October 7, 2020 Commissioner Elect Jimmy Jaramillo was officially sworn into office as an Oxford Town Commissioner by Commission President John Pepe.
Exiting Commissioner Gordon Graves was presented citations for his 9 years and 3 months of honored work for the Town of Oxford. Pictured here with Senator Addie Eckardt.
2020 National Election Information – IMPORTANT
Please note there will be NO VOTING FOR THE NATIONAL ELECTION AT THE OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTER THIS YEAR. Below is the information that we are aware of at this time. Please visit the Talbot County Election Board website for the most accurate and up to date information: Talbot County Election Board
EARLY VOTING: If you plan to vote in person, you can vote during early voting from October 26 – November 2 or you can vote on election day – November 3.The anticipated Talbot County EARLY VOTING location will be:
Easton Volunteer Fire Department – Fire/Bingo Hall – 315 Aurora Park Drive
ELECTION DAY VOTING November 3, 2020– Each vote center will be open November 3, 2020 from 7 am to 8 pm. Voters in line at 8 pm will be able to vote. You can vote at any of these locations:
Easton High School – Cafeteria, 723 Mecklenburg Avenue, Easton
Easton Volunteer Fire Department – 315 Aurora Park Drive, Easton
St Michael Middle/High School – 200 Seymour Avenue St., Michaels
Tilghman Volunteer Fire Department 5996 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman
(previously known as Absentee Ballots) can be requested ONLINE
or in person from the Election Board at the link above. Mail-In Ballots, once received, can be returned by mail or dropped off at these two official drop off locations by 8 pm November 3rd:
Easton Volunteer Fire Department 315 Aurora Park Drive Easton
Talbot Talbot County Board of Elections 215 Bay Street Easton
Or delivered to any open Voting Center or the Election Board.
We are providing this information to make everyone aware of the new election processes this year -PLEASE VISIT TALBOT COUNTY ELECTION BOARD
for the most accurate and up to date information.
Link: OXFORD RFP FOR MEWS CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
October 22, 2020 COVID-19 update for Oxford…
As the fall flu season is now upon us, it is everyone’s best interest to be exceptionally careful, get your flu shot and continue to practice wearing of your masks when in public and 6′ of distancing. After a lull, it seems the COVID case rate in Talbot County and on the Eastern Shore as a whole is steadily increasing. Now is the time to drop back to the cautions of Spring and reduce opportunities for transmission.
September 18, 2020 COVID-19 update for Oxford…
The past two weeks have produced 41 new positive COVID-19 cases in Talbot County and 5 new cases in the Oxford zip code. As it appears these new cases are in the general public, it behooves everyone to continue to practice the necessary precautions in our daily lives to reduce the risks to ourselves, our family and our neighbors. Health-Officer-Update-for-Talbot-COVID-at-Stage-3-9.3.2020
September 3, 2020 COVID-19 update for Oxford…
Sadly, the 21654 zip code has shown up on the State of Maryland’s COVID mapping with 8 positive cases of COVID. Because they don’t post any cases on the State map until you have at least 8 cases for privacy reasons, you appear to have none, until you suddenly have 8 cases.This has caused some concern and questions, so a little explanation of the possibilities might be helpful.
These are not necessarily all new cases…. some, or all but 1, could have been from months ago. Additionally the 21654 zip code goes practically to Rt 50 – so could be we still have none in town. We all agree it can be frustrating because you would like to know if there is a key thing to avoid. Talbot County has confirmed the 8 cases are in the 21654 zip code, but again not necessarily all active cases, and as there were only 20 active cases when Oxford went on the map, it is likely we only have 1 or 2 new cases in the expanded Oxford area.
Although we had been running with ‘0’ new cases in Talbot County for awhile, there has been an uptick with 24 new cases in the last 7 days, so we should all remain cautious.
What does this mean for the residents of Oxford? Continue to practice the recommendations of physical distancing of 6′ or more from all but immediate family, continue the use of face coverings in all circumstances where you are within 6′ of anyone other than immediate family, and continue to practice good hygiene. When you leave your house have a face covering and hand sanitizer, and make use of both items to protect yourself and those around you.
For the latest information regarding the COVID-19 for the Town of Oxford and Talbot County: COVID-19 / Corona Virus Information
For the most recent Notices of Public Hearings:Notice of Public Hearings
NEW! Text to 911 is now available for Emergencies Talbot County Emergency Services has just announced that in an Emergency when you cannot make an audio call, you can now Text a message to 911. (This service has been set up with the following carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.)
TALBOT GOES PURPLE
As you take down your Purple Lights please remember to return town bulbs to the town office. They can be left outside the door in the hand sanitzer bucket on week days and we will retrieve them.
It is Hurricane Season! Please visit our Emergency Prepardness page and be sure your are ready for a summer weather event, before you find yourself in the middle of one: Emergency Preparedness Please visit our Facebook page for current updates leading up to and during an actual weather event.
Face Coverings are required in Oxford, Talbot County and Maryland whenever you are within a Business or Office, whenever you are outside and cannot consistently maintain a 6′ distance from others who do not live with you.
Free COVID testing for Talbot County Residents is available through the Talbot County Health Department on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, which can be scheduled by calling this number: 410-819-5632 – Residents who travel outside of the area should schedule a test when returning to Oxford.
WHAT IS CONTACT TRACING DATA. In addition to identifying individuals who may have been infected with COVID-19, Maryland is now using contact tracing data to find patterns of behavior, and to identify where and how the virus is spreading. The governor announced the following findings based on recent interviews conducted with COVID-19 patients:
- Higher-Risk Gatherings (Percentage of Interviewed Cases):
- Family Gatherings – 44%
- House Parties – 23%
- Outdoor Event – 21%
- Higher-Risk Locations (Percentage of Interviewed Cases):
- Work Outside the Home – 54%
- Indoor/Retail Shopping – 39%
- Indoor Dining at Restaurant – 23%
- Outdoor Dining at Restaurant – 23%
- Employment Information (Percentage of Interviewed Cases):
- Health care – 25%
- Other – Non-public Facing – 23%
- Other – Public Facing – 13%
- Restaurant/Food Service – 12%
Recent Information concerning ongoing efforts to build resilience for Oxford can be found here: Oxford Shoreline Improvements
Information regarding Oxford’s Economic Development efforts can be found here: Oxford Economic Development
ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
The Town of Oxford is pleased to have available this year’s annual drinking water report. This report is designed to inform you of the quality of water and services that the town delivers to you every day.
If you live in Oxford’s service area, but do not receive a water bill, please pick up a copy of this 2019 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here.
Complete copies of all ordinances, meeting minutes, maps, and other town records are maintained in the Oxford Town Office. This website, and the partial records shown on this website, are provided as a convenience only. This website is not a repository of official public records of the Town of Oxford.