November 16, 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 blue short sleeve shirt,  sitting in front of a black background, looking at the camera.]

TRANSCRIPT:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: [top corner] Governor Gavin Newsom is a white man with slicked back grey hair. He is wearing a black suit with a light blue shirt and a dark blue tie. He is speaking and gesturing with his hand. He is standing in front of three flags and from left to right, they are the American flag, California state flag and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) flag. [below picture] Governor Newsom, November 16, 2020] [bottom left corner: WHITE TEXT: This video made possible with support from [calligraphy font] Xgamil Photography & [ampersand] More.]

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, my name is Romduol. I will interpret Governor Newsom’s Press Conference from today, November 16. Will cover two main topics: Changing to the guidelines, and what is happening with COVID-19 here in California.

 

[WHITE TEXT: Topics: New Rules and Coronavirus Update]

 

[WHITE TEXT: NEW RULES]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A family consisting of a man, woman and child are all wearing large white masks while doing errands in public.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: While numbers in California have gone way up, one rule that has stayed the same is that everyone must wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and keep washing your hands.  The new rules are based on the four color tier system (purple, red, orange, yellow) which is based on the number of COVID-19 cases in each county.  Purple is the most serious where people in purple areas can’t go out and see friends and family. Purple and red areas have more rules.  Orange and Yellow areas have fewer COVID-19 positive cases and less rules.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two 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”.]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two rows of color bars. The top row is orange with thumbs up signs and exclamation points. The fourth row is yellow with happy faces and thumbs up signs.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Suppose you live in Sacramento, you need to check and see what color area is Sacramento.  If it is Purple then you MUST stay home and not socialize with people outside your home.  Red areas you can meet with friends and family outside but must keep your mask on. Do not take your mask off at all.  Red areas, you can socialize outside with friends and families for a short time; can’t hang out for hours and hours or all day long, keep it short.  Last week only a few parts of CA had purple areas, now almost the whole state of California is purple.  The reason is that COVID has spread very fast.  This is serious and we have to respond seriously to make sure we stop the spread of COVID and stay safe first.  We are making new rules to keep CA safe.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A white N95 mask. It has a protruding square filter with yellow straps.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: For people who easily get sick, when you have to go outside use a N-95 mask (not a cloth mask) that is more safe for you.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The “Not Allowed!” symbol (a circle with a diagonal line through it) lies transparently on top of an  image of a boat, train, plane and planes travelling around the world.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Do not travel, do not go out of town, or out of state. Please stay home.

 

[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.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: If you must travel for work or other reason by car or plane, when you arrive, you need to stay alone for 2 weeks and make sure you are not feeling sick. When those 2 weeks are up then you can go out. Same when you come back home, you must stay alone for two weeks and if not sick, you can go back to be with your family, etc.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A person in full personal protective equipment (PPE) gear. They are fully covered from head to toe in blue, except the eyes are covered by clear goggles and the hands by transparent latex. Around the person are different symbols of PPE types.  Symbols include a head cover, face shield, goggles, mask, gloves, shoe covers, and a zip up clothes cover.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: To slow the spread of COVID-19 we are making a lot of changes to our guidelines and we here in CA try to protect you by having plenty of masks, gowns, gloves, and more.  These supplies go to healthy care workers first.  Remember back in March we didn’t have these supplies; we don’t want to make that mistake again. Now we have partnerships with different businesses to make masks and more to make sure we have enough of everything that we need to keep our health care workers safe.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two 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”.]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two rows of color bars. The top row is orange with thumbs up signs and exclamation points. The fourth row is yellow with happy faces and thumbs up signs.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: In the past we would update you every two weeks on if a county has moved up or moved down in their color tier.  Now we will update every week which means we will closely watch numbers everyday and make changes two times every week.  Before we waited one full week before deciding to move up/down, now we will reevaluate in the middle of the week.  Look at where our numbers were last week and where they are today.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The calendar month of November 2020 with Sunday, November 8- Saturday, November 14 is empathized in red. Below the calendar are the four tiers (purple, red, orange and yellow). Purple is the most dangerous and yellow is the safest. For the week of November 8-14, 13 counties are “purple”, 22 counties are “red”, 17 counties are “orange” and 6 are “yellow”.]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The calendar month of November 2020 with Sunday, November 15- Saturday, November 21 is empathized in red. Below the calendar are the four tiers (purple, red, orange and yellow). Purple is the most dangerous and yellow is the safest. For the week of November 15-21, 41 counties are “purple”, 11 counties are “red”, 4 counties are “orange” and 2 are “yellow”.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: You can see how serious this is! Last week, there were only a few areas in CA that were purple. Today, 41 counties are purple!

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A pie chart split 60/40. 60% of the chart shows that 44,000 beds in hospitals are NOT available. Above the number is an image of a long hospital room with every bed occupied by a patient. Doctors walk around in full PPE gear. 40% have 30,000 beds available. Next to that number is an image of three available hospital beds.]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A pie chart split into half (50/50). The orange  left half shows 50% NOT available and the green right half shoes 50% available. On the top left corner is an ICU patient with doctors. A plastic screen divides the patent and doctor.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Hospital beds in California are filling up; they are more than half way full.  If you get sick with a cold or other reason, you may not want to go the hospital and then be exposed to COVID-19.  We may ask you to stay home, call first and answer our questions and we will let you know if you should come in or should stay home and get well by yourself.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A doctor with a mask giving a female patient a nasal COVID-19 swab test by inserting a q-tip like object up the patients nostrils.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A gloved hand injecting a vaccine into a patient’s arm.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A woman sits on her teal couch and uses her laptop. She is quarantined and safe inside her home and outside there are viruses.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Now I will tell you what CA is doing to keep us safe.  We are giving away  masks and other equipment needed.  We are setting up more and more testing sites (nose/mouth swab tests)  with results in fast time.  We are also giving you time to isolate if you are sick.  We are approving sick leave from work if you are sick and still get paid. You can’t lose your job if you are absent because of COVID-19.  We also make sure we have housing for homeless and agriculture/farm workers to make sure they have a bed, food, and a place to stay safe. Now, we are working on a vaccine with distribution to different groups, working with experts to make sure the vaccine is safe and distributed to essential workers first and to make sure Black and brown people who are hit hard by COVID-19 have access to vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The Pfizer logo is a blue circle with “Pfizer” in white font.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The Moderna logo is red font “moderna” with blue dash lines underlined.]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Governor Gavin Newsom is a white man with slicked back grey hair. He is wearing a black suit with a light blue shirt and a dark blue tie. He is speaking and gesturing with his hand. He is standing in front of three flags and from left to right, they are the American flag, California state flag and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) flag.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Recently I went to a birthday party in Napa. I thought it was going to be a small event.  As more people started to arrive my wife and I should have left and we did not. I am sorry.  But I told you not to gather, and  I did not follow what I told you, I am very sorry.  I will not do it again.  That was wrong of me, I am sorry.  Me and you need to not gather in large groups so that we can all stay safe. I am working with the US Government to give us money to support businesses not to close down during this pandemic.  I  hope that we get their support to give us more money for small businesses.  I know you are tired of me saying again and again but now we see that California is mostly purple.

 

[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.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: So once again, stay 6 feet apart, wear a mask, wash your hands, do not gather/stay home, and watch for news about our vaccine so that we stay safe. We can’t stop being careful, we need to do what we can to stop COVID-19 and keep your masks on.

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: This is a summary of what Governor Newsom and Dr. Ghaly said today about COVID-19. Thank you.


FULL SCREEN IMAGE: [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: [top left corner] Governor Gavin Newsom is a white man with slicked back grey hair. He is wearing a black suit with a light blue shirt and a dark blue tie. He is speaking and gesturing with his hand. He is standing in front of three flags and from left to right, they are the American flag, California state flag and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) flag. [below picture] Governor Newsom, November 16, 2020] [center: WHITE TEXT: This video made possible with support from [calligraphy font/diagonal across lower right corner] Xgamil Photography & [ampersand] More.]