Oxford County is supporting our community’s response to COVID-19 and the work of Southwestern Public Health at this crucial stage of the pandemic.
We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking actions to protect residents, businesses and employees. We post regular updates on this webpage and on social media. We appreciate local media for sharing our news.
If you are a resident of Oxford County, Southwestern Public Health is your best source for accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Oxford County. Visit www.swpublichealth.ca.
Oxford County Waste Mangement Facility only serving commercial customers, now closed on Saturdays
The Oxford County Waste Management Facility in Salford is serving commercial-use customers only at this time. The facility is closed on Saturdays until further notice. More
Bag tags: Responding to questions from the community
Oxford County acknowledges that people have questions and concerns about our continued requirement for waste bag tags. Based on this feedback, we are reviewing the ongoing requirement for bag tags.Bag tags are available where many shop for food, gasoline and convenience items and can be purchased on those outings. We recognize some residents who are in self-isolation may not have such access; for those specific residents, we ask you please contact us directly. Read the statement
Woodingford Lodge accepting patients waiting for long-term care
Woodingford's Woodstock site is accepting up to to eight temporary long-term care residents this week in an agreement with Woodstock Hospital. These are patients who are awaiting admission into long-term care and are only occupying hospital beds because there are no long-term care beds available to them at the moment. More
Provincial Offences Act court closure extended until further notice
The Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration office has extended its closure to the public until further notice. On March 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of Ontario cancelled Provincial Offences Act court dates between March 16 and April 3. This time period has now been extended up until May 29. For more information, visit ontariocourts.ca and oxfordcounty.ca/Services-for-You/Fines-Provincial-Offences, call 519-537-4890 or email email@example.com.
Statement by the Mayors of Oxford County (March 23)
The County Warden and the Mayors of Oxford County's area municipalities released a joint statement affirming they are responding responsibly, cooperatively, and with the full strength of their resources to the pandemic crisis. Read the statement
Following an amendment to the County's Procedure By-law, County Council is meeting only once a month in April and May instead of twice. For Council agendas and meeting details, check www.oxfordcounty.ca/council
Accessing service at Oxford County Administration Building
The Oxford County Administration Building is now serving the public by telephone, email, or appointment between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. This means the general public will not be allowed to enter the building without a pre-booked appointment except for deliveries. The designated entry point for all pre-booked visits is the Peel Street entrance (south doors). Once you enter for an appointment, you will have to go through a screening process that includes taking your temperature with a touch-free infrared thermometer. More.
Human Services remains open by appointment only, or by telephone or email
Oxford County Human Services (social assistance, housing and children’s services) remains open by pre-booked appointment only, or by telephone or email. If you're a social housing tenant, please note that maintenance repairs will be limited to essential ones that impact safety. Call 519-539-9800 or 1-800-755-0394, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More.
Oxford County Library
All 14 Oxford County Library branches are currently closed. The Library continues 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
The Oxford County Archives office is currently closed. Archives continues to respond to research inquiries through email at email@example.com or by phone at 519-539-9800, ext. 3918.
Paramedic Services (ambulance) is well prepared, resourced and taking all precautionary measures. On behalf of local healthcare partners, Paramedic Services is seeking donations or supplies of personal protective equipment. More
Public Works services, including garbage and recycling, water, wastewater, and roads maintenance operations are continuing.
Apr01 Woodingford Lodge accepting patients waiting for long-term care Created by Tommasina Conte on 4/1/2020 11:35:48 AM
Mar29 Appeal for donations of protective equipment by Paramedic Services Created by Tommasina Conte on 3/29/2020 12:14:00 PM
Mar25 COVID-19 Media update Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/25/2020 9:42:21 AM
Mar24 COVID-19 Media update Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/24/2020 2:51:54 PM
Mar24 COVID-19 Update: Provincial Offences Act court closure extended Created by Jennifer Austin on 3/24/2020 2:12:38 PM
Mar23 Update to our communities Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/23/2020 2:32:12 PM
Mar20 COVID-19 Media update Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/20/2020 2:53:47 PM
Mar18 COVID-19 Update: Human Services (social assistance, housing and children’s services) Created by Tommasina Conte on 3/18/2020 10:52:18 AM
Mar16 COVID-19 Update: Provincial Offences Act court dates to April 3 to be rescheduled Created by Jennifer Austin on 3/16/2020 10:02:18 AM
Mar15 COVID-19 Update: Visitor restrictions at Woodingford Lodge Created by Tommasina Conte on 3/15/2020 10:00:17 PM