COVID-19 info & resources

COVID-19 info & resources

NAYA knows that Indigenous people have a long history of resilience in times of uncertainty. Even so, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, we know that staying updated on information can be both challenging and stressful. We are here to help support community members who are impacted by COVID-19 through quarantine support, testing, hosting vaccination clinics, providing health education, and distributing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). The community health workers (CHW) at NAYA work closely with other organizations in the Future Generations Collaborative that also have staff providing the most effective care for those in quarantine.

This page is designed to help you find resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have further questions, please email CHW@nayapdx.org, and we will respond as soon as possible. You can also call NAYA’s main phone line at 503-288-8177.

Staying safe during the pandemic

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Social distance
  • Wear a three-layer mask, properly
  • Get your COVID-19 vaccination

Accessing testing for COVID-19

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Sore or scratchy throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Rash
  • Sneezing

If you are experiencing these symptoms, click the self-checker link.

Testing sites

  • NAYA has monthly testing events every first Thursday of the month. Please see our events calendar for times. 
  • Our partner NARA Northwest also has testing available. Please visit their website or Facebook page, or call 971-279-4800 ext. 803 to get information on testing times and locations.
  • Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 testing tool. Find it here.
  • Other helpful websites: You can find upcoming Multnomah County COVID-19 vaccination clinics here. Also, if you’re in the Portland area, the Oregon Convention Center continues to operate a testing site. 

COVID-19 Quarantine Support

If you are in quarantine, please do not leave your house to pick up food or other essentials. Use a delivery service (Instacart, Uber Eats, etc.) or ask friends and family you do not live with to help so you avoid going out and exposing healthy people. Stay away from the public until you are well again and test negative.

If you are in quarantine or isolation and are having a hard time getting your basic needs met while staying home, our CHWs may be able to help you. Please click this link and fill out the form. We will contact you during regular business hours.

If you need assistance outside regular business hours, the best place to start is by calling 211. Their trained information and referral specialists can help you find resources in the community. Language interpreters are available. They can help you even if you don’t have insurance.

Toll free line:1-866-698-6155
Email help@211info.org 
Visit 211Info.org 
Text your zip code to 898211.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer at one of our testing sites, please email CHW@nayapdx.org.

Replacing your vaccination card

Since vaccination cards contain protected health information, you will need to make the request yourself. You can also visit your healthcare provider’s website. For example, if your provider is Kaiser Permanente, go to kp.org and using “myChart,” print your replacement.

If you received your card elsewhere, contact the organization where you got the vaccine, and they can direct you to the appropriate person. Or, contact your primary care provider’s office; they can print your record. If you received a vaccination at NAYA, the simplest way to get a new card is to visit a Multnomah County Health Department vaccine clinic site and ask the staff there to make one. Those locations are:

Arbor Lodge – 7440 N. Denver Ave. every Tuesday
Fabric Depot – 700 S.E. 122nd Ave. every Wednesday
East County – 600 N.E. 8th St. in Gresham every Thursday

We recommend taking a picture of your vaccination card in case you lose it.

How to schedule a vaccine

NARA offers a vaccination clinic every Tuesday from 9–11am and 1–3pm at their Wellness Center, 12360 E. Burnside St.

Or click here to find a vaccination site near you.

Please check our events calendar to stay apprised of our upcoming testing and vaccination events.

COVID-19 Resources

Covid-19 – NPAIHB
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 | Multnomah County (multco.us)
COVID-19 Updates (egov.com)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
OHA ODE Communicable Disease Guidance 2021 (oregon.gov)
Coronavirus (who.int)
Indian Health Service | Indian Health Service (IHS)
Home – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (jhu.edu)

Additional health resources

For community members who need food, there is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Multnomah County: Contact a SNAP enrollment specialist by calling or texting Emily at 503-320-6658, or by emailing SNAP@multco.us.

Women Infants and Children (WIC):  You could qualify for food assistance if you’ve lost income, and if you’re pregnant, a new mom, or if you have a baby or young children under 5 years old. Welcomes dads, guardians and foster parents. Call 503-988-3503 for more information.

Food and Nutrition for Seniors: Visit the website, or call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 1-855-ORE-ADRC for resources.

Call Multnomah County Health Department at 503-988-5558 if you need health insurance. Their eligibility specialists can help you with your application.

For questions about coronavirus symptoms and care, contact your primary care provider. If you don’t have one, you can call Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) at 833-647-8222 to get your questions answered. The OHSU COVID-19 Helpline is available 8am–8pm, seven days a week. Language assistance is also available.