Updated May 20: Coronavirus information for membersproviders and resource center visitors.

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

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) issued a health advisory on May 1, 2020. This advisory discusses the extended time-period for isolation of persons with COVID-19 , as well as the ongoing characterization of clinical presentation.

Read the full LAC DPH Health Advisory: COVID-19 Revised Isolation Period and Clinical Symptoms.

Because guidance for the prevention and management of COVID-19 may change, providers and staff are encouraged to visit the Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) website frequently. You can also subscribe to the LAHAN to receive alerts, advisories, and updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

⇒ Keep up to date by visiting the LAC DPH Coronavirus Webpage for Health Professionals.

 

Key Messages

 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently extended the time-period for isolation of persons with COVID-19 and have expanded the list of symptoms to consider testing for SARS-CoV-2.
     
  • LAC DPH has released a new interactive COVID-19 surveillance dashboard.
     
  • Health care providers are reminded that results from serologic tests cannot not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. Serologic test results may not be used to release a person from isolation or quarantine nor to clear a person to return to work. 
     

 

Reporting

 

Reporting COVID-19 in L.A. County Residents

COVID-19 associated deaths must be reported by healthcare providers immediately.

 

All other COVID-19 cases must be reported by healthcare providers within one day. 

Providers should complete all sections of the Medical Provider COVID-19 Report Form* and then submit via fax or secure email: 

 

*Please be sure to use the revised forms dated 4/4/20 (death report) and 4/3/20 (case report).

 

Long Beach Health and Human Services:

 

Pasadena Public Health Department: