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March 13, 2020
Oxford County's COVID-19 response

Oxford County is taking a number of measures to support our community’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health


Oxford County is taking action to support our community’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health.

  • Screening measures at Woodingford Lodge 
    Woodingford Lodge is actively screening all resident admissions, re-admissions and returning residents. There is also an active screening process in place at each of Woodingford Lodge's three sites (Woodstock, Tillsonburg and Ingersoll) that restricts access to each building to one door only. All entrants are being asked to complete a screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken. Please note there is limited access to people entering the site for educational programs and events, including celebrations of life. Volunteer services also have been put temporarily on hold.

  • Oxford County Library 
    Effective March 14, all 14 Oxford County Library branches will close for three weeks, to April 5, to correspond to Ontario school closures. The Library will continue to offer a range of online programming, including tools and resources for children and students available in the “eLibrary” at www.ocl.net.

  • Oxford County Archives 
    Oxford County Archives will also be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020, inclusive. Archives will continue to respond to research inquiries through email at archives@oxfordcounty.ca or by phone at 519-539-9800, ext. 3918.

  • Meetings and events
    Oxford County has suspended all non-essential, operations-related meetings and other events until further notice.

The County is reminding people to visit Southwestern Public Health at www.swpublichealth.ca for accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Oxford County.

Also, with news reports of people stockpiling toilet paper, Oxford County reminds people that “flushable” wipes products are not in fact flushable and cost millions of dollars in damage each year to municipal wastewater systems. Please dispose of these wipes in the garbage, not in the toilet.

 

Contact


Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800 | communications@oxfordcounty.ca 


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