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Posted on: July 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020- Updated December 11, 2020

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

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Effective the week of 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 

The Town of Shrewsbury continues to urge residents, taxpayers and others to utilize our online services including paying bills, applying for permits and licenses and other routine and complex business matters. Further, we are prepared to meet with you via video conferencing for a more personal interaction.

Senior Center

The Senior Center building remains closed to the public at this time. The following services are being provided:

Meals on Wheels will continue to operate through the Council on Aging at this time. Grab & Go hot meals will be available at the Senior Center Monday through Friday 11:15 am - 11:45 am and can be picked up behind the Senior Center at the kitchen door, masks required. You must call 50Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center8-841-8640, 48 hours ahead of time to reserve a meal and a donation of $2.50 is suggested. Visit their website at

Transportation services through the Senior Center have resumed on a reduced service basis. At this time, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) riders and other essential requests such as dialysis, medical appointments, work, and grocery trips are accepted. All riders MUST wear a mask at all times. For more information contact Transportation Coordinator, Cynthia Willis at 508-523-1307.


Shrewsbury Public LibraryThe Shrewsbury Public Library continues to offer online resources and curb-side pickup. Curb-side pickup is a no-contact transaction and bags will be ready for pickup on tables outside the library. The Library is resuming partial services. Visit their website for the most up-to-date information :

Parks & Recreation

Park playscape with slides and climbing equipment

Various parks and courts have reopened. In an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus please follow these guidelines & reminders when using public facilities. Please wash your hands before and after visiting the park or bring hand sanitizer. Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well. Wear a face covering. If a park or open space area is too crowded, come back later or visit another park. 

What’s open?
  • Town Parks and Trails
  • Donahue Rowing Center for single boats only.
  • State Boat Ramps, see guidelines issued by the State Fishing & Boating Access
  • Tennis courts at Dean Park, Coolidge School/Jordan Pond and Oak Middle (No tennis lessons, tournaments or groups in tennis courts allowed)
  • Basketball Courts at Parks 
  • Playgrounds at Parks and Schools 
  • Restrooms at Dean Park
  • Permits issued to local existing Shrewsbury sports organizations who follow the state guidelines for Youth sports practices in groups of twelve. (Varies by Sports Organization- start dates vary by league) No new sports groups accepted at this time.  
  • School grounds open except during school hours/programs.

What’s closed?

  • Group picnic permits
  • Special Event Requests


*This information is subject to change based upon conditions. 

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Hotline :508-799-1019 



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