UPDATE on Marriage & Graduation Ceremonies, Social Media Toolkit, and Incident Report



COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center


May 21, 2020


Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19



The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Ready To Say "I Do"? LA County Has Just The Thing For You.


If you're ready to walk down the aisle - wait no more! LA County's Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk announced, this week, residents can now purchase a marriage license & have their civil ceremony on the same video conference call!

It's as easy as 1,2,3:

1. Make sure you're eligible. One or both of you must meet the criteria:

  • One individual must be a resident of LA County
  • Both individuals must be in the same place in the State of California
  • Both individuals must have valid government identification
  • Must have a device with video/audio capabilities (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone)
  • Must have an internet connection

2. Book your appointment. If you meet the above criteria, call 800-201-8999 (and select option 1) to book your appointment. We will accommodate all couples on a first-come-first-serve basis.


3. Visit our website. For more information on the process, including cost, visit the Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk's Marriage License & Civil Ceremony webpage

Dear Class of 2020...

Congrats, Grad!

As we approach the season of graduation ceremonies, LA County's Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer and LA County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo have shared an update on in-person graduation ceremonies.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. The LA County Department of Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home Order prohibits all public and private gatherings.
  2. The Order does not allow any exemptions for graduation gatherings of any type in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. This means all in-person graduation ceremonies, including use of cars for drive-in graduations (even if one student at a time), are considered public gatherings and are therefore prohibited.
  3. Virtual ceremonies are permitted and encouraged!

Planning for a Virtual Graduation?

As you, your school, or your family prepares to commemorate this milestone, we want to help. XQ The Rethink Together Forum, who brought us this year's #GraduateTogether2020 virtual graduation ceremony, is offering tips on how to plan a virtual graduation ceremony of your own. Check out their Virtual Graduation Ceremony Toolkit for resources and inspiration to:

  • Get Organized
  • Plan Your Own Virtual Graduation Ceremony
  • Create an Interactive Graduation Experience
  • Manage Ceremony Logistics
  • Organize Wrap-Around Experiences

There’s also information on how to ensure students and families with little-to-no access to Wi-Fi or devices, as well as students with disabilities are included in your virtual graduation ceremony and celebrations.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit - with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. 

Access our Social Media Toolkit here.


Hiking? It’s #BYOM
Don’t forget to bring your mask. It's on all of us to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thanks for doing your part.
More information about mask and face coverings at https://covid19.lacounty.gov/byom/

Chinese:遠足? 這是#BYOM
別忘記戴上口罩。 防止COVID-19傳播是我們所有人的責任。感謝您的付出。
有關口罩和面罩的更多信息,請瀏覽 https://covid19.lacounty.gov/byom/

Korean: 하이킹? #BYOM
마스크를 반드시 가져 가십시오. COVID-19의 확산을 막는 것은 우리 모두의 일입니다. 참여해 주셔서 감사합니다.
마스크 및 얼굴 가리개에 대한 자세한 내용은 https://covid19.lacounty.gov/byom/ "를 참조하십시오.

Spanish¿Excursionismo? Es #BYOM
No olvides traer tu máscara. Nos corresponde a todos evitar la propagación de COVID-19. Gracias por hacer su parte.
Más información sobre máscaras y cubiertas faciales en https://covid19.lacounty.gov/byom/

Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit: