As of August 16, 2020
What is the latest on COVID-19?
For the latest on the re-opening of Los Angeles County please see the link below:
Should I get tested for COVID-19?
It is recommended that people with symptoms of coronavirus get tested. If you are experiencing new symptoms that you think may be from coronavirus, let your doctor know and discuss getting tested.
You can also visit COVID-19 testing or call 2-1-1 to schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for free testing. If you have health insurance, the test site will bill your insurance for the cost of the test, but no co-payment will be collected from you.
What can I do if I get stressed about COVID-19?
When you hear, read, or watch news about COVID-19, it is normal to feel anxious and overwhelmed. It is important to care for your mental as well as your physical health. For tips on what you can do to help cope, read Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks. To talk to someone, call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Center 24/7 Helpline at (800) 854-7771 or call 2-1-1.
What can I do to mitigate the spread of the virus?
- It is important to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if you cannot wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Use tissue or paper towel if you have to touch commonly touched surfaces
- Practice 6 feet of “social distancing”
- Ensure your vehicle, work materials, and clothing are cleaned every day.
- Get your recommended vaccines e.g. flu shot