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Rules And Restrictions Not Being Followed At Grand River Parks

Visitors are being asked to respect and follow rules and restrictions at Grand River Parks after area closures were not respected and they didn't practice appropriate physical distancing measures.

Safety Tips While Participating In BLM Protests Amid COVID-19

Wear a cloth mask during the protest if you plan on attending and wear ear plugs or nose protectors. Also, after the protest you should remove your clothes and wash them immediately, along with disinfecting any materials you carried.

Southwestern Public Health Reports One Recovery In Woodstock

Oxford County now has just one case of COVID-19 after Southwestern Public Health reported one recovery in Woodstock today. Meanwhile, Elgin and St.Thomas have two cases in total.

COVID-19 Emergency Orders Extended In Ontario Until June 19th

By extending these orders, it will allow the employers of frontline care providers to be given the flexibility to respond to COVID-19. It will also protect those who are vulnerable, and the public, as Ontario reopens slowly and safely.

455 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Ontario

Today's numbers brings the total to 30,202 after 68 cases were impacted due to a laboratory-to-public health reporting delay. There were also 35 deaths reported and 23,947 resolved cases.

The Woodstock Fair Is Cancelled This Year

The Woodstock Fair was expected to take place between August 27th and 30th this year, however the Woodstock Agriculture Society Board of Directors cancelled the event this week due to the pandemic.

A Successful Turnout For United Way Oxford's Virtual Day Of Caring

United Way Oxford's Virtual Day of Caring saw people from all over the County participate in a number of ways performing good deeds, volunteering and donating food items.

WPS Chief Daryl Longworth Issues Statement Regarding Black Lives Matter Movement in Woodstock

"I believe the members of the Woodstock Police Service do an excellent job protecting and engaging with our community. But I also recognize we are not perfect. We can do better and my commitment to you is that we will do better."

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show is Moving Online for 2020

They will not have any visitors in Woodstock this year for Canada's Outdoor Farm Show as the event moves online with a virtual format.

Interview With Medical Officer of Health Dr. Joyce Lock

Dr. Lock says they are hoping to declare the outbreak at Secord Trails over next week. She also talks about patio season, regional reopening and urges caution to anyone travelling or protesting.

Province Will Announce More Details on Stage 2 Early Next Week

The Province of Ontario is going to share more details about stage 2 of reopening the Province early next week including a plan to reopen child care centres.