Information on COVID-19
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes continues to monitor the latest COVID-19 public health guidance and vaccine information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Second Booster Dose of Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Approved by FDA for Those Ages 50+
On March 29, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 50 years of age and older at least four months after they received their first booster dose.
Free At-Home Test Kits Available
The U.S. government is offering American households two sets of four free rapid antigen COVID tests sent via USPS. Tests can be ordered online at COVIDtests.gov. Orders will ship free, usually in 7-12 days. Learn more at: covidtests.gov/faq
If you have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional support placing an order, you can call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages – 8 a.m. to midnight ET, 7 days a week.
The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is also available to specifically help people with disabilities place their orders. To get help, call 1-888-677-1199, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.
For those who have questions about eligibility, the online ordering form, shipping, or delivery, you can contact the USPS Help Desk at 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
L.A. County Home Test Collection Program
The L.A. County Home Test Collection Program offers free, at-home COVID nasal swab test kits via mail to all L.A. County residents who have COVID-19 symptoms or think they were exposed. Sign up to have a test kit delivered to your home address at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/home-test-collection-program/. PCR test kits can also be picked up at various locations in L.A. County.
Vaccine Booster Eligibility Expanded to Ages 12+
Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots has expanded to everyone ages 12+. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you are 18 or older, you should choose either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for your booster, even if you got J&J before. If you are 12-17, you need to get the Pfizer vaccine booster.
Get your booster dose 5 months after your second dose of Pfizer/Moderna, or 2 months after your J&J dose.
You may get your COVID-19 booster at the same time as your flu vaccine.
Need an In-Home Vaccination?
If you are home-bound, you can request an in-home vaccination from the L.A. County Department of Public Health by calling the DPH Vaccine Call Center 833-540-0473 (open daily from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.), or by filling out an online request form at vaccinatelacounty.com.
Interested in the City's COVID-19 case and vaccination rates? Zoom in on the map below, click anywhere within the City's borders and the most recent data will show.