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Winnebago County, other municipalities rescind Safer at Home order

Source: Wikipedia

May 15, 2020

Effective immediately, the Winnebago County Health Department is rescinding its Safer at Home order that was put into place on May 14. The decision to rescind the order was based on legal counsel, a press release from the health department states. Outagamie and Calumet counties, along with the cities...

Winnebago County issues immediate countywide Safer at Home

Source: Wikipedia

May 14, 2020

The Winnebago County Health Department issued a countywide Safer at Home order today. The move comes one day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to invalidate the statewide Safer at Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The county order incorporates all elements of...

Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules Safer at Home

Chief Justice Patience Roggensack was one of four to rule that the Evers' administration overreached its authority when Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm extended the Safer at Home  ruling to run until May 26.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

May 13, 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 today that Gov. Tony Evers' administration overreached its authority when Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm extended the Safer at Home to run until May 26. The majority opinion was written by four of the court’s conservatives, including Chief...

Evers expands operations for nonessential businesses, Oshkosh charges first business for violating Safer at Home

Wikimedia — The Oshkosh Public Library launched contactless curbside pickup on April 24.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 27, 2020

On Monday, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order to expand operations for nonessential businesses, which takes effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The order allows nonessential businesses to offer curbside drop-off of goods and animals, for outdoor recreational rentals of boats, kayaks, ATVs and other...

UW Oshkosh announces 15% salary cut for some administrators, 180 to be placed on continuous furlough

UW Oshkosh announces 15% salary cut for some administrators, 180 to be placed on continuous furlough

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 24, 2020

Today, UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced the university is taking new steps to balance its budget, which include a 15% salary reduction for himself and vice chancellors. In a campus-wide email, Leavitt added that later today, approximately 180 UWO employees will be notified by Human Resources...

Leavitt announces plans to furlough UWO employees

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Carter Uslabar, Editor in Chief

April 20, 2020

UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced plans Monday to furlough employees as the institution faces economic challenges in the fallout of COVID-19. The UW System defines furloughs as “a leave of absence from UW System employment either intermittently or for a specified consecutive number...

Evers extends Safer at Home

Gov. Tony Evers at a DHS Media Briefing on Tuesday

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

Today Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order to May 26, and amended the order to open up select parts of the economy. In a press release, Evers said the outlook for Wisconsin was grim, but because of Safer at Home the projections are improving. “We aren't out of the woods ju...

Oshkosh prison takes action after 8 inmates test positive for COVID-19

Oshkosh Correctional Institution is one of many prisons in Wisconsin imposing a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus within their facilities

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

In response to eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 among inmates at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, the housing units those inmates were in have been placed on lockdown, according to state Rep. Michael Schraa, a Republican from Oshkosh who chairs the Assembly’s Committee on Corrections. As of April 15, OCI...

UW Oshkosh announces virtual commencement ceremony

UW Oshkosh announces virtual commencement ceremony

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 10, 2020

In a campuswide email Friday, Chancellor Leavitt announced that UW Oshkosh will host a virtual commencement program on Saturday, May 16. “We plan to include as much of the Pomp and Circumstance that would mark an in-person ceremony,” Leavitt wrote. Graduates are invited to walk in the midyear commenc...

State election on, off and on again after Supreme Court vote

April Lee / Advance-Titan — City of Oshkosh poll workers at the Oshkosh Seniors Center wore masks and took other preventative methods Tuesday to stop the spread of the coronavirus during the spring  election.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 6, 2020

On Monday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-2 to block an executive order from Gov. Tony Evers that would have suspended in-person voting for Tuesday’s spring election. The order would have moved in-person voting from April 7 to June 9 if the state Legislature could not pick a new election date...

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