Ninety-four people have been confirmed to have the virus in the county, Canada closes its border — except to Americans, Mayor Garcetti halts street cleaning tickets for two weeks.
There are a lot of coronavirus news updates that happened today. So here are some brief summaries of what went down when you were (hopefully) hunkering down.
The number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in L.A. County has reached 94. Of those people, 41 were confirmed in just the last 48 hours. – LA Daily News
Mayor Garcetti announced a moratorium on parking tickets issued in street-sweeping zones and told citizens to stop hoarding – LAist
L.A. has shut down 147 recreation centers, 28 senior centers and dozens of swimming pools. Add to that L.A. City Hall, libraries, schools and zoos. Griffith Observatory, Travel Town in Griffith Park and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium are also closed. But you can still golf! – L.A. Times
San Francisco has ordered residents to stay home. Like, seriously. “This is going to be a defining moment for our city,” says San Francisco Mayor London Breed. “We all have a responsibility to do our part to protect our neighbors and slow the spread of this virus by staying at home unless it is absolutely essential to go outside.” – S.F. Examiner
As for our neighbors to the north, Canada is shutting its border to all foreigners except U.S. citizens — for now. Also, “all Canadians should stay home,” says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. – National Post
Talk about a happy meal. DTLA’s Guerrilla Tacos created an “emergency taco kit” that includes all the necessary fixings for a grande taco dinner: five pounds of roasted chicken, five pounds of carne asada, a quart of red salsa, a quart of green salsa, tortillas, onion, cilantro, rice, beans, 30 eggs and four rolls of toilet paper. You can order the kit online for $150 and pick it up at the window. – Eater LA
Bad news for the homeless. Gym closures mean no showers for many without homes. – LAist
To quell the spread of the virus, the Sheriff’s Department has released over 600 inmates in the last two weeks. – Buzzfeed News
An employee of the ABC News bureau in L.A., who was part of the Seattle coverage team, has tested positive for coronavirus, ABC News President James Goldston informed staff this afternoon. “As a precaution, the bureau will now close so a specialized cleaning service can thoroughly disinfect the entire area again,” he wrote. – Deadline
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger advises everyone to stay home. And then plays with his donkey and pony – Twitter
Those who didn’t follow the Terminator’s advice and drove to work this morning were met with a pleasant surprise: a smooth commute. – SigAlert