As COVID-19 continues to disrupt all aspects of our lives, a huge number of local companies are stepping up to help. Here’s a list of Minnesota businesses that are doing their part.

If you know a company that is doing something special because of the pandemic, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or reaching out on Twitter @TECHdotMN.

Stay healthy. Stay safe. Stay strong.

AdBase

Automated email and channel marketing software provider AdBase is offering a free text-based service that provides realtime COVID-19 case number updates. To opt in, text your zip code to 218-426-8430.

 

Alchemy 365

The fitness studio is offering free workout classes on Instagram and YouTube. You’ll need a piece of gear to participate — the Torpedo.

 

BetterYou

BetterYou is helping students who are stuck at home fight cabin fever by organizing various challenges (with gift card awards) including sleep, socialization (while still distancing), and learning.

 

Bright Health

The Minneapolis-based health insurance company is offering an updated COVID-19 coverage policy that includes, “free diagnostic testing and early prescription refills.”

 

Carrot Health

The consumer healthcare data and reporting company is providing a free “Infection Risk Dashboard” that helps identify who is most likely to have a critical illness after contracting COVID-19.

 

Clinician Nexus & MN COVIDsitters

Clinician Nexus is teaming up with MN COVIDsitters to help frontline healthcare providers manager their home life while assisting in the COVID-19 efforts.

 

Extempore

The language practice app is giving all educators full access to its platform for the rest of the semester for free. After signing up for a trial, use this form to unlock the account.

 

Flywheel, Imbio, Invenshure

Flywheel and Imbio (under parent company Invenshure) are combining efforts to give researchers the tools to, “aggregate and analyze COVID-19 related data.”

 

Hoonuit

The education analytics company has created a meal finder website to help give students who rely on school lunches access to nutritional food solutions.

 

Joshin

Joshin is offering a free 30-day subscription for essential personnel and seniors and 50% off monthly pricing for customers. There’s also a wealth of resources including virtual tool kits and COVID-19 information available on the website.

 

Jump Technologies

Jump Technologies is offering its new Allocated Inventory Solution to all hospitals for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Med Lawns

Wade Gerten, CEO of On Time Landcare (previously founder and CEO of 8thBridge), rallied a group of local lawn care companies to provide free mowing for medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service will start once lawn care companies are deemed “essential businesses.”

 

Medical Alley Association

Together with the federal and Minnesota state government, the Medical Alley Association has created a form to match individuals who can provide high-need services and products to those who need high-need services and products.

 

Medtronic

The Fridley-based medical manufacturer is increasing production of ventilators, hoping to double the number of employees working on the project and increasing shifts to enable 24-hour work.

 

Pikup

Running through April 20, Pikup will donate 5% of anything ordered through the platform to a local food bank through Feeding America.

 

Pollen

Pollen’s “Are You Ok?” series features stories of community and connection during the COVID-19 pandemic and weekly virtual gatherings.

 

Pops Diabetes Care

Mina, Pops’ virtual diabetes coach, is available to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Queue-it

Queue-it is making its virtual waiting room free to all small online business, NGOs, and non-profits.

 

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

No one is going to the orchestra for a while, but you can still virtually experience the musical beauty through SPCO’s online library of concerts.

 

Stratasys

Stratasys is ramping up 3-D printing for protective shields and supporting the CoVent-19 Challenge, an open effort to create a rapidly deployable mechanical ventilator.

 

The Coven

The Coven is offering a pay-what-you-can digital membership option that includes access to standard digital programming through April 30. See more details about the plan here.

 

Vidscrip

Vidscrip is providing a free program that allows healthcare providers to record answers to common COVID-19-related questions from patients. Learn more here.

 

Visana Health

Because of cancelled endometriosis surgeries and appointments during COVID-19, Visana Health is offering its endometriosis care app for free to anyone who needs it. Email [email protected] for access.

 

Woodchuck USA

The high-end wood product manufacturer has shifted production to face shields for the medical sector.