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Responding to COVID-19  
Oxford County continues to follow Southwestern Public Health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the protection of residents, employees and visitors to our facilities. Please note a face covering is now required to enter all enclosed public spaces in Oxford County. For updates see www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19

Have your say about EarlyON programming in Oxford
If you’re in a household with children up to six years of age, Oxford County’s EarlyON Child and Family Centres is looking for your feedback on program ideas, areas of focus, online preferences and other offerings that support early childhood learning and development. More. 

Virtual Future Oxford fall Speaker Series to feature local zero-waste innovators
Future Oxford, in partnership with the Oxford County Library, is back with its fall Speaker Series at three different virtual events throughout October. Zero Waste Oxford is coordinating discussion panels featuring first-hand sustainability experience, inviting residents to learn from and about some of the local zero-waste innovators and businesses who are advancing Oxford’s sustainability goals. Visit www.futureoxford.ca/events for more details.

County Council meets next on October 14  
County Council meets next on Wednesday, October 14 at 9:30 a.m. This is an online meeting that can be viewed live at www.oxfordcounty.ca/livestream. This week's agenda includes water and wastewater rates, council composition, EarlyON, Tavistock WWTP and more. Read highlights in Council this Week or download the agenda in the Council section of the website. 

New program aims to "Spark" innovative tourism ideas for Oxford
A new program aimed at sparking and supporting innovative tourism ideas in Oxford County officially launched with a digital announcement video. The “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program will match selected applicants with a tourism mentor and provide a $3,000 grant to help take their new tourism ideas to the next level of development. More

Proposed intercommunity transportation for northern Oxford County  
Blandford-BlenheimEast Zorra-Tavistock and Zorra are working with Oxford County to develop a proposal for a new intercommunity bus transit service. If approved, the service would start operating in April 2021. Read the most recent report to County Council (Sept 9) on Speak Up, Oxford!

Construction work on the Tavistock Wastewater Treatment Plant 
Information on upgrades and repairs taking place at the Tavistock lagoons is now online. For general information, notices, documents, timeline, FAQs or to ask a question, visit this project on Speak Up, Oxford!

Supplies needed for healthcare workers
If you are a local business that can supply or donate gloves, masks, hand sanitizer or more, Paramedic Services is collecting items to share among local healthcare partners. Contact ems@oxfordcounty.ca or 1-800-755-0394 x 3550 for pick up or drop off. Full list of needed supplies is here

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

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Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates 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 119,000 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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