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At what point should somebody call 911?

Emergency warning signs include difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, blue or pale-colored lips or face, confusion or difficulty waking up or completing full sentences because of shortness of breath. If you or witness someone experiencing these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to an emergency room.

For more guidance, go to: LA Public Health

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