COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease)

Oxford County is following guidelines by Southwestern Public Health and supporting our community’s response to COVID-19. Please check this page for updates to County services throughout the pandemic response. 

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


Woodingford Lodge status update

There are currently no active cases of COVID-19 at any Woodingford Lodge site. However, all three locations are closed to general visitors, except designated essential caregivers, while our region is in the Orange-Restrict zone of Ontario's COVID-19 response framework. You can find zone-dependent guidelines for visitors, including screening measures and testing requirements, here.


Waste Management Facility to reopens for residential use

The Waste Management Facility reopened for residential use on Tuesday, February 16 after the provincial Stay-at-Home order was lifted. The facility is operating for both residential and commercial use with regular business hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). 


Shipping charges now apply to online bag tag orders

The extension of free shipping on online bag tags orders (originally set to end on December 31, 2020) ended on February 12. All online orders received moving forward will have shipping fees applied. Bag tags remain available through online purchasing at


Provincial Offences Act court closure extended

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed for limited matters (early resolutions, set date, adjournments, etc.) by audio (telephone) appearance only. There will be no in-person or trial court dates until January 25, 2021, at the earliest. If you have received a summons to appear in Provincial Offences Court after January 25, 2021, your matter will proceed via telephone or Zoom. The scheduling of trials (Part I, II and III) will resume after January 25, 2021. For more details please visit


Oxford County Library providing limited indoor services

As of March 8, library patrons will be permitted to browse the collections on-site at the Ingersoll and Tillsonburg branches. Because of reduced occupancy, patrons will be asked to limit visits to a maximum of 30 minutes. Patrons will be required to self-screen upon entry. Face coverings and physical distancing will be required at all times. Public access computers will be available with reservations preferred. Computer sessions will be limited to 30 minutes. Curbside service will remain available for those who prefer it – please contact the branch for more information. More.


Grant applications for the 2021 Oxford Economic Stimulues Fund are open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund, a program designed to help local small and medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit groups, and business support organizations recover from the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to download the funding guidelines and application, visit 


County Council during COVID-19

In compliance with the State of Emergency declared by the Province of Ontario due to COVID-19, specifically measures to limit public gatherings and reinforce physical distancing, all Oxford County Council meetings are being held electronically until further notice. For more information, including how to watch Council meetings live and by recording, visit the Council section of the website


Accessing service at Oxford County Administration Building

The Oxford County Administration Building is 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. You will also be asked to wear a face covering while on site. 


Human Services open by appointment only, or by telephone or email  ​

Oxford County Human Services (social assistance, housing and children’s services) is serving residents 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 humanservices@oxfordcounty.caMore.

Oxford County Archives

The Oxford County Archives office is currently closed. Archives staff continue to respond to research inquiries through email at or by phone at 519-539-9800, ext. 3071.

Paramedic Services

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

Public Works services, including garbage and recycling, water, wastewater, and roads maintenance operations are continuing. 

Oxford County - COVID-19 Response

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Speak to a live counsellor to find out how to apply for EI 
or sickness benefits, if you qualify for the CERB, how to 
help your employees transition to lay-off and more...

Municipal, provincial and federal supports for businesses,
how to support local business, educational opportunities,
health and wellness and more...


Feb16 Oxford County Waste Management Facility reopens for residential use
Created by Jennifer Austin on 2/16/2021 9:51:43 AM

Waste Management Facility reopened on February 16 after Stay-at-Home order lifted
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Feb10 UPDATE: Oxford County Waste Management Facility to reopen after Stay-at-Home order lifts
Created by Jennifer Austin on 2/10/2021 3:17:21 PM

Waste Management Facility will reopen for residential use
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Feb03 Grant applications for the 2021 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund are open
Created by Megan Lockhart on 2/3/2021 8:45:07 AM

$45,000 will be approved each intake for a total of $90,000 available for 2021.
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Jan18 COVID-19 Media update: Oxford County Library will offer curbside pickup services during stay-at-home order
Created by Jennifer Austin on 1/18/2021 2:33:17 PM

Oxford County Library will offer curbside pickup services during stay-at-home order
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Jan13 Oxford County services update
Created by Tommasina Conte on 1/13/2021 5:27:58 PM

Waste Management Facility and Oxford County Library adjust services in response to Ontario’s second...
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Jan09 Two new cases of COVID-19 at Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock 
Created by Tommasina Conte on 1/9/2021 5:56:02 PM

Woodstock site remains in outbreak status and closed to visitors
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Dec13 Confirmed staff case of COVID-19 at Woodingford Lodge-Tillsonburg
Created by Tommasina Conte on 12/13/2020 9:55:37 PM

Home is in outbreak status and closed to visitors
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Nov24 Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Woodingford Lodge - Woodstock
Created by Tommasina Conte on 11/24/2020 2:45:42 PM

Woodstock site is in outbreak status and closed to visitors
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Oct26 COVID-19 Update: Provincial Offences Administration
Created by Jennifer Austin on 10/26/2020 3:51:01 PM

Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration
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Sep25 Woodingford Lodge investigating test result with Southwestern Public Health
Created by Tommasina Conte on 9/25/2020 9:46:53 AM

Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock is investigating a positive COVID-19 test result for an employee. This ...
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