Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Inland Regional Center is taking measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As an agency, we are operating under the directives of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are also strictly following state and county COVID-19 regulations. 

 

Currently, our Service Coordinators are not making in-person visits. Service Coordinators will stay in touch with our clients and families via telephone, email, and video chat. Other IRC business will also be conducted digitally. 

 

Our Community Engagement team has created this page to help our clients and families during these challenging times. Here you will find helpful links and resources regarding public health resources, IRC service updates, testing locations, food assistance, and much more. We hope this page is of service to our community. 

This page is for general information purposes is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed, contact your healthcare provider. Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical emergency, such as shortness of breath.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, also referred to as Coronavirus, is a new respiratory illness. COVID-19 has many symptoms that can include a cough, shortness of breath, and fever. While most people recover from Coronavirus, as of mid-July more than 137,000 Americans have already died because of this illness.

Though we are still learning about it, we know that COVID-19 spreads mostly through respiratory droplets. These droplets are produced when someone sneezes, coughs, or talks.

The best way to protect yourself is to avoid people that you do not live with. You should also practice physical distancing and wearing a mask when you do leave home. Frequent and thorough handwashing, as well as disinfecting surfaces, is also helpful.

Public Health Information

Inland Regional Center is dedicated to sharing relevant resources with our community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that the best source of accurate, credible, and timely information are public health organizations.

The following agencies are sharing valuable resources and tips on protecting yourself, local infection data, testing locations, financial/food assistance, and much more.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing locations are now open to any residents, regardless of whether they are experiencing current symptoms. Appointments are still required.

Announcements and Memorandums

Note: We kindly request using remote technology when contacting your loved ones in residential facilities. This is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure your love ones are safe.

If you need any assistance, please email community@inlandrc.org.