Re-opening Announcement


Friends,

The Alano Club of Portland is excited to announce that we are once again open! We are happy to welcome our community back into our home for meetings, workshops and the programming we have worked so hard to build over the years. However, due to social distancing and gathering capacity restrictions during Phase One, things will look very different for the time being. Capacity restrictions are in place for each room in the Club, and six feet of distance must be maintained between guests and staff at all times. Masks are required at all times while inside the Alano Club of Portland, and when outside anywhere on our property; this includes the porch and parking lot. Coffee will not be provided by the Club for meetings, or in the office for guests, though you are encouraged to bring your own! Communal food is not permitted within meetings, and communal areas will be closed. Meeting rooms will open fifteen minutes prior to each meeting and close fifteen minutes after the end of each meeting to give our staff ample time to clean and sanitize the Club before and after each meeting takes place. Full protocols and guidelines are posted below and throughout the Club. It is very important that these guidelines be followed in order for the Club to stay open throughout Phase One and move along with the county into Phase Two, whenever that may be. We know that not all groups will feel comfortable meeting during this time, and we are willing to work with each group to ensure their space at the Club is held for them until they do feel it's safe to return to in-person meeting.

We know these changes will take some getting used to, but they are imperative to maintaining the health and safety of our staff and community. When Multnomah County is allowed to enter Phase Two of reopening, we will re-evaluate our policies and expand capacities and services as we are able to within the guidelines set forth by the governor and local, state and national health organizations.

With love and hope,

The Alano Club of Portland Board and Staff

Phase One Re-opening Guidelines


Meeting Rooms must be kept at or below the following maximum capacities:

Basement - 25

Board Room - 8

Cafe - 17

Clock Room - 10

Loft - 25

NE Room - 20

SE Room - 15

Study - 10

Each meeting is responsible for enforcing capacity and social distancing requirements.

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Masks are required at all times while on Alano Club property.

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Social distancing requirements (six-foot distance between each individual, guests and staff) must be maintained at all times in each room and throughout the Club property (this includes porch and parking lot).

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Coffee is not available for meeting groups, or in the office for guests.

Shared food is not permitted for meeting groups or guests.

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Please do not pass coins, signup sheets, phone lists, baskets or books beyond a one-to-one exchange.

While all counties in Oregon have entered some phase of reopening, the state continues to report record high numbers of new cases. COVID-19 is not gone, cured or solved. Please consider the health and wellbeing of yourself and those around you. If you are exhibiting any symptoms — fatigue, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, headaches or muscle/body aches, sore throat, nausea — please consult a healthcare professional.
 
Please direct any further questions or requests to marshall@portlandalano.org or kasey@portlandalano.org

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