The Portage County Circuit Court system has ordered some emergency measures in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Effective today, all defendants who are represented by attorneys are excused from attending their scheduled pre-trial conferences on Monday mornings, and all attorneys are excused from attending Monday morning pre-trial conferences in person as long as they have been in contact with the assigned prosecutor. Intake court will continue, but all non-violent cases that are currently scheduled in the next 30 to 60 days will be rescheduled to a later date. All jury trials will be rescheduled, except those which because of statutory requirements must be held. If you have any questions pertaining to a court case in Portage County, you should contact your attorney.
Also, all branches of the Portage County Library are closed, and will remain closed through April 6th.