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COVID-19 Update


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

As our state and Oshkosh community work to address the coronavirus pandemic, I will continue sending updates and helpful resources to ensure you have the latest information.

Please continue checking the DHS website on COVID-19, along with the CDC website on COVID-19 as their guidance is constantly updated.

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Due to COVID-19, the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is closed for pupil instruction and extracurricular activities beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, with an anticipated reopening on Monday, April 6. The date of reopening is subject to change.

Stay updated by checking the "Coronavirus Awareness and Information Page" the school district has created.  


Meals for Students and Families in Need

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) will be providing free meals to students in need while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Additionally, at this time the District will be extending free meals to OASD families, thanks to support from private donors. For more information on locations and times click HERE.


Oshkosh Closures and Cancellations

The City of Oshkosh has declared a State of Emergency. As a result, the library is cancelling all public programs, events and public meetings for 30 days, from March 13 through April 11

At this time, the library will remain open with regular hours. Follow the library's COVID-19 informational page HERE.

  • The Oshkosh Seniors Center and the Oshkosh Public Museum are closed to the public until April 11, 2020.
  • The Oshkosh Parks Department Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt events scheduled for Saturday, April 4th are cancelled.
  • The April 7, 2020 Police and Fire Commission has been cancelled.
  • The March 19, 2020 Bike and Pedestrian Committee meeting has been cancelled. 

Social Distancing

Please review the guidance on gatherings and advice for social distancing from the Department of Health Services. 

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Federal Legislation

On March 14th, Governor Evers sent a letter to Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Tammy Baldwin requesting their support for the bipartisan legislation moving through Congress that will provide free coronavirus testing, paid emergency leave, bolsters food security programs, and enhances unemployment insurance, among other important initiatives to help support our state’s efforts to respond to COVID-19. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 13th, and is awaiting U.S. Senate approval, which is expected later this week.


Broadband Internet Access

Charter Communication will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who are not already subscribers.

If you're interested in enrolling call 1-844-488-8395.


Access to Utilities - Public Service Commission Update

On Friday, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) directed water, electric, and natural gas utilities to cease disconnecting residential service for nonpayment until the state public health emergency has been lifted.

Additionally, utilities must make reasonable attempts to reconnect service to an occupied dwelling that has been disconnected.

You can learn more HERE.


Travel Guidance

DHS is offering travel guidance based on the COVID-19 outbreak. These recommendations are aimed at protecting the lives of the most vulnerable members of our families, our communities, and our state.


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If you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, you can reach out to my Madison office at 608-266-2254, my home at 920-232-0805, or my email at 



 If you have any comments regarding the subject of this E-Newsletter, please feel free to contact me.   

Rep. Hintz
State Capitol, Room #201 W
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Toll-Free (888) 555-1234 or (608) 555-1234|