By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Shrewsbury – On March 23 Gov. Charlie Baker issued an Executive Order, effective March 24 at 12 p.m., all non-essential businesses to cease in person operation and directed the Department of Public Health to issue a stay at home advisory for two weeks. In addition, an Assembly Order has been issued to further limit gatherings of people from 25 to ten.
As such, the town of Shrewsbury has also issued statements regarding the following departments:
- Town Hall and the Senior Center will remain closed to the public through Tuesday April 7. Staff will be available by phone or email during normal business hours, Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For a phone directory visit: https://shrewsburyma.gov/directory.aspx.
- Police and Fire Stations are open for emergency services ONLY
- Shrewsbury Public Schools will remain closed until April 7. For information, visit: https://schools.shrewsburyma.gov/alert/1605749/all-shrewsbury-public-schools-will-be-closed-until-april-7-2020.
- Shrewsbury Public Library also will remain closed until April 7. Visit https://shrewsburyma.gov/344/Library.
- Town & School playgrounds and courts are closed until further notice: https://shrewsburyma.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=2093.
Town department leadership is as follows:
- Town Manager. Kevin Mizikar, 508-841-8505, [email protected].
- Board of Selectmen, Maurice DePalo, chair, 508-841-8504, [email protected].
- Shrewsbury Public Schools: Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, 508-841-8400, [email protected]
- Board of Health: Kwagala, Ivan Regional Environmental Health Specialist,. 508-841-8347, [email protected].
- Fire Department: Fire Chief James Vuona, [email protected]. 508-841-8522,Police Department:
- Police Chief James Hester Jr., 508-841-8577, [email protected].
- Senior Center: Hollie Lucht, director, 508-841-8642, [email protected].
The ALL Simple Recycling collection (pink bag) operations in the state are temporarily suspended. This will remain in effect until further notice.