It’s important to follow public health instructions to make sure you, your friends and family are safe – even if you don’t feel sick.
Remember, LA County is here for you during this uncertain time. LA County has resources, services and benefits to help you as you recover from COVID-19, such as temporary housing, food and other support services.
Stay home and and isolate from others
Track how you feel and look for emergency signs
Stay 6 feet from others and wear a mask
Wash your hands often
Isolation is staying away from others while you are sick. This includes keeping your distance from other people, even those in your household and workplace. It is one of the most important things you can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.
from work, school, shops and all other places outside. Don’t worry, there are LA County resources if you need a private and safe place to stay temporarily, and you have rights as an employee.
to avoid infecting everyone you live with. If possible, stay in a separate room. Use separate utensils, wear a mask and keep your distance from others you live with.
If you can’t stay in your own room, be sure to disinfect all surfaces you touch, keep windows open for airflow and stay 6 feet away from others.
like dishes, bedding and towels, that could spread the virus. If you do use shared items, wash them right after using. Clean high-touch surfaces frequently, like door handles and countertops, with disinfectant.
As you recover from COVID-19, continue to wash your hands frequently and wear a mask if you leave your home to receive medical care. To learn how to stay away from others when you have COVID-19, click here.
It’s been more than 10 days since you tested positive or started feeling ill, AND
It’s been 24 hours since you’ve had a fever (without medicine) and your symptoms have improved
Check with your employer on any return-to-work instructions. Until then, continue to stay away from other people until you are feeling better. If you have any questions about keeping your distance from others, you can learn more here.
Keep track of how you feel when you are sick, and make sure to note the first day you don’t feel good. You may first start to feel sick up to or even 14 days after catching the virus, and might have:
Remember, hospitals are open. If you feel or someone is showing any of the following, get emergency medical care immediately (Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency room):
Some people with COVID-19 never get symptoms. If you test positive, you must stay home, so that you don’t put others in danger!
Testing positive for COVID-19 can also be very hard on your mental health. For mental health resources, click here
Contact tracing means tracking where people may have picked up the virus. Your information is private, safe and will not be shared. If you test positive, you may receive a call, email or text message with questions about who you have been in contact with and when.
Sharing who you have been around will help slow the spread of COVID-19 by making sure others can quarantine. Your information is safe and secure from your employer, law enforcement and immigration agencies will not receive your information, and no negative immigration consequences will result from the contact tracing process. To learn more about the contact tracing process, click here.