Stay Home & Stay Safe this Holiday Season

Let’s fight for our communities. Stay home and stop the spread. Stay safe by celebrating only with people you live with.

Ways to protect yourself, friends and family:

Need a primary care doctor? Call LA County Health Services (844)-804-0055


The holidays will be different this year, but they don’t have to be lonely

Technology helps make real connections, even while we are apart. Plan online holiday celebrations. Hang out with your friends and loved ones on the phone or on video call this year to reduce your risk of getting COVID.

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Here are some ways to celebrate and stay safe:

Bring family and friends together on the phone or on a video call

It won’t be the same as being together in person, but you can still make dinner, open gifts, celebrate and give thanks.

Celebrate with the people you live with

This reduces your risk of catching or spreading covid, take time to celebrate the holidays just with the people who live in your home.

Join a religious service online or on TV

Help keep family and loved ones safe by attending religious services on a video call or recording instead of in person.

Shop for the holidays online

You can still give presents – just order online and have them shipped to your loved ones home.


There is no completely safe way to gather in person with people you don’t live with

This holiday season, stay home whenever you can except for essential needs like getting food, medical care, or going to work.

If you have to go out, remember:

Wear a Mask

that covers your nose, mouth and chin when outside your home.

Avoid Confined Spaces

Stay away from indoor and outdoor spaces where it’s hard to stay 6 feet away from others.

Avoid Close Contact

Stay at least 6 feet from others who don’t live with you, especially when you’re talking, eating or drinking.

Sanitize or Wash Your Hands

often and clean frequently touched items regularly.

If you are sick, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or who thinks they have COVID-19, stay home away from others and get tested.

Need a primary care doctor? Call LA County Health Services (844)-804-0055


We all need a little help sometimes

LA County has made extra resources available around the holidays as we fight COVID-19 together.

Ask your doctor or follow the links below for information on free food, housing, healthcare and more:

COVID-19 Testing Services Food Near You Get a Flu Shot How To Isolate at Home*

*For those who were exposed, are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19

For more information on housing available through the holidays, financial assistance, immigration resources, childcare, and more, CALL211 or visit


Looking for Covid-19 Testing?

Testing is free, regardless of immigration status.

If you think you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID, LA County has made it easy to get tested.


  • If you have a doctor, call your doctor first to decide if you need a test.
  • If you don’t have a doctor, call 211 or text 52-11 to find a test near you.
  • You can also click here to get tested.

Things to remember before you get tested:

  • Avoid contact with people outside of your home for at least 14 days unless told otherwise
  • If you are having a medical emergency, like chest pain or problems breathing, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
  • A negative test doesn’t mean it is safe to gather with friends and family who don’t live with you. It does NOT protect anyone from getting COVID.
  • Tests aren’t 100% accurate and you can have COVID and not have symptoms. It is still possible to give COVID-19 to loved ones if you were recently infected or were infected after you took the test.