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  • CDPH Guidance on the Use of Antigen Tests for Diagnosis of Acute COVID-19 (9-12-20) Guidance
  • Provider COVID-19 Report Form Updated (9-5-20) Major changes to the form include the addition of sexual orientation/gender identity, the type of COVID-19 test performed, and influenza testing fields. Provider COVID-19 Report Form
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.

Reporting

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 infection prevention, assuring PPE supplies, and resources such as a COVID-19 PPE poster in English and Spanish.
Healthcare Facilities (including Long Term Care Facilities)
Visit the healthcare facilities page for information about patient discharge/transfer, surge planning, health care personnel monitoring, and housing for persons experiencing homelessness. The page also includes posters to display in your facility.
There is also guidance for long term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)
Emergency Medical Service
  • Guidance for Monitoring EMS Personnel (7-27-20) 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 (7-1-20) Order
  • Home Isolation (7-1-20) Order
  • Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission in Licensed Congregate Health Care Facilities: Order (4-24-20); FAQ (5-20-20)
  • 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
  • CDC COCA 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 by nursing homes to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Module, including Resident & Staff case and death counts and Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment inventory. 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. 09-17-20
  • COVID Watch: a summary of surveillance data for coronaviruses and other respiratory viruses. Includes data on pneumonia, influenza, and COVID-19 mortality as well as ED visits for Influenza-Like Illness. 09-18-20
  • 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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