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


Provincial Offences Act court closure extended

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration is available for in-person visits by appointment only. POA staff are available to assist you by telephone or email.  Please see contact information below.     

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed for limited matters (early resolutions, set date, adjournments, etc.).  These matters are able to proceed only by audio (telephone) appearance. There will be no in-person or trial court dates until January 22, 2021, at the earliest. More information.


Oxford County Library re-open Ingersoll and Tillsonburg Libraries for on-site services

Beginning September 16, Oxford County Library's Ingersoll and Tillsonburg branches will open for on-site services. More.


Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund provides $90,000 in stimulus grants

The Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund has provided COVID-19-related stimulus grants to five local organizations in Oxford County in its first release of funds totalling $90,000. More.


Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock secondary test result shows employee does *not* have COVID-19

Public Health follow-up and a secondary test result show that a Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock employee test result from September 25 was a false positive: the employee does *not* have COVID-19. With this result, Woodingford Lodge currently remains clear of COVID-19. 

Because “false positives” do occur for healthcare workers, moving forward, when there is an active investigation underway at Woodingford Lodge, this information will be posted to If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at any of the Woodingford Lodge sites, a public announcement will be issued.


Oxford County's Waste Management Facility returns to regular hours

The Waste Management Facility in Salford has resumed regular business hours for residential and commercial users. Customers are encouraged to follow provincial health guidelines around physical distancing, and to avoid any non-essential trips to the facility. Customers who do visit the facility with essential loads may experience delays. Do not visit the facility if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. More information.


Bag tags now available online

Based on feedback, bag tags are now available through online purchasing at Bag tags remain available where many shop for food, gasoline and convenience items and can still be purchased on those outings. Read more about online bag tag purchasing.


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 remains 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 continues to respond to research inquiries through email at or by phone at 519-539-9800, ext. 3918.

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

New bag tags online -

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...


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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Sep16 COVID-19 Update: Provincial Offences Administration
Created by Jennifer Austin on 9/16/2020 4:07:16 PM

Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration
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Aug21 Oxford County Paramedics board the Oxford County Community Health Centre's Mobile Outreach Bus
Created by Jennifer Austin on 8/21/2020 9:28:21 AM

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Aug17 COVID-19 Media update: Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock re-opens to admissions and visits
Created by Tommasina Conte on 8/17/2020 10:44:18 PM

Re-testing shows “false positive” for employee result on Aug 9
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Aug11 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund provides $90,000 in stimulus grants
Created by Jennifer Austin on 8/11/2020 11:47:00 AM

Stimulus grants awarded to five local organizations to help offset COVID-19 challenges
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Aug09 COVID-19 Media update: A Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock employee has tested positive for COVID-19
Created by Tommasina Conte on 8/9/2020 10:04:06 PM

All long-term care admissions and all visits to have ceased effective immediately 
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Jul13 COVID-19 Media update: Oxford County Library re-opens Tillsonburg Public Library for limited on-site services
Created by Jennifer Austin on 7/13/2020 2:14:49 PM

Oxford County Library re-opens Tillsonburg Public Library for limited on-site services
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May28 Oxford County Paramedic Services launches a community paramedicine pilot project to support those in palliative care
Created by Jennifer Austin on 5/28/2020 11:17:32 AM

Pilot project is in partnership with the South West LHIN Oxford Palliative Care Outreach Team
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May25 COVID-19 Media update
Created by Donna Kemp on 5/25/2020 10:16:44 AM

Oxford County Library begins curbside pickup at some branches, financial relief for water and waste...
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