COVID-19 cancellations around northcentral Wisconsin

Events and services are being canceled area-wide due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is a list: (please bookmark this page, as it will be updated as new information comes into our newsroom)

Restaurants-

- Per Governor Tony Evers' emergency order #5 March 17, 2020, ALL Wisconsin restaurants and bars will remain closed until further notice.

***However, restaurants can remain open for take out and delivery.

Governments-

-Wausau City HallStarting Monday, March 23, the second and third floor of the Wausau City Hall will be inaccessible to the public. If there's something you need, visit the city's website or call the appropriate department. The Clerk’s office will be closed for all payment processing, the only service that will be provided is for in-person early voting. All payments will be accepted online. The city is requesting that registered voters have an absentee ballot mailed to them.

-Everest Metro Police Department Municipal Court will not be open for in-person service. Police Department lobby will be closed immediately until further notice. Public should call 715-359-4202 for questions or non-emergency related issues.

- Marathon County Circuit Court All small claims hearing beginning March 18 at 10 a.m. have been cancelled until further notice.

- Marshfield
The Oak Avenue and Second Street Community Center. (Elections planned for April 7 at both community centers and Wildwood Station are going on as planned. The Parks and Recreation office, Community Foundation and Job Center offices will be open as usual, just activities and events at the Second Street Community Center are suspended.)
- Senior Center activities and events.
- All activities and events through the Marshfield Parks and Recreation Department.

- Mosinee Mayor Brent Jacobson is asking all residents to refrain from visiting Mosinee City Hall, with the exception of absentee voters.

- Portage County has canceled all Portage County Lodge Reservations until further notice.

- Village of Rothschild has declared a public health state of emergency. All Village of Rothschild buildings are closed. Access is by appointment only.

- Village of Weston is closing the Municipal Center until further notice.

- Wisconsin Department of Transportation Public Involvement Meeting for WIS 29/Shawano County U project is cancelled. The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Herman Town Hall. Meeting materials will be posted on the project website by the end of the week.

Health Care Centers-


- Aspirus Health Contact Call Center
Call Center Number- 1-844-568-0701
Hours of Operation: (Central Daylight Time C.D.T.)
7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday – Sunday

- Marshfield Clinic Health System
Information line at 1-877-998-0880
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Higher Education-

- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be extending spring break by one week, due to increased uncertainties around the spread of the Coronavirus. According to a letter sent to students, faculty, and staff, classes will resume March 30. At that point, the university will suspend all in-person classes and shift to alternative delivery methods. This applies to all three UWSP campuses and field stations. The university will remain open and employees are expected to report to work unless they are ill.

All Wisconsin Public and Private Schools K-12-

originally closed through April 5, 2020.... but now closed indefinitely as of March 17, 2020.

Organizations-

- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wausau. After school programming and dinner service will be closing Wednesday evening. (March 18, 2020)
All club locations will close beginning March 19, 2020 until further notice.
-Greenheck Field House Site is closed until further notice.

- CUP Food Pantry at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby is temporarily closing until further notice. Emergency? Call 715-223-2166.

- Good News Project E-cycling program will closed until further notice. It is an important part of their annual income, so they encourage you to hold your items for recycling until their doors reopen.

- Habitat for Humanity of Wausau has suspended all donation intake and store operation until further notice.

- Marathon County Historical Society closed until further notice. Scheduled programs and tours also are suspended for the next several weeks.

- St. Vincent de Paul in Marshfield , store has closed until further notice outreach center remains open.

- St. Vincent de Paul in Merrill , retail store hours Tue-Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at this time. NO drop-offs.

- The United Way of Marathon County has announced the following cancellations and postponements. The following has been postponed at this time.
-Non-Profit Board Training on March 23, 2020
-RSVP- Using Hand Only CPR Class on March 24, 2020
-Annual RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 2, 2020.
-Power of the Purse fundraiser on May 4, 2020
-Smack Hunger on May 13, 2020.
-AARP has made the decision to close their tax preparation sites statewide, including services in Marathon County. At this time, there is no plan to reschedule these appointments.

- The Woodson YMCA suspended all youth and adult programming until April 5… including: water exercise programs, swim lessons, swim team, gymnastics classes, youth and adult sports leagues as well as other organized programs.
In addition, the Landing Senior Activity Center will be closed until April 5.
*** Licensed childcare and before/after school age programs will remain *open* during this time.

Churches-

- Most church services have been postponed until further notice. Please call/check ahead with your local church at this time.

Events-

-The Central Chamber Chorale Concerts are cancelled. The concert slated for Friday March 20, 2020, may be live streamed. In addition, the following concerts have been canceled:
Wisconsin Rapids, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Medford, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Marshfield, March 22nd at 3 p.m.

- EGOCON in Stevens Point scheduled for March 28, will be postponed to a later date.

- The Grand Theater has suspended all public performances and events through April 3.

- Journeys Half Marathon in Eagle River canceled. Was scheduled for May 9.

- Nutterville Snownuts raffle event for March 22 at Loading Zone has been rescheduled for May 17 from 1-5 p.m.

- 5th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt held in Downtown Minocqua on April 4 is canceled.

- Portage County Cultural Fest scheduled for May 9 is canceled.

- Get out and Vote Event with Tom Tiffany and Mike Pence scheduled for March 19 is canceled.

- University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Trivia 51 Contest has been rescheduled to October 23-25, 2020.

- The Annual Policyholders Meeting for Seneca, Sigel Mutual Insurance Company in Vesper which was to be held on April 20, 2020, has been cancelled.

- Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association Conference scheduled in Rothschild for April 18 has been canceled.

Dental Clinics-

- Szmanda Dental Centers offices in Wausau, Marathon, Edgar and Wittenberg will be temporarily closed for the safety of patients and staff. All appointments will be rescheduled. For emergencies call 715-845-3200.

- Marshfield Clinic Family Health Centers a message on Instagram says for the safety of patients and staff the dental centers are temporarily closed.

- Quirt Dentistry is closed until April 6, 2020. All appointments during this time, will be rescheduled. If you have dental emergency, please call: 715-355-5570.

Libraries-

- The Boulder Junction Public Library will be closed to the public starting March 19 at 1 p.m. through at least April 5, 2020.

- The Colby Community Library is closed until further notice. It is tentatively set to open, Monday April 6, 2020.

- The Demmer Library in Three Lakes is cancelling programs and closing due to COVID-19 concerns until further notice.

- Everett Roehl Library (Marshfield) closed through Monday April 6, 2020.

- All Marathon County Public Library Locations closed until April 27, 2020.

- McMillan Memorial Library (Wisconsin Rapids) The library will close for the next two weeks. McMillan will not reopen until the COVID-19 situation allows, with a minimum of two weeks expected.

- All Portage County Library Locations are closed through (at least) April 6, 2020. Online services, such as Hoopla and Overdrive, will remain available.

- The Rhinelander District Library will remain closed until further notice. Will re-evaluate Friday April 3, 2020.

- The T.B. Scott Free Library in Merrill, is closed until further notice.

Casinos-

- All Ho-Chunk Gaming Facilities to close no later than Friday March 20, 2020 at 12 a.m. Tentative re-opening is set for 7 a.m. April 4, 2020.

- Mole Lake Casino will be closing for at least two weeks, starting Saturday March 21, 2020 at midnight. Will re-evaluate before officially re-opening.

- NorthStar Casino in Bowler will close at midnight Saturday, March 21, 2020 for two weeks.

- Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel in Forest County will suspend operations beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday March 18, 2020. This will be until further notice.

Banks and Credit Unions-

- Most local bank branch lobbies are closed until further notice. Many drive-ups and phone services remain available. Please call ahead.

Gyms and Fitness Centers-

- Greenheck Field House closed until further notice. Will likely reopen April 6.
All scheduled events and classes in the building are canceled. Group fitness, facility and child care are closed. Memberships will be extended for the time of the building closure.

- Tri-County Gymnastics & Cheer likely closed until March 29.

- The Woodson YMCA suspended all youth and adult programming until April 5, 2020. including: water exercise programs, swim lessons, swim team, gymnastics classes, youth and adult sports leagues as well as other organized programs.
In addition, the Landing Senior Activity Center will be closed until April 5, 2020.
*** Licensed childcare and before/after school age programs will remain *open* during this time.

Businesses-

- Stage Stores (Gordman's) all stores including Wausau will reduce store hours to 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and Noon - 6 p.m. Sundays

- The ARDC of Portage County, starting Monday March 16, 2020 will:
Suspend all senior center and congregate dining activities. This includes meal sites in Amherst, Junction City, Plover, Rosholt and Stevens Point including Lincoln Center until further notice. My Meal My Way in Rosholt and Plover are also suspended. If a participant requires a meal, they should contact our office to arrange for home delivered meals.
Home delivered meal delivery will continue as scheduled. Still, due to the fluid manner of the COVID-19 situation, we will be asking the participants and volunteer drivers to take precautions. ***This service is subject to change at any time.***

- ADRC meal site at the Community Center (We will continue to work with Aging and Disability Resource Center staff on finding a solution in order to provide meals that are served at the Community Center.)

- Day's Bowl-A-Dome will be closed until further notice.

- Eastbay Retail Store in Wausau, will be closed through March 31, 2020.

- Festival Foods will discontinue 24 hour store operations until further notice. All store locations (including Marshfield), will be closed from 12 a.m. until 5 a.m. every morning.

- Marcus Theatres closed until further notice.

- Marshfield- The Oak Avenue and Second Street Community Center-
(Elections planned for April 7, 2020 at both community centers and Wildwood Station are going on as planned. The Parks and Recreation office, Community Foundation and Job Center offices will be open as usual, just activities and events at the Second Street Community Center are suspended.)
- Senior Center activities and events.

- Sawmill Adventure Park in Rothschild, is closed until further notice.

- Wausau Conservatory of Music will suspend classes and programs until further notice.

- Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield Closed until further notice.

- Wildwood Station in Marshfield Closed until further notice.

- Verlo Mattress in Rib Mountain, closed until further notice. Customers are encouraged to call (800) 224-8375 with questions or to purchase a mattress. The line will be staffed from 8.a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

Sports and Sporting Events-

- All WIAA spring sports are canceled- through April 5, 2020.

- Big 10 Conference ALL remaining Spring Games canceled.

- MLB Baseball delayed until mid-May 2020.

- NBA Basketball delayed until at least, mid-April 2020.