COVID-19 Message from the Director

We know that community members, including service providers and grantees, have questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on services received through DOR and other entities that receive DOR funding. Our thoughts go out to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and is unpredictable, causing people to have legitimate concerns. We are listening to all partners and doing our best to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are addressed in the development of state guidance and changes to state operational practices.

The DOR Team is actively working to plan and prepare for how COVID-19 impacts our community, following guidance from the California Department of Public Health, and other state and local partners. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be updated as the situation develops.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website contains helpful information that is updated frequently.

In unpredictable times such as these, it is understandable to feel concerned, anxious, or even fearful. COVID-19 presents a unique public health challenge for our state and nation. You can help manage those feelings by taking action to protect yourself and your family.

For more than 50 years, DOR’s strength has always been its people. Together, we will get through this challenging time.


Joe Xavier,