By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer
Today, Southern California residents received an Amber Alert-style notification urging people to stay home except for essential activity. As of Sunday night, Southern California’s intensive care unit capacity was 10.9%, and on Monday, 8,086 new cases were reported in L.A. County. — ABC Los Angeles, KCRW, Los Angeles Daily News
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new statewide phone notification system, “CA Notify,” developed by Google and Apple. It launches this Thursday and allows residents to voluntarily opt-in to receive notifications when they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. — KCRA
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According to Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County’s public health director, dwindling ICU capacity has less to do with the number of beds and more to do with the limited number of hospital staff who can treat patients. Gov. Newsom also announced that California will bring in out-of-state nurses to assist hospitals.— Pasadena Now, KTLA
At a weekend raid of a “superspreader” party in Palmdale, L.A. sheriffs arrested 158 people and rescued one human trafficking victim. — Los Angeleno
A family in the South L.A. neighborhood of West Adams out for a walk while wearing face masks. Photo by Ande Richards.