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. 

Beginning August 1, as part of Emergency Order #1, 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, released May 15 here 

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

Events, Attractions & Business Updates

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

Attractions

Point Brewery will reopen their gift shop on September 8, while still offering curbside beer pick-up. They are not offering tours or growler fills at this time.  
Central Waters has opened the beer garden, with limited seating and hours. They will offer to-go beer for pick-up, available through their "Window of Opportunity".
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 their tasting room with safety protocols. Bottle carry-out or pick-up still available. 
Great Northern Distilling has opened the tasting room, with safety protocols, Thursday-Saturday (4pm-10pm) and will continue to curbside pick-up for online orders. Tours remain suspended at this time.
Backcountry Brewing Co. has opened its facility and will begin serving their own beer later this fall.  
Kozy Yak Brewery & Winery will open on a test basis on June 6. No food, outside seating, and limited inventory. 
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum has reopened for members and non-members by reservation.
Riverfront Art Center will be 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 has postponed the 2020 Ice Show, and will offer modified hours as of June 2.
Roger's Cinema will be open starting September 3, with limited capacity and other safety precautions.
Five Star Lanes will be open starting June 3. 
Skipp's Bowling Center will be open starting May 29.
Whitetail Lanes is offering to-go orders of food, but planning to open May 20 (with restrictions).
Portage County Public Library will be following the reopening plan, beginning June 29. 
Putt-N-Play will be open for business beginning on May 15.
Clay Corner Studio will be open starting May 30. They will continue to offer Pottery To Go.
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 will be open as of May 23, but reservations are required.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa will be open as of June 16, with these FAQ's about what reopening will include.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg will be open as of June 16, with these FAQ's about what reopening will include.
Jensen Center will be closed until further notice. 
KASH Playground is open for use, asking all users to follow social distancing and CDC precautions. 
Copps Municipal Pool will not open for the 2020 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.
 

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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.
American Shaman opened as of May 12. 
ArtEffects will be open with reduced hours.
Assembly Shop has reopened but will continue to offer online shopping and curbside pick-up. 
Blue Bead and Rock Shop will reopen on May 28. 
Bria Bella will offer online shopping, car-side pickup, doorstep delivery (within 54481 or 54467) as well as virtual private shopping session, by appointment only.
Call it New/Call it Antique has reopened as of May 22.
Companion Shop will offer curbside pick-up and free delivery within 25 miles, with limited hours.
The Stevens Point Area Co-op will continue to offer curbside pick-up options, with online and phone orders. 
Diversi-Tea will offer car-side to-go orders, by phone, as well as allowing limited in-store shopping options. 
Fall Line Outfitters Co. opened as of May 12, in addition to online shopping options.   
Franks Hardware will offer curbside pick up for call-in orders. 
Gepetto's Workshop opened as of May 12.   
Girls in Pearls Boutique opened as of May 12.  
Kindred Spirit Books opened as of May 12.
Lee Ayers Jewelers is opened as of May 18. 
PABS Point Area Bicycle Service will switch to in-shop hours by appointment only, during temporary hours.
Real Deals on Home Decor will offer online shopping, curbside pick-up, and in-store shopping is available Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday noon-5pm and Saturday noon-3pm. 
SentryWorld's Pro Shop will be closed until further notice.
Stevens Point Area Co-op will resume in-store shopping on July 7 but will continue offering online orders and curbside pick-up.
Sweet Tea Clothing Co. opened as of May 13. 
Village Hive - Bakery & Local Foods Collective will be closed August 17 - September 1. 
 
 

Events

Tinsel Trail has been canceled for 2020. 
Festival of the Arts has been canceled, however, they announced next year's event date as April 11, 2021.
Portage County Cultural Festival has been canceled for 2020.
Trivia (World's Largest Trivia Contest) has been rescheduled for October 23-25, 2020.
Special Olympics Summer Games have been canceled. 
Walk Wisconsin has been canceled.
Iola Car Show has canceled its 48th annual car show, but is hoping to hold the swap meet and flea market portion later this year. They plan to hold a Rally for Iola, including a car cruise on July 11.
American Legion has suspended the 2020 Baseball season.
Riverfront Rendezvous has been canceled for 2020.
Portage County Fair in Amherst has been canceled for 2020, though the demolition derby might still take place on July 18 at 3pm.
Stevens Point City Band will be postponing the start of the season. If possible, they will hold a series later this summer.
Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series has postponed the start of the concerts, but will move to a virtual format this year. 
Bluegrass in the Pines has been canceled for 2020, planning to host it again on August 26-28, 2021.
Lettie's River Run will be a virtual run event in 2020.  
 
All events occurring at any Portage County Park lodge facilities must fall within the group gather restrictions by the Portage County Public Health Department.
 
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 canceled all reservations for the 2020 season.
Rustons Guest Cottages are now accepting reservations, with new safety protocols in place. 
Tomorrow River Homestead is accepting reservations.
 

Services

Allure Hair Salon will be open as of May 28. 
Amherst Marine will be open for sales and service.
Chase Bank has temporarily closed branches, although drive-up windows will remain open.
City Streets Department & bulk item, yard waste, and recycling drop-off site were temporarily closed. 
Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lobby will be closed to the public, but will be providing materials as needed by calling 715-344-2556.
The Wellness Spa has reopened as of May 26.
 
 

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 September 9, 2020, at 9:51 a.m.