...Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened his daily briefing Tuesday recognizing what may have been the first COVID-19 death of a teenager in L.A. County and went on to announce actions against nonessential businesses that don't close and a new portal for recruiting medics.
...The mayor addressed President Trump's remarks from earlier Tuesday about having the nation "Opened up and just raring to go by Easter." Garcetti said he didn't think L.A. would be back to normal "In that short time."
...The mayor went on to announce the "Business ambassadors program" - an effort to get nonessential businesses to close.
...He said the Department of Water and Power will shut off water and power for the businesses that don't comply with the "Safer at home" ordinance.
...Neighborhood prosecutors will implement safety measures and will contact the businesses before issuing further action, according to Garcetti.
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