November 4, 2020

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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION:  Deaf Interpreter, Romduol Ngov, a Khmer genderfluid light skinned brown person with short black hair, wearing a dark gray rolled up thin sweater, sitting in front of a black background, looking at the camera.]

TRANSCRIPT:

[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. [bottom left corner White text: This video made possible with the support of NorCRID: Logo of blue sky and white clouds with image of the Golden Gate Bridge and light blue letters at the bottom of logo: NorCRID. Next to image in white block text: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF.]

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, my name is Romduol Ngov and I will be interpreting Dr. Ghaly’s press conference from today, November 4. He focused on school openings, lab testings, holidays, COVID-19, and so on.

 

[WHITE TEXT: Topics: Schools, Testing Labs, Holidays, Covid-19]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of the inside of an elementary school classroom. There are four students visible, all are seated at brown individual desks facing the front of the classroom.  In front,  is a young Asian male student wearing a dark red shirt and a white mask.  He has his right arm raised. Behind him to his left, seated at a desk is a young Asian female wearing a  red shirt and blue mask.  Her black hair is short cropped, cut at around her jawline.  She appears to be focused on something on her desk.  Behind her to her left is a student who is also seated and wearing a mask.  At this point, this person is far in the background not much details can be seen other than they are seated and wearing what appears to be blue suspenders over white top with black short hair.  There is one other student in the far background behind the first student but only their arm can be seen wearing a white shirt.  Along the back wall, there are graphic organizers and artworks displayed. [below photo] WHITE TEXT: Schools.]

 

DR. GHALY: Schools all over California are interested in opening.  However, they must meet a set of criteria beforehand.  An example of such criteria would be to look at the area where a school is and analyze its COVID-19 transmission rates – is it low or high?  If the transmission rate is too high, that school will not be permitted to open.  If the rate is low enough, that school can get approval to open after discussion and agreements have been reached.  The state will support school openings and one of ways they will do this is to use labs.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photo inside a lab  with two persons wearing medical blue gowns and masks.  The person in front appears to be a male and is wearing glasses. He also has purple gloves.  There is one other person in the background with long black hair covering their face as they are looking down at their table. This person also is wearing purple gloves and appears to be holding something in their right hand. [right corner of photo] image of coronavirus cell with gray base and red/orange stems and dots spiking out from all around the cell. [below image] WHITE TEXT: Testing labs.]

 

DR. GHALY: There are labs all over the state of California.  What are the purposes of those labs?  You know, when you go to take a COVID-19 test with a swab in your nose or mouth.  They put your sample into a tube which is mailed to a lab.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A man with short cropped brown hair, appears to be a Caucasian is seated and wearing a medical blue gown over a white t-shirt and a white mask. He is also wearing white gloves and he looking into a microscope.]

 

DR. GHALY: Those labs receive your sample along with many others which they look at and send results to each person letting them know if they have COVID-19 or not  That’s what those labs are for and it is their goal to get test results to persons who have been tested as soon as they can. How can those labs support school openings?  They make COVID-19 tests available to teachers and school staff to be done on a monthly basis to ensure that they are safe and not have the virus so they can continue their work;  keep teaching students.  If they have the virus, then they will be asked to stay home.  This is to make sure the school environment remains safe for all students, teachers, and staff.  This is very important. Now, we know that many of you are tired of all this stuff about the virus, but remember we all have to be careful because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many of us want to go out and do something we enjoy such as hanging out with friends and family, have parties and gatherings, and so on.  Yes we understand that very well but did you know that most of the other states in the United States now see a higher number of people with COVID-19?  Not here in California, where our COVID-19 positive cases  are very low, with a small number of increases.  We want to continue keeping our numbers low.  Remember there is no vaccine or cure yet.  Please stay safe.   If you must go out important to socialize with others outdoors – not indoors.  If you socialize indoors then you will increase your chance of getting COVID-19 and you could become sick.  You don’t want that.  Being outdoors is more safe. If you have to go outside then please remember to ask yourself two important questions: First, is it safe for you to be there?  Are you sick or not? If you are not sick, then it is ok for you to go.  Also, are there a lot of people there in that area?  If there are few or none, then it is ok for you to go ahead.  Get yourself some fresh air to help you feel relaxed and  feel better while still staying safe at all times.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: This image has four sections. The top section shows soapy hands with the word “Wash” in orange. Under that, a brown haired person wearing a blue mask with the word “Cover” in blue. Under that, an unlabeled blue spray bottle with the word “Clean” in orange. At the bottom, a woman standing with an arrow next to the words “6 Feet” in blue.]

 

DR. GHALY: It is very important that you follow these rules  Use a mask, don’t mix with other people, and practice social distancing.  Furthermore, there are additional guidelines.  One is to get a flu shot.  Another one is if you feel sick such as having a fever or a cold or any other symptoms where you do not feel well – stay home.  Do not go out.  Be safe – this is very important.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Five major holidays are represented in this image. From left to right, they are the Jewish Hanukkah candlestick, Kwanza’s Mishumaa Saba Seven Candles, a Christmas wreath, a red Chinese lantern, and a Mexican pinata. [below image] WHITE TEXT: Holidays.]]

 

DR. GHALY: Now, as you know, holidays are coming up soon – November, December, and January and so on.  So many different holiday activities as you know we have done over years.  A lot of those holidays involve large gatherings of people and we have observed that people tend to get sick from those.  Now consider COVID-19, we want you to be careful.  Remember, as I told you earlier, please practice safe behaviors.  If you don’t need to be there at a gathering, please do not go.  But if you absolutely have to, ok, try doing it outdoors.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: 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. [below image] WHITE TEXT: Covid-19.]

 

DR. GHALY: Now I want to update you with changes with the COVID-19 color-coded county tracking system..  Look over there for those new changes.

 

[PURPLE TEXT: PURPLE, WHITE TEXT: 10 COUNTIES, UPDATE: SHASTA]

[RED TEXT: RED, WHITE TEXT: 20 COUNTIES]

[ORANGE TEXT: ORANGE. [WHITE TEXT] 19 COUNTIES, UPDATE:  COLUSA AND PLUMAS

[YELLOW TEXT: YELLOW. [WHITE TEXT] 9 COUNTIES]

[WHITE TEXT: For more information, view: https://covid19.ca.gov/]

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: All of the information I have shared here is from Dr. Ghaly’s press conference today.  Thank you.

 

[FULL SCREEN IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: [top 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. ][IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White text: This video made possible with the support of NorCRID:] [Logo of blue sky and white clouds with image of the Golden Gate Bridge and light blue letters at the bottom of logo: NorCRID. Next to image in white block text: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF.]

 

Disclaimer: This transcript is a back translation of the Latent Interpretation and is not intended to be a verbatim reproduction of the original message.  For questions, comments, and feedback, please email latentimedia@gmail.com  Thank you!