Partners in Lifelong Support Since 1966

Lanterman Regional Center Reopening Update

Dear Lanterman Community,

With the reopening of California on June 15, and the lifting of most restrictions by the State and Los Angeles County, we know you may be wondering when Regional Center activities will return to pre-pandemic practices.

Since COVID-19 rates are at the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic:

  • social distancing is no longer required 
  • limits on capacity at restaurants, supermarkets, gyms, etc. are lifted
  • masks will no longer be mandated for vaccinated people in most settings, (except on public transportation, in health care settings, indoors at K-12 schools, child care settings, day camps, and youth facilities, in cooling centers, and at some businesses and offices that require them).

The Center, however, has not yet reopened to the public at this time. We are in the process of preparing our offices and planning for gradually and safely resuming in-person meetings, resource center visits, etc. in the coming months. These plans will be consistent with all current directives from the CDC, California Department of Public Health, Cal/OSHA, and the appropriate local departments of public health.

We have also asked our service providers to work with us in planning for resuming in-person services that are reflective of these directives as well, taking into account all individual clients’ needs, so that their clients will be safe and successful in returning to onsite activities.

We continue to encourage everyone who is not yet vaccinated to do so. Vaccinations have played a crucial role in allowing this reopening and it’s never been easier to get a vaccine locally. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and effective, and are now available to everyone age 12 and up.

Let’s end this pandemic. If you have not yet received your vaccine, check for available appointments and book your vaccination as soon as you can.

Please let your Service Coordinator know if there is any assistance the Center can provide as we move into the next stages of this pandemic.

We hope that you and your family remain healthy and are able to enjoy the summer months.

Kind Regards,
Melinda Sullivan
Executive Director