3. 🦠 Coronavirus quick catch-up
Our future? In the photo above, workers build a 200-bed temporary field hospital on a soccer field in Shoreline, Wash., outside Seattle.
- "It’s basically to relieve pressure on the hospitals and to free up beds for critical patients," said city spokesman Eric Bratton told the Seattle Times.
☀️ In the most far-reaching crisis directive so far, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all 40 million of the state's residents to stay home except when performing "necessary activities," the L.A. Times reports.
- Those include caring for a relative, getting gas or going to pharmacies, grocery stores, farmers' markets, food banks, convenience stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, banks and laundromats.
🛒 Walmart said that it'll give bonuses April 2 to hourly employees to reward them for their work in this crunch. Part-time workers will receive $150; full-time workers will receive $300. (AP)
🥃 With restaurants across Texas forced to suspend dine-in service, "Gov. Greg Abbott issued a waiver ... that allows them to deliver alcohol with a food purchase, including beer, wine and mixed drinks." (Dallas Morning News)