DDS has prepared the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist our community with answers about the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak and services and supports for the individuals we serve.
The questions come from the emails received through the DDSC19@dds.ca.gov email. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please email us so we can update our documents and get you the answers you need. The answers are based on DDS Directives and the Governor’s Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. For more information about COVID-19, please:
- Contact your regional center service coordinator. The regional center contact information can be found here.
- Contact your local county department of public health. You can find contact information here.
- Visit The Centers for Disease Control website.
- For Individuals and Families – Updated January 12, 2021 NEW
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs – Updated January 13, 2021 NEW
- For Individuals – updated June 16, 2020
- For Families – updated June 16, 2020
- For Vendors and Service Providers – updated June 16, 2020
DDS Directive FAQs
- Extension of Early Start Services FAQs
- FAQs for DDS Directive 01-083120: Alternative Nonresidential Services (Alternative Services)
- Coming Soon – this FAQ document is being translated into additional languages. As the translations are completed, we will add them here.
- FAQs for Self-Advocates and Families About Participant-Directed Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Summary FAQs for for Self-Advocates and Families About Participant-Directed Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Resumen de las Preguntas Frecuentes para los Auto Defensores y las Familias sobre Servicios Dirigidos por el Participante Durante la Pandemia de COVID-19 SPANISH
- Buod ng mga Madalas Itanong para sa mga Sariling-Tagapagtaguyod at mga Pamilya Tungkol sa mga Serbisyong Dinidirekta ng Kalahok Sa Panahon ng Pandemyang COVID -19 TAGALOG
- Tóm Tắt Câu Hỏi Thường Gặp cho Những Người Tự Vận Động và Gia Đình về Dịch Vụ Huớng Đến Người Tham Gia Trong Đại Dịch COVID-19 VIETNAMESE
- COVID-19大流行期间自励者及家庭 针对参与者导向服务的常见问题解答概要 CHINESE-SIMPLIFIED
- COVID-19大流行期間自勵者及家庭 針對參與者導向服務的常見問題解答概要 CHINESE-TRADITIONAL
Information from other Departments
- Health Plan Coverage of COVID-19 Testing – Department of Managed Health Care
- Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak – US Department of Education
These FAQs will continue to be updated as needed.
Last modified: January 13, 2021