Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 in regards to COVID-19.

Information about the coronavirus is evolving, and the situation remains dynamic. The Town of Shrewsbury continues to be in contact with state officials, emergency management teams and board of health representatives to discuss plans daily.

The Town of Shrewsbury continues to urge residents, taxpayers and others to utilize our online services including paying bills, applying for permits and licenses and other routine and complex business matters. Further, we are prepared to meet with you via video conferencing for a more personal interaction.

Please click the link below to access the COVID-19 Daily Dashboard from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-weekly-public-health-report-

Meetings during COVID-19: 

-  On June 16, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law An Act Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures Adopted During the State of Emergency.  This Act includes an extension, until April 1, 2022, of the remote meeting provisions of his March 12, 2020, Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law

- Meetings can now be conducted remotely or in-person. Please refer to the top of the posted agenda to learn how to participate remotely or in-person. 

- The public may listen to meetings live by dialing the number listed at the top of the posted agenda. Agendas for all boards & committees can be seen HERE. Please be sure to mute your device by dialing *6. For public comment items, you may unmute by dialing *6. 

-To view certain meetings live, tune into Governmental Access Channel 28 or click HERE. Please note that not all meetings are recorded or streamed live. A video library can also be seen HERE.

COVID-19 Mask Requirement Effective May 29, 2021 :

Face Coverings Order: 

 

Effective May 29th, the Commonwealth's mask order is rescinded. 


The Department of Public Health has issued a new mask advisory consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated guidance advising all unvaccinated residents to continue to wear masks in indoor settings and when they cant socially distance. 

 

Masks are still mandatory for all individuals at all times in the following locations:


  • On Public and Private Transportation
  • Inside K-12 public schools, collaboratives, and approved special education schools
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Congregate care facilities 
  • Emergency shelter programs
  • Houses of Correction, Department of Correction prisons, jails and other correctional facilities
  • Health Care and Day Services and Programs 
  • Home health care workers 

 The following persons are exempt from the face coverings requirement: 


  • Childen under 5 years old
  • Persons for whom a face mask or covering creates a health risk or is not safe

 

For more information, visit mass.gov/reopening

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Confirmed cumulative positive COVID-19 cases in Shrewsbury as of October 15, 2021: 3,472

*Effective May 7, 2021 cases are updated weekly each Friday. 

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General Coronavirus Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

A COVID-19 Information Line has been established at 508-799-1019. The line provides facts and information about COVID-19, how to stop the spread, what to do if someone is experiencing symptoms and quarantine information. The line will be available in multiple languages.  If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911 and not the number above.

If you would like to reach out via email, you may do so at Health@worcesterma.gov , however, please note that this email is monitored Monday through Friday-8:30 AM to 5:00PM. Due to the high volume of COVID-19 inquiries we are currently receiving, you may expect a response back within 1-2 business days. 

Printable Fact Sheets are located on the Heath Department’s Web-page at : https://shrewsburyma.gov/240/Health-Department 

Complaints: Send an email to DPH.COVID.Complaints@mass.gov

Complaints: For Workplace Standards Complaints, use the DLS Portal: https://covid-19c.dls.eol.mass.gov/covid19/Complaints/create

For more information and updates on COVID-19 in Massachusetts:

General Resources

  • Massachusetts | To find health and human services available in your community, call Mass 211, call 2-1-1, or use live chat.
  • Massachusetts | Visit Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Informationto connect with resources related to:
    • Unemployment insurance
    • Food and economic assistance
    • Business loans and support
    • Childcare providers
    • Renters and homeowners
    • Mental health and well-being
    • Rights related to COVID-19
    • Resources for abuse and neglect
    • Substance use help and prevention
    • Homeless support

COVID-19 Test Locations

COVID-19 Vaccine

Please note that WDPH/CMRPHA is currently following CDC guidance regarding COVID 19. Below you will find some helpful links from the CDC:

General Coronavirus Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Symptoms- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html 

Prevention & treatment- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html 

Traveler Information- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Preventing COVID-19 spread in communities-https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html 

Protect yourself and your family- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

Higher risk & special populations- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/index.htm

COVID-19 State of Emergency Rescinded

Emergency orders and guidance associated with the COVID-19 State of Emergency:

On June 15, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker rescinded the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

CLICK HERE for a list of orders issued by Governor Baker, the Department of Public Health and other state agencies to respond to COVID-19, along with associated guidance and other related resources.