COVID-19 Updates


May 14, 2020



Community Resources




Positive note-

Have you seen “May flowers” in bloom?

Trilliums are perennial flowers that can live up to 25 years!


They typically require seven to ten years in optimal conditions to reach flowering size, but if you pick this fragile flower, it will not grow back.


We can tell spring has sprung by their presence- enjoy their beauty (but don’t pick them)!


View these beauties at the Powers Bluff Recreation Area or take a scenic bicycle ride over Carey Bluff.


~Wood County Health Department




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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overrules Safer at Home Order




As Wood County businesses prepare to reopen, many have questions about how to do so in a way that can protect the health of the community, as well as their employees and business. Find helpful information in the toolkit below, or find the toolkit on the Health Department’s website:





Preventing Domestic Violence & Child Abuse During COVID-19



Child Abuse

Experts say child abuse cases are likely rising due to care takers being under more stress from consequences of COVID-19.


Click here to read an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlighting a Wood County Child Advocacy professional.


Learn more from the CDC’s Child Abuse and Neglect factsheet.





Marshfield Child Advocacy Center is providing services to prevent child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Services include:

– Wellness check-ins – Care packages

– School lunch delivery – Emergency fund support

– Gift card support






Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence cases are on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are organizations and resources available to help.


The Domestic Violence Hotline resource lists signs of an abusive relationship and additional information about domestic violence.







Wisconsin Rapids Family Center

If you are in crisis as a result of domestic violence call the 24/7 Crisis Line 715-421-1511


Personal Development Center

If you are in crisis as a result of domestic violence call the 24/7 Crisis Line 715- 384-2971



National Domestic

Violence Hotline

Support for people

experiencing domestic violence

800-799-SAFE (7233)

Text LOVEIS to 22522

RAINN National Sexual

Assault Hotline

Connect to a sexual assault service provider in your area



CARES Warmline

Support for sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking

Call or text: 414-748-2592

Childhelp National

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)


The StrongHearts Native Helpline

Support and advocacy for American Indians and Alaska Natives living with domestic and dating violence

844-7NATIVE (762-8483)



Advanced Disposal Notice

Effective Monday, May 18th Advanced Disposal will resume normal bulk items and bag collection procedures as provided prior to March 22nd.  They do not anticipate having to suspend this service again in the foreseeable future, but will continue to adhere to any regulatory policies that may require adjustment in the future.

Thank you for your patience during the period that they were not able to provide this service to residents.   


Town Revaluation

The Town Revaluation has begun. This revaluation is required by State Law and will continue thru the summer. The main purpose is to make sure all properties are valued on a fair and uniformed basis. In order to do this, the appraisers must have the opportunity to make a thorough examination of each property. They will be knocking on your door. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!!!

Brush & Branches Drop off

March 25th 2019



Grand Rapids town board recognized that winter storms caused a significant amount of tree branches to break off. To help our residents with the cleanup we have set up an area at our Town Garage at 2811 Two Mile ave. for residents to drop off their damaged branches.

This is for Grand Rapids Residents only.

Only brush and branches.  No trees, stumps, or grass.

Not for commercial use.

The site is available from March 25th thru the end of April.

For further information call the town hall at 715-424-1821.