some people might be hesitant to go to a mass vaccination location without a relative or a caregiver. This policy goes into effect on February 11, 2021. It is not applicable for appointments that have already been booked.

To support more 75+ residents getting to a mass vax site, we are announcing a new policy to allow one caregiver to join a 75+ resident and also schedule their own appointment for a vaccine at the same time. Any caregiver is eligible to receive the vaccine at the same time as the 75+ resident, provided they have an appointment.

While this policy change applies specifically to the mass vaccination locations, Local Boards of Health (LBOH)-run clinics may choose to also allow for this. Information about eligibility will need to be changed by the LBOH in their clinic descriptions and information should be shared with your Council on Aging (COAs) and others for consistent messaging.

Caregivers will be required to self-attest that they are accompanying a 75+ resident who could not otherwise get to or navigate the online vaccination site when they fill out the attestation form (including the attestation form in PrepMod).

Appointments for 75+ residents and their caregivers should be scheduled for the same day, as close together as possible.

If both the caregiver and 75+ resident are unable to use or have difficultly accessing the internet, they may call 2-1-1 for assistance booking both appointments.

Please visit https://shrewsburyma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9106/COVID19-Vaccine-75-plus-Companion-Information-2102021 for additional information about the caregiver / companion eligibility (Massachusetts Caregiver / Companion COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility.

Baker-Polito Administration: Announcements on COVID-19 Vaccine Capacity and New Vaccination Sites
February 10, 2021 12:53 PM

11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 9, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,400. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 10, 2021
February 9, 2021 3:58 PM

8 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 8, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,389. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 9, 2021
February 9, 2021 1:36 PM

The Town of Shrewsbury has a limited number COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine appointments available for tomorrow, Wednesday February 10, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA. These appointments are limited to Shrewsbury residents ages 75 and over. You will be turned away if you do not meet this criteria.

https://www.maimmunizations.org/client/registration?clinic_id=1685

Click here to register
February 8, 2021 4:31 PM

33 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 5, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,381. 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 and vaccination data will be included in the Monday report. Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of February 8, 2021
February 5, 2021 4:12 PM

27 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 4, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,348. 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 February 5, 2021
February 5, 2021 1:09 PM

Residents age 75+ may now call 2-1-1 to reach the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line for assistance in scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine if they do not have access to the internet. The hotline is available in English and Spanish and will have translators available to support residents in approximately 100 additional languages. Individuals will be able to speak to a representative live on the phone to assist them with an appointment through the state's online system. If no appointments are available, callers will have the option to be placed on a call back list for the mass vaccination sites. The caller will receive a call back when an appointment becomes available for them at a mass vaccination site, and the list will be called on a first-come, first-served basis. Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM.

February 5, 2021 11:34 AM

For Immediate Release: February 5, 2021 - The Town of Shrewsbury would like to share the following information about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for our residents. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of February 5, 2021
February 4, 2021 3:41 PM

IMPORTANT - Changes to sector-specific capacity: Effective February 8, 2021 at 5:00 A.M.


1. Lifting 25% Capacity Restriction

All businesses in the list below, currently limited to 25% capacity, will return to 40% capacity, as previously allowed. (The sector-specific industry standards dated in December 2020 will apply.)

Arcades and Recreational Businesses
Driving and Flight Schools
Gyms / Health Clubs
Libraries
Museums
Retail
Offices
Places of Worship
Lodging (common areas)
Golf (indoor areas)
Movie theaters (no more than 50 people per theater)
Restaurants will now be limited to 40% of their seated capacity and, as under the 25% capacity rule, employees will not count toward the limit.

Close Contact Personal Services will now be limited to 40% capacity and, as under the 25% capacity rule, employees will be not count toward the limit.

A limit of 5 people per 1,000 sq. feet applies for smaller businesses without an available fire occupancy capacity
There continues to be no capacity limits on manufacturing, construction, and laboratories. Note: these sectors have never had capacity limits.



2. Gatherings Order (Order No. 62)

The gatherings limit will stay at 10 indoors, 25 outdoors


3. The Commonwealth remains in Phase 3 Step 1 of Reopening (Order No. 58)

Indoor performance venues and indoor recreation businesses like roller rinks and trampoline parks remain closed.


4. All changes are effective Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:00 A.M.

Baker-Polito Administration: Changes to Sector-specific Occupancy Restrictions
February 4, 2021 3:32 PM

15 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 3, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,321. 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 February 4, 2021
February 3, 2021 3:25 PM

11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 2, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,306. 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 February 3, 2021
February 2, 2021 4:02 PM

11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 1, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,295. 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 February 2, 2021
February 1, 2021 2:06 PM

35 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 29, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,284. 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 February 1, 2021
January 29, 2021 2:44 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 28, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,249. 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 29, 2021
January 28, 2021 4:00 PM

13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 27, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,244. 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 28, 2021
January 27, 2021 3:50 PM

17 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 26, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,231. 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 27, 2021
January 26, 2021 3:30 PM

5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 25, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,214. 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 26, 2021
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
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
January 22, 2021 4:02 PM

16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 21, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,165. 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 22, 2021
January 21, 2021 2:45 PM

On January 21, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration provided announcements regarding rescinding the Stay at Home Order and the Early Closure of Business Order.

1. Effective Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:00 A.M., the Stay at Home Advisory for the hours of 10:00 P.M. - 5:00 A.M. is rescinded.

2. Effective Monday, January, 2021 at 5:00 A.M., the Mandatory Early Closure of Businesses Order requiring certain businesses to close by 9:30 P.M. will be rescinded.

On Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:00 A.M., the following businesses and activities listed below may operate past 9:30 P.M.:

- Restaurants

- Arcades & Other Indoor & Outdoor Recreation (Phase 3, Step 1 businesses only)

- Indoor and Outdoor Events

- Movie Theaters and Outdoor Performance Venues

- Drive-In Movie Theaters

- Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities

- Golf Facilities

- Recreational Boating and Boating Businesses (e.g. charter boats)

- Outdoor Recreational Experiences

- Casinos and Horse Tracks / Simulcast Facilities

- Driving and Flight Schools

- Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Reserves, Nature Centers

- Close Contact Personal Services (e.g. hair and nail salons)

- Museums/Cultural & Historical Facilities/Guided Tours

- Gyms/Fitness Centers and Health Clubs

- Indoor and Outdoor Pools

Gatherings may go beyond 9:30 P.M.

Liquor stores and other retail establishments that sell alcohol may sell alcohol past 9:30 P.M.; adult use cannabis retailers may also sell cannabis after 9:30 P.M.

Note – Phase 3, Step 2 businesses must remain fully closed



3. The 25% temporary capacity and gathering limits remain in place until 5:00 A.M. on Monday, February 8, 2021.

Baker-Polito Press Release: January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021 2:33 PM

14 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 20, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,149. 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 21, 2021
January 21, 2021 9:28 AM

COVID-19 Vaccine update for Phase ONE
Effective January 21, 2021

Per the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH), effective January 21, 2021, vaccination eligibility is open to include the next two priority groups within Phase One.

Details of those who are eligible under the Home-based health care workers and Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care groups can be found at the distribution timeline link by visiting https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-timeline-phase-overview.

For those Home-based health care workers and Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care (including office staff) will be eligible to get vaccinated at locations that are open to provide these vaccinations.

Vaccine locations for those currently eligible can be found by visiting here https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-currently-eligible-to-be-vaccinated.

Note: The vaccination clinic location map will be frequently updated. Please check back often for updates as we move into Phase TWO and additional groups of people become eligible.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update in Phase One - Effective 01-21-21
January 20, 2021 12:26 PM

20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 19, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,135. 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 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 9:05 AM

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR PHASE TWO: The Town of Shrewsbury would like to acknowledge all of the anxiety, stress, and fear that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused for all of our residents and business owners. We realize how difficult this has been and continues to be for you. Please be assured that the Town of Shrewsbury has been and will continue to push out information as soon it becomes available. At the end of this communication, please see the various methods in which the Town disseminates information.

The Town of Shrewsbury is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out process. MDPH is the state agency that determines when vaccines will become available to different segments of the public and how it will be made available to these groups. This plan, with timelines for arrival of the vaccine can be found on the MDPH website at: https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine-in-massachusetts. Please note that this website is updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.

The Town does not have the ability to purchase additional vaccines or expedite the process. The phased approach, which is being followed across the State, has been developed by medical and health professionals at the MPDH to best deliver the vaccine in a coordinated effort across the Commonwealth.

Please be sure to wear a mask whenever outside of your home, wash your hands frequently, avoid gatherings, and continue to take precautions as we continue to battle the COVID-19 virus.

Click the link below for more info.

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR PHASE TWO
January 19, 2021 4:10 PM

16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 18, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,115. 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 19, 2021
January 18, 2021 5:44 PM

56 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 15, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,099. 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 18, 2021
January 15, 2021 3:39 PM

35 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 14, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,043. 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 15, 2021
January 14, 2021 3:21 PM

41 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 13, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,008. 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 14, 2021
January 14, 2021 9:49 AM

The Baker-Polito Administration outlined plans to start vaccines for congregate care settings, the next priority group within Phase One of the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

The Command Center also made updates to the first priority group in Phase Two of the distribution plan to include residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing.

Click here for more info
January 13, 2021 2:55 PM

16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 12, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 1,967. 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 13, 2021
January 12, 2021 3:08 PM

44 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 11, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 1,951. 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 12, 2021
January 11, 2021 4:23 PM

56 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 8, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 1,907. 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 11, 2021
January 8, 2021 4:01 PM

55 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 7, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 1,851. 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 8, 2021
January 7, 2021 4:06 PM

49 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 6,2021 bringing the cumulative total to 1,796. 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 7, 2021
January 7, 2021 3:25 PM

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of Capacity and Gathering Limits,
New Guidance for Hospital ICU Staffing, Elective Surgeries

Capacity Limits for Most Industries, Gathering Limits Extended Until at Least January 24, 2021

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2021

On January 7, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the extension of further restrictions and new hospital guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

Industry restrictions for capacity limits and reduced gathering limits went into effect on Saturday, December 26th, and will now be extended for at least two more weeks to January 24, 2021.

INDUSTRY RESTRICTIONS & GATHERING LIMITS
Capacity Limits: Under the current restrictions that are being extended today, most industries in Massachusetts remain subject to a 25% capacity limit:

Restaurants (based on permitted seating capacity)
Close Contact Personal Services
Theaters and Performance Venues
Casinos
Office Spaces
Places of Worship
Retail Businesses
Driving and Flight Schools
Golf Facilities (for indoor spaces)
Libraries
Lodging (for common areas)
Arcades and Indoor Recreation Businesses
Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
Museums, Cultural Facilities and Guided Tours
Workers and staff will not count towards the occupancy count for restaurants, places of worship, close contact personal services, and retail businesses.
All other rules and restrictions in each sector-specific guidance will continue to remain in effect.

GATHERINGS LIMIT:
The current gathering limits in place since December 26 are also being extended. Indoor gatherings will remain limited to 10 people. Outdoor gatherings will remain limited to 25 people outside. The gatherings limit applies to private homes, event venues and public spaces.

NEW HOSPITAL GUIDANCE:
Hospital Tier Escalation: The Department of Public Health’s hospital guidance, issued in early November, establishes a regional tiering system for hospitals to support continued collaboration among hospitals and sustain capacity. Since early December, all regions across the Commonwealth have been in Tier 3 status, which established a framework for greater coordination to balance patient load and ensure capacity.

Today, in response to the continued rise in hospitalizations, all regions across the state will be escalated to Tier 4 status. In Tier 4, the hospitals in each region will meet at least daily, and will continue to collaborate across regions where necessary, to address growing capacity constraints and continue to load balance as needed.

ICU Nurse Staffing Ratios: To support the health care system’s continued response to the surge in cases and hospitalizations, the Commonwealth is allowing the deployment of acute nursing staffing under certain circumstances. Starting today, hospitals with severe capacity constraints may request a temporary exemption from the mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in the ICU. This option will only be available to hospitals with capacity of less than 20% who first attest to DPH that they have suspended all nonessential elective invasive procedures, including those conducted in an outpatient setting under the hospital’s license. Additionally, hospitals must take every reasonable step to expand capacity prior to requesting a temporary exemption. If a hospital’s bed capacity increases, or if the hospital re-starts nonessential elective invasive procedures, the hospital must resume compliance with the ICU staffing requirements.

Click for more details
January 7, 2021 10:36 AM

Update on Plans for COVID-19 Vaccinations: Three Phased Approach - Click the link below for details

Update on Plans for COVID-19 Vaccinations: Three Phased Approach
January 6, 2021 2:49 PM

30 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 5, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 1,747. 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 6, 2021
January 5, 2021 3:19 PM

32 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since January 4, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 1,717. 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 5, 2021
January 5, 2021 10:20 AM

The Baker-Polito Administration launches new phase of #StateWithoutStigMA Campaign

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) launched a new phase of the #StateWithoutStigMA public information campaign aimed at reducing the stigma of substance addiction that prevents people with substance use disorders from seeking treatment. The campaign launched at a time when the state is experiencing a slight rise in overdose deaths as it continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.



“As we continue to fight COVID-19, we remain aware of the impact the pandemic has had on the recovery community and residents struggling with addiction,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Building on the Commonwealth’s previous efforts to reduce the stigma around addiction, we are proud to launch the next phase of #StateWithoutStigMA to encourage people to seek the treatment they need and deserve, especially in these uniquely challenging times.”

Click on the link to read the full press release
January 4, 2021 3:27 PM

111 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 31, 2020 bringing the cumulative total to 1,685. 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 4, 2021
December 31, 2020 11:37 AM

40 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 30, 2020 bringing the cumulative total to 1,574. 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 December 31, 2020
December 30, 2020 4:01 PM

​49 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 29,2020 bringing the cumulative total to 1,534. 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 December 30, 2020
December 29, 2020 4:12 PM

20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 1,485. 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. Please note cases will not be reported on New Years Day, January 1, 2021. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of December 29, 2020
December 28, 2020 4:25 PM

84 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 24, 2020 bringing the total to 1,465. 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. Please note cases will not be reported on New Years Day, January 1, 2021. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020 11:56 AM

BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration launched a $668 million program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program in part relies on the pending federal COVID-19 relief bill recently passed by Congress. Regardless of the developments at the federal level, the Baker-Polito Administration will start releasing millions in new funding to restaurants, retailers, and other small businesses throughout the Commonwealth as soon as next week.



Earlier this week, the Administration announced nearly $49 million in grants through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) COVID-19 Small Business Program to support over 1,158 small businesses. More than 10,000 applicants had sought relief in this grant round.



Additional grants will be made available to eligible small businesses through MGCC. The Small Business Grant Program was established in the fall, and currently has a pool of eligible applicants awaiting funding. This additional funding will allow the Administration to award more of those pending applicants. Eligible businesses that already applied to the program, but were not funded due to limited funds available, will be prioritized for funding first and do not need to reapply.



The funds will also be used to stand up an additional grant program at MGCC. This program will target the industries most hard-hit during the pandemic.



Eligible industries for the new program include:



Restaurants, bars, caterers


Indoor recreation and entertainment establishments


Gyms and fitness centers


Event-support professionals (photographers, videographers, etc.)


Personal services


Retail


The new business relief program would offer grants up to $75,000, but not more than three months’ operating expenses, to be used for employee wage and benefits costs, space-related costs, and debt service obligations.



The online application portal for the new program will open on Thursday, December 31, and will close on Friday, January 15. Awards are expected to be announced in early February.



More details on how to apply and eligibility requirements are available at www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org.

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $668 Million Small Business Relief Package
December 24, 2020 12:01 PM

35 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 1,381. 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. Please note cases will not be reported on Christmas Day, December, 25, 2020 or New Years Day, January 1, 2021. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of December 24, 2020
December 23, 2020 4:03 PM

22 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 1,346. 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:

😷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 for the press release.

Press Release of December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 8:55 AM

The MDPH Immunization Division had set the deadline of December 31, 2020 for students to receive a flu vaccination unless they have obtained a medical or religious exemption. The deadline has been extended through February 28, 2021.

Schools and school districts have authority to implement vaccination requirements at the local level and may set policies appropriate for their communities regarding the deadlines for submitting documentation of vaccination. Click below for more information.

Student Flu Vaccine Deadline Extended to February 28, 2021
December 22, 2020 2:59 PM

16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 21, 2020 bringing the total to 1,324. 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:

😷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 for the press release.

Press Release of December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 1:58 PM

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a temporary Executive Order and revised COVID-19 measures to reduce the spread of the virus in Massachusetts.

The temporary Executive Order will outline the following measures that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2020 and will continue until Sunday, January 10, 2021, with a possibility of an extension of another week based upon available data.

This pause will reduce allowable occupancy from current capacity levels of 40% to 25% in multiple sectors.

-Notably, this capacity limit will now apply to restaurants. Capacity will be set at 25% of pre-COVID seating capacity and distancing between tables and other requirements will remain in place. Indoor and Outdoor seating capacity must be calculated separately (rather than combining them).

-Small spaces (such as personal services) and other spaces without clear occupancy standards may use 5 people / 1000 square feet as an alternative to the 25% occupancy.

-The 25% limit will not apply to manufacturing, laboratories, drive in movie theaters, or construction

-Employees/staff are exempted from the capacity count

-Limits at indoor event venues are being reduced to 10 people.

-Limits at outdoor event venues are being reduced to 25 people.

-Current limits at private residences remain the same (10 indoors and 25 outdoors)

-Limits at movie theaters will be reduced to 25% (no more than 50 people per theater)

-Limits outdoor performance venues will remain 25% (with the max number reduced to 25 from 50).

-Office spaces will be required to reduce capacity to 25%, but there will continue to be allowances for offices with “critical services”, such as public safety, public health, and other critical services. There is no approval required for these exemptions.

-K-12 schools continue to be exempted from these capacity limits and will need to follow DESE standards and guidelines.

Click the link below for more info

Announcement of Temporary Revisions to COVID-19 Measures
December 21, 2020 3:42 PM

​54 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 18, 2020 bringing the total to 1,308. 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:



😷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 for the press release.

Press Release of December 21, 2020
December 18, 2020 3:04 PM

14 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 1,254. 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. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of December 18, 2020
December 17, 2020 3:46 PM

47 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 16, 2020 bringing the total to 1,240. 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:

😷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 for the press release.

Press Release of December 17, 2020
December 16, 2020 3:51 PM

30 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 15, 2020 bringing the total to 1,193. 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:

😷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 for the press release.

Press Release of December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 3:39 PM

31 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 14, 2020 bringing the total to 1,163. 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:

😷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 for the press release.

Press Release of December 15, 2020
December 14, 2020 3:55 PM

77 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 11, 2020 bringing the total to 1,132. 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:

😷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 for the press release.

Press Release of December 14, 2020
December 11, 2020 3:43 PM

29 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 1,055. 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. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 11:03 AM

As of December 10, 2020, the Town of Shrewsbury has been designated as a Red (Higher-Risk) Community.

Effective the week of Monday 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 . More information on reopening can be found at www.shrewsburyma.gov/reopening

Additionally, we are urging residents to take precautions and do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

The most effective ways to reduce your risk in contracting the virus and preventing the spread remain the same:

😷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.

Click here for more info
December 10, 2020 3:31 PM

35 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 9, 2020 bringing the total to 1026. 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:

😷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.

Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of December 10, 2020
December 9, 2020 4:13 PM

On December 9, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced allocation and distribution plans for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Massachusetts set to begin around December 15, 2020. The state’s first shipment of 59,475 doses of the Pfizer vaccine was ordered from the federal government this past Friday and will be delivered directly to 21 hospitals across 8 counties, as well as to the Department of Public Health Immunization lab.

Doses will then be redistributed for access to 74 hospitals across all 14 counties for front line medical workers. The next 40,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine will be allocated to the Federal Pharmacy Program to begin vaccinating staff and residents of skilled nursing facilities, rest homes and assisted living residences.

Vaccine is being prioritized for these groups to maximize life preservation and to support the health care system. Based on information at this time, Massachusetts is expecting 300,000 first doses of the vaccine to be delivered by the end of December. The first vaccines, manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer, will require two doses administered 3-4 weeks apart.

Click the link below for more information and the anticipated vaccination phases and timeline.

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
December 9, 2020 2:44 PM

33 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 991. 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. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of December 9, 2020
December 8, 2020 2:53 PM

On December 8, 2020, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito announced an update to the state’s reopening process as well as several updates to sector-specific guidance in order to combat the rising cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth. The measures outlined below with go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020.



1. Statewide Rollback to Phase 3, Step 1: The entire Commonwealth will move to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Reopening Plan. In addition, the following updates to capacity limits will go into effect:

-Outdoor gatherings at event venues and public spaces to 50 people
-Outdoor Theaters and Performance Venues to 25% and no more than 50 people
-Close Indoor Theaters and Performance Venues and a few smaller indoor recreation businesses like roller rinks and trampoline parks
-Reduce capacity from 50% to 40% for several industry sectors noted below:
-Arcades/Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Businesses
-Driving and Flight Schools
-Gyms/Health Clubs
-Libraries
-Museums
-Retail
-Offices
-Places of Worship
-Lodging (common areas)
-Golf
-Movie theaters (no more than 50 people per theater)

2. Restaurants and Event Venues Protocols Updates: The following updates will be made to restaurant and event venue protocols with regard to face coverings, seating, and performances

-Wear masks at all times except when eating and drinking
-Seat no more than six per table and encourage customers to only dine with same household
-Put a 90-minute time limit on tables
-Prohibit all musical performances at restaurants
-Close food court seating
3. Workplaces and Fitness Centers Protocols Updates: The following updates will be made to the Office Spaces and Fitness Centers protocols with regard to face coverings

-Require mask wearing in offices when not in your own workspace and alone
-Require mask wearing at all times in gyms
-Encourage teleworking

Click the link for more details

COVID-19 Statewide Rollback to Phase 3, Step 1 - Effective 12/13/20 at 12:01 A.M.
December 8, 2020 2:40 PM

Building on Massachusetts’ nation-leading COVID-19 testing program, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced the Commonwealth will increase testing capacity and locations to provide more access for residents in every county. This plan includes five new locations, and the state plans to collect 110,000 COVID-19 tests per week—representing a 50% testing increase for state-financed and organized testing sites alone. Across Massachusetts, there are more than 350 testing locations available to the public. Massachusetts remains among the top five states for testing per capita in the nation and has made significant progress to increase testing and access. Click the link for the press release.

COVID-19: Baker-Polito Press Release - December 7, 2020
December 8, 2020 1:55 PM

35 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 7, 2020 bringing the total to 958. 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:

😷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.



Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of December 8, 2020
December 7, 2020 3:32 PM

56 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 4, 2020 bringing the total to 923. 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:

😷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.



Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of December 7, 2020
December 4, 2020 4:01 PM

22 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 3, 2020 bringing the total to 867. 40% of total positive cases have been reported in the last 30 days and 52% of total positive cases have been reported in the last 60 days. 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. Positive COVID-19 case reports will be updated each weekday. Weekend updates will be included in the Monday report. Click the link for the press release.

Press Release of December 4, 2020
December 3, 2020 2:09 PM

24 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 2, 2020 bringing the total to 845. 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:

😷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.



Click the link below for the press release.

Press Release of December 3, 2020
December 2, 2020 2:55 PM

25 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since December 1, 2020 bringing the total to 821. 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 December 2, 2020
December 1, 2020 4:07 PM

20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 30, 2020 bringing the total to 796. 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 December 1, 2020
November 30, 2020 4:05 PM

28 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 27, 2020 bringing the total to 776. 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 30, 2020
November 27, 2020 3:16 PM

19 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since November 25, 2020 bringing the total to 748. 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 25, 2020
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
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.

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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.

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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.