If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, call 2-1-1 or text COVID-19 to 211-211
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 7/11/2020 TO THE WEBSITE AND UPDATED ON 07/18
The Portage County Health & Human Services Board will be conducting Discussion Only on a proposed countywide mask ordinance on Monday, July 13th at 430pm in the Ruth Gilfry Building - CONF RM 103&104, 817 Whiting Ave Stevens Point, WI 54481.
If you are a Portage County resident, you can email your comments to PC County Clerk Kayla Filen at firstname.lastname@example.org by 430pm on Saturday, July 11th. Please include your name and address on your email. If you choose to attend the meeting in person you will have to register to speak and will be allowed to speak for 3 minutes.
Addendum - Please note: The 7/13 meeting topic was a discussion only item, no action was be taken. The mask ordinance will also be on the August 5 Executive Operations Committee agenda as a discussion/possible action item.
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 4/2/2020 TO THE WEBSITE
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 3/24/2020 TO THE WEBSITE
The Humane Society of Portage County has announced that they are operating and open for animal control only. Approved staff is still there and they are functioning, but closed to the general public (except for animal control). Sorry-but that includes closed for adoptions. Click to read the Public Announcement by the Humane Society Regarding COVID-19
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 3/20/2020 TO THE WEBSITE
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 3/19/2020 TO THE WEBSITE
INFORMATION BELOW WAS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE ON 3/15/2020
Attached you will find the latest press release from Portage County detailing their initial responses to the COVID-19 situation. Also attached is a Community Mitigation guide that the CDC put out on Thursday (03/12), and from Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) documents on international and domestic travel and mass gathering guidance. Additional press releases and other updates will be posted as they they are received, as it’s important for all to know what is happening. More planning will be taking place at the county level this week (3/16-3/20).
I have included a link that is a good website at DHS for monitoring the situation in Wisconsin. There are also numerous other links on that page to more information. You can call 2-1-1 for information, and they will connect anyone who needs it to the DHS Call Center that is operating from 8am to 8pm Mon-Fri and 9am to 5pm on the weekends. People can also text 211-211 and get an automated message that will connect them with more information. Automated texting is now available on 211-211. If people text COVID19 (do not include the hyphen in the text code) to 211-211 they will receive links to CDC information about the virus.They will then receive a prompt to enter their zip code. All Wisconsin zip codes direct the texter to the 211 Wisconsin COVID-19 webpage which currently provides links to the DHS site. The message also says that people can call 211 to speak with a specialist.
SOME INFORMATION FROM PORTAGE COUNTY
REGARDING COVID-19, THE CORONAVIRUS
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