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COVID-19 Service updates  
Some Oxford County services are making interim changes in response to the Government of Ontario’s temporary move to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. This includes returning to curbside service for Oxford County Library branches and virtual service for Oxford County Archives, closing the Waste Management Facility on Saturdays, and pausing general visits and social outings at Woodingford Lodge. More

Waste collection delays in Tillsonburg (January 25)
Waste collection in Tillsonburg is delayed today and may carry over into tomorrow, Wednesday, January 26. If your material is not collected by 7 p.m. today, please put it out again tomorrow by 7 a.m. If your material is not collected Wednesday by 7 p.m., please call 1-800-755-0394 ext. 3159. Ongoing updates will be posted at www.wasteline.ca

Oxford County Waste Management Facility remains closed on Saturdays temporarily
The landfill at the Waste Management Facility in Salford will remain closed on Saturdays to all customers until February 21, 2022. This extended but temporary measure will help alleviate staff shortages due to illness and isolation requirements for COVID-19 and reduce potential exposure to the virus. These restrictions will be reassessed in 21 days to align with the provincial reopening plan. The landfill remains open for 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

County Council meets next on January 26
County Council meets next on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. County Council meetings are being held virtually under Ontario's return to Modified Step Two. This week's agenda includes emergency shelter for homeless population, 2022 Budget update, additional residential units, and modernization funding. For highlights, see Council this Week. To watch the live broadcast on January 26, visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/livestream.

Burgessville and Otterville branches of Oxford County Library temporarily closed  
Oxford County Library branches in Burgessville and Otterville are closed until further notice due to a staff shortage. Curbside service is not available at this time. More info

Feedback on proposed roundabout at Cedar Creek & Trussler Roads  
The Region of Waterloo has invited Oxford County residents to fill out a survey to give their feedback on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Cedar Creek and Trussler Roads. More

Literacy Day with Oxford County Library January 27
Oxford County Library is hosting a day of free virtual programming on Thursday, January 27, in celebration of National Family Literacy Day. Library staff will be posting activities and storytimes on the Oxford County Library Facebook page and YouTube channel to help you engage in literacy-boosting activities that encourage you to learn as a family in the great outdoors. Read more. 

Oxford County issues winter driving safety reminder
This winter, Public Works crews in Oxford County will be salting, sanding, and plowing to keep our roads safe for driving. With snow mixed with high winds in the forecast for Oxford County Public Works is reminding drivers to slow down and give our snow plow operators space to work.For more tips, read the full news release

Road ownership transfers effective January 1, 2022
Oxford County and a number of local area municipalities agreed to several road transfers in 2021 to improvehow efficiently roads are managed. These changes were identified as part of the2019 Oxford County TransportationMaster Plan. The changes will not affect addresses. More.

Stay up to date on road closures and lane restrictions with the regularly-updated roads map

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COVID-19: Oxford County follows guidance from Southwestern Public Health and the Government of Ontario. See updates on our programs and services at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19

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Located in southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 123,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario.

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