With widespread community transmission in LA County, ambulatory patients with symptoms of a viral respiratory illness should be presumed to have COVID-19 and instructed to isolate themselves according to home isolation instructions. They should also be directed to provide all of their close contacts with home quarantine instructions. Patients with risk factors for severe illness, such as older age and certain underlying medical conditions, should be closely observed and instructed on alarm signs that should prompt immediate medical attention. See the print materials page for instructions in multiple languages.
Healthcare providers who are evaluating symptomatic patients in healthcare facilities are encouraged to follow the LAC DPH Provider Checklist. It includes step by step guidance for the initial evaluation of patients in a facility and includes appropriate PPE for examination and specimen collection and when to contact DPH for Public Health Lab testing
Home isolation instructions for People with COVID-19 - includes information for patients and caregivers.
CDC guidance is also available: Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick .
Home Cleaning instructions "Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Infections in the Home" are available as a flyer in 13 languages: English (revised 3-24-20) | Other languages - translations pending Spanish | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese | Korean | Armenian | Tagalog | Arabic | Farsi | Cambodian | Russian | Japanese | Vietnamese (3-3-20)
Detailed cleaning guidance for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 is available on the CDC website