Updates on cancellations, postponements due to coronavirus

Metro Wire Staff

If you are canceling or postponing an event because of the COVID-19 virus, also known as Coronavirus, please email [email protected] We will update this page hourly.

The virus, which originated in China, can cause severe illness and pneumonia in some individuals, generally those with existing health or respiratory problems. Symptoms can be mild or severe, and appear two to 14 days after exposure, including fever, chills, persistent cough, and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. On March 16, Gov. Tony Evers ordered a ban on all gatherings of 50 people or more.

To date, the following events have been canceled or postponed:

  • All branches of the Portage Co. library will close until at least April 6.
  • The Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office records window is closed until further notice. Services are still available by phone
  • Roger’s Cinema is closed until further notice.
  • Plover Police Dept. closes fingerprinting, drug drop-off, until further notice; lobby remains open.
  • The Knights of Columbus monthly breakfast, Sunday, March 29, canceled.
  • Weather spotter training, held by the National Weather Service, scheduled for March 25 on the UWSP campus, canceled.
  • AARP Tax-Aide program at the Lincoln Center & Portage Co. Library suspended until further notice.
  • All public service windows at Stevens Point city government offices, except for the city clerk, will be closed beginning March 16 until further notice.
  • Stevens Point Police Dept. public lobby, closed beginning March 16 for at least 30 days.
  • All public and parochial schools are closed until at least April 6.
  • Stevens Point YMCA remains open for now, but several classes/practices have been canceled. Call ahead for details. Anyone using cardio equipment must stagger themselves, and day/guest passes will not be sold until further notice.
  • All classes and activities of the Aging & Disability Resource Center are canceled. Staff will be available by phone. Please contact the ADRC at 715-341-1401 for more information.
  • Stevens Point Judo Club Youth Tournament, April 18, at the UWSP campus, canceled.
  • Portage Co. Master Gardeners “Garden Dreams” event, originally scheduled for March 28. Registrants will receive a refund.
  • 90FM Trivia 51, originally scheduled for April 17-19, rescheduled for October
  • UW-Stevens Point spring break, extended for one week; in-person classes suspended upon return
  • YMCA Spirits gymnastics competition, originally planned for March 14-15
  • Aldo Leopold Audubon Society’s March 18 presentation on the Kirtland’s Warbler, canceled
  • Great Northwest Basketball League, girls tournament scheduled for March 27-29; boys tournament planned for April 3-5
  • Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Conference, April 1-3
  • All WIAA remaining winter state tournament series events
  • Special Olympics Sectional Team Basketball Tournament, March 15
  • WAHA Pee Wee C State Tournament, March 14 & 15, Ice Hawks Arena
  • Kolhman Cup Hockey 2007 & 2008 Region 2 Tryouts, March 16, Ice Hawks Arena
  • In Flux- Great Northwest Basketball League Boys State Tournament, April 3-5, UWSP & local schools
  • Ascension St. Michael’s Foundation’s 2020 Community Leadership Celebration, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, has been postponed.
  • Central Wisconsin Digital and Social Media Conference, scheduled April 8 at UWSP’s Small Business Development Center, has been canceled.
  • Portage Co. Cultural Festival (Culture Fest), May 9, canceled.
  • Emerging Artist Reception, scheduled March 13 at the Riverfront Art Center, canceled; also, public gallery hours are closed March 13-15.
  • All public ice-skating hours at K.B. Willet Arena closed, March 13-15.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Portage County will close Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27; free “grab and go” breakfasts and lunches available March 16-20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Taste of Wine and Cheese, April 3, postponed.
  • VFW Vietnam Veteran celebration, March 28, canceled.
  • Security Health Plan cancels Medicare seminar, March 19, @ SentryWorld.
  • All Portage Co. Library adult and children’s programs canceled between March 16-28 at all branch locations. In addition, all outside group meetings in the Pinery and Prairie meeting rooms at Steven Point and the meeting rooms at the Plover and Rosholt branches will be canceled during the same time period. All other Library operations will remain intact at this time.
  • EgoCon, March 28 @ Holiday Inn, postponed until fall.

Send your cancellations to [email protected]