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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 

General Guidance & Resources

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


Business Information for Positive Cases at Work

The Portage County Health & Human Services team has compiled resources related to COVID-19 positive cases at worksites and places of employment. Read the full press release here.

Printed Resources

Face Covering Required Signs - as provided by the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association 
Digicopy Hospitality Solutions - including menus, magnets, outdoor signage, preventative protection products, and more.

Faith-based Resources

Supporting Employees

Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines from the CDC

Health and Wellness Information

CDC Safety Steps for Specific Occupations
CDC - How to Protect Yourself and Others

CDC Flowchart Guidelines for Certain Businesses* 

Mass Transit
Restaurants And Bars
*PLEASE NOTE: following Wisconsin specific guidance is recommended

Industry-based Guidelines

American Hotel & Lodging Association - Safe Stay Guidelines
American Hotel & Lodging Association - Stay Safe Guest Checklist
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
WEDC - We're All in Small Business Grant - accepting applications from June 15 to June 23
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.