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For Immediate Release:

April 18, 2022

Public Health Modifies Quarantine Requirement for Asymptomatic Close Contacts in the General Public - 3,351 New Positive Cases and 21 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 Reported in Los Angeles County Since Saturday

Public Health has updated the Quarantine Order to modify the quarantine requirement for asymptomatic close contacts in the general public. The updated order was effective at 12:01 am last Friday, April 15.

Regardless of vaccination status or recent history with a prior infection, asymptomatic close contacts who are not living or working in a high-risk setting, are not required to quarantine, provided they wear a highly protective mask when indoors around others, for a total of 10 days after the last contact with a person infected with COVID-19, and they test as soon as possible (at least within three to five days after their last exposure) to determine their infection status. If they test positive, they must follow Public Health’s isolation requirements.

They also must monitor themselves for 10 days following their exposure. If symptoms develop, they must test and stay home away from others and follow Public Health isolation requirements if they test positive.

Residents living in high-risk settings, including healthcare facilities, shelters, correctional facilities and adult care facilities, who are close contacts to COVID-19 cases, and are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, and have not been infected with COVID-19 within the prior 90 days, will need to continue to follow, at minimum, the existing quarantine orders requiring a minimum period of five days of quarantine, the requirement for negative test to exit quarantine after day five and the requirement to mask for the full duration of the quarantine period.

The updated Quarantine Order also outlines requirements for staff in high-risk settings who were exposed to COVID-19 and are either unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated and have not been infected with COVID-19 within the prior 90 days. Staff should exclude themselves from work for at least five days after their last exposure. If permitted by their employer, their work exclusion can end after Day 5 five if symptoms are not present, and if a diagnostic specimen collected on Day 5 or later tests negative. If staff are unable to test or choose not to test, and symptoms are not present, their work exclusion can end after Day 10. Staff must wear a highly protective mask, around others, especially indoors, for a total of 10 days after the last contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

Note that administrators of these high-risk settings have the discretion to implement more protective measures that those required in the County Quarantine Order.

In addition to updating the quarantine requirements, the order revised the definition of close contact for the general public to match the State’s guidance. A “close contact” is defined as someone sharing the same indoor airspace, e.g., home, clinic waiting room, airplane, etc., for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) during an infected person’s (laboratory-confirmed or clinical diagnosis) infectious period.

“To the many families who have lost a family member or friend to COVID-19, we wish you peace, comfort and courage as you mourn the loss of your loved ones,” said Dr. Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Throughout the pandemic, isolation of those infected with COVID and quarantine of their close contacts has been a significant strategy for interrupting the cycle of transmission. With many residents vaccinated and/or previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, there are additional barriers to transmission that can influence appropriate mitigation measures, including isolation and quarantine guidance, during this post surge period. After reviewing the California Department of Public Health’s updated quarantine guidance, we elected to generally align our Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order with the guidance, with a key exception. With increased circulation of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant, and indications that those infected with BA.2 are more likely to be asymptomatic, Public Health requires, rather than recommends, that close contacts who are exempted from quarantine mask indoors for 10 days and test as soon as possible.”

Today, Public Health reported 21 additional deaths and 829 cases for Monday, 1,012 cases for Sunday, and 1,510 cases for Saturday. Of the 21 new deaths reported today, three people were between the ages of 50-64, eight were between the ages of 65-79, and 10 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 21 newly reported deaths, 19 people had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,872

Public Health has reported a total of 2,853,706 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.6%.

There are 221 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,791,000 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov including:

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For more information:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,853,706

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)*

2,699,595

-- Long Beach

125,727

-- Pasadena

28,384

Deaths

31,872

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

30,198

-- Long Beach

1,262

-- Pasadena

412

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- 0 to 4

82964

- 5 to 11

239858

- 12 to 17

234211

- 18 to 29

601728

- 30 to 49

861258

- 50 to 64

447037

- 65 to 79

173863

- over 80

56565

- Under Investigation

2111

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Female

1373034

- Male

1250779

- Other

1111

- Under Investigation

74671

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4966

- Asian

166528

- Black

135542

- Hispanic/Latino

1231155

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13657

- White

348811

- Other

299319

- Under Investigation

499617

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Hospitalized (Ever)

136,882

**DATA Under reported

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3768

- Black

2797

- Hispanic/Latino

15524

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7517

- Other

313

- Under Investigation

95

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4210

20160

City of Alhambra

17013

19617

City of Arcadia

8110

14042

City of Artesia

4185

24918

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13724

27426

City of Baldwin Park

22893

29821

City of Bell

13867

38167

City of Bell Gardens

14163

32883

City of Bellflower

23325

30006

City of Beverly Hills

8409

24360

City of Bradbury

66

6174

City of Burbank

22426

20924

City of Calabasas

4017

16515

City of Carson

25586

27264

City of Cerritos

8435

16847

City of Claremont

7034

19280

City of Commerce*

4516

34555

City of Compton

33115

33147

City of Covina

14681

29942

City of Cudahy

10027

41184

City of Culver City

7446

18678

City of Diamond Bar

9185

15970

City of Downey

35958

31470

City of Duarte

5178

23519

City of El Monte

33064

28195

City of El Segundo

2815

16770

City of Gardena

16242

26492

City of Glendale

44557

21578

City of Glendora

11806

22375

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4175

28448

City of Hawthorne

22604

25459

City of Hermosa Beach

3332

16940

City of Hidden Hills

262

13862

City of Huntington Park

22047

37064

City of Industry

401

91762

City of Inglewood

29408

25891

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2908

14053

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10459

21087

City of La Puente

12684

31167

City of La Verne

7077

21264

City of Lakewood

19008

23653

City of Lancaster*

50905

31506

City of Lawndale

8108

24121

City of Lomita

4329

20884

City of Lynwood*

24811

34437

City of Malibu

2125

16395

City of Manhattan Beach

5022

13950

City of Maywood

10563

37659

City of Monrovia

8284

21351

City of Montebello

19222

29859

City of Monterey Park

11567

18578

City of Norwalk

33230

30877

City of Palmdale

52976

33325

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1525

11278

City of Paramount

18922

33775

City of Pico Rivera

20975

32629

City of Pomona

52022

33362

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4933

11540

City of Redondo Beach

10095

14695

City of Rolling Hills

190

9794

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1004

12375

City of Rosemead

10823

19554

City of San Dimas*

8081

23412

City of San Fernando

10440

42418

City of San Gabriel

7629

18628

City of San Marino

1444

10876

City of Santa Clarita

54122

24554

City of Santa Fe Springs

6368

34677

City of Santa Monica

17257

18667

City of Sierra Madre

1536

13978

City of Signal Hill

2849

24150

City of South El Monte

6579

31501

City of South Gate

38379

39100

City of South Pasadena

4050

15545

City of Temple City

6232

17095

City of Torrance

22974

15391

City of Vernon

308

147368

City of Walnut

4896

16036

City of West Covina

29292

27063

City of West Hollywood

8080

21867

City of Westlake Village

280

3349

City of Whittier

23735

27147

Los Angeles

1175801

29071

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2612

31846

Los Angeles - Alsace

3541

28453

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

635

25380

Los Angeles - Arleta

13624

39639

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3547

24185

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7510

24129

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1499

17784

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2378

18986

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3059

23222

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33295

38321

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5604

18104

Los Angeles - Brookside

99

17040

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1831

25713

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20103

30791

Los Angeles - Carthay

2933

20421

Los Angeles - Central

14860

38110

Los Angeles - Century City

2372

18543

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13477

39913

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9310

25121

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1650

17991

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1993

24847

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4058

27884

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3656

24127

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3992

28867

Los Angeles - Crestview

2883

25361

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6005

20059

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11857

43105

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9265

23403

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7341

25066

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3360

23569

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13282

31769

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1375

24072

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2722

26762

Los Angeles - Encino

10356

22926

Los Angeles - Exposition

974

29284

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14467

32208

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

897

24917

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3026

34698

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19488

41075

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8037

25430

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3195

29682

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16023

27535

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8529

39661

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3395

19925

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7012

24121

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12143

27851

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

457

18971

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5149

28550

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14963

39444

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12989

26842

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4274

30815

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16096

23583

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5292

17979

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9240

32374

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2505

31029

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12957

25065

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1242

27243

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12261

29050

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4602

35041

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4252

27909

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10092

30960

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2438

30380

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6851

24172

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1093

34887

Los Angeles - Longwood

1323

30739

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3839

17767

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2384

27929

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

521

16677

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7340

17282

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

669

15344

Los Angeles - Melrose

20170

25960

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3435

22854

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3451

19188

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9407

38994

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6372

26391

Los Angeles - North Hills

20006

32490

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46257

30549

Los Angeles - Northridge

19087

27346

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3342

15697

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32052

41637

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

615

15991

Los Angeles - Palms

8014

18265

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27053

35951

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2251

16576

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13859

33122

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

411

12860

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2261

20654

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7206

20248

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1427

21753

Los Angeles - Regent Square

641

23058

Los Angeles - Reseda

24626

32142

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1412

30457

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

861

20364

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19657

25189

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

979

22040

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18910

21672

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9655

21902

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2301

21718

Los Angeles - South Park

14861

39148

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1531

33399

Los Angeles - Studio City

4645

20700

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18783

35789

Los Angeles - Sunland

5088

24931

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

115

17774

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33498

40654

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7688

24900

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11021

27914

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2198

22408

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1703

19566

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

361

27642

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

323

17384

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6740

24236

Los Angeles - University Hills

714

20822

Los Angeles - University Park

9185

33454

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8764

29198

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5985

24211

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30474

32700

Los Angeles - Venice

6559

19357

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6172

35884

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3127

40838

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15547

37748

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21805

41934

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2303

27420

Los Angeles - View Heights

749

20276

Los Angeles - Watts

16262

38108

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1414

28769

Los Angeles - West Adams

8722

31567

Los Angeles - West Hills

8759

21603

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7594

20177

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20410

38047

Los Angeles - Westchester

8818

17088

Los Angeles - Westlake

17144

28884

Los Angeles - Westwood

9940

18370

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16521

45728

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19380

34309

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13002

25916

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15296

29537

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14582

21427

Unincorporated - Acton

1520

19069

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

781

18783

Unincorporated - Altadena

8391

19237

Unincorporated - Anaverde

324

21485

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

73

5863

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1452

18193

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14256

33589

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2275

46457

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2214

32679

Unincorporated - Azusa

4961

31156

Unincorporated - Bassett

4797

32375

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

71

65741

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2603

33683

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7137

26248

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

99

14103

Unincorporated - Covina

4786

28456

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3598

27374

Unincorporated - Del Aire

885

20146

Unincorporated - Del Rey

91

28616

Unincorporated - Del Sur

537

22236

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1521

34350

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1208

22827

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47990

38310

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

325

5076

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5101

33322

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1072

20204

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1871

21283

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

207

12462

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26327

40688

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11754

21017

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

603

23986

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

133

12113

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

527

37323

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2886

14575

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

602

29012

Unincorporated - La Verne*

500

24510

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1272

17989

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

147

22006

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3444

26505

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

345

20998

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6421

28485

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1191

29619

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1040

29140

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1678

17830

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

871

22443

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

340

28381

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2386

28541

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4070

16933

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

213

25297

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

320

16360

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

140

7224

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3107

24074

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

925

34761

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

218

23416

Unincorporated - Rosewood

393

30560

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

411

34451

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1076

32014

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8776

17200

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6407

31685

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2797

15021

Unincorporated - Saugus

312

201290

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

624

34763

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2033

22977

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17232

29097

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4065

19389

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1806

29920

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

420

32407

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

304

18335

Unincorporated - Val Verde

843

25476

Unincorporated - Valencia

674

21940

Unincorporated - Valinda

7468

31954

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2467

21203

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6094

37750

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5540

25084

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

559

58718

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3224

32781

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

388

28550

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8247

30630

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

169

13000

Unincorporated - Westhills

129

15375

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

727

19739

Unincorporated - Whittier

734

19397

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13749

39381

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1418

23527

- Under Investigation

68102




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