COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease)

Oxford County is supporting our community’s response to COVID-19 and the work of Southwestern Public Health at this crucial stage of the pandemic.

We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking actions to protect residents, businesses and employees. We post regular updates on this webpage and on social media. We appreciate local media for sharing our news.

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
 

Oxford County Waste Mangement Facility now closed on Saturdays until further notice

Effective immediately, the Oxford County Waste Management Facility in Salford, which has already reduced down to commercial-use operations only, will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. It will remain available to commercial users during the COVID-19 outbreak during set hours. More

  

Statement by CAO of Oxford County regarding bag tags

Oxford County acknowledges that people have questions and concerns about our continued requirement for waste bag tags. Based on this feedback, we are reviewing the ongoing requirement for bag tags.Bag tags are available where many shop for food, gasoline and convenience items and can be purchased on those outings. We recognize some residents who are in self-isolation may not have such access; for those specific residents, we ask you please contact us directly. Read the statement

  

Provincial Offences Act court closure extended until further notice

The Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration office has extended its closure to the public until further notice. On March 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of Ontario cancelled Provincial Offences Act court dates between March 16 and April 3. This time period has now been extended up until May 29. For more information, visit ontariocourts.ca and oxfordcounty.ca/Services-for-You/Fines-Provincial-Offences, call 519-537-4890 or email poa@oxfordcounty.ca.

    

Statement by the Mayors of Oxford County

The County warden and the mayors of Oxford County's area municipalities and released a joint statement affirming they are responding responsibly, cooperatively, and with the full strength of their resources to the pandemic crisis. Read the statement
 

County Council 

Agenda items for the March 25 County Council meeting have been postponed to a future meeting. Council will instead meet by teleconference to allow for the amendment of the County's Procedure By-law that would allow for one meeting a month in April and May instead of two, as well as electronic participation by councillors during any period where an emergency has been declared. More 


Accessing service at Oxford County Administration Building

The Oxford County Administration Building is now serving the public by telephone, email, or appointment 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).

Signs will be posted outside of the doors letting people know how to request service by telephone or email. 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.
 

Waste Management Facility in Salford open for commercial use only as of March 21

Beginning Saturday, March 21, the Waste Management Facility in Salford will be open for commercial use only, and not available for residential drop off. Payment by debit or credit is preferred. Please note garbage and recycling collection are continuing as normal, but residents are asked to stay tuned for information on service changes that will affect some residents after May 4. Wasteline at www.wasteline.ca will have further updates in the coming weeks.
 

Human Services remains open by appointment only, or by telephone or email  ​

Oxford County Human Services (social assistance, housing and children’s services) remains open 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.
 

Screening measures at Woodingford Lodge

By provincial directive, all three sites of Woodingford Lodge are closed to all but essential visitors to ensure a safe and secure environment for residents. The Ministry of Long-term Care is identifying essential visitors as those who have a resident who is end of life or very ill, or a parent/guardian of an ill child or youth in a live-in treatment setting. These visitors will be actively screened into these settings. Ministry officials will re-evaluate this measure in the coming weeks to ensure consistency with enhanced public health measures. For more information updates from Woodingford Lodge during the COVID-19 outbreak, click here
 

Oxford County Library

All 14 Oxford County Library branches are currently closed. The Library continues to offer a range of online programming, including tools and resources for children and students available in the “eLibrary” at www.ocl.net.
 

Oxford County Archives

The Oxford County Archives office is currently closed. Archives continues to respond to research inquiries through email at archives@oxfordcounty.ca or by phone at 519-539-9800, ext. 3918.
 

Paramedic Services

Paramedic Services (ambulance) is well prepared, resourced and taking all precautionary measures.
 

Public Works

Public Works services, including garbage and recycling, water, wastewater, and roads maintenance operations are continuing. 

News

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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Mar25 COVID-19 Media update
Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/25/2020 9:42:21 AM

Saturday closures at Oxford County Waste Management Facility
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Mar24 COVID-19 Media update
Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/24/2020 2:51:54 PM

Addressing questions about bag tags
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Mar24 COVID-19 Update: Provincial Offences Act court closure extended
Created by Jennifer Austin on 3/24/2020 2:12:38 PM

Provincial Offences Act court dates are cancelled until May 29
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Mar23 Update to our communities
Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/23/2020 2:32:12 PM

Message from the Mayors of Oxford County
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Mar20 COVID-19 Media update
Created by Chelsea Martin on 3/20/2020 2:53:47 PM

Building access and active screening measures at the Oxford County Administration Building
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Mar18 COVID-19 Update: Human Services (social assistance, housing and children’s services)
Created by Tommasina Conte on 3/18/2020 10:52:18 AM

Human Services remains open by appointment only, or by telephone or email  
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Mar16 COVID-19 Update: Provincial Offences Act court dates to April 3 to be rescheduled
Created by Jennifer Austin on 3/16/2020 10:02:18 AM

Provincial Offences Act court dates are cancelled between March 16 and April 3
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Mar15 COVID-19 Update: Visitor restrictions at Woodingford Lodge
Created by Tommasina Conte on 3/15/2020 10:00:17 PM

Sites in Woodstock, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg are now closed to all but essential visitors
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Mar13 Oxford County's COVID-19 response
Created by Donna Kemp on 3/13/2020 2:51:09 PM

Oxford County is taking a number of measures to support our community’s response to COVID-19 (coron...
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