FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shrewsbury Town Buildings Closed to the Public through May 1, 2020
Shrewsbury, MA – April 1, 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 order of March 31, 2020 issued by Governor Baker,
the 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. 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
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.
Kevin J. Mizikar
100 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545