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FAIRMONT — Area organizations continue to provide updates and changes to schedules to protect the health and safety of the public because of the COVID-19 outbreak. They include:

Social Security


The Social Security Administration has provided an update from Andrew Saul, commissioner of the Social Security Administration.

“I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services,” he said in a press release. “The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.

“To protect you and help stop the spread of this coronavirus, we cannot accept visitors in our offices at this time. There are several other ways you can get help. Many services are available online at If you have a critical need that you cannot address online, we can help you over the phone.

“Please visit our COVID-19 web page at to find out what services we are continuing and which ones we are suspending; how to contact us; and important information about deadlines we are extending to ease the burden on you and medical providers during this pandemic.”

North Union School

North Union Community School District will offer free meals for children, ages 1-19, during the school closure.

Starting Monday, breakfast and lunch will be provided to take home. Families will be able to drive through to pick up meals from 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following sites:

o Armstrong school, Ringsted bus stop, Fenton bus stop, Lone Rock bus stop, Swea City school, Bancroft bus stop, Ledyard bus stop.

On Mondays, children will receive meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesdays, they will receive meals for Wednesday and Thursday. On Fridays, they will receive breakfast and lunch for Friday only.

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