As of January 19, 2023 Masks are still required in some settings and strong recommended in others in Los Angeles County.
Please refer to the When You Need to Wear A Mask document for the most accurate guidance for mask wearing. This information is also summarized in the Health Officer Order and the LA County COVID-19 Response Plan.
You* MUST wear a mask (*see flyer - some people should not wear a mask):
- In healthcare settings (including long-term care settings and adult/senior care facilities).
- In places where it is required by the site, including business, schools, and workplaces.
- If you have COVID-19. You must wear a highly protective mask if you need to be around others, including at home, until you end isolation. If you are eligible to end isolation after Day 5 because you have a negative test result, it is strongly recommended that you continue to wear a mask through Day 10. In workplace settings, you must wear a mask through Day 10.
- If you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19. You must wear a highly protective mask when you are around others indoors for 10 days after your last day of exposure.
- Where required by public health for managing an outbreak at your workplace, school, or the congregate setting where you live.
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you wear a mask (unless required - see You Must Wear a Mask above)
- In indoor public places if you are at risk for severe illness, especially if crowded or poorly ventilated. Wear a highly protective mask when you are in these settings.
- On all forms of public transit, including trains, buses, shuttle buses, taxis, ride-shares, and medical transport.
- In all transportation hubs, including airport and bus terminals, train and subway stations, seaports or other indoor port terminals, or any other indoor area that serves as a transportation hub.
No one can be prevented from wearing a mask to participate in an activity or enter a business.
Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect health and well-being in Los Angeles County.