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


Oxford County Library re-opens Tillsonburg branch for limited on-site services

The Oxford County Library has re-opened its Tillsonburg branch (Tillsonburg Public Library) for limited on-site services. This re-opening aligns with provincial directives in stage two of the staged approach to re-opening the province. All appropriate health and safety protocols will be in place and strictly followed to protect staff and patrons. More information.

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.


Provincial Offences Act court closure extended to July 3

By order of the Chief Justice of Ontario, all in-person Provincial Offences Act (POA) matters scheduled from Monday, March 16, 2020 through to and including Friday, September 11, 2020 will be adjourned and rescheduled to a later date. If you have a matter scheduled during this time, do not attend court. Once the Chief Justice of Ontario has approved the resumption of POA courts a notice of your new court date will be sent to you by mail to the address on file with the court.

The Oxford County Provincial Offences office is closed for in-person visits;however,POA staff are available to assist you by phone at 519-537-4890 oremail For more information, please


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. More.

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...


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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May14 COVID-19 Media update: Oxford County's Waste Management Facility set to reopen on May 19
Created by Jennifer Austin on 5/14/2020 2:12:14 PM

The facility will reopen for residential and commercial use.
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May11 Oxford healthcare workers receive donation of personal protective equipment from Bruce Power
Created by Chelsea Martin on 5/11/2020 4:00:00 PM

17,000 surgical masks to be distributed to front-line workers
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Apr30 Bag tags available through online purchasing
Created by Tommasina Conte on 4/30/2020 9:00:00 AM

Bag tags will be mailed at no charge between now and December 31, 2020
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Apr24 Oxford County Paramedics to support community-based assessment and testing for COVID-19
Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/24/2020 11:09:52 AM

The referral program will help test those who cannot reach the local assessment centre
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Apr14 Help protect Oxford County’s healthcare workers. Donate supplies today
Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/14/2020 4:37:03 PM

Oxford’s front-line healthcare workers are in need of personal protective equipment
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Apr01 Woodingford Lodge accepting patients waiting for long-term care
Created by Tommasina Conte on 4/1/2020 11:35:48 AM

Woodstock site is preparing to accept up to eight temporary long-term care residents this week in a...
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Mar29 Appeal for donations of protective equipment by Paramedic Services
Created by Tommasina Conte on 3/29/2020 12:14:00 PM

Oxford County Paramedic Services is appealing for masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other supplies ...
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