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Angelenos In Action is a voluntary public health survey that helps slow the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. Together, we can help keep the virus in check.

By signing up for our short weekly survey, you will provide information that can assist Public Health workers in protecting our neighbors, friends, and loved ones who make being an Angeleno so special. Information collected will help us understand the health of LA County in real time. We can use this information to prioritize our public health response and better allocate resources to highly impacted communities.

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COVID-19’s toll has disproportionately affected many vulnerable communities. This data helps us to see trends that can give us better insight into how COVID-19 impacts specific communities and geographic areas. This can help us to prioritize our public health response by helping us understand the health of LA County in real time.

  1. Text "@PROTECT" to (833) 228-3056 to volunteer for our survey or click here to sign up online
  2. Answer 5 quick questions to sign up
  3. You will be randomized to one day a week to receive surveys
  4. Every week on that day, the LA County Department of Public Health will text or email you one YES/NO question to ask how you’re feeling
  5. If you feel unwell, you will be asked two more YES/NO questions about COVID-19-like symptoms

NOTE: Your data will be kept completely private. The data will only be used for department purposes and will be protected as required by law. Protecting privacy is important, and we will not share the individual data of any participants. Survey data will be kept confidential and Public Health intends to provide only summary information on the data collected that will not include any individual identifiers. Click here for more details about privacy.

Thank you for joining us on the LA County Road to Recovery!

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COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus, is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which can spread from person to person. For more information about COVID-19, visit LA County Department of Public Health or CDC
Angelenos in Action is a voluntary weekly survey to track COVID-19 symptoms within our community. By understanding how LA residents are feeling, we can learn which communities and geographical areas are most impacted by the outbreak.
Adults (18 years and older) living in Los Angeles County, who have access to a cell phone or email can volunteer for our survey.
First, text "@PROTECT" to (833) 228-3056 or CLICK HERE to sign up. After you answer the enrollment questions, you will be randomized to one day/week and we will text or email you once a week to see how you’re feeling. If you feel unwell, we will ask you two more YES/NO questions.
Currently the survey is available in English and Spanish.
Yes, as long as they live in Los Angeles, are over the age of 18, and have a cell phone that can send and receive messages or an email address. Tell them to text "@PROTECT" to (833) 228-3056 or use one of the links above to post it to your social media!
The initial questions will ask for your age-group, sex, race/ethnicity, and zip code. We will not ask for your name or any other identifying information. You may skip any questions you do not feel comfortable answering. The weekly surveys will ask how you are feeling that day. If you are unwell, you will be asked if you have experienced specific symptoms that could be due to COVID-19.
After answering the enrollment questions, you will be randomized to one day/week. Once a week on that day, we will text or email you to see how you are feeling. If you feel unwell, you will receive two more questions.
We’ll send our survey every week for at least 20 weeks. This will allow our collective data to be thorough and accurate, helping us protect LA County from the spread of COVID-19. We may extend the survey beyond 20 weeks as funding allows.

Yes, if at any time, you no longer wish to participate, just text “STOP” to (833) 228-3056 or click the link to opt out in the email.

If you made a mistake or want to rejoin, you will need to sign up again by texting "@PROTECT" to (833) 228-3056 or clicking here.
We will use the weekly surveys from participants all over Los Angeles to understand the health of our communities in real time and organize appropriate public health responses to emerging trends.
Your data will only be used for public health purposes and will be protected to the extent possible by law. The survey reports that are released to the public will combine data from thousands of people. We will never report anyone’s individual data. We will not sell your phone number. Phone number records will be removed prior to analysis and destroyed from our database when the survey ends. You are responsible for the security of your own phone.

Remember, if you do become sick, call your doctor or care provider! Texting us will not connect you to medical treatment or testing. For emergencies, call 911. If you do not have a doctor, call 211. For more information about what to do if you are sick, visit ph.lacounty.gov/covidcare

Free testing resources are available at: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing

You can learn more about COVID-19 at: the LA County Department of Public Health or CDC COVID-19 webpages.

You will receive normal text messages. Check your cell phone plan, as standard messaging rates may apply. You will not be paid or reimbursed for participating.
Protecting your privacy is important, and we will not share the individual data of participants. As soon as we are able, we will provide aggregate, de-identified data (this is data from many people that has been combined in a way that it cannot be linked back to any individual). You can find other publicly released COVID-19 data from LA County by clicking here.

Other questions? Please email us at AngelenosInAction@ph.lacounty.gov

Take Action to Protect Our Communities.

This project was made possible with the generous funding from the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission.

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