Please read our recent statement regarding the current pandemic:
I'm sure that you have become aware of the Coronavirus pandemic currently affecting the globe. There are several points that I'd like to share with you about how to stay healthy, what to do if you feel sick, and how Access Support Network is responding. Please read ASN's statement below regarding this important ongoing situation.
- David Kilburn, ASN Executive Director
ANNOUNCEMENT Re: COVID-19 FROM ACCESS SUPPORT NETWORK
First: DON’T PANIC and GET INFORMED!
The purpose of this message is to give you useful and accurate information about what the virus is, how to minimize your risk of exposure, and – in the event that you feel ill - how to stay as healthy as possible and not expose others.
We have gathered the following information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html), the California Department of Public Health (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx), and our local health departments to give you the most accurate and up-to-date information available to us.
About the Virus:
COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that is quickly spreading worldwide. The elderly, people with other health conditions, and people with impaired immune systems are most at risk. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Rarer, more severe symptoms include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Recommended Precautions to Avoid the Virus:
Don’t panic and stay informed!
Call us at ASN or contact your local Public Health Department for the most up-to-date information about where you live
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (TIP: Sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice while you rub your hands together with soap. Don’t rinse before the end!)
Avoid large crowds
Practice “Social Distancing” – Keep at least 3 feet between yourself and others. Keep at least 6 feet between you and anyone who has a cough or respiratory symptoms
Avoid shaking hands
Carry and use hand sanitizer (containing alcohol 60-70%) whenever soap and water are unavailable
Don’t touch your face, nose, mouth, or eyes
Use a mask if you are taking care of someone who is ill
Make sure you have at least 2 weeks of your medications
Practice healthy habits! Eat well, stay hydrated, and stay as active as you can!
If You Are Feeling Ill: (with a fever, shortness of breath, cough, or just feeling crummy!)
Promptly call your Medical Provider
Call us at ASN and let us know if you need a Food Pantry delivery or other services
DON’T COUGH INTO YOUR HANDS! Cough into your elbow or into a tissue and immediately throw the tissue into the trash
If you are feeling ill, you are potentially a vector of this virus! Stay home and follow the recommended guidelines to minimize your risk of exposing someone else to the virus.
The ASN's Biggest Fundraiser
of the Year!
The 28th Annual AIDS Walk is the ASN's largest fundraising event of the year. In joining us, you are making a contribution to not only this agency, you are contributing to the health and well-being of your community!
We are always looking for volunteers!
We are proud to offer our community a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in both San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties. You’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you!
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Monterey County - (831) 975-5016
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ASN is Temporarily CLOSED
for the health and safety of our clients and staff
We are limiting in-office appointments and visits in an effort to support the health and well-being of our clients and staff.
While our offices are temporarily closed, we are still here for you!
Call, text, or email us with your needs and we will do our best to address them remotely.
San Luis Obispo County
David: 805-242-3345 (text ok)
Karla: 805-994-0966 (text ok)
If you feel that you are experiencing any symptoms
related to COVID-19, please let us know.
We will do our best to connect you to health care.
FOOD VOUCHERS - please call or text your request to have one sent or picked up outside our office.
FOOD PANTRY - please call or text your request and we will do our best to arrange curbside pick up or delivery.
Welcome to ASN
The Access Support Network is a community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to our neighbors and loved ones living with HIV or Hep C. We strive to improve the independence of our clients through individualized services.
Working toward a healthy community, ASN also offers prevention education opportunities for schools, church groups, service clubs and businesses. For us, ensuring that everyone understands that this is a preventable disease is paramount.