COVID-19 admissions to and discharges from facilities under DDS jurisdiction

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has issued a directive regarding admissions to and discharges from facilities under its jurisdiction.  DDS is now denying admission and delaying discharge from the Porterville Developmental Center, the Canyon Springs Community Facility and all Stabilization, Training, Assistance and Reintegration homes under its jurisdiction and control.

DDS and Regional Center staff can continue to prepare for admissions and discharges.  For people in community transition planning, the regional resource development project will have conversations to ensure where feasible that such planning continues.  (Regional Center Executive Directors Letter, March 25, 2020, extended to May 20, 2020.)