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