COVID-19: During the COVID-19 pandemic IANA has raised awareness and delivered detailed information regarding the virus and resources for those who have been affected by it. IANA partnered with MDH to best serve the Somali and Muslim community at large. By partnering with MDH, IANA has set up a COVID-19 hotline where the community can call and ask questions pertaining to finding a COVID-19 testing site, rental and food assistance, and any other resources. Mosques and Islamic organizations were closed during the peak of COVID-19 to ensure everyone’s safety.
IANA partnered with CleanerEnviro to have every mosque thoroughly disinfected and cleaned. Many leaders and Imaams have comforted the community through support and cleared misconceptions regarding COVID-19 through online programs. IANA continues to release the latest up to date information about COVID-19 and how can every individual take personal responsibility to flatten the community curve.