COVID-19 Response at UW Oshkosh
The top priority of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is to protect the health and safety of our campus community. University officials continue to evaluate the current and potential impact of COVID-19. Please refer to this site often for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 preparedness at UW Oshkosh.
All campus-based courses will deliver classes through alternative delivery methods from Monday, March 30, through the end of the spring semester and spring interim.
Until further notice, only employees needed to deliver necessary campus services that cannot be completed through telecommuting will physically remain on UWO’s campuses.
Understandably, we know there has been a lot of anxiety about how refunds would be processed, and how that would impact your student account. Thank you for your patience as these processes are being sorted out.
Classes have resumed online, and we could not be more proud of your adaptability and effort. We have two quick updates to address some questions many of you have been asking.
Today, as we settle in to our new routines I wanted to take a moment to say that I am proud of your resilience, adaptability and strength during these changing times.
On Monday, our University will launch one of the biggest shifts we’ve ever undertaken in our educational delivery. UWO is ready to pull it off. You will continue to learn, grow and succeed.
It’s hard to believe, but it was just 10 weeks ago when we started to hear about a new virus impacting China. Since then, coronavirus has become a household word. Thank you all for helping navigate UWO through these powerful, historic currents.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community members are encouraged to:
Practice good hygiene
- Avoid handshakes and other contact greetings
- Thoroughly wash hands often throughout the day
- Avoid touching your face
- Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow
- Regularly disinfect often-touched surfaces and items, including tables, desks, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, shared keyboards, faucets and toilet handles
- Open windows or adjust air conditioning to improve ventilation
- Limit sharing of supplies and food
Be careful with meetings and travel
- Meet through video conference when possible
- Hold in-person meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
- Assess the risks of business travel
Stay home if you are feeling sick
- Stay home if a household member is sick
- Wash hands frequently if caring for sick family members
- Provide additional care and a protected space for household members over 65 years old
As we settle into our new routines, we acknowledge our community’s resilience, adaptability and strength during these changing times.
Bias and Harrassment
COVID-19 is not connected to any particular ethnicity or race. Racist behaviors or stereotyping are not acceptable at UW Oshkosh. If you experience harassment or discrimination, please file a bias incident report here.
Safer At Home
The Office of the Governor and the Wisconsin DHS issued a “Safer at Home” order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective until at least 8am on Friday, April 24. Read frequently asked questions about Safer at Home and how it affects you.
Moving Courses Online: Information for Instructors
Our Instructional Continuity page contains advice and information for faculty and instructional academic staff, including specific instructions for moving course elements online.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has compiled a list of internet providers who are offering cost reductions and other benefits to students and workers who need service during the coronavirus outbreak response. View free and reduced-cost internet service options in Wisconsin
The following information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).