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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.

  • NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines (Updated 11-18-20): Now includes a statement on bamlanivimab EUA . The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel states that based on the available evidence, there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of bamlanivimab for the treatment of outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19. See NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
  • Planning for COVID-19 Vaccinations: (11-13-20) The LAC DPH Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program (VPDC) provides an overview of COVID-19 vaccination planning. See Vaccine Planning.
  • Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 (11-10-10) The CDC has released a scientific brief that summarizes the current evidence for community use of masking and updates its guidance to note that wearing a mask not only protects others, but also the user. See CDC Scientific Brief.
  • Preventing and Managing COVID-19 in Outpatient Facilities FAQs : New! These FAQs were developed to address common questions related to the prevention and management of COVID-19 in outpatient facilities. See FAQs (11-12-20)
  • Monitoring Healthcare Personnel Updated (11-12-20) updated to include the following: recommendation that medical-grade surgical masks or respirators be used instead of cloth face coverings for universal source control for healthcare personnel (HCP), new guidance for return to work for HCP with symptoms of possible COVID-19, and that HCP with close-contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case in the community must quarantine at home and be excluded from work for the duration of their quarantine. See DPH Guidance
  • 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. Dynamic webpage
Contact Us

DPH COVID-19 Provider Call-Line:

  • Healthcare provider questions on testing, reporting, hospital discharges, or other COVID-related issues
  • Facility or worksite administrators to report an outbreak or cluster
  • 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

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.

Medical professionals interested in supporting the COVID-19 response:
Laboratory Testing

Laboratories Providing COVID-19 PCR Molecular Testing (9-21-20) Reference Guide LA County Department of Health Services (LAC DHS) has created this guide to help organizations identify a laboratory provider that best fits their needs. This document provides an overview of some of the laboratories offering testing to LA County providers and residents.

California Testing Task Force Lab List The Testing Task Force is maintaining a list of labs that have met certain criteria for readiness and can receive samples for RT-PCR COVID testing.

View the testing page for information regarding test types and guidance.


All COVID-19 associated deaths must be reported immediately by healthcare providers. All other COVID-19 cases must be reported by healthcare providers within a day. All SARS-CoV-2 test results must also be reported by laboratories within a day. Visit the Reporting page for more information.

Infection Prevention, Including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Visit the infection control page for information on assuring PPE supplies and infection prevention guidelines and resources.
Healthcare Facilities (including Long Term Care Facilities)

Visit the healthcare facilities page for information about California remdesivir allocation, discharge/transfer resources, health care personnel monitoring, and other resources

Emergency Medical Service
  • Guidance for Monitoring EMS Personnel (11-20-20) Guidance
  • FAQs for EMS (7-27-20) FAQs
  • Best Practices from On-Site Assessment at the Firehouses/Ambulance Quarters-Shared Living Houses (7-18-20) Guidance
  • Prevention and Control in Firehouses (7-2-20) Guidance
  • Prevention and Control in Ambulance Quarters (7-2-20) Guidance
Health Officer Orders
  • Access to Diagnostic Testing through Healthcare Facilities (8-8-20) Order
  • Home Quarantine (10-26-20) Order
  • Home Isolation (10-26-20) Order
  • Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission in:
  • Updated COVID-19 Reporting Requirements (3-24-20) 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
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update: CMA Virtual Grand Rounds with CME. This is a free educational event hosted by the California Medical Association (CMA 11-10-20). Webinar & Slides.
  • Telehealth & Health Equity: Considerations for Addressing Health Disparities during the COVID-19 Pandemic 9-15-20 Webinar
  • CDC COCA Webinar with CME-Leveraging Existing Resources to Meet the Challenges Faced by People Who Use Drugs or Who Have Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Thursday October 22, 11 AM-12 PM. Webinar Details
  • CDC COCA Webinar: Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers -  with CME Slides | Recording and CME information 10-8-20
  • CDC COCA Webinar: Testing and Treatment of 2020-2021 Seasonal Influenza During COVID-19 Pandemic -  with CME Slides | Recording and CME information 9-17-20
  • CDC Webinar Clinical Management of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19: Slides Recording 07-16-20.
  • COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Webinar recorded on 6-10-20. Hosted by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. To view the recording or download the slides, click here.
  • CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activities (COCA): COVID-19 Calls/Webinars
  • COVID-19: An ACP Physician's Guide + Resources
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
Additional COVID-19 Resources

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