Updated on 03/20/2020 at 10:30am
Impact on the Austin Music Community
HAAM is here to help and we are doing our best to evolve with the changing crisis. Check out our various resource pages for detailed information and links to places and organizations that can help.
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As always, HAAM loves you and we are here to help you navigate healthcare resources and beyond. Please don't hesitate to reach out for help and support through this time of uncertainty. You can email us or call 512-541-4226 with any questions.
Prevention is Key
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Pretend like your scrubbing in for a big surgery or sing the chorus of your favorite song to pass the time!
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. If you must touch your face, keep hand sanitizer nearby or wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk for getting sick (see High-Risk Populations below).
- Skip handshakes and fist bumps. Instead, check out some of these non-traditional alternatives from HAAM members, Chaka and Qi Dada from Riders Against the Storm.
Special Care for High-Risk Populations
- Have extra prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on hand. Contact your doctor to ask about obtaining extra medications to have on hand, in case you cannot get a refill.
- Have enough groceries on hand in case you need to stay home for a period of time.
- Have a plan for if you get sick. Consult with your doctor about monitoring your symptoms and determine who can provide you with care if you need help.
- Watch for emergency warning signs such as difficulty breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Seek immediate medical attention if any of your symptoms are life-threatening.
What to Do if You Get Sick
What are the symtoms of coronavirus?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chils
- Muscle Pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Call your doctor
Stay home and limit contact with others
If you develop symptoms or start feeling sick, first and foremost stay home - better to be safe than sorry! Spare your friends, family members and coworkers by restricting activities outside of your home and separating yourself from others, including pets.