COVID-19 Information

Updated: 4/21/2022 at 3 p.m.

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In Los Angeles, the health and safety of our residents and visitors has always been our top priority. 
We are working closely with our partners to monitor the latest developments regarding COVID-19 protocols and Los Angeles County public health orders. Find the latest developments below.


Protocols for International Travelers 

As of December 6, 2021,  all inbound international travelers to the United States are required to test within one day of departure globally, regardless of nationality or vaccination status. 



As the health and safety of visitors to Los Angeles is paramount, Los Angeles Tourism is committed to providing meeting professionals with accurate and timely information as they prepare for upcoming conferences, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions in L.A. Find full guidelines here


Public Transportation

Masking is required in all public transit within LA County and in LA County indoor transportation hubs. This includes Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Per the revised Order, masking continues to be required to be worn by everyone, 2 years of age and older, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, on public transit within the County. This includes wearing masks on commuter trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares.  Masking continues to be also required in indoor transportation hubs including airport and bus terminals, train and subway stations, seaport or other indoor port terminals, or any other indoor area that serves as a transportation hub.


LAX Airport

Los Angeles World Airports is working nonstop to ensure a clean, safe and healthy airport journey. Learn more about COVID-19 testing at LAX and more with the Travel Safely LAX Guide.


Public Health Orders

Los Angeles County still requires the use of masks in some settings and recommends use in others. Please find full guidelines here


Healthy Travel Practices from the CDC
Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling:

  • Wear a cloth face covering in public
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Avoid close contact with others, maintaining 6 feet of physical distance
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with animals while traveling
  • Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. State Department

Additional Resources:
CDC’s Considerations for Travelers:
LA County Public Health:


NotifyLA is the City of Los Angeles’ mass notification system used to provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations, to Los Angeles residents, businesses and subscribers via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail in case of emergencies or critical situations. Because NotifyLA uses the 911 database, only land-line numbers are automatically included in the system. In order to receive a notification via your cell phone, Voice over IP (VoIP) number or email, you must register those telephone numbers and/or e-mail address in NotifyLA. NotifyLA uses geomapping so alerts are targeted by geographic location. That means, alerts will only be sent to the subscribers in the area impacted by the emergency.

Emergency Management Department

The Emergency Management Department has five divisions comprised of administrative staff and specialists that work with City departments, municipalities and an array of community-based organizations to ensure that the City and its residents have the resources and information they need to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies, disasters and significant events.

200 N. Spring St, Room 1533
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 484-4800

Emergency Contacts

Call 9-1-1 when there is a life-threatening emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency services such as police, fire or paramedic.

  • Non-emergency Police: 877-275-5273
  • TTY Service: 213-847-0652
  • Park-related emergencies: 323-913-7390
  • Water Service: 800-342-5397
  • Power Service: 800-342-5397
  • Gas Service: 800-427-2200
  • Traffic Signals: 818-374-4823
  • Road closures (Cal Trans): 800-427-7623
  • Street Lights: 800-996-2489
  • American Red Cross public information: 213-739-5200
  • Animal Services: 888-452-7381
  • Building Inspection: 888-524-2845
  • Storm damage/mud slide reports: 888-524-2845
  • Refuse collection: 800-773-2489
  • Sewer/storm drain problems: 800-773-2489
  • Trees down/debris removal & related problems: 800-996-2489