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    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, regional, state, and local entities. 

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

    Re-opening Guidance for Portage County

    Looking for guidance for re-opening your business or organization safely in Portage County? The Portage County Economic Recovery team has created a list of resources, in conjunction with Portage County Division of Public Health. Have questions? Call 715-345-5350, option 8, and request to speak with Public Health or email

    General Guidance & Resources

    Faith-based Resources

    Supporting Employees

    Health and Wellness Information

    CDC Flowchart Guidelines for Certain Businesses* 

    *PLEASE NOTE: following Wisconsin specific guidance is recommended

    Industry-based Guidelines

    American Hotel & Lodging Association - Safe Stay Guidelines
    National Restaurant Association - Reopening Guidance
    National Retail Federation - Operation Open Doors

    State & National Guidance

    Wisconsin's Plan - Badger Bounce Back 
    WEDC - Reopen Guidelines (including general guidelines and guidance by industry)
    White House Plan - Opening Up America Again
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Interim Guidelines for Businesses & Employers

    Financial Resources

    Central Wisconsin Economic Development Fund will be offering microloan funds.
    Portage County Economic Recovery offers resources and links to local businesses and employees.
    WEDC - COVID Response Report - including ideas and resources for businesses
    U.S. Small Business Administration: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


    Have a way to support the community during this time? Fill out this form, coordinated by CREATE portage county.

    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


    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