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Morning Briefing: Your Coronavirus Cheat Sheet, Checking In With Seniors And The Unhoused

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If your head is spinning from the speed of the news, you’re not alone. As of the latest count, there are now 94 cases of coronavirus confirmed in L.A. County. President Trump’s coronavirus task force recommended keeping gatherings to 10 people or less and L.A. schools became really, truly closed to kids.

It’s also still raining, which we can all agree gives this whole situation a much more apocalyptic vibe. Still, we have you covered for what to watch while you’re social distancing at home, and an unexpected (and very welcome!) way to keep your kids entertained.

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  • The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Friday to its lowest amount since Mar. 21, reports Itxy Quintanilla.
  • Caitlin Hernandez explains the 2020 census mailers.

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  • California community colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley has been granted temporary emergency powers, reports Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, to make executive orders and overrule board regulations to keep classes open at the community colleges.
  • Pablo Cabrera checks in with the state’s seniors and those who work with them to see how they’re faring in the recommended self-isolation.

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