Provided by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

The CDC’s COVID-19 community risk level for LA County is currently LOW. In light of this, many of the requirements for wearing masks and showing proof of vaccination or a negative test before entering venues have been lifted by the County Health Officer. The latest requirements and recommendations for the general public are described below. 

Please review COVID-19 Prevention in Public Settings (EnglishSpanish) updated 3/4/22 for the latest requirements and recommendations for the general public.

Mask requirements and recommendations

Federal and state rules continue to require masks for everyone* 2 years of age and older in some locations. These include healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, public transit, transportation hubs, congregate living facilities, and homeless and emergency shelters. 

*For details, see the Mask Wearing Rules and Recommendations webpage.

Employers, businesses, and venues may choose to continue to require that masks are worn by customers indoors to protect their employees and other customers. Even if a location does not require mask, Public Health strongly recommends that masks are worn indoors in public places. Masks that fit and filter well should be worn.

No one can be prevented from wearing a mask to enter a business or participate in an activity.

Pre-entry proof of vaccination or negative test

Indoor Mega Events: Proof of full vaccination or negative test is required to enter indoor Mega Events in LA County. These are events with 1,000 or more attendees such as conferences, concerts, and private events or gatherings. Children under 2 years of age are exempt. 

Other venues: Other establishments and event organizers may choose to require attendees or customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. Examples include large outdoor events and indoor areas of bars and nightclubs. Check the venue’s rules before buying a ticket or visiting. 

Please review COVID-19: Reducing Risk – Keeping Safe & Preventing Spread (EnglishSpanish) updated 3/4/22. This information is to help people understand who is most at risk of getting infected and sick from COVID-19 and which situations are riskier. It outlines what steps people can take to stay safe and slow the spread of COVID-19. (Note: Other translations are pending).

See Preventing COVID-19: Masks (EnglishSpanish) updated 3/4/22. Masks are strongly recommended in most indoor places in LA County. Masks are still required in high-risk settings. See Mask Wearing Rules and Recommendations to see the rules for LA County. 

See COVID-19 Testing (EnglishSpanish) updated 3/4/22 for information of the types of COVID tests, when to get a test, and what to do if your COVID-19 test is positive or negative. Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at

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