Some Oxford County services are making interim changes in response to Ontario’s temporary move to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, effective January 5, 2022. This includes returning to curbside service for Oxford County Library branches and virtual service for Oxford County Archives, closing the Waste Management Facility on Saturdays, and pausing general visits and social outings at Woodingford Lodge.
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.
If you are visiting an Oxford County facility, please fill out the online screening form at www.oxfordcounty.ca/covid19screening.
Please continue to check this page for updates to County programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Human Services establishes Emergency Child Care in Oxford County
Oxford County Human Services worked with the Ministry of Education to establish emergency child care for essential workers following the province’s decision to close all elementary and secondary schools, publicly-funded and private, for in-person learning. A complete list of Emergency Child Care sites in Oxford County can be found here.
Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock in outbreak status for COVID-19
All three Woodingford Lodge sites are in COVID-19 outbreak status. Woodingford Lodge sites remained closed to general visitors under the Government of Ontario's temporary measures for all long-term care homes.
Oxford County Library returning to curbside service
Effective January 5, all 14 branches of Oxford County Library will be open for curbside service only. This means:
For more details please visit https://www.ocl.net/.../New.../News-Details/covid-19-updates
Oxford County Waste Management Facility to close Saturdays
Starting January 8, the Waste Management Facility will be temporarily closed on Saturdays to all customers for 21 days, or longer if the provincial Modified Step Two is extended. The facility will remain open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres pausing outdoor activities
EarlyON is pausing its Outdoor Adventurer programs for the month of January. In the meantime, EarlyON is increasing Virtual Village programs to offer more opportunities to connect from the comfort of homes. For more information visit the Oxford EarlyON website or follow on Facebook.
Archives open for virtual service only
Oxford County Archives has paused in-person access to collections while Ontario is under Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. Archives staff is available to respond to reference questions remotely at firstname.lastname@example.org. To access the County’s online research resources visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/archives.
County Council meeting virtually in January
The January 12 and January 26 County Council meetings will be held virtually under Ontario's Modified Step Two. Council meetings are broadcast live online at www.oxfordcounty.ca/livestream. The January 12 meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and the January 26 meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Provincial Offences Courts continue through audio and video appearance
Provincial Offences Courts continue through audio and video appearance (Zoom) only. There will be no in-person court appearances until further notice. If you have requested a trial on a Part I matter (ticket) the trial will be scheduled by Zoom video appearance. For more details, including information on Zoom connection options for court appearances, please visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/poa.
Jan13 Woodingford Lodge confirming first COVID-19-related death of a resident Created by Tommasina Conte on 1/13/2022 5:01:58 PM
Jan05 Oxford County COVID-19 services update Created by Tommasina Conte on 1/5/2022 3:00:00 PM
Dec28 Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock in outbreak status for COVID-19 Created by Tommasina Conte on 12/28/2021 10:21:51 PM
Jul02 Tillsonburg and Ingersoll library branches open July 5 Created by cgarrett on 7/2/2021 4:16:59 PM
Jun08 Oxford County Waste Management Facility re-opening for residential use on June 11 Created by Tommasina Conte on 6/8/2021 4:35:12 PM
Apr21 Tillsonburg vaccine clinic set to open Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/21/2021 2:51:18 PM
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
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
Apr01 Oxford County services update Created by Tommasina Conte on 4/1/2021 11:50:34 PM
Feb16 Oxford County Waste Management Facility reopens for residential use Created by Jennifer Austin on 2/16/2021 9:51:43 AM