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Winnebago County sees first death associated with COVID-19

April 6, 2020

The Winnebago County Health Department confirmed today the county’s first death associated with COVID-19. The individual was a hospitalized male in his 60s with underlying medical conditions. “We...

UWO could pay $5 million in housing, food refunds

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.
April 6, 2020

Refunds to students for housing and food contracts are predicted to cost UW Oshkosh about $5 million, according to Chancellor Andrew Leavitt. Leavitt told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the refunds...

Wisconsin correctional facilities take measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreak

Oshkosh Correctional Institution is one of many prisons in Wisconsin imposing a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus within their facilities
April 2, 2020

The state Department of Corrections is taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in local prisons, but advocates and inmates fear that those actions may not be enough. The DOC has placed select...

Planet Perk offers free meals, smiles to children in need

Joseph Schulz /The Advance-Titan. Planet Perk employees wear gloves and masks as they prepare free meals for Oshkosh children in the wake of the pandemic.
April 1, 2020

When Ken Osmond became the owner of Planet Perk Cafe and Catering in 2008, he never imagined that 12 years later he’d be delivering free meals to children in the midst of a global pandemic. Each morning...

COVID-19 puts religious gatherings on hold indefinitely

The Rev. Louis Golamari from St. Jude the Apostle parish, Oshkosh, livestreams Mass on April 1. The Catholic church is livestreaming the weekend Mass each Saturday at 4:30 pm, and daily Mass at 7:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Masses are also available to watch later on their YouTube channel.
April 1, 2020

As the novel coronavirus’ impact is felt by schools and businesses, places of worship in the Fox Cities are also being forced to adapt after Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order. Many places of...

Homeless shelters struggle to meet needs of guests during pandemic

Volunteers clean the Day by Day Warming Shelter in Oshkosh. Photo courtesy Day by Day Facebook
March 28, 2020

Local homeless shelters, forced to limit their use of volunteers to enforce social distancing, are struggling to meet the needs of their guests, who are dealing with heightened instability now that public...

Pandemic causes spike in unemployment applications, leaving workers worried for future

Signs of business closures due to COVID-19 are now common as Wisconsin sees a spike in unemployment claims. Allison Russotto/Advance Titan
March 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left workers in a state of disarray as steps to slow the spread of the virus have led to mass layoffs and a spike in unemployment applications in Wisconsin. As schools switch...

Governor issues ‘Safer at Home’ order after COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Gov. Tony Evers at a DHS Media Briefing.
Order prohibits nonessential travel from March 25-April 24
March 24, 2020

Today Gov. Tony Evers directed the Department of Health Services to issue a “Safer at Home” order prohibiting nonessential travel from March 25 to April 24 to prevent the Wisconsin’s healthcare system...

Vacant UWO residence halls may house coronavirus patients

Vacant UWO residence halls may house coronavirus patients
March 23, 2020

The state of Wisconsin has asked UW Oshkosh to house coronavirus patients if health care facilities reach capacity. “We are working closely with leaders in the Wisconsin Department of Administration,...

Community groups help businesses feeling financial strain of COVID-19

Joe Schulz / Advance-Titan                       Local businesses have felt the economic impact of COVID-19  concerns, leading to business closures and empty streets.
March 20, 2020

As local businesses begin to feel the financial strain of the coronavirus outbreak, community leaders are stepping up to provide a helping hand. The Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp., the Convention...

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