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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Safer at Home Order 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Officer issued the “Safer at Home” Order. This order applies to all residents living within the County of Los Angeles. The purpose of this Order is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, as it is moving aggressively throughout our communities. It is important that we immediately make every effort to remain at home and practice “safe distancing.” For more information regarding the public health order, including an FAQ, please visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health online

Home Isolation Health Officer Order

The Home Isolation Health Officer Order is required for anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms of COVID-19. Individuals must self-isolate for at least 7 days and be fever free for 72 hours. These persons are required to follow all instructions in this Order and the Public Health guidance documents referenced in this Order.

Home Quarantine Health Officer Order

The Home Quarantine Health Officer Order requires all household contacts, intimate partners, caregivers, and individuals who have been exposed to a person diagnosed with or showing symptoms of COVID-19 to stay in quarantine for 14 days. Persons quarantined are required to follow all instructions in this Order and the Public Health guidance documents referenced in this Order.  

SELF-ISOLATION SELF-QUARANTINE
  • Required for anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of being in close contact with a person who had or was believed to have COVID-19.
  • Self-isolation period must last at least 3 days without symptoms, including being fever free without taking medicine, and 7 days since symptoms started, whichever is longer.
  • Notify anyone you’ve had close contact with while symptomatic to self-quarantine themselves.
  • Only exception to leave self-isolation is to receive medical care.
  • Required for anyone exposed to a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19.
  • You must stay in quarantine for 14 days from the last time you had contact with the ill person.
  • You cannot leave your place of quarantine for all 14 days.
  • Only exception to leave quarantine is to receive medical care.
  • If you develop even mild COVID-19 symptoms, you must self-isolate at home and away from others. 
Confirmed Cases in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Health updates the official count of confirmed COVID-19 cases daily. To stay up to date on confirmed cases in Los Angeles County, please visit Latest Confirmed Case Update webpage.

 

Los Angeles County Updates  

To keep the community informed, the Los Angeles County continues to provide daily updates, which can be viewed on FacebookTwitter, or YouTube

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