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

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 from March 18th through June 5th were adjourned and rescheduled. Notices of new hearings have been sent to those affected. Initial court appearances resumed on June 10, 2020. Please follow the direction of any hearing notice you received from the Court.
  • 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 in court 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.
  • Residents are encouraged to make payments using online services, and may also use the drop box in front of city hall to minimize unnecessary contact.
  • Residents are also encouraged to schedule appointments for in-person services.
  • A receptionist will greet you upon entering the building. Masks will be available at no charge, and are required as per Governor Evers Emergency Order.
  • City Hall maintenance staff have installed social distancing markers, sneeze guards, hand sanitizer stations, and have increased sanitation of the entire facility.
  • Stay home if you’re sick or if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms.
  • Public meetings, including Oshkosh Common Council and City Boards, Commissions, and Committees will continue to occur according to the safety measures that were approved by the Common Council. The public may attend meetings, but public input is encouraged through methods other than directly addressing Council. Click here for details about virtual participation at public meetings.

Dog and Cat Licenses:

  • Dog and cat licenses information here.

GO Transit:

  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in every bus.
  • Cloth masks are being made available to passengers.
  • Permanent driver barriers are being installed in each bus.
  • 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 – Currently closed to the public. Programming is being accepted electronically.
  • For more information, please visit the Oshkosh Media website and Facebook page.

Oshkosh Public Library:

  • The Library is in its phased reopening plan. Computer access is available by appointment. Please find the details here.
  • 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/
  • Because items owned by Oshkosh will be checked in first, materials from other libraries may continue to appear on patrons' accounts after they are returned.
  • On July 30, the Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees voted to approve a measure that will discontinue the collection of most fines and remove past fines from patrons’ library cards, starting in early August.
  • The library will continue to quarantine materials for 72 hours after they are returned so wait times may be longer than usual. No fines are assessed while materials are quarantined.
  • The library is accepting returns of library materials to the drop boxes on Mount Vernon Street. The library building has been sanitized as recommended by CDC guidelines.
  • A summary of current library services is available here.

Oshkosh Public Museum:

  • The Museum is open to the public.
  • Visit the Museum’s website for more information.

Oshkosh Seniors Center:

  • Please watch their website for updates, or call (920) 232-5300 for special concerns or information.
  • The Oshkosh Seniors Center will begin a slow reopening in August and September which will give our seniors an opportunity to participate in some outdoor programming, attend Connect through Tech classes, exercise in the Fox Fitness Center and outdoors. 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, athletic fields, trails, horseshoe pits, the beach at Menominee Park, the skate park and disc golf at Red Arrow Park, basketball, tennis, pickle ball, and volleyball courts. Restrooms at the following locations are open: Menominee Park, South Park, Red Arrow Park, Rainbow Memorial Park, Boatworks, Fugleberg Boat Launch, Teichmiller Park, Stevens Park, 24th Avenue Boat Launch, Westhaven Circle Park, Abe Rochlin Park, Mary Jewell Park and Riverside Park/Convention Center exterior restrooms.
  • The train and water rides at the Menominee Park Children’s Amusement Center are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11am-7pm until Sept. 7. The Whip Ride will not operate for the 2020 season.
  • The Menominee Park Zoo is open daily from 9am-7pm until Sept. 27. At this time, the Zoo will have a limit of a maximum of 50 people at any given time.
  • Menominee Park Beach House is closed for the summer.
  • Pollock Community Water Park is closed for the summer.
  • The 2020 Live at the Leach Amphitheater Tuesday Night Concerts are cancelled for this season. More information is available here.
  • The 4th of July Parade and the Festival Foods Fireworks Show have been canceled. More information is available here.
  • Zooloween Boo event this year has been cancelled
  • Many services, such as park shelter reservations, boat launch permits and special event applications, can be done online.
  • The Seniors Center is closed until further notice.
  • 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