COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease)

Some Oxford County services are making interim changes under Ontario’s Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, effective January 5, 2022. Please watch for updates as Ontario moves through steps to gradually ease public health measures beginning January 31 and continuing February 21 and March 14. More

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  

Please continue to check this page for updates to County programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Outbreak over at Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock

Outbreak status has now been lifted at all Woodingford Lodge sites in Oxford County as of Wednesday, February 16, 2022. All Woodingford Lodge sites remainclosed to general visitors under the Government of Ontario's temporary measures for all long-term care homes. 

Each resident at Woodingford Lodge will be permitted to have four designated caregivers, with a limit of two caregivers visiting at the same time.

  • Social day outings will be permitted for residents who have had at least three COVID-19 vaccine doses. Upon return from a social day outing, residents will be required to have a rapid antigen test, followed by a PCR test at both days 3 and 7.

For more information on visitor guidelines, read the Ontario government news release

Oxford County Library reopening with care

Oxford County Library is gradually reopening rural branches as public health restrictions ease across the province. Operating hours will increase each week at most branches, with a return to regular operating hours expected by mid-April, barring staff issues or changes to public health guidelines. Read more in the news release

Oxford County Waste Management Facility to reopen on Saturdays starting February 26

The Oxford County Waste Management Facility in Salford will reopen on Saturdays to all customers starting February 26 as the province lifts more COVID-19 restrictions. The facility temporarily closed on Saturdays during the Modified Step Two of Ontario’s reopening plan to help alleviate staff shortages due to illness and isolation requirements for COVID-19 and reduce potential exposure to the virus. The facility will open to the public with regular business hours: Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offering virtual programming
Oxford EarlyON Child and Family Centres is offering additional programs in the Virtual Village this month, including Mother Goose and "Kindergarten, Here We Come!" EarlyON is also available for conversation in Parent Chats to talk about a variety of different topics, from child development to self-care, teething to toilet learning– come with your questions! Parent Chats are available on Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons and Thursday evenings. For more information visit the Oxford EarlyON website or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Archives open by appointment only

Oxford County Archives is open by appointment only. Please contact the Archives to book an appointment during the hours of Monday to Friday, 10:00 am  to 4:00 pm. Appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Archives staff is also available to respond to reference questions remotely at To access the County’s online research resources visit

County Council meeting virtually

County Council meetings continue to be held virtually under Ontario's Modified Step Two. Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and are broadcast live online at

Provincial Offences Courts continue through audio and video appearance

Provincial Offences Courts continue through 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



Oxford County - COVID-19 Response

New bag tags online -


Jan13 Woodingford Lodge confirming first COVID-19-related death of a resident
Created by Tommasina Conte on 1/13/2022 5:01:58 PM

Read More..

Jan05 Oxford County COVID-19 services update
Created by Tommasina Conte on 1/5/2022 3:00:00 PM

Oxford County Library, Archives, Waste Management, and EarlyON respond to directives under Ontario’...
Read More..

Dec28 Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock in outbreak status for COVID-19
Created by Tommasina Conte on 12/28/2021 10:21:51 PM

Outbreak confirmed by Southwestern Public Health today after five staff members and one resident te...
Read More..

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
Read More..

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...
Read More..

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...
Read More..

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...
Read More..

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
Read More..

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...
Read More..

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
Read More..