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UWO ramps up COVID-19 testing as students return to campus

Sophia Voight / Advance-Titan -- UW Oshkosh staff and faculty are preparing to bring students back to campus safely through frequent testing and social distancing on campus.
University plans to administer 2,100 coronavirus tests per week
September 3, 2020

UW Oshkosh staff and faculty are preparing to bring students back to campus safely through frequent testing and social distancing on campus. “Our top priority is going to be the safety and welfare...

COVID-19 testing site opens in Oshkosh Sept. 1

Citizen soldiers and airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing June 11 at the Merrill Festival Grounds in Merrill. The National Guard is opening up a testing site in Oshkosh on Sept. 1.  Photo by Sgt. Alice Ripberger
August 31, 2020

A new regional COVID-19 testing site is opening on Tuesday at Sunnyview Expo Center,  500 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh. Testing is free and will be conducted by the Wisconsin Army National Guard. The...

UWO plan to return to campus is ‘flexible’

UWO Flickr — UW Oshkosh employees are busy preparing classrooms for social distancing.
Task Force responds to student and families' questions in virtual town hall
August 16, 2020

Chancellor Andrew Leavitt and members of the UW Oshkosh Recovery Task Force responded to student and families’ questions about returning to campus safely and COVID-19 testing during their virtual town...

Curbside pantry aims to fight neighborhood food insecurity

Kaitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — Mary Drephal, with two young children and a working husband, has stepped up to address food insecurity in her neighborhood on West 16th Avenue by putting up a curbside pantry.
August 13, 2020

A wide assortment of bright flowers and several butterflies accompany a renovated, painted and food-stocked wardrobe on the front lawn of a stay-at-home mother’s home. Mary Drephal, with two young...

Task force releases newest rules for coming back to UWO in fall

Task force releases newest rules for coming back to UWO in fall
All courses will no longer move online after Thanksgiving break
August 6, 2020

UW Oshkosh Police Chief and Recovery Task Force Implementation Team Leader Kurt Leibold released an email today outlining and emphasizing the group’s newest rules and enforcements for coming back to...

UWO COVID-19 impact survey: Majority of business and personal travel grounded for rest of 2020

UWO COVID-19 impact survey: Majority of business and personal travel grounded for rest of 2020
August 4, 2020

Businesses responding to the fourth statewide University of Wisconsin Oshkosh COVID-19 economic impact survey showed gains, rather than losses, on several key indicators but expressed extreme caution in...

Evers declares public health emergency, requires masks statewide

Gov. Tony Evers at a DHS Media Briefing.
July 30, 2020

Today Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions. The...

WIAC cancels majority of fall sports

Hannah Preissner / Advance-Titan — The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced that the majority of fall sports this year will be canceled, including football.
Chancellor describes news as 'heartbreaking'
July 27, 2020

UW Oshkosh athletics fans will have to wait awhile before watching the Titans return to action, as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced that the majority of fall sports this year...

Residents urge county board to vote down health officer amendment

Residents urge county board to vote down health officer amendment
July 23, 2020

Dissent for the proposed Winnebago County Health Ordinance was met with cheers from the crowd as residents voiced their concerns over further COVID-19 restrictions at the County Board of Supervisors meeting...

To fly or not? Caution is always best

Kaitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — Signs in airports remind travelers to social distance.
July 23, 2020

From July 18 to 22, my father and I decided to brace the rising national COVID cases to visit my sibling in California, whom we haven't seen in about six months. Our flight out on July 18 consisted...

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