In Los Angeles County, if you have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19 you are required to:
It is recommended that you get tested for COVID-19
Please help slow the spread of COVID-19 by answering if you get a call from “LA PublicHealth” or 1-833-641-0305 (see Contact Tracing).
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.
A “close contact” is any of the following people who were exposed to an “*infected person” while they were infectious:
*An infected person is anyone with COVID-19, or who is suspected to have COVID-19, and is considered to be infectious from 2 days before their symptoms first appeared until they are no longer required to be isolated (as described in Home Isolation Instructions for People with COVID-19). A person with a positive COVID-19 test but no symptoms is considered to be infectious from 2 days before their test was taken until 10 days after their test.
To prevent you from unintentionally spreading COVID-19 to uninfected people, you must restrict activities and limit all movements that may put you in contact with others during the quarantine period.
As a close contact to someone with COVID-19, it is recommended that you get tested.
You will need to stay in quarantine for 14 days from the date that you last had close contact with an infected person. See “Length of quarantine period” on page 1 for the definition of close contact and the examples below to learn how to calculate the last date in your quarantine period.