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Coronavirus: L.A. County Courts Close; Apple Pan Delivers

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Free Gucci (cooking classes), Apple Pan delivers, Dodgers come in clutch, books to read when holed up, a CVS error and a ‘Scrubs’ clip you shouldn’t miss.

The White House is proposing injecting $1 trillion into the economy, $250 billion of which would be direct payments to U.S. adults. “Americans need cash now and the president wants to get cash now,” says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “And I mean now in the next two weeks.” - NBC

The Michelin-starred chef of Beverly Hills’ Gucci Osteria is using Instagram to offer free cooking classes. “This is not a cooking show,” chef Massimo Bottura said this afternoon. “It’s just a way to share with people from all over the world … we just want to be part of the world. There’s a beautiful sentence in Italiano from a poet, Franco Arminio [translated roughly to]: yes, we are here, home, but we are talking with the whole world, so we are sharing with the whole world.” - Time Out LA

Apple Pan has never delivered its burgers or pies in its 73 years of existence — until now. - Eater LA

MLB’s 30 teams are stepping to the plate to help its thousands of seasonal ballpark employees, with every team donating $1 million each to those workers. While teams like the Angels and Dodgers should be applauded, to put their $1 million into perspective, that’s basically two weeks of salary for the newest Dodger, Mookie Betts and about 10 days pay for Angels star Mike Trout. - MLB

Eleven authors, from Laila Lalami to Jonathan Lethem, talk about the books they might finally read in quarantine - LA Times

This Scrubs clip has re-emerged as a great way to teach us how easily and quickly infections can spread. Watch it.

In a short video, Laker great Magic Johnson says “Let’s look out for each other.” - Twitter

L.A. County courts will be closed until Friday - KHTS

Amazon is suspending the shipment of many non-essential items from independent merchants to its warehouses. “We are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so we can more quickly receive, restock and ship these products to customers,” an Amazon spokesperson said. - The Independent

If you think you can’t catch the coronavirus if you’re young and super healthy, think again. Four members of the Brooklyn Nets, including former NBA MVP Kevin Durant have tested positive for the virus. - CNN

CVS’s Chief Medical Officer sent employees an email that contained a bullet point that falsely said, “Drinking warm water is an effective way to wash the virus into your stomach, where it is killed.” That is dangerously untrue. “The temperature of your drinking water has no impact on getting infected, treating infection or rinsing the virus from your system,” says Brandon Brown, an epidemiologist and associate professor at UC Riverside. “Drinking an incredible amount of water also will not help. It is important to stay hydrated at all times, irrespective of any epidemic.” - Mother Jones

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