Portage County Executive Chris Holman Thursday declared a state of emergency due to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. Holman says the declaration builds awareness across the county of the seriousness of the situation. He says his intention is to keep the county government functioning and providing essential services to the public throughout the length of the health emergency. Thus far, Portage County does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19. The latest updates on the county’s response to the virus can be found by going to the homepage of the Portage County website.