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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

    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
    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.

    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