L.A. County Update: Expanded List of COVID-19 Symptoms, Testing Eligibility

The County of Los Angeles has been regularly updating its resources related to COVID-19. Here’s the latest information from the County:

Expanded List of COVID-19 Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently expanded their list of COVID-19 symptoms experienced by those testing positive for COVID-19. In light of new guidance, LA County residents are asked to pay close attention to these symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Call your provider if you are experiencing mild illness. If you need a provider, call 211.

To schedule a COVID-19 test, visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.

For more information on how to stay safe visit LA County’s covid19.lacounty.gov.

Who Is Eligible for COVID-19 Testing?

If you’ve wondered whether you or someone you know is eligible for COVID-19 testing, the County of Los Angeles is currently prioritizing tests for:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms
  • All essential workers regardless of symptoms, including:
    • health care workers
    • first responders
    • social service employees
    • utility workers
    • food supply workers and
    • other public employees
  • Asymptomatic individuals who are: 
    • 65 years old or
    • have chronic underlying health conditions
  • All individuals in institutional congregate living settings, including:
    • skilled nursing facilities
    • long-term care facilities
    • homeless shelters
    • and correctional institutions

To schedule a test, visit https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.

Prepare for your appointment by watching this video

If you’ve been tested and have not received your results, call or email your lab’s customer service staff to ensure your contact information is correct. Contact information is available here.

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