January 05, 2022
Oxford County COVID-19 services update
Oxford County Library, Archives, Waste Management, and EarlyON respond to directives under Ontario’s Modified Step Two
Some Oxford County services are making interim changes in response to the Government of Ontario’s temporary move to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen.
This includes a return to curbside service for Oxford County Library branches, virtual service for Oxford County Archives, the Saturday closure of the landfill at the Waste Management Facility, and a pause to general visits and social outings at Woodingford Lodge.
Oxford County Library
Effective January 5, 2022, all 14 branches of Oxford County Library will be open for curbside service only. This means:
- No in-person browsing at library branches.
- Books, videos, games, electronics, toys, musical instruments, Kitchen Library items and more must be reserved for pick-up at local branches. To place a hold, call or email your local branch, reserve online at www.ocl.net, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Before arriving to pick up your items, patrons are asked to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms, wear a 3-ply mask, and stay at least six feet (2 metres) apart from others.
- Items can be returned to library drop boxes at any time.
- Library account registrations and renewals must be completed online at email@example.com or by calling your local branch.
Seniors and families with travel limitations can access Oxford County Library’s Check-in Calls service by calling 226-232-5092. Through this service they can register for a card, arrange home delivery of materials, or learn about library and community services.
Public computer use may be available by appointment at the Tillsonburg and Ingersoll branches for essential uses, such as accessing government forms and information (e.g., printing an Ontario enhanced vaccination certificate).
Full details about these temporary service changes are available at https://www.ocl.net/Home/Newsroom/News-Details/covid-19-updates
Oxford County Archives
Also effective January 5, Oxford County Archives will pause 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.
Oxford County Waste Management Facility
Starting January 8, the landfill at the Waste Management Facility in Salford will be temporarily closed on Saturdays to all customers (residential and commercial) 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.
Oxford EarlyON Child and Family Centres
EarlyON is pausing its Outdoor Adventurer programs for the month of January. In the meantime, it is increasing Virtual Village programs to offer more opportunities to connect from the comfort of homes. For more information visit theOxford EarlyON websiteor follow on Facebook.
Woodingford Lodge visiting hours
Following provincial direction to long-term care homes effective Thursday, December 30, 2021, Woodingford Lodge is temporarily pausing general visits and day absences for social purposes. Designated caregivers may continue their arrangements under certain conditions. For more information see the Visitor Guidelines at www.oxfordcounty.ca/woodingford.
For ongoing updates on Oxford County services during the COVID-19 pandemic visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/covid-19.