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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Ontario enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). These measures are being taken in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the threat on the province's hospital system capacity, and the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants.

Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise , or for work that cannot be done remotely.

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Provincewide emergency brake activated

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The province-wide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at least four weeks.

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Status of Town facilities and services 

(effective April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.)

Town Offices
Building, Planning and By-Law (10 Lisgar Ave.)

Access by appointment only.

For inquires call 519.688.3009 x 4600

 Corporate Office (200 Broadway)

Access by appointment only. Call 519.688.3009 for the company directory or to speak with a Customer Service Representative.

Civil ceremonies not available.

 Customer Service Centre (10 Lisgar Ave.)

Access by appointment only.

Call 519.688.3009 to speak with a Customer Service Representative about your needs.

Remember, payments can be dropped off in the external dropbox located to the left of the exterior entry doors.

Learn about other payment options.

 

Recreation Facilities 
 Community Centre (45 Hardy Ave.)
  • The Community Centre building is closed to the public.
  • Pool and health club are closed.
  • Fitness programs will move to a virtual format.
  • Youth programs are cancelled.

Get additional updates at www.tillsonburg.ca/recreation 

 J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Recreation Pad (45 Hardy Ave.)

The J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Recreational Pad is open for basketball play (members of the same household only). Stay 2 metres from other users at all times.

 Senior Centre

Get updates on their Facebook page.

 

Cultural & Other Community Facilities

Annandale Museum (30 Tillson Ave.) - Closed

Oxford County Library Tillsonburg - (2 Library Lane) - See www.ocl.net

Station Arts Centre (41 Bridge St. W.) - See www.stationarts.ca

 

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station is open.

Transportation Services
 T:GO
In-town and inter-municipal transit service remain operational during the province-wide shutdown to provide a safe and reliable transportation service for your essential travel needs.  COVID-19 safety measures are in place:
  • Service capacity is reduced (Limit of 8-passenger capacity for In-Town service and 10-passenger capacity for Inter-community service)

  • Face masks are mandatory for all passengers as recommended by Southwest Public Health

  • High touch areas of the vehicles are cleaned and sanitized after each route

Learn more at www.tillsonburg.ca/tgo

 Tillsonburg Airport

The Airport Terminal building is open (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 

The Airport Café is closed.

The Flight School is open by appointment only. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Information

Appointments are available to eligible individuals at the new Southwestern Public Health region sites – Goff Hall in Woodstock (381 Finkle Street) and St. Thomas-Elgin Memorial Arena in St. Thomas (80 Wilson Ave), as well as available locations in London and Middlesex.

  • Check the current eligibility requirements
  • To book your appointment online go to www.covidvaccinelm.ca.  Locate the City of St. Thomas Memorial Arena option or the City of Woodstock Goff Hall option from the location dropdown menu.
  • Those who don't have internet access may call 226-289-3560 (8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)
  • If you experience difficulties booking an appointment and are age 75+, you can join the Southwestern Public Health Help List. Health unit staff will call you with an appointment location, date and time. 

 

Vaccinations are also available at select pharmacies. At this time, there is no vaccination site in Tillsonburg. 

“Blocks of appointments open based on vaccine supply,” says Jaime Fletcher, Program Manager of the COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force. “There will be enough vaccine for everyone. No one will be left behind. If you do not get an appointment on the first day, or cannot get through by phone, don’t panic. You will have an opportunity to try again very shortly. More appointments will become available regularly.”

Those being vaccinated are welcome to bring a support person with them to their appointment only if they require assistance related to any mobility, visual, hearing or cognitive concern. Their support person can attend the appointment with them if they pass a COVID-19 screening questionnaire upon arrival. Support people will not be able to receive the vaccine unless they are also eligible and have an appointment. It is also important for those being vaccinated to understand that they should arrive at the appointment time only. To ensure physical distancing, there will be no line ups so please arrive “just on time,” wearing a short-sleeved shirt and wearing a face-covering.

You are also asked to bring a completed consent form to your appointment to avoid delays at the clinic. Consent forms are available at www.swpublichealth.ca/vaccineconsent.


COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The Assessment Centre is located down the street from the hospital at 17 Bear Street. No referral is needed but for safety reasons, patients will be asked to schedule an appointment for testing. The Assessment Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To book an appointment for COVID-19 testing at the TDMH Assessment Centre call 1.855.905.6148. Please note that effective January 15, COVID-19 Assessment Centres located in Woodstock, Tillsonburg and Ingersoll will no longer be testing individuals who are travelling outside of Canada and require a COVID-19 test before travelling or entering their country of destination. This is in compliance with a change in testing criteria from the Province of Ontario. Individuals requiring testing for international travel clearance should consult their travel carrier for the most up-to-date information. 

Resources

During this difficult time, resources are available to support businesses and individuals. Businesses can access programs and services from federal, provincial and local governments. Available resources for individuals include; food banks, financial and mental health support, employment assistance, and more.

Support for Business

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
 
Food Bank
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 suzen_nagy@can.salvationarmy.org.

St. Mary's/St. Vincent De Paul

If you need emergency food, call 519.842.3224 for assistance

Employment Assistance

If you are a student or an adult looking for employment, here are some organizations who can help.

 

Oxford

Tillsonburg Multi-Service Centre

Work in Oxford - Community Employment Services

Elgin

Employment Services Elgin

Norfolk

Community Career and Employment Services, Fanshawe

Ontario

Financial Support
Mental Health Supports

Resources

Support for Seniors
 

Support for at-risk seniors

If you are a senior or know a senior or adult with disabilities who is experiencing financial challenges, unable to meet their nutritional needs, in need of assistance with transportation to access healthy food, help is available.

Learn more

 

Oxford County Community Support Services Network

Grocery Buddy Programs, Meal Delivery Programs, Wellness Checks, Care Giver Assistance, and more. Call 1.888.866.7518

 

Caregiver Support Resources

Community Support Services recently launched a Caregiver Support Portal providing valuable resources and support.



Media Releases

 Town of Tillsonburg Updates
 Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Updates
 Southwestern Public Health Updates
 Government of Ontario Updates

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