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.

Town Hall is now open to the public by appointment only between the hours of 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 3 PM, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Click here for details: https://shrewsburyma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2856

Based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents, each city or town has been designated as a higher risk (red), moderate risk (yellow), or lower risk (green) community. Communities with fewer than 5 cases are not given a designation. Click on a community to see key COVID-19 statistics.

Please click the link below to access the interactive map:

COVID-19 COMMUNITY-LEVEL DATA REPORTING INTERACTIVE MAP

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Confirmed cases in Shrewsbury as of September 17, 2020: 387


*Cases are updated weekly on Thursdays

  1. Health Guidance & Information
  2. Town Department Info
  3. State & Federal Info
  4. Business Info
  5. Cases of COVID-19 in Shrewsbury
  6. Press Releases
  7. MEMA Updates

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 

Sign up for Massachusetts COVID-19 text alerts from Mass.Gov
To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777.

😷Mask and Face Covering Order, Effective May 6, 2020: The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible. This statewide order supersedes previously issued guidance relative to mask use. 

This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are currently open to the public and permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail stores. Residents are also required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when using any means of transportation service or public mass transit.

A face covering may include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf or bandana. Health care masks should not be used and should be preserved for health care workers and first responders. Cloth masks should not be worn by young children under the age of two, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Instructions on how to make a cloth mask are available from the CDC here.

Read the Order here 

Further guidance from the Department of Public Health is available at mass.gov/coveryourface.

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures to October 17 :https://www.mass.gov/doc/foreclosures-and-evictions-moratorium-extension-july-21-2020

Governor Announces Decrease on Gathering Limits to 50, Postpones Step 2 of Phase 3, New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19: https://shrewsburyma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3023 


The Commonwealth is reporting enhanced community-level data on key COVID-19 metrics as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s efforts to partner with cities and towns to slow the spread of the virus.

Based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents, each city or town has been designated as a higher risk (red), moderate risk (yellow), or lower risk (green) community. Communities with fewer than 5 cases are not given a designation. Click on a community to see key COVID-19 statistics.

Please click the link below to access the interactive map: COVID-19 COMMUNITY-LEVEL DATA REPORTING INTERACTIVE MAP

For Massachusetts travel information, please visit the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website here: Travel Information Related to COVID-19. For national travel information, please visit www.travel.state.gov.

COVID 19 Travel Order August 1 2020

All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.
  • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.

If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day.

Please find more information below, including the list of lower-risk states, exemptions, business guidance and other details.

Visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order  for more info. 

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

For workplace standards complaints use the portal DLS set up: https://covid-19c.dls.eol.mass.gov/covid19/Complaints/create

.No-Cost Virtual Course on Opening Your Business with COVID-19, click here for information on how to register 

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

Click Here for Press Releases Related to COVID-19 from Mass.gov

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