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COVID-19 Service updates  
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 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. More

Waste collection delays in East Zorra-Tavistock and Blandford-Blenheim (January 21)
Please be advised that waste collections are delayed in some rural areas of East Zorra-Tavistock and Blandford-Blenheim and may carry over into tomorrow, Saturday, January 22. If your material is not collected by 7 p.m.,please put it out again tomorrow by 7 a.m. If your material is not collected Saturday by 2 p.m., please call 1-800-755-0394 ext. 3159 on Monday.

Waste collection reminder - Township of Zorra
On Monday, waste collection was cancelled in some areas due to extreme weather and dangerous road conditions. If your items were not collected, please remove them from the curb and set them out again on Monday by 7 a.m. We appreciate your patience and understanding in the wake of this extreme weather event. If your items are not collected on Monday, please call 1-800-755-0394, ext. 3159. For updates visit www.wasteline.ca 

Feedback on proposed roundabout at Cedar Creek & Trussler Roads  
The Region of Waterloo has invited Oxford County residents to fill out a survey to give their feedback on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Cedar Creek and Trussler Roads. More

Literacy Day with Oxford County Library January 27
Oxford County Library is hosting a day of free virtual programming on Thursday, January 27, in celebration of National Family Literacy Day. Library staff will be posting activities and storytimes on the Oxford County Library Facebook page and YouTube channel to help you engage in literacy-boosting activities that encourage you to learn as a family in the great outdoors. Read more. 

County Council meets next on January 26   
County Council meets next on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. County Council meetings are being held virtually under Ontario's return to Modified Step Two. To watch the live broadcast, visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/livestream

Oxford County issues winter driving safety reminder
This winter, Public Works crews in Oxford County will be salting, sanding, and plowing to keep our roads safe for driving. With snow mixed with high winds in the forecast for Oxford County Public Works is reminding drivers to slow down and give our snow plow operators space to work.For more tips, read the full news release

Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers
Oxford County Human Services worked with the Ministry of Education to establish emergency child care sites 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 for essential workers can be found here.

Road ownership transfers effective January 1, 2022
Oxford County and a number of local area municipalities agreed to several road transfers in 2021 to improvehow efficiently roads are managed. These changes were identified as part of the2019 Oxford County TransportationMaster Plan. The changes will not affect addresses. More.

Stay up to date on road closures and lane restrictions with the regularly-updated roads map

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COVID-19: Oxford County follows guidance from Southwestern Public Health and the Government of Ontario. See updates on our programs and services at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19

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Located in southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 123,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario.

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