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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Economic Response Team May 20 Briefing Video

The County’s Economic Response Team & select leaders hosted a virtual meeting for local businesses on the County’s economic response efforts on Wednesday, May 20, and the video of that meeting is available to watch online.

This briefing was designed for local businesses to receive important information about the COVID-19 pandemic and the response to the pandemic. 

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Additional Information about the Recovery Team COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & General News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Most City Meetings Cablecast & Streamed LIVE

Most City of Stevens Point Board, Committee, Commission, & Council meetings are being streamed LIVE online & played LIVE on Spectrum Cable TV channel 984. (Committee Members will participate via Zoom rather than in person.)

Anyone with Internet access can watch the LIVE video stream (with automated, live closed captions) on the City of Stevens Point Website at StevensPoint.com/LiveMeetings .

Or, you can watch the meetings LIVE on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or Roku ...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & General News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court Overrules Safer at Home Order, Businesses Can Reopen

On May 13, the Wis, Supreme Court overturned the state’s Safer at Home Order. With this ruling, businesses may reopen. Portage Co. Public Health will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as they have done from the beginning.

Portage County Division of Public Health  has the obligation to address any outbreaks or spikes that occur. Should this happen, orders may be issued accordingly to protect the public’s health.

The mission of Portage County Division of Pu...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & General News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Portage County Covid-19 Order #1

Portage County is issuing this order as part of its continued commitment to control the transmission of the COVID-19 virus throughout our communities and its goal of being a Wisconsin county that is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to live.

Portage County recognizes that the State of Wisconsin and Portage County have made great progress in controlling the spread COVID-19. We further recognize that this situation continues to evolve and may require future orders to protect the public&rsqu...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & General News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Stevens Point Provides Local Grants to nearly 80 Small Businesses

Mayor Wiza announced that Stevens Point is providing grants to nearly 80 small, local businesses to help cover rent and mortgage payments on their commercial properties. The City received about 165 applications which totaled roughly $235,000 in requests.

On April 20, the Common Council approved up to $100,000 in grant funding on a first-come, first-served basis.

“I know we won’t be able to help everyone who needs it, but this does help fill a gap left by all of the other assistance that...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & General News