March 15 COVID-19 Update: Building Closure

March 15 COVID-19 Update: Building Closure

We at NAYA know we are all in this together. These are unprecedented times, and the health and safety for all are at the forefront of our decision making. Understanding that information on COVID-19 can sometimes change hour by hour, our team has been working through the weekend to update our plans to minimize or reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Here is the latest information for March 15, 2020:

  • Effective immediately, NAYA buildings will be closed to the public until April 13, or as further advised by health authorities. Staff will begin working remotely Monday, March 16. Partner and client meetings will be held by appointment only. Please do not come to the NAYA Center if you do not have an appointment.
  • For the protection of all involved, we are moving to an online or telephone system of client consultations. Clients, please call or email your staff liaison or call the NAYA main number (503) 288-8177 to make arrangements for telephone appointments. Other arrangements may be able to be made but check in with your staff liaison first.
  • In alignment with Portland Public Schools, the Many Nations Academy is closed through March 31, or as further advised by health authorities.
  • NAYA is currently finalizing its food distribution plan for elders and afterschool families who are already enrolled in NAYA programming. Students of Many Nations Academy should go to local school distribution sites for meals provided there. See our website for more information.
  • For updated information and resources, check our website and social media channels.

NAYA will be operating onsite with a limited staff of essential employees, some on rotating shifts. We ask your patience as we continue to work on alternative plans for service delivery to our clients as quickly as we can.

Meeting the needs of the community and ensuring their well-being remains our priority. Please join us in taking strong measures to keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe and healthy. Check back on the NAYA website for continued updates and information.

As always, we encourage you combat misinformation on COVID-19 by referring to the following public health agencies:

Multnomah County Health Department
Oregon Health Authority
Centers for Disease Control 
Oregon Department of Education Communicable Disease Guidance