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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. For ongoing updates see www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19

Future Oxford seeks volunteer members 
Local individuals, organizations, businesses and governments looking to help positively shape the future of Oxford County have an opportunity to join the conversation: find out how you can join Future Oxford at www.futureoxford.ca. Learn more

Landfill at the Waste Management Facility closed to residential customers 
Effective April 3, the landfill at the Waste Management Facility in Salford will be temporarily closed to the public (residential customers) for the duration of the Province's stay-at-home order. The facility will remain open Monday to Friday only to serve essential businesses and services.

Oxford County Library services update  
Under the provincial lockdown, in-person browsing at Oxford County Library branches will not be permitted. All branches will return to outdoor contactless pick-ups for holds. Wireless internet access remains available outside of all 14 library branches and wireless printing is available from personal devices at Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, Norwich, Plattsville, Tavistock and Thamesford. For full information about library services under the shutdown vist www.ocl.net.

OCCC and Oxford County aim to boost availability of licensed child care in Oxford County
Choosing the right child care provider is an important decision for every family. Many parents ultimately weigh the choice between licensed child care centres and private in-home care. However, a third option is available. Licensed Home Child Care providers are thoroughly screened, supported and monitored by a licensed child care agency. More.

Upcoming County Council meeting
The next County Council meeting takes place May 12 at 9:30a.m. This week's agenda includes the County's business plan and budget update and more. Download the agenda in the Council section of the website or read Council  this Week for more highlights.

Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund provides COVID-19 related grants locally 
The Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund has provided COVID-19-related stimulus grants to three local organizations in its first release of funds in 2021 for a total of $33,995 in funding. The local organizations that received funding include the Ingersoll BIA ($5,000), the Woodstock BIA ($25,000), and the Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts (ITOPA) ($3,995). For more information on the Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund visit cfoxford.ca. More.

Oxford County Paramedics offering new rapid COVID-19 testing 
Oxford County Paramedic Services is offering a new COVID-19 rapid testing program to help increase access to testing in symptomatic school-aged children. The program uses ID Now COVID-19 Analyzers which can perform a 15-minute test with definitive results received before patients leave the assessment centre. Testing appointments will be taken through Woodstock Hospital Assessment Centre and booked for testing onsite at Oxford County Paramedic Services – Mill St. Headquarters. More.


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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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