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Health Department : COVID-19 still a threat, follow recommendations

May 23, 2020

The Winnebago County Health Department is warning people that as businesses and communities begin to open that COVID-19 has not gone away and their recommendations still remain. “The efforts we all take now will determine how well the virus continues to be contained,” according to a Health Department...

Wisconsin state parks reopen today, campsites closed through June 7

Devils Lake State Park

May 23, 2020

Beginning today, all Wisconsin state park system properties will return to regular operating hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Properties will no longer be closed Wednesdays. In addition, a limited number of day-use area restrooms at park properties will reopen for public use beginning...

UWO research shows ‘significant association’ between in-person voting, COVID-19 spread

April Lee / Advance-Titan — Poll workers in Oshkosh kept busy in April with absentee ballots.

May 18, 2020

Research led by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh economists indicates a significant association between in-person voting and the spread of COVID-19 two to three weeks after Wisconsin’s primary election on April 7. At the time, news reports of the major election of state positions and presidential...

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...

Oshkosh bars shut doors a second time

Oshkosh bars shut doors a second time

Andrew Haese, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Oshkosh bars must shut their doors until May 20 after Winnebago County extended the Safer-at-Home order, one day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court invalidated the statewide emergency. Sam Munch, an employee at Jansen’s Bar and Restaurant on Bowen Street, said they were open for only a few hours...

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...

Ascension Mercy in Oshkosh coping with COVID-19

Ascension Mercy in Oshkosh coping with COVID-19

Billy Piotrowski, Reporter

May 13, 2020

As hospitals around the country help fight COVID-19, the Ascension Mercy Campus in Oshkosh has had to adjust in order to continue to provide care for those in need. Jennifer Derks, vice president of hospital operations at the Ascension Mercy Campus in Oshkosh, Ascension: Calumet in Chilton an...

COVID-19 impacts Wisconsin musicians, entertainers

COVID-19 impacts Wisconsin musicians, entertainers

Andrew Haese, Reporter

May 12, 2020

Shawna Nicols, official disc jockey for the Milwaukee Bucks and professionally known as DJ Shawna, flew back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 11 after DJing the Pacific-12 women’s basketball tournament. She was home for only a day and a half, preparing her next set for the upcoming Milwaukee ...

Oshkosh businesses work toward reopening, Evers announces best practices, safety tips

Advance-Titan — The Oshkosh Public Library now offers curbside pickup by appointment.

Andrew Haese, Reporter

May 8, 2020

Oshkosh business owners and service employees say they are working toward reopening local businesses after Gov. Tony Evers extended the Safer at Home order into late May. “I want to be able to look back on this situation and be able to think, I did what I could,” Oshkosh resident Janice Maahs said. Evers announced on April 16 his plan to have Department of Health Secretary Andrea Palm extend the Safer at Home order past Memorial Day through May 26. The plan, named “Safe...

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