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COVID spread is ‘significant, uncontrolled’ in Winnebago County

UWO Flickr — Students wearing masks to and from classes is now a common sight on the UW Oshkosh campus.

Sophia Voight, Co-News Editor

September 18, 2020

UW Oshkosh reached a 24% student positivity rate as Winnebago County reached a record number of 149 positive cases on Thursday in what the Winnebago County Health Department is calling a “significant uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.” In addition, the New York Times ranked the Oshkosh/Neenah area as No. 8 in its Top 20 list of U.S. metro areas where cases are rising the faste...

UW Oshkosh among schools that received bomb threats Thursday

UW Oshkosh among schools that received bomb threats Thursday

August 21, 2020

UW Oshkosh appears to be one of a number of universities across the country targeted late Thursday by bomb threats, according to a university press release. Officials say the UWO Police Department dispatch center received multiple calls from multiple phone numbers between 10:30 and 10:41 p.m., in w...

UW Oshkosh outlines plan for reopening campus this fall

UW Oshkosh Flickr — Students moved out of their residence halls on March 23 after the campus was closed due to the coronavirus. Any remaining students from dorms are now housed in Gruenhagen Hall.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

June 11, 2020

UW Oshkosh released the Titans Return for Fall 2020 plan on Thursday, outlining health and safety measures the university will take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when it reopens its three campuses in the fall. “University learning, living and teaching are not going to look the same as they di...

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

Advance-Titan file photo

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.

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...

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