News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2021

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

covid-19 Coronavirus

Forty-seven (47) Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since October 8, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 3,472. 

Effective October 12, 2021 the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to require face cove...

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Press Release of October 15, 2021 Health Department
Posted on: October 14, 2021

SHS Robotics Winter Farmers Market & Holiday Craft Fair - November 20, 2021

The Shrewsbury High School Robotics Apple Pie Fundraiser is back and so is the Winter Farmers Market and Holiday Craft Fair! 

Save the date and apply to be a vendor for local made food, handmade crafts, and services. Spaces are limited, please don...

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Health Department
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Public Health Advisory: Dean Park Pond - Effective October 14, 2021


Public Health Advisory: Dean Park Pond

Date of Record: October 14, 2021

Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury is under an advisory until further notice due to high bacterial levels caused by a Cyanobacteria Bloom (also known as blue-green algae).

The Worcest...

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Health Department
Posted on: October 12, 2021

COVID-19 Related BOH Executive Orders Effective Tuesday, October 12, 2021




Date of Record: October 5, 2021

On October 5, 2021, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to approve the following Orders:

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COVID-19 Vaccine update and Mask Research 10-05-21 Health Department
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Mosquito Bite Prevention - Fight the Bite

Date of Record: 09-23-21 - The Town of Shrewsbury is at moderate risk for the West Nile Virus (WNV). Please continue to Practice the 5 D's (Dress, Deet, Dawn & Dusk, and Drain) to keep you and your family safe during the mosquito season.


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Fight the Bite! Health Department
Posted on: September 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Pfizer Booster Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 24, 2021 CONTACT:  Kate Reilly, Executive Office of Health and Human Services - Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update on Pfizer COVID-19 Booster A...

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VAXFINDER Health Department
Posted on: August 23, 2021

COVID-19 - Addressing 3rd Dose of Vaccine for Immunocompromised Individuals

Date of Record: 08-23-21Please see the memo issued to health care and vaccination providers from Dr. Larry Madoff, Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the MA Dept. of Public Health (MDPH).


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MDPH Memo - 3rd Dose for the Immunocompromised Health Department
Posted on: August 4, 2021

COVID-19: Updated Recommendations from CDC and MDPH for Masks and Vaccinations

Date of Record: August 4, 2021

Worcester County is now orange (substantial transmission) which calls for indoor masking. 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on masking:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged two (2) or older, you shou...
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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Health Department
Posted on: July 30, 2021

COVID-19: Mask Advisory for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Residents

Effective July 30, 2021 - The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s updated guidance. 

Fully vaccinated individu...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

COVID-19 - Personal Message from Michael Hirsh, MD, Medical Director for CMRPHA

Dear Community Members, 

Our battle against COVID-19 is not over. We had seen very encouraging results of our aggressive vaccination program in Central MA that began in early January 2021 with case numbers really diminishing over the period of tim...

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Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance-CMRPHA Health Department
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Board of Health Statement


Date of Record:  08-20-21

The Board of Health is strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask when indoors at all public spaces in the Town of Shrewsbury. This was an agenda item at the 08-20-21 m...

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Statement from the Shrewsbury Board of Health Health Department
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tick Awareness


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: November 9, 2020

Become a Medical Reserve Corp. (MRC) Volunteer!

Medical Reserve Corps Logo - Blue Star with public Health logo on the top right-hand corner

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
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 of benefit...

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Additional Info... Health Department
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Public Parking in Town Center

Public Parking is now available at the Old Beal School, 1 Maple Avenue, in Shrewsbury’s Town Center District!

Shrewsbury’s Planning and Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that the parking lot at the Old Beal School i...

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Additional Info... Engineering, Planning & Conservation