As of early Thursday (Mar. 19) afternoon, there are a few more developments regarding the virus.

First, Tillsonburg Memorial Hospital and Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll have now restricted visiting hours to “essential visitors only.” In a press release issued today, essential visitors are defined as “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.”

Meanwhile, there have been no new updates on the Town of Tillsonburg website ( since Monday. So, here is a summary of previous closure announcements:

-Tillsonburg Airport terminal building and site restaurant (as of 12:01pm Mar. 17)

-Tillsonburg Fire Hall (closed to the public)

-Tillsonburg Community Centre (effective 12:01 a.m. on March 16, 2020)

-Annandale National Historic Site (effective March 13, 2020)

-Senior Centre (effective March 13, 2020)

-Oxford County Library – Tillsonburg Branch (effective March 13, 2020)

-entry to the Customer Service Centre (10 Lisgar Ave), Corporate Office (200 Broadway) and Cemetery Office (Simcoe Street) will be by appointment only

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

In addition, there have been no new updates since yesterday’s declaration by Mayor Mary French of Aylmer of a state of emergency for that town. In summary, all non-essential town programs and services are still cancelled, Town Hall remains closed until further notice, as well as rec facilities and related programming. Essential town services will continue but with special safety precautions.

In another development, in consideration of the number of workers there, a worker at the Cambridge Toyota plant has tested positive for the virus. Details can be found in this story from the Waterloo record newspaper’s website…

Stay safe…and WASH YOUR HANDS!