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Morning Briefing: Housing the Homeless, Seniors-Only Shopping And The Truth About Advil

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As much of the city settles into a new, indoors, Netflix-binging reality, some of us may still feel confused, concerned or downright scared. With that said, our newsroom would like to bring you this good news: A lot of people are doing a lot of nice things for each other out there.

For instance: The city is implementing a plan to bring 7,000 unhoused Angelenos indoors. Grocery stores are opening early for an hour of seniors-only shopping. L.A. County Library is offering digital library cards to folks who don’t already have them. And the list of organizations and individuals helping out those in need is very long, and growing.

It’s looking like we might be in this situation for longer than originally anticipated, but we’ll make it through. In the meantime, here’s what else we’re following...

First a quick break from COVID-19 news (because we need one, too):

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And now, your moment of Zen

In Beverly Hills, where even the famous shops on Rodeo Drive have shuttered, a sign at a theatre closed to customers has a sentiment, we hope we can all embrace. Remember the goal: stem the spread of the virus.

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And now your daily coronavirus briefing. Look for these stories later today:

  • Adolfo Guzman-Lopez looks into a “call to action” sent by a UC student association to administrators regarding the new coronavirus.
  • Long-planned weddings are being cancelled, and not because of cold feet. Sharon McNary explores the option of just getting a marriage certificate from a municipality.
  • Family visitation has been suspended at SoCal jails. Emily Elena Dugdale talks to a relative of an inmate.
  • Commercial tenants will not be evicted if they cannot pay their rent this month, reports Emily Guerin.
  • Governor Gavin Newsom has mentioned help for nursing homes in confronting coronavirus. Jackie Fortiér asks, what is that help, exactly?

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