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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will implement additional restrictions in residence halls and dining practices, and will step up testing of all residence hall students to stem the spread of COVID-19.

This follows last week’s decision to reduce the number of visitors in a dorm room to one and limit guests only to other UW Oshkosh students.

Here are the upcoming changes:

  • Beginning Thursday in-person seating in dining areas will be closed to all students, faculty and staff for two weeks. All food from these locations must be taken to go: Blackhawk Commons, Titan Underground, Reeve Marketplace, Reeve Coffeehouse, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Café Clow and Scotty’s. Elsewhere on campus you may only dine indoors in a common area if you are able to be six feet from others.
  • Beginning next week we will test all residence hall students for coronavirus every other week. We will test half of the residence hall population one week and the other half the next week. Students will be contacted regarding their assigned week and will be expected to set up a testing appointment through the Prevea App.

While other UW System campuses have shifted to online instruction, UWO is not taking that step.

These changes, which impact only the Oshkosh campus, were announced Tuesday by Chancellor Andy Leavitt. Read his full statement here.

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