On Monday night, the Borough held a meeting to discuss the current state of Covid-19 (Corona Virus) within the state and our immediate region. We also discussed how to best protect our residents, visitors and First Responders in light of the health risks associated with Covid-19. In attendance at the meeting were representatives of Shrewsbury's OEM, Police, First Aid, Fire, DPW, Shrewsbury Borough School, Town Engineer, Borough Administration and members of the Borough Council. Additionally, we were joined by the head of our Regional Health Commission.
During the meeting, we received a briefing from the Regional Health Commission. We also discussed how the Borough would respond to a positive case of Covid-19 in Shrewsbury (I stress there are no current reported cases of Covid-19 in our Borough). The purpose of the meeting was to make sure that the Borough is in the best possible position to serve our community. In today's age of social media, facts are often blurred with rumor and non-truths. We intend to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information we receive about Covid-19 and its impact on Shrewsbury in the coming days.
Currently, we will continue to monitor the results of the "presumptive positive" test in our region and the potential impacts from that case. (FYI--A "presumptive positive" test means an individual has tested positive for Covid-19 through a test administered by the state or private company. The test is not deemed "positive" until the CDC confirms the test results).
Additionally, we held a meeting with our Senior Living Facilities to discuss Covid-19. As we face this challenge together, we ask that if you are sick, stay home, wash your hands and contact your health provider if you experience symptoms.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Borough. If we can provide an answer, we will. If we cannot, we will find out who can. Information on Covid-19 can be found on the following pages below: