April 13, 2022 - Revised COVID-19 Quarantine Order: Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 15th

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

The Health Officer Order for the Control of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order (translations pending) has been revised as of April 13, 2022 and effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022. This Order supersedes the March 16, 2022 order.  Changes are highlighted in yellow on the document. 

This Quarantine Order is revised in response to changes in the April 6, 2022, State Public Health Officer Guidance for Local Jurisdictions on Isolation and Quarantine of the General Public.

  • Removes quarantine requirement for asymptomatic exposes person (for the general public).
  • Adds work exclusion or restriction in certain specific High-Risk Settings.
  • Includes updates definition for close contact.

Requires close contacts who are exempted from quarantine to wear a highly protective mask around others, especially indoors, for a total of 10 days after the last contact with a person infected with COVID-19, and to test to determine infection status.

Changes the definition of a close contact to align with the new CDPH definition of: "someone sharing the same indoor airspace, e.g., home, clinic waiting room, airplane, etc., for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) during an infected person's (laboratory-confirmed or clinical diagnosis) infectious period."

PERSONS REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THIS HEALTH OFFICER ORDER: All individuals who reside or work in the Los Angeles County Health jurisdiction who have been in close contact with a person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 (based on a positive viral COVID-19 test result), whether exempt from quarantine or not, are to follow the requirements of this Order specific to their situation and the instructions for quarantine, if indicated. This order does not apply to management of exposed health care personnel. Exposed health care personnel should refer to Work Restrictions for Asymptomatic HCP with Exposures. Emergency Medical Service personnel should refer to Work Restrictions for Asymptomatic EMS Personnel with Exposures.

Please read this entire order carefully.  

HOO_Coronavirus_Blanket_Quarantine_041522.pdf

The Health Officer Order for the Control of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Isolation, revised March 16, 2022 remains in effect.

Please see our Health Officer Orders webpage for more information.

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 the health and well-being of Los Angeles County residents.