What to Do If You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19 (updated 1/11/2021)
If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, you may be eligible to take a free COVID test. You may need to register for an appointment in advance.
CLICK HERE TO SEE TESTING LOCATIONS NEAR YOU
QUARANTINE & ISOLATION
If you have been within 6 feet of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes total in a 24-hour period, regardless of whether you have been tested or what your results were, you will need to follow quarantine procedures immediately. The links below will provide criteria for who is required to quarantine or self-isolate, and instructions on how to properly execute a quarantine or isolation.
Please call your doctor for any questions about your health. If you need help finding a doctor, call 2-1-1.
- Quarantine Order (blanket) http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/HOO_Coronavirus_Blanket_Quarantine.pdf
- Quarantine Instructions: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/
- Isolation Order: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/HOO_Coronavirus_Blanket_Isolation.pdf
- Isolation Instructions: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/
Contact tracing is a simple, confidential process that is being used to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
- You may receive a call from a public health specialist if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. If you get a call or message from "LA PublicHealth" or 1-833-641-0305, please do your part by taking the call. You will be asked about your health and the places you have been.
- The specialist can answer your questions and provide information like how to get a COVID-19 test or how to find a doctor or get help while you are in quarantine.
- The graphic below provides more information about contact tracing:
Notice From LA County: LA County understands there are a lot of people interested in getting vaccinated. However, we must proceed with administering vaccinations within the priority groups identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with additional guidance provided by the State of California. We understand that some people may feel they should be or are in these priority groups. However, there are clear definitions that we have posted on our website – these are very specific groups according to the priority tiers. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com for the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and to find out if you are currently eligible to receive one.