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The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the shelter-in-place can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know — 5 News/CBSN Bay Area — will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.

East Bay Restaurant Feeds Burritos to Emergency Workers on COVID-19 Front Line
EMERYVILLE — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted innumerable aspects of life in the Bay Area, from the strain it brings to first responders to the toll it has taken on local businesses. When coronavirus lockdown hit, it was quite a shock to the owner of Best Coast Burritos, a 2-location chain of East Bay restaurants. Business nearly evaporated but the San  Francisco News quick action of owner Alvin Shen turned a dire situation into a win-win for his business and for first responders. Best Coast Burritos is once again serving up hundreds of meals a day. It’s a stark contrast to the situation in mid-March when California’s first shelter-at-home order was put into place.

Mountain View Children’s Theater Company Makes Masks For Health Workers
MOUNTAIN VIEW — With health officials now urging people to wear masks in public, the costume department of a Mountain View children’s theater company is using its skills to sew masks for medical personnel. The coronavirus outbreak has forced the curtain to fall prematurely on Peninsula Youth Theatre’s run of the musical “Newsies” in Mountain View. “It was pretty devastating on so many different levels,” says producing artistic director Loryn Hatten. Read More

Help SF Food Truck Vendors Feed Grocery Store Workers and Their Families
SAN FRANCISCO — Off the Grid, San Francisco’s largest gathering of food trucks, is launching a campaign to provide free meals to grocery store workers. The Grocery Employees Meal Fund is accepting donations for the creation of multi-day packages to provide Press Release Distribution Services In San Francisco five meals for grocery store employees and their families. The group plans to deliver these meal packages to stores throughout the city during the coronavirus pandemic. Off the Grid teamed up with food vendors Little Green Cyclo and Wokitchen to make the first deliveries on Friday to the S.F. Western Addition Safeway store on Webster Street and also to the Safeway on Noriega Street in the Outer Sunset District. 

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