There continues to be a significant risk of COVID-19 transmission in Los Angeles County. Residents are asked to get vaccinated and get boosted when eligible and are encouraged to wear a mask in indoor public places. This is to protect themselves and others, especially those who are at high risk of becoming seriously ill if they get COVID-19. To see what the current LA County community COVID-19 level is click here.
To learn more about how to reduce your risk, visit ph.lacounty.gov/reducerisk.
Everyone* 2 years of age and older is required to wear a mask in these locations:
*There are some people who should not wear a mask, such as children younger than 2, people with certain medical conditions or disabilities, and people instructed by their medical provider not to wear a mask. Children ages 2 to 8 should wear a mask only when under adult supervision. See Who should not wear a mask and Special considerations for persons with communication difficulties or certain disabilities.
No one can be prevented from wearing a mask to enter a business or participate in an activity.
Some venues, events, and health care settings may require visitors and customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. Check their rules before buying a ticket or visiting.
Proof of vaccination
To prove that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 most venues are likely to accept a digital vaccination record, vaccination record card, a photocopy of the card, or a photo of the card on a phone. Some venues may also require a photo ID. Check the specific requirements of the venue.
Proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test
To prove that you had a recent negative test, venues may ask for a photo ID and a negative COVID-19 viral test result. The test may have to be taken within a certain time limit – for example 2 days (if PCR/NAAT) or 1 day (if antigen) before you enter the establishment or event. Check the specific requirements of the venue.
Vaccinations are free and available to everyone age 5 and over, regardless of immigration status. Vaccines are widely available across LA County without an appointment. In-home vaccination is available to people who are homebound.
Visit the How To Get Vaccinated webpage to find a location near you,
or call the Public Health Vaccine Call Center 1-833-540-0473 open daily from 8am to 8:30pm.