CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

The Stevens Point Area continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19.

The health and safety of the residents and visitors of the Stevens Point Area is the highest priority. Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits and to follow guidelines issued by official sources of public health information. To ensure that all visitors and residents remain safe we have compiled resources to keep everyone informed. 

Currently masks will be required in the state of Wisconsin.

Masks will be required for all individuals, age five and older, when in an enclosed or indoor space (other than a private residence) and around another person who is not part of that individual's household.

Read the Full Emergency Order #1.
Read the FAQ's here.

Learn more about Portage County's recommended guidelines, here 

Learn more about Portage County's COVID-19 activity, including active cases.
 

Events, Attractions & Business Updates

We strongly encourage contacting businesses directly before heading out and following health and safety protocols, as outlined by the CDC.  

Attractions

Point Brewery is still offering curbside beer pick-up, as well as normal gift shop hours. They are not offering tours or growler fills at this time.  
Central Waters is serving via the beer garden, with limited seating and hours. They continue to offer to-go beer for pick-up. 
District 1 Brewing Co. is offering to-go beer, with food trucks on most weekends. With more than 7,000 sq. feet, they are allowing patrons to social distance safely while enjoying a pint.
O'so Brewing Co. has opened at a reduced capacity and is offering curbside delivery (as well as pick-up) for beer orders at this time. Tours are still temporarily suspended.  
Sunset Point Winery has opened its tasting room with safety protocols. Bottle carry-out or pick-up still available. 
Great Northern Distilling has closed its tasting room. Curbside pick-up for online orders is still available and tours remain suspended.
Backcountry Brewing Co. has opened its facility and is operating normally.
Kozy Yak Brewery & Winery will post on their Facebook page when they plan to be open.  
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum has reopened for members and non-members by reservation.
Riverfront Art Center is open with modified hours and reduced occupancy limits. 
Q Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, with online store and private appointments available by calling 715-252-4125.
K.B. Willett Arena is following guidelines and is open.
Roger's Cinema is open, with limited capacity and other safety precautions.
Five Star Lanes is open following guidelines and safety protocols. 
Skipp's Bowling Center is open following safety protocols.
Whitetail Lanes is offering to-go orders of food, and has reopened (with restrictions).
Portage County Public Library is now open, but will continue offering curbside pick-up options.  
Putt-N-Play is open for business.
Clay Corner Studio closed its Plover location as of January 24, 2021. 
Stevens Point Area YMCA has reopened for members who are 16 and older.
Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center will be closed until further notice, but they will begin offering outdoor rentals (with advance reservations).
SentryWorld will be closed until further notice.
Tactical Escape 101 is open, but reservations are required.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa is open with these FAQ's about what reopening will include.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg is open with these FAQ's about what reopening will include.
KASH Playground is open for use, asking all users to follow social distancing and CDC precautions. 
Copps Municipal Pool a decision will be made in late spring 2021, determining if it will open for the 2021 season.
All city of Stevens Point parks, trail systems, and playgrounds are now open, asking all users to follow social distancing and CDC precautions
The village of Plover parks are open, but playgrounds remain closed.
 

Happy Hour from Home

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Restaurants

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Shops

Adeline's Closet Boutique will be open Tues., Thurs., and Friday 2-5pm, in addition to online shopping and curbside pick-up.
Agora - Local Makers Market has resumed in-store shopping Wednesday-Saturday in addition to online shopping.
ArtEffects is open.
Assembly Shop has reopened but will continue to offer online shopping and curbside pick-up. 
Bria Bella is open but continues to offer online shopping, car-side pickup, doorstep delivery (within 54481 or 54467) as well as virtual private shopping session by appointment only.
Companion Shop is open and continues to offer curbside pick-up and free delivery within 25 miles.
Diversi-Tea will offer car-side to-go orders, by phone, as well as allowing limited in-store shopping options. 
Fall Line Outfitters Co. is open, in addition to online shopping options.   
Franks Hardware is open and offers curbside pick up for call-in orders. 
Gepetto's Workshop is open.   
Girls in Pearls Boutique will close, due to retirement in February 2021.   
Lee Ayers Jewelers is open. 
PABS Point Area Bicycle Service is open but is still offering contact-free pick-up and delivery (including service). 
Real Deals on Home Decor is open and continues to offer online shopping and curbside pick-up.
SentryWorld's Pro Shop will be closed until further notice.
Stevens Point Area Co-op is open but will continue offering online orders and curbside pick-up.
Village Hive - Bakery & Local Foods Collective is open and continues online order options. 

Events

Festival of the Arts has been canceled, however, they announced next year's event date as April 3, 2022.
Portage County Cultural Festival has been canceled for 2020 and 2021.
Candlelight Hike Festival has been canceled for Spring 2021 at Schmeeckle.
Walk Wisconsin 2021 has shifted to a virtual challenge.
Iola Car Show is planning to resume in 2021. 
Bluegrass in the Pines is planning to host it again on August 26-28, 2021.
 
Additional event changes are available on our event calendar to reflects these changes. However, due to rapidly changing information, we highly recommend contacting locations for the most up-to-date details. 
 

Virtual Events

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Churches

St. Paul Lutheran is offering online services as well as in-person services with social distancing (Wed. at 5:30pm, Sat. at 4pm, and Sun. 8am & 10am). 
Trinity Lutheran will offer online church services. 
Woodlands will offer online church services.
The Diocese of La Crosse has canceled public masses from March 20 until further notice. This includes any parish gatherings and fish fry events for all catholic churches locally.
 

Lodging

Lakeview Log Cabins has shifted to long-term rentals.
Rustons Guest Cottages is accepting reservations. 
Tomorrow River Homestead is accepting reservations.
 

Masks (and safety protocol) in use at Local Businesses

Heading out to Stevens Point Area businesses and wondering what safety protocols are in place once you get there? This crowd-sourced and curated resource is listed courtesy of the Central Wisconsin Maskers. The resource map includes color-coded options:

Green: Posted policy (online or at location) that includes refusing entry. 
Blue: Posted policy requiring masks, but lack of confrontation to non-compliant customers.
Yellow: Catch-all for exceptions - see description on map marker. 
Not listed: No posted policy, multiple employees not wearing masks. 
Red: Active statements, online or at the location that identify businesses not taking any steps towards enforcing the mandate. 
The resource is also available to view in list form here.

Business and Community Assistance

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will work to include important information for our tourism industry partners here. This resource list will include guidance for moving forward, when the time is right, from national, regional, state, and local entities.  

Industry Resources

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Last updated on March 1, 2021, at 11:48 a.m.