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New and Noteworthy
For the latest information, view LA County data and DPH press releases. Join the Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) to receive DPH email advisories on COVID-19 for health professionals.

Looking for New and Noteworthy COVID-19 vaccine updates? Visit the LAC DPH Vaccine Info Hub.
There are numerous webinars on COVID-19 vaccination: View Vaccine Webinars

  • CDC Science Brief: Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant (12-2-21) CDC has released a science brief detailing the characteristics of the Omicron variant and recommendations for public health response. CDC will provide updates as more information and data become available. Science brief
  • Testing for International Travelers (12-2-21) Starting December 6, all returning international air passengers must show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than one day before boarding a plane to the United States. This is required regardless of vaccination status. Local travel guidance is being updated to reflect this change. CDC International Travel page.
  • First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in the United States (12-1-21) The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) have confirmed infection with the Omicron variant in a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22, 2021. All close contacts have tested negative. See the CDPH/SFDPH and CDC media statements.
  • CDC COCA Call: Molecular Approaches for Clinical and Public Health Applications to Detect Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Viruses During this call on Thursday, December 9, from 11am to 12pm PT, clinicians will learn critical information about molecular approaches for clinical and public health applications to detect the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Free CE available. No registration required. Meeting link | More information
  • CDPH Health Alert: SARS-CoV-2 virus variant of concern B.1.1.529 (Omicron) (11-30-21) The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health alert for providers regarding the new SARS-CoV-2 virus variant of concern, B.1.1.529 (Omicron). Read the Health Alert for more information and for action steps for healthcare providers and laboratories in LA County. See also CDPH Fact Sheet: Omicron Variant for the public.
  • Updated LA Travel Advisory and Guidance COVID-19 remains a threat to our community and travelers should make sure that they are fully vaccinated prior to travel. In addition, travelers are encouraged to plan ahead and get a COVID-19 booster and/or additional dose if eligible before travel. See Travel Advisory
Contact Us

DPH COVID-19 Provider Call-Line:

  • Healthcare provider questions on testing, reporting, or other COVID-related issues.
  • Clinical questions about the COVID vaccine including but not limited to contraindications, precautions, side effects, post vaccination assessment.
  • For COVID-19 related discharge and transfer resources visit this webpage
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, call 213-240-7941. For time-sensitive questions after hours, call 213-974-1234 and ask for the on-call clinician

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Clinic Call-lines and Consultation see “Vaccine Contact Us

Vaccines for Healthcare Workers:

Medical professionals interested in supporting the COVID-19 response:

The CDC Clinician Call Center is available to clinicians who have COVID-19 clinical management questions. Call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) to be routed to Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) volunteer clinicians.

Emergency Medical Service / First Responders
  • Guidance for Monitoring EMS Personnel  Guidance Updated
  • FAQs for EMS (11-25-20) FAQs
Health Officer Orders
  • Access to Diagnostic Testing through Healthcare Facilities Order
  • Home Quarantine Order
  • Home Isolation Order
  • Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission in:
  • COVID-19 Reporting Requirements Order
  • Other Health Officer Orders For all Health Officer orders (including those related to individuals and reopening), protocols, FAQs, and translated documents, visit the Health Officer Order section of the DPH COVID page. Orders
Educational Opportunities
  • For webinars on COVID-19 Vaccination, please visit the DPH Provider Vaccine Hub.
  • CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians, Pharmacists, and Public Health Partners Need to Know about Antibiotic Prescribing and COVID-19  (11-18-21 11am PST) New research and clinical scenarios to support decisions related to antibiotic prescribing  Free CEs. Webpage with slides, link to live webinar, recording, and CE information.
  • CDC COCA Call: Therapeutic Options to Prevent Severe COVID-19 in Immunocompromised People This call focused on the use of monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of immunocompromised people with COVID-19 as well as on prevention and diagnosis of COVID-19 in this population. The took place Thursday, August 12, from 11am to 12pm.Free CME available. Webinar link
  • CDC/IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Call: More on the Delta Variant, CDC Masking Recommendations and Updates from ACIP (recorded 7-31-21) This call included discussions of vaccine efficacy against variants of COVID-19 and of risk of transmission of the Delta variant. Watch the recording and download the PowerPoint.
  • CDC COCA Call: Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions Presents CDC's new interim guidance on assessment, evaluation, management, and follow-up of persons with possible post-COVID conditions. With free CME. Recorded 6-17-21 11am PT View recording.  
  • CDC Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe COVID-19 COCA Webinar Recorded 5-27-21. View webinar
  • CDC/IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Call:  Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults (MIS-A); Plus ACIP Meeting Update Recorded 4-24-21 noon PST. View webinar
  • CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) calls/webinars Information and recordings
  • CDC/IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Calls Bimonthly Series - Saturdays at noon PST. Summer dates: July 17, July 31, August 14, August 28. Register for Webinars
  • COVID-19: An ACP Physician's Guide + Resources
  • Ethics in a Pandemic and the State of COVID-19 in California This California Medical Association (CMA) Virtual Grand Rounds recorded on 7-8-21 featured Erica Pan, M.D., MPH, California State Epidemiologist, who provided updates on COVID-19 in California and on evolving public health guidelines in the state and a discussion with a medical ethics expert of the complex ethical problems of care in a pandemic. View webinar recording and presentation slides.
LA County COVID-19 Data
  • NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data for LA County: includes data reported to CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Module, including resident & staff case and death counts, county community rates, and an inventory of supplies & PPE. The data include PCR (but not antibody and antigen) test results. NHSN Data
  • LAC DPH COVID-19 Dashboard for SNFS - self-reported weekly information on the number of COVID-19 tests performed and persons diagnosed in LAC SNFs. The data are collected through surveys facilitated by CDPH SNF Dashboard
  • Case Summary page: tables with cases by demographics and city/community, as well as hospitalizations and deaths. Also includes a listing of residential congregate settings with one or more cases and non-residential congregate settings (including workplaces, food and retail stores and educational settings) with five or more cases. Daily case summary
  • Metrics to Guide Reopening LA County: metrics and targets for testing, deaths, hospitalizations and hospital capacity and PPE supplies. Dashboard
  • Interactive COVID-19 surveillance dashboard: tables, maps, graphs, and charts including cases, counts by date, deaths, and tests performed. Dashboard
  • Healthcare Worker Cases: by occupational setting and role, known exposure and hospitalization and demographics of COVID-19-related healthcare worker deaths. HCW data
  • COVID Watch: a summary of COVID-19 surveillance and other virologic surveillance data for LA County. Includes local data on pneumonia, influenza, and COVID-19 mortality as well as ED visits for influenza-like illness. COVID Watch Webpage
  • Press Releases: daily description of the number of cases by age, and deaths by age and underlying illness. Daily press release
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