COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center
LOS ANGELES COUNTY UPDATE
Los Angeles County Joint Information Center – COVID-19
ALL COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING SITES OPEN, EATON CANYON OPENS WITH FREE TIMED ENTRY RESERVATIONS, AND INCIDENT REPORT
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
All County COVID-19 Testing Sites Are Open
Earlier this week, the County’s state of emergency impacted the operations of a number of County COVID-19 testing sites. Today, all County and State-run testing sites have opened and will resume their work of meeting the needs of the community, while ensuring the continued safety of patients and staff.
To make an appointment or learn more about current testing priorities, visit LA County’s COVID-19 testing website (link opens in new tab).
County residents who have participated in demonstrations, over the past week, and think they have been exposed to COVID-19 while out in large crowds (because they were in close contact for at least 15 minutes with people who were not wearing face coverings), should remember that the virus has a long incubation period and it will be important to remain away from others as much as possible for 14 days. You are also urged to follow LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance:
- Stay home & away from others for a minimum of 14 days after exposure. The incubation period is long (at least 14 days long). If you get tested right away, you’re likely to test negative. Testing negative, after exposure, doesn’t mean you can’t become infected later during the incubation period.
- Wear a cloth face covering.
- Clean and disinfect all “high-touch” surfaces in your home every day.
- If you experience symptoms during home isolation, call your healthcare provider. If you don’t have a provider, dial 2-1-1 for assistance.
LA County supports the rights of its residents to peacefully protest. But we must not forget that COVID-19 is still present in our communities and that gatherings of people in large crowds are risky. It is important to remember to wear a cloth face covering in addition to maintaining appropriate physical distance (6 ft) from others, while participating in a peaceful protest.
For further details on LA County’s DPH Home Isolation Instructions, click here (link opens in new tab).
Beginning Tomorrow: Eaton Canyon Re-Opens with Free, Timed Entry Reservations
Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, June 6, the Eaton Canyon Natural Area will re-open for County residents with free, timed entry reservations.
Reservations will help keep the Eaton Canyon trails from becoming overcrowded, in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions. In May, an overwhelming influx of visitors not adhering to the requirements for face coverings and physical distancing forced the closure of the Eaton Canyon Natural Area.
What to know:
- Reservations must be made the day before your visit.
- No same-day reservations allowed.
- Timed entry reservations are available for 3-hour increments. Each time slot is limited to 85 reservations to prevent overcrowding.
- 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Each reservation allows entry for one vehicle (or up to four people walking in) and should be limited to members of the same household.
- The main entrance to Eaton Canyon Natural Area (located at 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91107) will be the only point of entry open at this time.
- Trail visitors will need to show proof of their reservation (either on mobile device or printout) and photo identification at the entrance. No entry or waiting at the entrance will be permitted without a reservation.
- To make a free, timed entry reservation, click here (link opens in new tab) .
And now that you know how to secure a reservation, watch this video for tips on what to do once you’re there:
View How to Safely Use LA County Trails Video HERE (link opens in new tab).
For a full list of re-opened LA County Parks locations and their COVID-19 guidelines, visit the LA County Parks website at parks.lacounty.gov/covid-19 (link opens in new tab).
Our daily report is a high-level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency. View Here (link opens in new tab) to view.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit
View (link opens in new tab) our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.
Access our Social Media Toolkit here (link opens in new tab).
You can be infected with #COVID19, show no symptoms, and infect others. Please protect each other by wearing a face covering when you’re with people not from your household and keep practicing #PhysicalDistancing. #LACountyTogether
Spanish: Puede infectarse con # COVID19, no mostrar síntomas e infectar a otros. Por favor, protéjase entre sí usando una cobertura facial cuando esté con otras personas que no sean de su hogar y siga practicando #DistanciamientoFisico. #LACountyTogether
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov (link opens in new tab)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov (link opens in new tab)
Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1