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

If you are visiting an Oxford County facility, please fill out the online screening form at  


Oxford County Administration Building returns to regular business hours

Pre-booked appointments are no longer needed to visit Oxford County offices, but to protect the health and safety of everyone on site, all visitors must report to the screening desk in the main lobby when they arrive.

Visitors may complete an online screening form on their mobile device ahead of time at and then show their “pass” screen at the desk to enter. Access to the building is from the Reeve Street or Peel Street doors only. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we respond to Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen.

Oxford County Library branches open for in-person browsing

OCL library branches are now open for in-person browsing. Please note that masks are required and physical distancing measures are in place. Curbside service is available to anyone unable to wear a mask. Public computer use is available at some library branches by appointment.

Due to ongoing challenges with compliance, the Norwich Public Library will be providing remote service offerings only until further notice.

For open hours and contact information for your closest Oxford County Library branch please visit


Oxford County Waste Management Facility open for residential use

The Oxford County Waste Management Facility (landfill) is open to residential customers within the regular operating hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Remember, guidelines for physical distancing and face coverings still apply. Please do not come to the facility if you have symptoms of COVID-19. ​ Read the update | More information about Waste Management Facility and special waste


Updated visitor guidelines at Woodingford Lodge

Effective October 15, 2021, all visitors will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at each visit to participate in both outdoor and indoor visits. Advanced booking of visits is no longer required. Visitors will be screened on arrival and must wear a mask or face covering during the duration of their visit. For details please see the visitor guidelines.


Human Services open to the public​

Oxford County Human Services (social assistance, housing and children’s services) is serving residents by pre-booked, in-person appointments, or by telephone or email. Please contact Human Services at 519-539-9800 or 1-800-755-0394, or email with any inquiries.


Oxford County Paramedics offering rapid COVID-19 testing

Oxford County Paramedic Services is offering COVID-19 rapid testing program using ID Now COVID-19 Analyzers that can perform a 15-minute test. Appointments are booked through the Woodstock Hospital Assessment Centre and take place at the Oxford County Paramedic Services Mill Street station. More information can be found here.


EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free and engaging programs throughout Oxford County for parents and caregivers with children aged 0-6 years. Outdoor programs are now being offered in addition to EarlyON's existing Virtual Village programs. For more information about our online programs and services, check out our website and following along with us on Facebook.


Provincial Offences Courts resume by audio and video appearance

Provincial Offences Courts have resumed by audio and video appearance (Zoom) only. There will be no in-person court appearances until further notice. If you have requested a trial on a Part I matter (ticket) the trial will be scheduled by Zoom video appearance. For more details, including information on Zoom connection options for court appearances, please visit


County Council during COVID-19

Oxford County Council meetings are now open to members of the public with attendance limited to a capacity of 12 people, who will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and must show proof of full vaccination. Meetings will continue to be broadcast live at and posted afterwards in the Council section of the website.


Oxford County Archives open by appointment only

The Oxford County Archives is open to the public by appointment only Monday to Wednesday between the hours of 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Appointments must be booked at least 48 hours ahead of time and are limited to one researcher per appointment OR researchers from the same household. For more information on booking an appointment or booking an educational program visit the Archives' website at or contact the Archives.

Oxford County - COVID-19 Response

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Jul02 Tillsonburg and Ingersoll library branches open July 5
Created by cgarrett on 7/2/2021 4:16:59 PM

In-person browsing now permitted in Step Two of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen
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Jun08 Oxford County Waste Management Facility re-opening for residential use on June 11
Created by Tommasina Conte on 6/8/2021 4:35:12 PM

Effective Friday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m., the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (landfill) will...
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Apr21 Tillsonburg vaccine clinic set to open
Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/21/2021 2:51:18 PM

Southwestern Public Health, Oxford County, Oxford County Paramedics, and the Town of Tillsonburg ha...
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Apr13 Oxford County Paramedics offering COVID-19 rapid testing for symptomatic school-aged children
Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/13/2021 11:51:33 AM

Rapid testing can be completed in 15 minutes with definitive results before patients leave the asse...
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Apr07 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund provides nearly $34,000 in COVID-19 stimulus grants to three local organizations
Created by Jennifer Austin on 4/7/2021 10:02:23 AM

Second round of intake for stimulus fund grant applications closes April 30
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Apr01 Oxford County services update
Created by Tommasina Conte on 4/1/2021 11:50:34 PM

Waste Management Facility and Oxford County Library adjust services in response to Ontario’s emerge...
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Feb16 Oxford County Waste Management Facility reopens for residential use
Created by Jennifer Austin on 2/16/2021 9:51:43 AM

Waste Management Facility reopened on February 16 after Stay-at-Home order lifted
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Feb10 UPDATE: Oxford County Waste Management Facility to reopen after Stay-at-Home order lifts
Created by Jennifer Austin on 2/10/2021 3:17:21 PM

Waste Management Facility will reopen for residential use
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Feb03 Grant applications for the 2021 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund are open
Created by Megan Lockhart on 2/3/2021 8:45:07 AM

$45,000 will be approved each intake for a total of $90,000 available for 2021.
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Jan18 COVID-19 Media update: Oxford County Library will offer curbside pickup services during stay-at-home order
Created by Jennifer Austin on 1/18/2021 2:33:17 PM

Oxford County Library will offer curbside pickup services during stay-at-home order
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