In Los Angeles County, if you have COVID-19* you are required to:
- Isolate yourself, and
- Tell your close contacts that they need to quarantine if you have a positive diagnostic viral test, and
- Follow the Health Officer Isolation Order along with the steps in the full Home Isolation Instructions for People with COVID-19.
*You are considered to have COVID-19, if you have a positive diagnostic viral (swab or saliva) test for COVID-19 and/or a healthcare provider thinks that you have COVID-19.
Note: If you recently had COVID-19 (within the past 90 days) and you now have a new positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 but you don’t have symptoms, talk with your doctor to see if you have COVID-19 again.
In Los Angeles County, if you have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 you are required to:
- Quarantine – stay home and separate yourself from others (unless you are exempt)
- Monitor your health for 14 days
- Follow the Health Officer Quarantine Order along with the steps in the full Home Quarantine Instructions for Close Contacts to COVID-19.
It is recommended that you get tested for COVID-19 (unless you had a positive test in the last 90 days).
Who is exempt from quarantine? You are not required to quarantine (you are exempt) if you do not have symptoms AND you either:
- Are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
- Tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered.
Even if you do not need to quarantine, you are required to monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from your last contact with the infected person and to follow instructions for fully vaccinated or recently recovered close contacts.
Recent travel: If you entered Los Angeles County from outside of California, you need to self-quarantine unless you have no symptoms and you are either fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. Follow CDC domestic and international travel recommendations for unvaccinated persons.
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For more information on COVID-19, visit:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
California COVID-19 Response - covid19.ca.gov
California Department of Public Health
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Response - covid19.lacounty.gov
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
World Health Organization