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The couple – who owns residential properties in Los Angeles – decided to waive the rent payment for April, Fox News confirmed.
"Kristen and Dax are waiving the April rent for the buildings in Los Angeles they own," said the Bell representative. Entertainment tonight on Tuesday. "The manager (Dax's sister) sent an email to all tenants this weekend to give them the good news."
The representative continued: "The message expressed empathy and encouragement, and promised to work with the residents going forward in the best possible way, as everyone learns to adapt to the public health crisis."
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell visit SiriusXM Studios on February 25, 2019 in New York City.
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On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he was promulgating a "state order" for California's nearly 40 million residents to "stay home" a comprehensive measure for the country's most populous state as the coronavirus spreads.
The order, which took effect at midnight on Friday morning, prohibits outside meetings and requires non-essential companies to close in an effort to slow the spread of the new virus.
Public events were canceled, while bars, restaurants, gyms and clubs were closed. Essential services like supermarkets, pharmacies and banks are still open.
Bell and Shepard join a handful of stars – including Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson, among others – who are providing relief during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fox News Melissa Roberto and Louis Casiano contributed to this report