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3/19/20 COVID-19 Mower County Business Resources
Mower County Business Resources
UPDATED: March 19, 2020

Southland Public Schools - Free bagged lunch and next day breakfast
(507) 582-3283
DAYS: Monday – Friday
TIMES: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Adams-Southland High School: East Door #2
Rose Creek-Southland Elementary School: South Door #2
Dexter-Methodist Church
Elkton-City Park
Taopi-Walnut St. and 1st St.
Johnsburg-St. John’s Church

The Salvation Army
409 1st Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 437-4566

Pre-packed food boxes – call prior to coming
DAYS: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
TIMES: 9-11:30am & 1-3:30pm

Community meal at curbside – one meal per person present
DAYS: Monday – Friday
TIMES: 5-6pm

Offering a small food pantry to anyone

Cornerstone Church
1403 1st Avenue SW
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-7008

Food/personal care items – 1 bag/household
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
TIMES: 9am – 12pm

Austin Community Recreation Center (YMCA)
501 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-1804

Free on-demand fitness program for adults and kids

YMCA Membership Hold
Form to complete to start the process

Just For Kix
315 West Main Street
Adams, MN 55909
(507) 440-1197

306 2nd Street NW
Austin, MN 55912
(218) 454-1451

Digital Dance classes
Free online dance classes in jazz, ballet, tap, kick, stretching, and Tips from teachers

Hy-Vee Pharmacy
1307 18th Avenue
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 437-7625

Offering delivery and mail for prescriptions

Sterling Pharmacy
905 North Main Street
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-4586

Prescriptions offered through curbside pick-up, free delivery, or free mail

1420 West Oakland Avenue
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 396-0197

Free shipping for prescriptions with no minimum order required

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
1304 21st Street NE
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 437-7519

Trails and outdoor areas open 6am – 10pm

Activities available for kids and families at the front door

Verizon: Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination for customers "negatively impacted by the global crisis."

T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users

LTD Broadband: Offering free installation and 60 days free service to families of students who receive free and reduced lunch services.

AT&T: AT&T is suspending the termination of wireless, home phone, or broadband service when customers can't pay their bills because of coronavirus disruptions. The company is also waiving related late fees.

Charter Communications: Charter is providing free spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi internet for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don't already have a subscription. Like Comcast and AT&T, it's also offering its Wi-Fi hot spots for free to the public.

Comcast: Comcast is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 60 days. It's also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can't pay their bills. They are also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers.

(888) 474-9995

Temporary Free Internet Assistance Program
60-days of free broadband internet service and router rental to eligible low-income households

Xfinity WiFi free for everyone
- Austin Hotspots map – select the “xfinitywifi” network name and launch a browser
Pausing data plans for 60 days – all customers receive unlimited data for no additional charge
No disconnects or late fees – must contact to let them know you can’t pay your bills during this period
Free 60-days of Internet Essentials to new customers

Educational Content available on X1 – say “education” into your X1 or Flex voice remote, and Comcast are all doing free internet

Austin Utilities
1908 14th Street NE
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-8886

Suspending service disconnections for non-payment
Waive late payment fees

State of Minnesota Unemployment

APPLY - hours cut, job(s) eliminated, unable to work for medical reasons or childcare

Parenting Resource Center, Inc.
105 1st Street SE
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 437-8330

Free diapers – call prior to coming on site
DAYS: Mondays and Thursdays
TIMES: 8am – 4pm

Toy Library – free toys to try out
Rent for two weeks for a refundable deposit of $5/toy

Updates on the school website can be found on the Coronavirus Information page under the District section: Coronavirus Information