Photo by Tony Pierce.

Coronavirus: Sheriff Warns Strip Clubs to Shutter, MOCA Layoffs

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First death of a Los Angeles COVID-19 victim under 18; an uptick of local college students are diagnosed with the virus.

Four more people, including a minor, have died of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, officials announced Tuesday. That brings the total of deadly coronavirus cases in the county to 11. The case is a “devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages,” says Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Total cases in L.A. top 660. — KTLA

With more than 100 new deaths reported, Monday was the deadliest day in the United States’ fight against the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. — CNN

There are 81 coronavirus cases in the San Fernando Valley. Here is how they break down based on neighborhood and city. — Los Angeles Daily News

The Deja Vu Showgirls strip club on Hollywood Boulevard. Photo by Tony Pierce.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva reminded gun shops, strip clubs and night clubs that they are not essential and will be cited and could lose their licenses if they remain open. — KTLA

Two Cal State Long Beach students test positive for coronavirus. One of the students had not been on campus for two weeks. The other student had no opportunity for on-campus exposure, according to public health officials. — CBS LA

East L.A. College announced that one of its students tested positive for coronavirus. “We are in the process of notifying other students and faculty who may have had direct contact with the student during this time,” the college said in a statement. — The Eastsider

Kaiser Hospital on Sunset Boulevard in East Hollywood. Photo by Tony Pierce.

In the race to expand testing for the novel coronavirus and track results, California has fallen behind New York and other hot-spot states, as an assortment of public and private groups pursue testing programs in an uncoordinated fashion. — L.A. Times

MOCA laid off all of its 97 part-time workers on Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman said. Judy Leroy, a part-time gallery attendant, noted the $10-million pledge from MOCA Board of Trustees President Carolyn Powers last May to allow free admission to the museum. “That’s $10 million more money that MOCA didn’t have previously,” LeRoy says. “Why is there not $10 million to help keep the staff?” — L.A. Times

Fashion labels from Louis Vuitton to Gucci and Prada are obtaining and producing face masks, overalls and medical gowns to address the urgent need. — L.A. Times

The former A&M Records studio where “We Are the World” was recorded in 1985. Photo by Tony Pierce.

Lionel Richie is considering remaking “We Are the World,” a song he co-wrote with Michael Jackson in 1985, to raise money for coronavirus victims. “What happened in China, in Europe, it came here. So if we don’t save our brothers there, it’s going to come home. It’s all of us. All of us are in this together,” he says. — People

An Echo Park man discovered his car door was ajar. A thief ignored stealing his nice coat, a pair of shoes and a phone charger, but swiped eight rolls of toilet paper from his trunk. Why were the rolls in his trunk? He left it there to save space in his tiny bathroom and in case someone broke into the house and stole his main supply. — The Eastsider

LAist has an excellent, long, detailed and hyperlinked “No-Panic Guide to the Coronavirus in L.A.” - LAist

Early today, the Crenshaw Christian Center in South L.A. opened its doors as a testing site for COVID-19. — ABC7

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