The County COVID-19 Emergency Has Ended, Here's What That Means for You

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The County COVID-19 Emergency Has Ended, 

Here's What That Means for You

Most public health response measures are not affected by the ending of local COVID-19 emergency declarations. Here some answers to common questions:

Can I still get free COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments?

Yes. If you need help getting connected to any of these services, you can call the DPH Call Center at 1-833-540-0473, 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You can also visit the following links:

Do I have to wear a mask in indoor public spaces?

No. Masks are not currently required in most indoor spaces. An individual business or operator may require masking. No one can be prevented from wearing a mask to participate in an activity or enter a business. Health care workers must still wear masks in patient areas.


Do I have to isolate if I test positive for COVID-19?

Yes. People who test positive for COVID-19 still need to isolate themselves from others (stay home) for at least 5 days after the start of symptoms or after the date of their first positive test.

Isolation can end after Day 5, if:

  • COVID-19 symptoms are not present or are mild and improving; and
  • You have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications).
  • DPH strongly recommends, but does not require, that infected residents have a negative test before leaving isolation between Day 6 and Day 10.
  • Residents leaving isolation after Day 5 should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.

More information on the emergency order ending can be found at

Additional Resources

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has developed a wide array of documents, guidance documents, and resources for the workers, businesses, partners, and the general public on a variety of topics related to COVID-19, including:

For the Public:

For Businesses:

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Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus: