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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Sharps Disposal (i.e. diabetic needles, lancets, EpiPens)

This message is being sent as a reminder to all residents that a statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets (collectively known as "sharps") went into effect back on July 1, 2012. The law stipulates that disposal of sharps wi...

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EXAMPLES OF PUNCTURE-PROOF CONTAINERS Board of Health
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Preventing Fall Illness

Date of Record: 11-02-22 - Letter to MA families with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness, signed jointly by the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Letter from MDPH and AAP Board of Health
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Press Release: Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH)

Date of Record: 10-31-22 - Health officials urge masking, vaccination, and other precautions to reduce impact of concurrent viruses (Flu, COVID-19, and RSV).

PRESS RELEASE 10-31-22 Board of Health
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Public Health Advisory for Half Moon Cove on Lake Quinsigamond

Date of Record 10-26-22 - A Public Health Advisory has been issued for Half Moon Cove on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury due to a Cyanobacteria bloom. Humans and pets should avoid contact with the water.

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY HALF MOON COVE Board of Health
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Press Release: MDPH Urging Residents to get Vaccinated Against the Flu & COVID-19

Massachusetts Public Health Officials Urge Vaccinations for Flu and COVID-19 as Flu Season Begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 14, 2022

CONTACT:  Katheleen Conti - Katheleen.M.Conti@mass.gov

With flu season underway, the Massach...

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Board of Health
Posted on: October 19, 2022

UPDATE: Public Health Advisory for Dean Park Pond

Update as of October 19, 2022

 Public Health Advisory for Dean Park Pond

Update as of 10-19-22: 

Previous testing revealed that Cyanobacteria has exceeded the recreational threshold. Due to this being a common occurrence, Dean Park Pond wil...

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Board of Health
Posted on: June 24, 2022

UPDATE for COVID-19: Mask Advisory for Shrewsbury

COVID-19 MASK ADVISORY

TOWN OF SHREWSBURY

Date of Record: 06-24-22 - The Shrewsbury Board of Health discussed the Mask Advisory at their Board of Health meeting this morning. The advisory remains. This is purely optional and not a mandate. Wearing a mask is...

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Shrewsbury Board of Health Mask ADVISORY Board of Health