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Posted on: February 26, 2021

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

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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...

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Press Release of February 26, 2021 Health Department
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 02-25-21

PRESS RELEASE: February 25, 2021

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

  1. Phase 3, Step 2: Effective Ma...
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PRESS RELEASE 02-25-21 Health Department
Posted on: February 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Attitude Survey

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Survey

The Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) has developed a survey to assess vaccination attitudes and the degree of vaccine hesitancy among people in Massachusetts. The results from the survey will be used to under...

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COVID-19 VACCINE ATTITUDE SURVEY Health Department
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Health Equity Award Nominations & CHIP Release Information

Health Equity Award Nominations and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Release Information! 

Please be advised that the current Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is about to sundown and the next ite...

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2021 CHIP RELEASE ANNUAL MEETING Health Department
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 02-24-21

PRESS RELEASE: February 24, 2021

The Baker-Polito Administration today 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 h...

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MASS.GOV COVID-19 VACCINE Health Department
Posted on: February 24, 2021

SeeClickFix Updates now include Animal Control

This is an important message from the Town of Shrewsbury Department of Public Works.  In collaboration with the Animal Control office, a new "Animal Control" request category has been added to the Online Portal powered by SeeClickFix wh...

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Health Department
Posted on: February 17, 2021

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 effec...

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PRESS RELEASE 02-17-21 Health Department
Posted on: February 17, 2021

MDPH Announces First Identification of S. Africa COVID Variant in MA

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...

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PRESS RELEASE 02-16-21 Health Department
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Targeted Outreach Initiatives for COVID-19 Vaccine

 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 ...

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PRESS RELEASE 02-16-21 Health Department
Posted on: February 10, 2021

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

Vaccine Capacity Update / New Sites Announcement

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 foll...

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PRESS RELEASE 02-10-21 Health Department
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration: COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Phase 2 - February 1, 2021

Date of Record: January 25, 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 announc...

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Baker-Polito Press Release: 01-25-21 Health Department
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Flu Prevention: Protect Your Health This Season

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This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthc...

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Roll up your Sleeve for your Annual Flu Shot Health Department
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Button Cell Batteries: The Collection Program Ended 12-31-20

The program for the collection of button cell batteries (found in watches, hearing aids, etc.) ended on 12-31-20. They are no longer manufactured with mercury and may be disposed of in the trash. We thank everyone who participated over the years.

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: December 11, 2020

Shrewsbury Elevated to Red (High-Risk) Community - Municipal Buildings Closed

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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...

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Mass.gov COVID-19 Weekly Public Health Report Health Department
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Town of Shrewsbury Business Guide

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The Town has put together an easy-to-use guide for opening a business in Shrewsbury! Take a look at the link to learn more about how to apply for the necessary licenses and permits to start your business. 

Town of Shrewsbury Business Guide (Publis...

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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