CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

The Stevens Point Area continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 (also known as the novel coronavirus). The World Health Organization declared the spread of the virus a Pandemic and as of March 12, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in the State of Wisconsin.

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. 

Learn more about Portage County's recommended guidelines, released May 15 here 
 

Events, Attractions & Business Updates

Locally, numerous changes to events and businesses are occurring (including everything from local school districts to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) as precautionary measures to restrict the spread. 

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 is offering curbside beer pick-up, or shop their online store, but is not currently offering suspended tours.  
Central Waters is offering 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. is offering curbside delivery (as well as pick-up) for beer orders at this time. Tours are still temporarily suspended.  
Sunset Point Winery will be opening slowly, with bottle carry-out or pick-up still available at this time. 
Great Northern Distilling will offer bottled craft cocktail options. Tours and their mixology bar remain closed at this time.
Kozy Yak Brewery & Winery will be closed until further notice.
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum will be closed until further notice.
Riverfront Art Center will be closed until further notice. 
Q Gallery will be closed until further notice.
K.B. Willett Arena has closed until further notice, including the postponement of the 2020 Ice Show.
Roger's Cinema will be closed until further notice, but they are offering popcorn for carry-out.
Five Star Lanes is closed until further notice.
Skipp's Bowling Center is closed until further notice.
Whitetail Lanes is offering to-go orders of food, but planning to open May 20 (with restrictions).
All branches of the Portage County Public Library have been temporarily closed, but some branches are offering curbside pick-up.
Putt-N-Play will be open for business beginning on May 15.
Clay Corner Studio will be closed, but they will continue to offer Pottery To Go.
Stevens Point Area YMCA will be closed until further notice (excluding daycare).
Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center will be closed until further notice.
SentryWorld will be closed until further notice.
Tactical Escape 101 will be closed until further notice - but is offering virtual options.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa will be closed until further notice.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg will be closed until further notice.
Jensen Center will be closed until further notice. 
KASH Playground will be closed until further notice.
All city of Stevens Point parks and trail systems are open, but all playgrounds are CLOSED until further notice. 
 

Restaurants

The tables might be empty, but the kitchens aren't! Show some ❤️love❤️ to our local restaurants and stay in, but take out. Check out the list of options for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery in the Stevens Point... View More

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 will close its physical store, but offer orders for curbside pick-up and shipping via their online store.
American Shaman opened as of May 12. 
ArtEffects will be closed until further notice.
Assembly Shop has reopened their store 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 planning on opening on 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 reopen on May 27 with limited hours. 
SentryWorld's Pro Shop will be closed until further notice.
Sweet Tea Clothing Co. opened as of May 13. 
 
 

Events

CREATE portage county will begin hosting online #stillsessions in partnership with Thousand Lumens Productions.
Festival of the Arts has been canceled, however, they announced next year's event date as April 11, 2021.
La Leche League of Stevens Point Group Meeting on April 14 has been canceled 
Portage County Public Library programming, including outside meetings, has been canceled.
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.
 
All events occurring at any Portage County Park lodge facilities have been canceled, as of March 17.
 
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

You might be staying #saferathome, during COVID-19, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on fun events in the Stevens Point Area. Here are events you can participate in virtually in the Stevens Point Area.  View More

Churches

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. 
 

Services

Allure Hair Salon will be closed until further notice, although they are offering curbside pick-up for products.
Amherst Marine will be closed, but will still offer service on your boat. Leave your boat in their lot, and call to schedule service over the phone.
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 is temporarily closed. 
Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lobby and vestibule will be closed to the public until further notice.
The Wellness Spa will begin taking reservations on May 23, for appointments resuming on May 26.
 
*Have something to include here? Email us with the details, including a link to the public announcement. 

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

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,... View More

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Last updated on May 23, 2020, at 1:49 p.m.