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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Mayor's Daily COVID-19 Bulletins 

The Town of Tillsonburg is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Canada. Mayor Stephen Molnar will be releasing a COVID-19 bulletin each business day.

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Important Community Information

(last updated April 3, 2020 at 11:23 a.m.)

Access to Town Facilities

In an effort to protect the community, public access is limited at some Town facilities and social distancing measures are required. *As a public service, we are updating this table with information from our community partners as it becomes available. More detailed information may be available on these partners' websites.


Facility Closures 

The following facilities are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Annandale National Historic Site (effective March 13, 2020)
  • Tillsonburg Regional Airport Terminal Building (effective March 16, 2020)
  • Tillsonburg Community Centre (effective March 16, 2020)
  • Tillsonburg Fire Hall - (effective March 13, 2020)
  • Oxford County Library – Tillsonburg Branch (effective March 13, 2020)
  • Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre (effectie March 15, 2020)
  • Tillsonburg Senior Centre (effective March 13, 2020)

The following outdoor recreation areas are closed to the public until further notice:

  • All playground structures (effective March 26, 2020)
  • All outdoor exercise equipment (effective March 26, 2020)
  • J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Recreation Pad (effective March 31, 2020)
  • Dave Johnson Memorial Dog Park (effective March 30, 2020)
  • Kolin Smith Memorial Skatepark & Pumptrack (effective March 30, 2020)
  • Library Parkette (effective March 26, 2020)
  • Optimist Tennis Courts (effective March 30, 2020)

The following outdoor recreation areas will be closed to the public as soon as signage can be installed.

  • Ball Diamonds (all)
  • Basketball Half Courts (Oak Park, Southridge Park, Memorial Park Pavillion)
  • Bert Newman Gazebo
  • Community Garden 
  • Gibson House Dock 
  • Kinsmen Bandshell 
  • Lake Lisgar Gazebo
  • Memorial Park Pavilion 
  • Rowing Club Dock 
  • Soccer field at Gyulveszi Park 

*While Parks and Trails remain open at this time, physical distancing between users must be maintained.

Facilities with Restricted Access
 Customer Service Centre, Corporate Office, Cemetery Office
Beginning Monday, March 16, entry to the Customer Service Centre (10 Lisgar Ave), Corporate Office (200 Broadway) and Cemetery Office (Simcoe Street) will be by appointment only.
Anyone who wishes to conduct in-person business at one of these offices is advised to phone first and discuss their needs with a customer service representative. Callers will be directed to online services if available, or offered other options as appropriate.

If staff deem that an in-person visit to a Town office is required, callers will be asked questions regarding their travel and health history prior to booking an appointment. Visitors with confirmed appointments should be prepared to show identification upon arrival.

 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Oxford Detachment Office

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including the detachment at 90 Concession Street E. in Tillsonburg,  until further notice. 

The OPP is committed to the health and safety of its members and the public. OPP facilities remain open during regular operating hours, with enhanced screening to ensure the health and safety of the public. Detachment phone numbers are available at

The OPP is limiting the processing of routine criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks. Checks will only be conducted if deemed to be necessary, or for emergency circumstances.

If you require any detachment-based service, including criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks, please contact your local detachment in advance.

In addition, the OPP has set up detachment-specific email addresses to deal with non-emergent services and inquiries. These email addresses are now also available at

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, please call 1-888-310-1122 or your local detachment. For less serious incidents, report online by visiting

The OPP thanks the public for helping us to keep our communities safe by using the means listed above to avoid unnecessary contact.

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Updated March 19, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and for the protection of patients and staff, visiting hours are being restricted to essential visitors only. 

Essential visitors are those who are visiting a patient who is critically ill or requiring end-of-life care, or is a substitute decision maker in an instance where treatment decisions are required. All children attending the Emergency Department can have one (1) guardian present. Those deemed as essential visitors must pass screening at the Emergency Department entrance. 


 Online Services
The Town of Tillsonburg is encouraging residents to use online services, and electronic/phone communication where possible. Please avoid non-essential visits to Town facilities. 


A number of Town services are available online by clicking the appropriate link below.


Meeting and Program Updates

The Zoning By-law 3295 Open House originally scheduled for March 25 has been postponed until further notice.

Town of Tillsonburg Advisory Committee meetings are cancelled until further notice. 

The  following table summarizes affected recreation programs and services.


Annandale National Historic Site


All March Break programming and program room bookings are cancelled. Staff will be in touch regarding refunds and/or rescheduling when facility operations return to normal. If you require a refund sooner, please call 519.842.2294

Tillsonburg Community Centre


All programs and facility bookings at the Community Centre are cancelled until further notice. No public access to the building.

All programs delivered at local schools are cancelled until further notice.

Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre

Public access to the Station is denied until further notice (effective March 16).


If you have any questions or concerns, call 519-842-6151 or send an email to or


Essential Services
Emergency response is currently unaffected.

Tillsonburg Fire and Rescue Services has cancelled public education visits and other community activities at this time.

Emergency response is currently unaffected.


Service is currently unaffected. 

The Government of Ontario is providing temporary 45-day emergency relief to support Ontarians impacted by the global COVID-19 outbreak. As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, households, farms and small businesses who pay time-of-use electricity rates will be charged off-peak rates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Electricity charges for March 24, 2020 and later (for 45 days) will be billed at an “Off-Peak” price of 10.1 cents / kWh.


The OPP detachment building (90 Concession Street E., Tillsonburg) has enhanced screening procedures. 

  • The OPP is limiting the processing of routine criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks. Checks will only be conducted if deemed to be necessary, or for emergency circumstances.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, please call 1-888-310-1122. For less serious incidents, report online by visiting

Emergency response is currently unaffected.

T:GO Community Transit
At this time T:GO Transit has a three passenger maximum capacity to maintain physical distancing requirements. Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas is being done every hour. 
Service is currently unaffected.


Support for Businesses

COVID-19 Resources for Business

The Town of Tillsonburg is working with the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Improvement Area to help support business owners through this challenging season.

A web page has been created to help you learn about the various government programs and support services that are being introduced from all levels of government. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

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Other local resources

Support for Individuals

Helpful resources:

Helping Hand Food Bank - Existing Clients 

If you are a regular client, the Food Bank will be open Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please have ID ready. You will be given a number and will wait outside until called. One client will be allowed in store at a time. All hampers will be pre packed and bread, meat and dairy added when the client comes. No special orders.


Helping Hand Food Bank - New Clients

If you are now in need of support from the Food Bank and have not accessed our services before, please call 519-688-3434 to set up an appointment. Leave your name, number and details and we will get back to you ASAP.


Salvation Army – Tillsonburg Community Services

Tillsonburg Salvation Army Community Services is open to assist clients with emergency food and shelter by appointment only. Please call 519-842-4447 ext 104 or email


St. Mary's/St. Vincent De Paul

If you need emergency food, call 519-842-3224 for assistance.


Walk In Counselling Services

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Oxford will be doing walk-in counselling through pre-booked telephone sessions starting Saturday, March 28. Individuals from Tillsonburg and area will be prioritized on Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Book these sessions by calling 1-800-859-7248 ext. 210 and leaving your name and number.  A staff member will call back to arrange an appointment time. 


Town of Tillsonburg Media Releases/Public Updates

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Updates

Southwestern Public Health Updates

Government of Ontario Updates