FRIDAY 2/25/2022 11:03 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – Oshkosh’s face covering requirement in all city-operated buildings is set to expire on February 28.

According to the City of Oshkosh, beginning March 1 employees and visitors will be encouraged to wear face coverings if they choose to do so, but it will not be a requirement.

Officials said they decided to lift the requirement due to the falling rate of COVID-19 cases and the increase in vaccinations in recent weeks.

Face coverings will still be required for everyone riding GO Transit buses.

In addition to lifting the masking requirement, officials noted that Oshkosh boards and commissions will also transition back to in-person meetings for boards and commissions that have not already noticed an upcoming virtual meeting.

UPDATE: Oshkosh extends masking requirement in all city buildings

FRIDAY 1/28/2022 3:25 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The City of Oshkosh will be extending its face-covering requirement for visitors and staff in all city-operated buildings.

According to the City of Oshkosh, as Winnebago County continues to experience “critically high” community transmission, officials have decided it is in the community’s best interest to continue requiring all staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while in city-operated buildings through February 28.

The masking requirement was previously set to expire on Jan. 31. Officials say this masking requirement will be reevaluated in mid to late February.

UPDATE: masking requirements in city-operated building extended in Oshkosh

MONDAY 12/27/2021 3:15 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV)-As COVID-19 transmission rates continue to be in high volumes, The City of Oshkosh has released new regulations regarding masking policies.

In guidance with the CDC’s recommendations, the City will continue its requirement of wearing a mask inside of the city-operated building through the month of January.

According to the release, this ordinance was originally scheduled to conclude in December of 2021. Organizers say that places like Winnebago County are experiencing “critically high” transmission rates, and that influenced the masking extension.

The masking policy will remain in effect until January 31, 2022. Reevaluations of these policies could occur earlier, depending on current COVID-19 numbers in the area.

No other information has been released at this time.

UPDATE: City of Oshkosh extends city masking guidelines into month of December

MONDAY 11/29/21 4:02 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV)- Following guidance from the CDC, the City of Oshkosh has updated its masking policies in city buildings.

According to a release on Monday, November 29, employees and visitors will continue to wear face masks indoors. Regardless of vaccination status.

The ruling was originally meant to expire on Tuesday, November 30, but will now be extended for the month of December. The masking guidelines will last until Friday, December 31.

The City says they will continue to follow world health officials and adjust their policies as new information becomes public.

UPDATE: Mask requirement extended in Oshkosh city buildings to Nov. 30

WEDNESDAY 10/27/2021 3:55 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – City of Oshkosh-operated buildings will continue to require masks, reports city officials.

According to a press release, administrators say they are extending the deadline due to Winnebago County seeing high community transmission and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The city will continue to require all employees and visitors who go inside city-operated buildings, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask.

The requirement is scheduled to stay in place until Nov. 30, 2021.

UPDATE: Mask requirement inside Oshkosh’s city buildings extended

WEDNESDAY 9/29/2021 9:40 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – Oshkosh will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and made the decision to extend its mask requirement inside city buildings through Oct. 31.

According to officials, Winnebago County is experiencing high community transmission which factored in the decision to extend the mask requirement. Oshkosh will continue to require its employees and visitors inside city-operated buildings to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status.

The mask requirement will be reviewed come Oct. 31. Winnebago County, as of Sept. 29, has 52.5% of its residents that received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information regarding the face-covering requirements call the Oshkosh City Manager’s office at 920-236-5002.

There was no further information provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story.

ORIGINAL: Oshkosh requiring face coverings within city buildings

THURSDAY 8/12/2021 2:59 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The City of Oshkosh is requiring all staff and visitors to wear face coverings within city buildings regardless of vaccination status.

According to officials, due to the increase in COVID-19 transmission rates across the county, the city will require its employees and visitors inside city buildings to wear face coverings beginning August 16.

City officials noted that face coverings will continue to be required of GO Transit riders by federal order. Oshkosh residents are also being encouraged to limit contact by using online resources on the city’s website and by using the drop box in front of City Hall.

On August 6, Door County announced they are recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in indoor public spaces per the recent CDC guidance. For more information on Door County’s mask recommendation, click here.