News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2021

3 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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3 additional positive case of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since May 6, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,942.

We are urging Shrewsbury residents to consider their own responsibility to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We ...

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Press Release of May 7, 2021 Health Department
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Need a COVID-19 Vaccination? Appointments Available at WSU!

The Worcester State University command informed the Town of Shrewsbury that there are A LOT of appointments available for the COVID-19 vaccine!
The Regional Collaborative Site at Worcester State University’s Wellness Center, a collaboration between the Uni...
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MA Immunizations Health Department
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-05-21

The Baker-Polito Administrative Announces New Walk-up Options at MA Vaccination Sites, Provides Weekly Dose Update.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 5, 2021 

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that beginning next week, most of the ...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-05-21 Health Department
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-03-21

Baker-Polito Administration on Track to Hit Goal of 4.1 Million People Vaccinated, Announces Next Phase of Vaccination Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 3, 2021 

Massachusetts set to vaccinate 4.1 million people by the beginning of June ...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-03-21 Health Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use

 

April 23, 2021 - Urgent: CDC Press Release: FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19...

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FDA-CDC Lift J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use Health Department
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Jennifer Maddox - Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently launched theEmergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a new fu...

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Division of Local Services Health Department
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Veterans Affairs News Release -COVID-19 Vaccine- April 16, 2021

VA Central Western Massachusetts expands COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, and spouses under SAVE LIVES Act

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2021

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System expanded its COVID-19 vaccinations...

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VA Vaccination Update Expanded Eligibility Flier Health Department
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tick Awareness

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Tick-borne disease prevention

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded, or grassy areas (especially in tall grass), including your own backyard.

Different kinds of ticks feed on the blood of mammals (including people, dogs, cats,...

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CMRPHA Arbovirus Brochure Health Department
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program & Public Phone Number

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Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program & Public Phone Number

Homebound individuals who cannot leave their home to get a COVID-19 vaccine are able to receive an in-home vaccination through one of two options, depending on where they live:

1. 161...

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Municipality List for In-home Vaccine Program Health Department
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-30-21

Baker-Polito Administration Announced $7.7 Million to Support and Expand Shared Local Public Health Services

Grant program funds 29 groups of cities and towns to improve local public health  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2021...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-30-21 Health Department
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-27-21

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10, 2021 and put plans in place for further reopening on May 29, 2021 and August 1, 2021. The Administration continues to...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-27-21 Health Department
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-14-21

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Targeted Equity Partnership with Boston Red Sox/Community Partners, Allocation Update and Additional Sites on Pre-registration System.

PRESS RELEASE: April 14, 2021

Today, April 14, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administra...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-14-21 Health Department
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-07-21

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Expansion of Preregistration System

PRESS RELEASE: April 7, 2021

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today the expansion of the preregistration to include some regional collaboratives and improved features to allo...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-07-21 Health Department
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-02-21

The Baker-Polito Administration Announces Federal Funding Through Eviction Diversion Initiative

PRESS RELEASE: April 2, 2021

On April 2, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that more than $400 million in new federal funding from the Consolidated...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-02-21 Health Department
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-01-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 1, 2021

 

CONTACT

Kate Reilly, COVID-19 Response Command Center | Katelyn.reilly@mass.gov

 

 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Mobile Vaccination & Additional Support for Disproportionatel...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-01-21 Health Department
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Project Bread FoodSource Hotline

Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline (1-800-645-8333) is able to provide SNAP application assistance over the phone and help residents identify all of the allowable expenses such as housing and medical costs to ensure they receive the full amount ...

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Additional Info... Health Department
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Become a Medical Reserve Corp. (MRC) Volunteer!

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Worcester Regional Medical Reserve Corp. (WRMRC) is looking for volunteers!

Looking for volunteers to assist with flu clinics and the potential COVID-19 vaccine. Seeking volunteers who have excellent customer service and organizational skills and the desir...

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Click REGISTER NOW Health Department
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Board of Health: Racism is a Public Health Issue

The Board of Health acknowledges that racism is a public health issue of importance and recognizes discrimination, social and health inequities as a very visible and important public health issue. This was an agenda item at the 11-20-20 meeting.

Board of Health Statement Health Department