By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter
SHREWSBURY — Shrewsbury employees are now required to wear masks in Town Hall and in common areas, Town Manager Kevin Mizikar told the Board of Selectmen during their Aug. 10 meeting.
“We’re consulting with the Public Health Director and the Board of Health as to other changes that we may be making in public buildings and other places where the public gather,” Mizikar said.
Since the last time the selectmen met at the end of July,
there were 47 additional positive COVID-19 cases, according to Mizikar. Nineteen of those cases have been positive in the past seven days, he said.
There were 683,608 total cases statewide on Aug. 11.
“We are continuing to be in a bit of an upswing after a spring and early summer lull,” Mizikar said.
According to Mizikar, 67 percent of Shrewsbury residents are fully vaccinated and 73 percent are partially vaccinated.