News Flash

Posted on: July 10, 2020

State public health officials announce season’s first West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample

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News Release

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

State public health officials announce season’s first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample. Residents urged to use bug spray to avoid getting bitten. 

Date of Record: July...

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WEST NILE VIRUS (WNV) FACT SHEET Board of Health
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Health Department COVID-19 Survey

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The purpose of the survey is to document how the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the lives of people who live in the greater Worcester area.

The goal is to make local data available to government and non-profit agencies to help them plan and supp...

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Greater Worcester COVID-19 Survey Board of Health
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Public Health Advisory: Dean Park Pond Closed

Dean Park Pond Closed due to high levels of E. Coli

Date of Record: July 10, 2020 - Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury is closed until further notice because of laboratory testing showing high levels of E. Coli.

During our routine seasonal weekly water quality monitoring of select bodies of water in Shrewsbury, h...

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Board of Health
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Weekly Report: 7 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 2, 2020 bringing the total to 325. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

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Press Release of July 9, 2020 Board of Health
Posted on: July 7, 2020

State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

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Date of Record: July 7, 2020: Baker-Polito Administration PRESS RELEASE. Governor Charlie Baker on TWITTER.

Date of Record: July 3, 2020 -  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) ...

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Baker-Polito Highlights EEE Preparedness Measures Board of Health
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Town Hall will be opening to the public on Tuesday July 7, 2020 for appointment only for essential services when other methods are not suitable. Appointments can be ma...
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Board of Health
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Re-opening MA: Phase III - Step I - Effective July 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Date of Record: July 2, 2020 

Phase III - "Vigilant" of the state’s plan will be deployed Monday, July 6, 2020 allowing additional businesses such as gyms, sporting events, casinos, museums, and movie thea...

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Press Release: Mass.gov Re-opening Massachusetts Board of Health
Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updated Guidance for those traveling to MA

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Ham...

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Board of Health
Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Tips during the 4th of July and the Summer months

The Massachusetts Health Officer’s Association (MHOA) has been working with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) who have produced infographics for local Boards of Health for both the 4th of July and the summer months. &am...

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MHOA Website Board of Health
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Reminder for all MA Residents to Wear Masks in Public due to COVID-19

Face Mask Instructions

COVID-19 Order 31 - Effective May 6, 2020

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils

✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face

✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can st...

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Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings Board of Health
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Annual Shrewsbury Farmers Market - June 17 thru September 30, 2020

About the Market

The Shrewsbury Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from June 17 thru September 30, 2020 offering fresh fruits and vegetables including specialty Asian and micro green produce. Local, grass fed, free range and antibiotic free meats inclu...

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Farmers Market Flier 2020 Board of Health
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Re-opening MA: Phase II - Step II - June 22, 2020

Date of Record: June 19, 2020 - Governor Charlie Baker’s Press Release

The following businesses/services will be eligible reopen in Step II in Phase II on June 22, 2020:

  • Indoor table service at restaurants - please visit RESTAU...
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Re-opening Massachusetts Board of Health
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Re-opening MA: Step 1 of Phase II - Effective June 8, 2020

Date of Record: June 6, 2020 - Governor Charlie Baker’s Press Release: The Governor initiated Phase II of the Re-Opening Plan by formal EXECUTIVE ORDER 35 and only following a careful review of public health data. This Order outlines details for...

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Re-opening Massachusetts Board of Health
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Mosquitoes - Protect yourself this Summer!

Central MA Mosquito Control’s 2020 Spray Schedule

If you would like to opt out of spraying, please complete the Pesticide Exclusion Request online  

Please click the Mosquito Prevention link below for more information.

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Mosquito Prevention Board of Health
Posted on: May 26, 2020

COVID-19: Steps Businesses need to take before Re-opening

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) also launched www.mass.gov/reopening, which has detailed information about how reopening will proceed. 

There are several steps businesses will need to take to take before re-opening.&a...

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Board of Health
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for the Town of Shrewsbury

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As concerns rise over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), town officials are proactively monitoring the situation to provide Shrewsbury residents, town employees, businesses and the general public with updates on some of the measures that have been taken to date ...

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Board of Health
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Polystyrene Reduction Ban Bylaw - Effective January 1, 2020

In summary, this bylaw is to promote safe, reusable, and sustainable alternatives. It will also enhance both public and environmental health and reduce waste management issues.

Please click the Polystyrene Reduction Ban Bylaw Letter & Flier li...

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Polystyrene Reduction Ban Letter & Flier Board of Health
Posted on: December 31, 2019

How To Help Your Teen Quit Vaping

For more information, please click the Vaping Letter to Parents link below.

Vaping Letter to Parents Board of Health
Posted on: January 14, 2020

SepticSmart Week: September 14 thru September 18, 2020

Each year, EPA holds SepticSmart Week with outreach activities to encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems.

During SepticSmart Week, EPA seeks to inform homeowners on proper septic system care and maintenance, assi...

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SepticSmart 2020 Announcement Board of Health