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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

  • Update to CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People (10-15-21) Based on evolving evidence, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people get tested 5-7 days after close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19. Previously, this recommendation was 3-5 days after exposure. In addition, the CDC updated what vaccines qualify people as fully vaccinated and how to interpret vaccine records. Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
  • FDA Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) VRBPAC has recommended booster doses for all Johnson & Johnson recipients age 18 or older at least 2 months after the first dose. The FDA advisory committee also recommended a third dose of Moderna for certain groups. VRBPAC will meet Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 5:30am to 2pm PT to discuss a request to amend the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for administration to children ages 5-11. Materials will be available no later than two days prior on the VRBPAC main page. Meeting information | Stream
  • Potential for False Positive Results with Certain Lots of Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests (10-5-21) The FDA is alerting test health care personnel and the public that a manufacturing issue in certain lots of Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests may cause false positive results. See the Safety Communication.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID-19 (9-29-30) The CDC issued a health advisory strongly recommending COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination outweigh known or potential risks. Health advisory
  • CDC COCA Call: Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children Subject matter experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CDC will discuss strategies primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to improve, prevent, and control influenza among children. Influenza vaccination in the pediatric population is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free CME available. More info
  • New MIS-C Resources (9-21-21) CDC Resources for Providers and a CDHPH Information Sheet for Parents have been added to Further Information section of the LAC DPH Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) webpage.
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: 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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