November 24, 2020

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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Deaf Interpreter, Jenny Cantrell, a white female with pulled-back brown hair, wearing a black-rimmed glasses and a black short-sleeved shirt, in front of a black background looking at the camera

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TRANSCRIPT:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: TOP RIGHT CORNER:  Picture of Dr. Mark Ghaly, is a white bald-headed man with transparent glasses. He is standing in front of a tree and is smiling at the camera. Dr. Ghaly is wearing a grey suit, white shirt, and a red and grey tie.]

[WHITE TEXT: Dr. Mark Ghaly, November 24, 2020. Video made possible with support from [diagonal italic font] Dr. Thomas K. Holcomb]

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, my name is Jenny and this video is a summary of key points from Dr. Ghaly, who is the head of medical health, his press conference from November 24, 2020.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The Coronavirus cell is a gray sphere with orange dots and red stems protruding all around it.]

DR. GHALY: The COVID-19 cases have been increasing and a lot of people have gotten sick. This is the results we got from people who took the COVID-19 tests.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A red arrow curving dramatically upwards along with a blue bar graph, indicating increasing numbers. On each bar is a clipart of a man coughing. Coronavirus cells and the coughing man get bigger and bigger as the graph rises.]

DR. GHALY: The data shows the positive COVID-19 cases from November 1 to 23 (3 weeks) resulting in hospitalization double the amount.

[WHITE TEXT: November 1 to November 23]

DR GHALY: The ICU and hospitals are going to be full soon eventually.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An overcrowded hospital room. There is a sick person in each bed and some of the beds have plastic around it. Nurses in full protective gear are walking around and tending to the patients.]

DR. GHALY: What this means, people may not be able to go to hospital if they don’t have any room or bed available for new patients. The hospital isn’t limited for COVID-19 patients, but also for people with needs such as heart attack, stroke, broken bones, etc.  We must do what we have to do to stop the coronavirus from spread by wearing a mask.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A woman with her hair pulled back and glasses is wearing her red mask with white spots the right way. The mask fully covers her nose, mouth and chin.]

DR. GHALY: It is really important to leave your mask on when you go out in the public. You can take the mask when you come back home. Also, we need to maintain social distancing at 6 feet away and wash your hands fluency.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two abstract people with blue masks, with one arm raised standing apart with a wide red two-way arrow between and black text below the arrow: PHYSICAL DISTANCING, against a pink background] [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Large green arrow pointing down with a whie background.]

DR. GHALY;  Don’t go out to socialize.  The only way to stay safe is to stay home. It is important to follow the guideline for our well being and safety.  We have four different tiers of virus severity which is Purple, Red, Orange, and Yellow.  I will elaborate to remind what tiers mean. Purple is the most severe, Red is less severe, Orange is mild, and Yellow is the least severe

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: [all four rows then one row at a time, purple, then red, then orange, then yellow] Four rows of color bars. The top row is purple with images of skull bones and open hands gesturing “stop”. The second row is red with exclamation points (!) and open hands gesturing “stop”. The third row is orange with thumbs up signs exclamation points. The fourth row is yellow with happy faces and thumbs up signs.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  The state of California with each of its 58 counties assigned a color. Most of the counties are purple. Some are red, fewer orange and even less yellow counties.]

DR. GHALY:  Yesterday, a few counties in California were in the Yellow tier, but with current information we have. None of the counties in this California is in the Yellow tier as all counties are moved back to Orange, Red, and Purple. However, most counties in California are in Purple tier.  It is important that you need to follow the guidelines. However, Los Angeles has strict guidelines compared to the California guideline as a state due to high risk. Meaning, Los Angeles has too many COVID-19 cases. So, if the local where you live has guidelines that are stricter than the guideline for the State then that means you need to follow your local’s guidelines.

[WHITE TEXT: 18 years old to 49 years old]

DR. GHALY: The breakout of COVID-19 is getting worse, mostly from ages 18 to 49.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Gray circle with light blue background, side view of shape of human body from chest up to head with x ray view of lungs, esophagus, and nose/mouth with coronavirus cells in lungs all the way to nose/mouth.  Speech bubble coming out of mouth with red coronavirus cells and black text: I FEEL FINE.]

DR. GHALY; Oftentimes they didn’t realize that they can have COVID-19 without showing any symptoms like no fever, no cough, or whatsoever. So, people spread COVID-19 without even knowing.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A woman with her hair pulled back and glasses is wearing her red mask with white spots the right way. The mask fully covers her nose, mouth and chin.]

DR. GHALY: Again, it is very important that you must wear a mask when you’re going out.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A calendar image of the date December 21]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A clock with 10-5 highlighted in red. On top of the red is a moon and star.]

DR. GHALY: From now until December 21, we have set a curfew at 10pm which required everyone to stay home at that time. What this means, we are not allowed to go out after 10pm until 5am. However, you can leave your home for necessities such as walk your dog outside, get food, or anything that you need.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  A large group of friends and family pose in front of a thanksgiving feast. Nobody is wearing a mask. A big red “not allowed” symbol is on top of the people.]

DR. GHALY: Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to have a gathering for dinner, have fun, socialize, etc. however, this year is different because of COVID-19. So, I’m asking that everyone stay home and celebrate with whoever they live with. We don’t want an outbreak again. Gathering and going out in public like restaurants with families or friends are too risky, especially hugging, touching or being around with others. It is important to wear a mask when you socialize with your families or friends, or anyone.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Bar graph in blue showing 1,171,324 positive cases in US and bar graph in gray showing 19,033 total deaths for daily cases of deaths in California.]

DR. GHALY: Right now, the outbreak can happen easily that more people have COVID-19 that can spread around. Please stay home to flatten the curve. You can celebrate with everyone who you live with instead of having gatherings with your families and friends who you don’t live with. We can be creative to celebrate the holiday such as video chat like Zoom meeting.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION:Parents and children sitting around a dinner table with laptop, they are smiling and looking at the laptop.]

DR. GHALY: You can also cook food at home and drop off at your family members’ home. You can just drop off then text them to let them know that their meals are outside by the front door. You could even play games online with your friends and families or watch the movie while video chat. There are many ways that you can celebrate without having a gathering in person. Also, it’s still warm in California which is a great opportunity to have lunch outside like in the backyard to enjoy the sunlight. So, if you’re going to have a gathering even though you’re warned and encouraged to not have a gathering, then do it outside instead of indoors to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Just remember, you can spread COVID-19 even if you don’t show symptoms. Stay home is the best and safest thing that you can do to protect your friends and families. I know it’s hard to say no, but sometimes it’s best to say no, especially when you care and love your families and friends that you want to protect them. We don’t want you or anyone else to get COVID-19. I encourage you to say no, even be blunt to say no. If they give you a hard time, just say that they need to respect your decision.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A calendar month with two weeks circled in red marker. Inside the circle is a woman on her laptop with a plant besides her sitting inside the outline of a house.]

DR. GHALY: We are not saying you can not travel.  You can travel, however, we encourage you to NOT travel to another county or state. It is best to stay home to avoid the spread of COVID-19 to other areas. But if you still go out to travel then please follow the guideline. What you need to do is quarantine for two weeks when you arrive somewhere. If you don’t have any symptoms by then. You can do what you want to do with your plan. But when you come back home, you will need to be quarantined for two weeks again and take the COVID-19 test to make sure you don’t have COVID-19 before you just do you.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A woman with her hair pulled back and glasses is wearing her red mask with white spots the right way. The mask fully covers her nose, mouth and chin.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two abstract people with blue masks, with one arm raised standing apart with a wide red two-way arrow between and black text below the arrow: PHYSICAL DISTANCING, against a pink background]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Tan hands under running water lathered with soap with a green germ with eyes and teeth, running away from the hands covered in soap.]

DR. GHALY: It is important to flatten the curve – reduce the number of COVID-19 cases. We need your help. What you can do is follow the guidelines. I repeated, wear a mask, social distance, stay home and wash your hands.  Thank you.

[FULL SCREEN: [IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: TOP LEFT CORNER:  Picture of Dr. Mark Ghaly, is a white bald-headed man with transparent glasses. He is standing in front of a tree and is smiling at the camera. Dr. Ghaly is wearing a grey suit, white shirt, and a red and grey tie.]

[WHITE TEXT: Dr. Mark Ghaly.  Video made possible with support from [diagonal italic font] Dr. Thomas K. Holcomb]