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Coronavirus Information

This page is updated regularly as new information becomes available.

  • If you suspect that you might have the Coronavirus, click here.
  • For current information about the Coronavirus, please click here.
  • To contact the Los Angeles Department of Health, please call 213.240.7941.
  • If you have questions about Henry Mayo’s Coronavirus preparations or procedures, please send an e-mail to
  • To see questions we’ve been asked and our answers, click here.

How is Henry Mayo Prepared To Handle the Coronavirus?

We remain in regular contact with county, state and federal public health officials and continue to closely monitor developments. Below is helpful information in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have procedures in place to screen patients and visitors who show signs or symptoms of the Coronavirus and who have a history that would indicate they are at risk of the disease.

If such a person is identified, they would be isolated and evaluated for their eligibility for a Coronavirus test. If they are not deemed eligible to be tested then the person will be sent home with appropriate instructions.

If they are deemed eligible to be tested then a test will be administered. If the person tested is not seriously ill, then he or she would be sent home and asked to self-quarantine until the test results come in.

If the test results come back positive and the person is still relatively healthy, then that person would be asked to continue to self-quarantine. (Please note that it generally takes two to six days to get COVID-19 test results.) If the person is not well enough to go home and requires admission to the hospital, then we will treat them appropriately in an isolated room.


Larry Kidd, Ph.D., Henry Mayo’s Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, and Bud Lawrence, MD, Medical Director of Henry Mayo's Emergency Department answer COVID-19 questions on March 20, 2020.


Helpful Health Tips:

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Following the everyday preventive actions listed below may help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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