Updated: April 3, 2023

The Los Angeles County COVID-19 emergency has ended. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to end the COVID Emergency Declaration on March 31, 2023. 

As long as federally purchased vaccines last, COVID-19 vaccines will remain free to all people, regardless of insurance coverage. That means that for now, people aged 6 months and older can still get free COVID vaccines and the updated booster. The federal public health emergency will expire on May 11, 2023.

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Los Angeles County Aligns with State on New COVID-19 Guidelines; Local Orders Will Address Enhanced Protections in High-Risk Settings

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has aligned with the following new guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH):

  • Masking – With current COVID case and hospitalization levels, masking for the general public is based on individual preference. Vulnerable populations, including people who are elderly, immunocompromised, or have underlying health conditions, and those who have contact with them should consider masking in indoor public spaces.
  • Vaccination – On April 3, CDPH will rescind COVID-19 vaccination orders for workers at correctional, detention, and adult care facilities.
  • Isolation – Starting March 13, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 should continue to isolate (stay home) for 5 days and may leave isolation after day 5, as long as they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medicines) and they either have no symptoms or their symptoms are mild and improving. A negative COVID-19 test is no longer required to leave isolation between days 6-10. The Department of Public Health strongly recommends that people test negative prior to leaving isolation between days 6-10. Infected people should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days. People may now discontinue wearing a mask around others between days 6-10 if they have two sequential negative tests taken at least one day apart.
  • Quarantine – Starting March 13, it is strongly recommended but not required that a person who is a close contact to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 wears a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings or when near those who are at high risk for severe illness. It is recommended that close contact tests as soon as possible to determine infection status and then, if negative, test again within 3-5 days after the last known exposure.

The Department of Public Health will continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 and to protect the county’s most vulnerable residents by continuing to require robust COVID-19 case and cluster reporting by worksites, schools, and healthcare facilities to the Department of Public Health. The ongoing case and cluster reporting requirements are intended to help Public Health officials quickly identify sectors where there may be increased COVID-19 transmissions and take action to prevent unmitigated spread.

Public Health will also continue enhanced protective measures in healthcare settings. Specifically, Public Health will continue to require that healthcare workers continue to be vaccinated and boosted and wear a mask during patient care or working in patient care areas. This requirement will be re-assessed by the end of September 2023.

Public Health will continue to work to provide free vaccinations, boosters, testing and treatment, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

Even with less stringent COVID-19 guidelines going into effect, Los Angeles County residents are strongly recommended to stay up to date on vaccines and boosters, test before gatherings and get treatment and stay home when sick.


Why Is It Important to Get Vaccinated? 

COVID-19 vaccines protect people from getting very sick from COVID-19 and ending up in the hospital or dying. They also reduce the risk of becoming chronically ill from COVID-19 (such as long COVID), and from missing work and school.

In addition, getting vaccinated lowers the risk of giving COVID-19 to other people. This is especially helpful in protecting people at higher risk of getting very sick.

It is recommended that people who've had COVID-19 in the past still get the vaccine to strengthen their immunity and to reduce their risk of getting hospitalized with COVID-19.

Updated COVID-19 boosters are now available in LA County. Get boosted today. To find a location near you, visit VaccinateLACounty.com.


Be Up-to-Date on Your COVID-19 Vaccine:

Being up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines means that:

  • You have received all primary series doses, and all recommended booster doses, when they are due.

Note: The recommendation for booster doses will vary based on your age, health status, which vaccine you first received, and when you first got vaccinated. Visit the CDC interactive Getting your COVID-19 Booster tool to help determine if you (or your child) are due for any boosters.

When people are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, they have the best protection from severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death.

See the LAC DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule webpage at ph.lacounty.gov/covidvaccineschedules for information on all recommended primary and booster doses. For more details, see the CDC webpage, Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines.

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Rental Protections: 

In addition, some renter protections are ending on March 31st. Here is what we have listed: 

Eviction Mediation Assistance is available through the Los Angeles County Eviction Mediation Assistance Helpline at 833-972-0999

For more information, please visit:
https://www.stayhousedla.org/ or for legal help call 1-888-694-0040


COVID-19 Symptoms & Testing:

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that typically causes mild to moderate illness, like the common cold, but can lead to dangerous complications. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China and is now infecting people around the world.

COVID-19 Symptoms

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Symptoms may also include: chills, muscle or body pain, fatigue, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, or new loss of taste or smell. This list of symptoms is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

When To Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
● Trouble breathing
● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
● New confusion
● Inability to wake or stay awake
● Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking
care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.


How to Get Tested for COVID-19

Testing still plays an important role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Los Angeles County residents at drive-up and walk-up testing sites. Appointments are currently not needed and you are able to register on-site at LA County and City of LA testing sites. Appointments can still be made and can help reduce wait times.

Testing is currently recommended if you:
● Have symptoms of COVID-19.
● Were asked by LA County Department of Public Health to get a test because of a contact tracing or outbreak investigation.
● Were in “close contact” with someone who has COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks.
● Work or live in places such as skilled nursing facilities, group homes, residential care facilities, correctional facilities or homeless shelters.
● Are a person experiencing homelessness.
● Are an essential worker with frequent contacts with the public in the following areas: health care, emergency, food and grocery services, factory workers in food and retail, public transportation, and education.
● Don't have symptoms but believe you may be infected now because you were exposed to people who were sick, were around many people who were not wearing face coverings, and/or were not keeping safe distance in the past 2 weeks.

Book your COVID-19 Test       LA County Home Test Collection Program


For more information about getting tested, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s testing information page:

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COVID-19 Data:

LA County Data

Los Angeles County is continuously updating data on COVID-19 infections, click here to view latest data points.


LA County Reopening Information:

L.A. County Qualifies for Yellow Tier Threshold

Los Angeles County has met the threshold for the less restrictive yellow tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its positivity rate, adjusted case rate, and health equity metric.

A revised Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was issued on Friday May 14 at 12:01 a.m. to reflect newly permitted activities. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of what LA County’s new tier status means for businesses and their customers:

For more information on LA County’s Reopening Process, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Website.



COVID-19 Vaccine and At-Home Test FAQ's:

At-Home Testing and Vaccine Information:

If I received a COVID-19 vaccine outside the US, am I considered to be fully vaccinated when I am in the US? 

If you got a full series of a COVID-19 vaccine that is approved or authorized by the FDA or listed by the WHO: You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final dose. If you got some or all of a series of a COVID-19 vaccine that is NOT approved or authorized by the FDA or listed by the WHO: You are not considered to be fully vaccinated by US authorities. 

If you want to be considered fully vaccinated in the US, you will need to complete a new series of a vaccine that is authorized or approved by the FDA or listed by the WHO. You should wait at least 28 days before starting an FDA authorized/approved COVID-19 vaccine primary series. 


Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines?

Yes. Adults and children aged 5 and over can get a COVID-19 vaccine simultaneously as other vaccines, such as measles, whooping cough, and flu. If your child gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a place that doesn’t offer the other necessary vaccines, you can go to a different location to get them at any time. There is no need to wait between vaccines.

What are the free at-home COVID-19 Tests? 

(Please note, this program has sunset) The USPS tests available for order: 

  • Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
  • It can be taken anywhere
  • Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
  • Work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms
  • Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines
  • These are also referred to as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests


The LA County tests available for order:

  • Are NOT same-day results
  • Require the test to be mailed back for testing with free shipping
  • Work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms
  • Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines


How do I get free at-home COVID-19 tests? 

As of December, 2022, the White House has announced a new limited round of free at-home COVID-19 tests for the winter. Households can now order either standard at-home tests or tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Shipping is free.

Older adults and people with disabilities who need support ordering the free at-home tests can contact the Eldercare Locator (800-677-1116) or the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL, 888-677-1199).  Staff are available to assist you from 8 AM to 9 PM ET Monday through Friday. They can help you learn more about testing options, including by connecting you to accessible instructions and helping with test administration.

If you are 65 years or older or cannot leave your home AND have symptoms of COVID-19, you can receive a free at-home test through the County of LA. Visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Website.






Things You Can Do

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Safer at Home Order

Know how to keep yourself and others safe as LA County begins to reopen - lives depend on our choices and actions to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Go HERE for information regarding the phased approach to reopening LA County Safely.

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Request a COVID-19 Test

If you are seeking to be tested for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) complete this online form to see if you are eligible.

You can also connect with COVID-19 related resources and information by dialing 2-1-1 or searching our online database.

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Report Hate Incidents

If you have been the victim of or witness to an act of violence, bullying, harassment, threat, or other act motivated by hate, please fill out the Hate Incident Report Form or dial 2-1-1 to file a report and be connected to support services. 

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