CITY RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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The City of Oshkosh is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus, also known as the COVID-19 outbreak. As our residents feel the impact of COVID-19, the City of Oshkosh’s top priority is the health, safety and welfare of our community.

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Public Health Updates

For COVID-19 Vaccine information, visit www.wcvaccine.org, https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm or https://www.endtherona.com/

The Oshkosh Common Council has a Face Covering Ordinance in effect until April 30, 2021. For more information, click here.

For current information from Winnebago County, visit https://bit.ly/2YjuEZy or view the current COVID-19 Data Dashboard at https://bit.ly/2ziG7Qm

Winnebago County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline: 920-232-3026 - Contact 211 For Non-Medical Questions - Text COVID19 to 211-211 / Call 211 / Visit 211 Website

Reopening Guidance is provided by Winnebago County at https://bit.ly/2YFcX6G.

For the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Click here to read the March 12, 2020 Ordinance Declaring a State of Emergency for the City of Oshkosh, and click here for the March 2020 Council Ord. 20-103 Emergency Declaration.

City Service Updates

Click here for details about virtual participation at public meetings.

Online Services available from the City of Oshkosh

Assessor:

City Attorney:

  • All City of Oshkosh initial appearances for traffic citations, inspection citations, juvenile citations, and forfeitures are currently being held by the Court via remote participation. The citation contains instructions on how to appear remotely. If you have any specific concerns regarding remote participation, please contact the Winnebago County Clerk of Courts at 920-236-4848.
  • The City Attorney’s Office does not receive your case file, and cannot speak with you about your case, until after you have made an initial appearance. If you want to dispute your citation, you must appear at your scheduled initial appearance or alternatively, enter a written not guilty plea. To enter a written not guilty plea follow the instructions on your citation.
  • If you have already made your initial appearance and would like to talk to a prosecutor prior to your pre-trial conference, please contact the City Attorney’s office at 920-236-5115. Our office is able to discuss cases via phone, e-mail, or mail, but due to social distancing guidelines, we are not accepting in person meetings at this time.

City Clerk:

City Hall:

  • City Hall is open to the public, but individuals are encouraged to use the city’s online services page to conduct business, or contact staff via phone or email for assistance.
  • Residents may make payments using online services, and may also use the drop box in front of city hall to submit payments. Use of the US Mail is also an option. When sending utility bill payments only, please send to: City of Oshkosh, PO Box 94350, Palatine IL 60055-4350.
  • Public meetings, including all Oshkosh Common Council, Board and Commission meetings are being held in virtual format. There will not be an in-person option available. Remote participation will continue to be in effect during the period of emergency as declared by the Common Council. Those wishing to make comments at meetings will have the option to participate via telephone or videoconference platforms. Information on how to join will be posted on the top of the meeting agenda. Individuals may also submit written comments that can be sent via U.S. Mail, via email to the City Manager’s office at citymgr@ci.oshkosh.wi.us, or may be placed in the secure City Hall drop box located in the front of the building at 215 Church Avenue.

Dog and Cat Licenses:

  • Dog and cat licenses information here.

GO Transit:

  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in every bus.
  • Face coverings are required by federal law
  • Permanent driver/passenger barriers are installed in each bus.
  • Contactless Fare Payment is Available via the Token Transit app.
  • All buses and high contact surfaces are sanitized at least daily
  • ProActive air purification systems are installed on 4 buses and are on order for the remainder of the fleet
  • Visit the GO Transit Facebook page for the latest updates.

Human Resources:

  • Current job openings, and instructions on how to apply, are available here.
  • Volunteer opportunities application form is available here.

Inspection Services:

  • Inspection Services - Applications for Online Permits are available. The COVID-19 Building Inspection Division Policy is available here. For additional information, call (920) 236-5050.

Oshkosh Media:

  • Oshkosh Media is open by appointment for the use of the video editing room and radio studio.
  • Face coverings and social distancing are required.
  • Portable checkout equipment is available for curbside pickup or in-person checkout.
  • The TV studio remains closed at this time.
  • To make an appointment, call Oshkosh Media at (920) 236-5260.

Oshkosh Public Library:

  • Oshkosh Public Library is open to the public. Patrons will be allowed inside the building to browse the shelves and check out materials. Masks that cover both the nose and mouth are required for everyone ages 2 and older. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m; Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Patrons can continue to place holds on library materials at oshkoshpubliclibrary.org or call 920-236-5205 (Information Services) or 920-236-5208 (Children's and Family Outreach).
  • Staff are available to answer questions via phone, email and chat during regular library hours. A full menu of online resources for reading, learning and entertainment is available at https://www.oshkoshpubliclibrary.org/
  • Please save your visit for another time if you are not feeling well.
  • Physical distancing and masks are required for everyone ages 2 and older according to CDC Guidelines. Masks must fit and cover both nose and mouth at all times.
  • Those who are unable to wear a mask should plan to use curbside service. Schedule an appointment online or call (920) 236-5203.
  • Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meeting rooms remain closed.
  • Gatherings of individuals and groups are prohibited. Stay at least six feet away from others.
  • Library programs are virtual.

Current Oshkosh Public Library services:

Oshkosh Public Library safety measures:

  • Plexiglass has been installed at all service desks.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • CDC-advised cleaning protocols are in place.
  • Returned materials are quarantined.
  • Air flow has been increased through the building’s ventilation system.

Oshkosh Public Museum:

  • Masks are required to enter the Museum.
  • Public hand sanitizers will be available on each floor, near the elevator, and at the front desk.
  • The front desk has Plexiglas shields in place.
  • The number of people in the store will be managed.
  • All in-person programs are canceled and will be reassessed when they will resume.
  • All receptions and other types of public gatherings are canceled.
  • The Lecture Room will not be available for rent.
  • The Museum will limit the number of people in the building to no more than 40 at any one time, tracked and managed by front desk staff.
  • Full details about cleaning procedures in place can be found on the Museum’s Covid-19 webpage.

Oshkosh Seniors Center:

  • The Current newsletter can be found on the Seniors Center webpage, along with other service updates. You may call (920) 232-5300 for special concerns or information.
  • The Oshkosh Seniors Center is open for limited services, cautiously expanding indoor programming. Services currently include Connect through Tech classes, exercise in the Fox Fitness Center, exercise classes, nail care, and other programs. Entrance to the building will be given to those that are pre-registered for a class, nail care, or the Fox Fitness Center. Unfortunately, there will still be no “drop-ins” allowed.

Parks Department:

  • Open facilities include: playgrounds, basketball courts, athletic fields, trails, horseshoe pits, the skate park and disc golf at Red Arrow Park and basketball. Pollock Community Water Park opens June 12.
  • Many services, such as park shelter reservations, boat launch permits, Pollock Community Water Park Season Passes and special event applications, can be done online.
  • For additional information, visit their website or call (920) 236-5080.

Payments:

  • Payments may be made online, by mail, and by using the drop box at the main entrance of City Hall. Payments may be made in-person, but other methods are encouraged.

Community Updates

Eviction Information for Landlords and Tenants:

Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.)

  • Information is available here
  • Call ADVOCAP at (920) 426-0150 to apply

Temporary Outdoor Seating:

Wisconsin Restaurant Promise:

COVID-19 Business Resources

City of Oshkosh and GO-EDC Emergency Response Loan Program

Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams