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 www.swpublichealth.ca.
 

Updates


Landfill temporarily closed to residential customers starting April 3

Effective April 3, the landfill at the Waste Management Facility will be temporarily closed to the public (residential customers) for 28 days, or longer if the provincial emergency brake shutdown is extended. The facility will remain open to serve essential businesses and services only (commercial customers), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​ | Holidays and hours

 

Oxford County Library services under shutdown

In-person browsing of all library material will not be permitted during the provincial one-month lockdown. All branches will return to outdoor contactless pick-ups for holds.

Wireless internet access is available outside of all 14 library branches and wireless printing is available from your own device at Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, Norwich, Plattsville, Tavistock and Thamesford. Virtual programs and reader's advisory services remain available.

Public access computers are currently unavailable at all branches. Please check www.ocl.net for updates or email myaccount@ocl.net to set up a library card for access to eBooks, movies, music and more 24/7 from home.


 

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. Zone-dependent guidelines for visitors, including screening measures and testing requirements, are online here.

  

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 information can be found here.

 

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free and engaging programs throughout Oxford County for parents and caregivers with children aged 0-6 years. As a result of the province-wide emergency break shutdown Oxford EarlyON programs and services will continue to be offered virtually only for the duration of the shutdown. For more information about our online programs and services, check out our website and following along with us on Facebook.

 

Provincial Offences Act court closure extended

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed for limited matters (early resolutions, set date, adjournments, etc.) by audio (telephone) or video (Zoom) appearance only. There will be no in-person or trial court dates until further notice. If you have received a summons to appear in Provincial Offences Court, your matter will proceed via telephone or Zoom.For more details, including information on appearance information, please visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/POA.


 

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 www.wasteline.ca/bagtags.

  

Grant applications for the second intake of 2021 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund are open

Applications are 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. The second intake for grant-stream funding consideration closes on April 30, 2021. For more information and to download the funding guidelines and application, visit www.cfoxford.ca 

  

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 to the public. Archives staff continue to respond to research inquiries through email at archives@oxfordcounty.ca or by phone at 519-539-9800, ext. 3071.
 

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News

Apr13 Oxford County Paramedics offering COVID-19 rapid testing for symptomatic school-aged children
Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/13/2021 11:51:33 AM

Rapid testing can be completed in 15 minutes with definitive results before patients leave the asse...
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Apr07 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund provides nearly $34,000 in COVID-19 stimulus grants to three local organizations
Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/7/2021 10:02:23 AM

Second round of intake for stimulus fund grant applications closes April 30
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Apr01 Oxford County services update
Created by Tommasina Conte on 4/1/2021 11:50:34 PM

Waste Management Facility and Oxford County Library adjust services in response to Ontario’s emerge...
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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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