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Health Advisories

L.A. Care is committed to helping our Provider Network stay informed of news alerts and health advisories within Los Angeles County, especially those related to COVID-19.

November 16, 2022

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Increases of Flea-Borne Typhus

November 10, 2022

LAC DPH Health Update: Antiviral Treatment and Chemoprophylaxis for Influenza Infection During SARS-CoV-2 Co-Circulation

October 20, 2022

LAC DPH Health Update: Fall Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination

September 9, 2022

LAC DPH Monkeypox Update: Severe Disease, Testing, and Vaccine Eligibility

September 8, 2022

LAC DPH COVID-19 Updates: New Booster Recommendations, Observation Period, Co-Administration

August 23, 2022

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Recent Report of Polio Case in Rockland County, New York

August 12, 2022

LAC DPH Health Update: Monkeypox Updates Including Expedited Testing for PEH and Alternative JYNNEOS Dosing

August 1, 2022

CDC Health Update: Monkeypox in People with HIV, Children and Adolescents, and People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

July 27, 2022

LAC DPH COVID-19 Update: Therapeutics for SNFs, and Novavax

July 21, 2022

LAC DPH Health Update: Monkeypox Updates Including Provider Webinar this Friday, July 22

May 27, 2022

LAC DPH Health Alert: Contaminated Ecstasy and Accidental Drug Overdoses

August 18, 2021

Advisory: Inappropriate Exemptions May Subject Physicians to Discipline

December 4, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

 

October 29, 2020

LAC DPH Health Alert: Wound Botulism Cases Associated with Heroin

 

October 28, 2020

LAC DPH COVID-19 Update: Revised Isolation & Quarantine Orders, Recently Recovered Patients, MIS-C, and Resources

 

July 28, 2020

LAC DPH Health Update: Discontinuing Isolation, Recently Recovered Patients, Universal Eye Protection

 

July 18, 2020

LAC DPH Health Update: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

 

July 17, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Resurgence of Candida auris in Los Angeles County

 

July 13, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Health Officer Order Requiring Diagnostic Testing Access

 

July 13, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Rifapentine Shortage and Detection of Nitrosamine Impurity

 

July 4, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Increasing COVID-19 Cases; Isolation and Quarantine; Testing Access

 

June 2, 2020

LAC DPH Health Update: COVID-19 Updates

 

June 1, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Tuberculosis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

May 14, 2020

CDC Health Advisory: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 

May 12, 2020

LAC DPH Health Alert: Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19

 

May 8, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Maintaining Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic and Resuming Deferred Preventive Care

 

May 1, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: COVID-19 Revised Isolation Period and Clinical Symptoms

 

April 22, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Expanding Testing and Universal Source Control

 

April 16, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: SARS-CoV-2 Serology

 

April 7, 2020

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Notification of Close Contacts; Importance of COVID-19 Death and Case Reporting

 

April 2, 2020

LAC DPH Health Update: Revised COVID-19 Exposure Period

 

March 30, 2020

Notice to Providers Prescribing Controlled Substances Re: Telehealth

On March 16, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) published a COVID-19 Information Page on the Diversion Control Division website, providing guidance on prescribing controlled substances. The public health emergency exemption allows the prescribing of controlled substances via telemedicine without a prior in-person exam.

Learn more by viewing the telemedicine section of the DEA's COVID-19 Information Page or read the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: Medication-Assisted Treatment and Telehealth from the Department of Health Care Services.

 

March 28, 2020

LAC DPH Advisory: Ambulatory Patients with COVID-19, Healthcare Personnel Monitoring

 

March 25, 2020

LAC DPH Alert: Preserving Critical Supplies and Resources; New COVID-19 Mortality Reporting

 

March 19, 2020

LAC DPH: COVID-19 Testing, Isolation and Quarantine, and Health Care Worker Monitoring Recommendations

 

March 11, 2020

LAC DPH: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing and Revised Infection Prevention Guidance (updated March 14)

 

March 6, 2020

LAC DPH: COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Testing, Reporting, PPE, HCW Exposure Monitoring

 

March 4, 2020

LAC DPH: COVID-19 Guidance-Optimizing N95 Supplies and Managing Mild Illness

 

February 29, 2020

LAC DPH: Revised Evaluation Criteria for COVID-19

 

February 1, 2020

CDC Health Update: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

 

September 24, 2019

CDPH Health Advisory: Vaping Related Lung Illness: A Summary of the Public Health Risks and Recommendations for the Public

 

August 28, 2019

CDPH Health Update: Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury

 

May 24, 2019

LAC DPH Health Update: Measles Situation Update and Revised Clinical Guidance

 

April 26, 2019

LAC DPH Health Update: Measles Prevention in Los Angeles County

 

April 23, 2019

LAC DPH Health Alert: Measles Outbreak in Los Angeles County

 

October 21, 2016

Issue Brief: Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Advisory

 

February 2, 2016

Issue Brief: Zika Virus Infection

 

February 6, 2015

Issue Brief: Measles Outbreak in Los Angeles County

 

October 23, 2014

Issue Brief: Ebola Resources