LA County Ends COVID Emergency Declarations, Closes Testing Centers

Los Angeles County will end its local emergency declarations related to COVID-19, resulting in the closure of county-run virus-testing centers. Medi-Cal beneficiaries are advised to ensure their case information is up-to-date to maintain eligibility. Although Medi-Cal coverage will not stop, the county Department of Public Social Services will be re-evaluating cases.

The county Department of Health Services will be closing its COVID-19 PCR testing centers, as over the last nine months, there has been a 94% decrease in demand for in-person testing. DHS-operated hospitals and clinics will continue to offer testing for uninsured people.