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Will Ferrell, Snoop Dogg appear in PSAs urging Californians to stay home amid coronavirus

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Will Ferrell and Snoop Dogg are urging Californians to “stay home” in a series of coronavirus-related videos released by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). 

In one of the public service announcements (PSAs) released Tuesday, “Anchorman” star Ferrell tells viewers, “If you’re like me — you know, a young millennial 18 to 40 — we love to go out on the town and party. But right now, we gotta stay at home.”

Sporting disco-ready attire, Ferrell, who’s actually 52, says, “So, since we have to stay home during this COVID-19 crisis, create your own party, create your own club right here in the comfort of your own house.”

Newsom said in a tweet, “Listen to Will Ferrell. Party with the people you live with.”

In another clip unveiled a day earlier by Newsom’s office, Snoop Dogg urges viewers, “Do not go outside unless you have to.”

“The longer you stay outside, the longer [we’re] going to be inside,” says the “Gin and Juice” rapper.  

Last week, Newsom issued an order for all 40 million Californians to stay home due to the coronavirus outbreak. At least 30 people have died and more than 1,600 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the state.

California’s celebrity-centered coronavirus videos aimed at a millennial audience come after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) debuted a series of PSAs this week with performers from the Empire State in an attempt, he said, to “do a better job of communicating” about the coronavirus.

Alec Baldwin, Danny DeVito, Robert De Niro and La La Anthony all appeared in the videos to stress to viewers the importance of social distancing and self-quarantining.

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