LA County COVID-19 Updates

Sept 23, 2022

As of 9-23-22, 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.


Please also view the revised Health Officer Order: Responding Together at Work and in the Community - Community Monitoring of COVID-19 and Continued Response Measures, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022. Changes are highlighted in yellow (see document).

  • Revised to strongly recommend, but no longer require, masking for all persons using public transit or at indoor transportation hubs. Transit agencies may elect to continue requiring masking.
  • Revised to align with the State Public Health Officer's September 20, 2022 guidance regarding masking in the following high-risk settings: correctional facilities, homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling and heating centers.
  • Continues to require masking at all indoor healthcare settings.
  • Revised to update Appendix T1: Protocols for K-12 Schools to align with the State and retire the requirement for schools to conduct routine testing of unvaccinated school staff.

Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of Los Angeles County residents.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health