COVID-19

COVID-19

Resources, assistance and what you need to know about the novel coronavirus

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As of 11:59 pm on Saturday, July 17, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors at public settings and businesses due to increased levels of transmission.

The California Department of Public Health is making it easier for people get their digital COVID-19 vaccination record— get yours today here. It’s safe, convenient, and free.

California’s economy is now fully open. Help keep California and Los Angeles County open and our communities healthy by following CDC travel guidelines.

When considering travel within or outside of California, both the California and Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health ask that you:

  • Do NOT travel if you are sick, you have a recent positive COVID-19 viral test result, or you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 viral test after being exposed to the virus
  • Delay travel until you’re fully vaccinated
  • No matter your vaccination status, wear a mask while on public transportation or in a transportation hub. It is a Federal requirement

Access the complete guidelines.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines 

Information changes quickly. We're sharing updates to help us all keep up with the latest.
 

What to Do if You Are Sick

Learn the symptoms of COVID-19, and what you should do if you are feeling sick.

 

L.A. CARE IS NOW OFFERING FREE FACE MASKS

L.A. Care is committed to helping you stay safe and is now offering free face masks. Stay safe by wearing your mask, washing your hands, and avoiding crowds.

Request a Face Mask

L.A. Care Community Link logo

Everyone continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with food, unemployment, or other issues, L.A. Care Community Link can show you services near you.

Enter your zip code at L.A. Care Community Link and select "search". When you're on the resources page, enter "covid19" in the search bar at the top.

You will see related services and help from many different community-based organizations and government agencies.

Go to L.A. Care Community Link

 

 

SCAM ALERT: DON'T PAY FOR VACCINE PROMISES

scam prevention flier With COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, so are scammers.

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Attorneys General are alerting the public about COVID-19 vaccine scams.

What do you need to know to avoid a COVID-19 vaccine-related scam?

Here are the facts:

  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. 
  • You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine.
  • Nobody legit will call about the vaccine and ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number.

Learn more tips on recognizing and avoiding COVID-19 vaccine scams, and how to report them.

More on this & COVID-19 fraud

 

ADDITIONAL HELP

 

More Food Resources

DPSS Benefits Info

Need Health Coverage?

You may be eligible for Medi-Cal. Learn about benefits and apply today.

Resources for L.A. Care Members

Have questions about getting care? We're here to help you with services and costs during COVID-19.

 

L.A. COUNTY HOME TEST KIT STILL AVAILABLE

at no-cost to you

The LA County Home Test Collection Program is a partnership with Fulgent Genetics that offers an option to certain residents — those who have COVID-19 symptoms or who were possibly exposed to COVID-19 — to receive a free at-home nasal swab COVID-19 test.

You must meet certain program criteria to receive a kit. You also need to take the test as soon at it arrives at your home.

If you are interested, please go to the Los Angeles County Home Test Collection web page for details and sign-up information.

DON'T FORGET SELF-CARE!

COVID-19 has put all of us under a lot of stress. Some will feel worry, sadness and loneliness.


CalHope program logoThere are many services here to help anyone who feels stressed, anxious or lonely. CalHOPE is one — a free, crisis counseling, peer support call line (1.833.317.HOPE) to talk you through your struggles.


We're all having to change the way we do things. It's been challenging to our spirits, and can wear us down. L.A. Care Behavioral Health Director Dr. Michael Brodsky talked to KNX News about our pandemic fatigue.

 

L.A. Care offers more information and resources to help you take care of your mind and spirit, as well as your body.

Go to Self-Care & Coping

How to Protect Yourself

Understand the importance of social distancing. Know the public health orders in place for all Angelenos.
 

How You Can Help

Want to help others in your community? There are ways to participate in the fight against COVID-19 or support those in need.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a tip line to report any violations of the safety protocols outlined in the Health Officer Order. Violations can be reported anonymously at 888-700-9995 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays. To report violations online, visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov. Public Health will take action and issue citations for violations, and repeat violations may result in business closure.

SEE HOW YOUR HEALTH PLAN IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19

L.A. Care is working hard to provide immediate relief to our Los Angeles County community. Read about our efforts to support health care providers and local organizations.

L.A. Care COVID-19 Response Efforts