December 3, 2020

[VIDEO DESCRIPTION:  Deaf Interpreter Romduol Ngov is wearing a dark grey sweater with the sleeves pushed up. He is sitting in front of a black background looking at the camera.]

 

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TRANSCRIPT:

 

[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.]

 

[WHITE TEXT: Video made possible with support from Xgamil’s Photography & More]

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, This is Romduol interpreting for Governor Newsom’s press conference on December 3rd. We are currently experiencing a very serious emergency.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White text on red background reads “BREAKING NEWS” and underneath that is black text on white background and it reads “COVID-19 SURGE IN CALIFORNIA”]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: This month, in the state of California, we have reached a new milestone regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. If you remember, back in November we announced the number of people dying on average every day due to the disease.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A green arrow in the shape of a circle with the number 24 inside it.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Last month, this number was at 10 people per day on average. However, this month of December, that number has risen by huge numbers.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An image that looks like a math problem. 100 people plus the coronavirus cell and a skull with crossbones equals 1 day.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: It now sits at an average of 100 people per day. This is serious.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A large hospital room with many occupied bed.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Additionally, our hospital’s Intensive Care Units (ICUs) that hold the most serious cases are reaching their maximum capacity. The beds will soon be full. We will be watching all six of California’s regions and these areas will need to be put under a list of very strict rules. If we do not take action, then those who need emergency attention at California hospitals may be turned away due to not having room available. None of us want this to happen. It is so important that we continue to follow the guidelines of wearing masks, social-distancing, and washing hands. This is with the understanding that stricter guidelines may be added.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A large group of clipart people with a “not allowed” symbol.]

For example, only leaving the home for essential reasons. These might include things like medical reasons, grocery shopping, or just needing to get out in order to help your own mental health. This is understandable.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A clipart of a man walking three dogs.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: I encourage you to go for walks outdoors and to exercise. Of course, it is important to remember to wear masks, practice social distancing, and to avoid large groups. Then, once you feel more at ease, return to staying at home. The six regions of California that we are watching can be seen in this picture.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The state of California split into six parts.]

[WHITE TEXT: Northern California: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

WHITE TEXT: Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma

WHITE TEXT: Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba

WHITE TEXT: San Joaquin Valley: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne

WHITE TEXT: Southern California: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: These are the regions of the state that we are watching closely and have set-up newer and stricter guidelines to be followed. Some businesses will need to close down, while others can remain open.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A closeup of a “closed” sign hanging in a window.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A hair salon with the word “CLOSED” written diagonally across it.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Some examples of the kinds of places that will certainly need to close down are hair /nail salons, wineries, and/or bars. These places are not safe to stay open for business and will need to be closed down if they are unable to follow the guidelines. As for the businesses that will be allowed to remain open: Schools can reopen if they sign a waiver.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A man with a red shirt and red cap wearing a mask and gloves holding a brown paper bag with the words “SAFE FOOD DELIVERY”.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Restaurants that can provide take-out or delivery services will be allowed to stay open. Retail stores, if they can safely follow all of the guidelines that we have set, then they can stay open too. This includes limiting the number of people inside the building at one time. If these guidelines are followed, then the business can stay open. This is what we are asking of these six regions of California.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A syringe injected in the rubber part of a vial.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Please be safe and please remember that this is all temporary. The Vaccine will soon be available. It is on the way and it will help us to better protect against COVID-19. If you have travel plans, I beg of you, please cancel. It is just for this year. I don’t want to see people traveling to other states and unknowingly bringing and spreading the virus there, or getting the virus and bringing it back here. Again, please cancel travel plans. Thank you. If you are concerned about businesses closing down and the fate of small businesses who are not making money, you’re not alone. I share those concerns as well and I also care about our businesses. The state of California has plans and we are getting money together. You can visit www.covid19.ca.gov for more information. There are lots of programs you can apply for and get tax waivers, interest waivers, cost deductions, etc. This will help sustain your business during this pandemic.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A group of four young professionals. Three of them are wearing a mask but one man is not wearing a mask and has his head turned and is coughing into his hand.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We also have programs for employees who get sick with coronavirus and cannot continue working. That program was supposed to end in December, but we decided to extend it until a date that will be decided later. When I have more information, I will let you know, or you can visit www.covid19.ca.gov.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A young female cashier rings up the cost of an item. She has a half smile and is wearing an apron.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An older man leans over to pick food from a large green field.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A female doctor stands with a male nurse. They both have stethoscopes around their necks and are smiling.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A group of police officers smile at the camera.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We also have programs that are designed to support essential workers, such as cashiers, farmers, doctors, police officers, firefighters, etc. The programs will help take care of any medical costs and so on. We really value our essential workers and we will take care of them as best as possible.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A large room full of lower-income people of all ages standing at a long table waiting for medical services.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: For those of you who do not have health insurance and are worried about being able to take the coronavirus test, do not worry. We have programs that will cover the costs of your exam so you can go ahead and get tested if you need to. This will also help us track the COVID-19 numbers up in your region. Many families told us they are worried about childcare. Caregivers need to work and they typically do so while their children are in school. However, now that schools have closed down, many caregivers and parents don’t know what to do with their children. If you need child care, visit www.mychildcare.ca.gov. That website has options for you to explore and think about so you can work and earn money while your child is being cared for.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A ventilator. It is a large mostly-white machine on wheels with tubes and a screen.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: California has been making ventilators, otherwise known as breathing support machines. In March, when COVID-19 first started, we were unprepared and there were not enough ventilators. But now, we have ordered and made enough so this will not be a problem again.

 

[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. Surrounding the person are various symbols of the gear involved in PPE. Symbols include a head cover, face shield, goggles, mask, gloves, shoe covers, and a zip up clothes cover.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: If a health care center needs more ventilators or more PPE equipment like masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, and so on, then we can make much more and give them more.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A homeless person lies on the sidewalk with two young children crouching behind them. There is a shopping cart filled with various items and a sign on brown cardboard that says “Homeless, please help.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM:  For people who are homeless or low-income we have programs that will support them. There are programs like Project RoomKey that provide free housing. We have been in communication with the federal government and we are approved for all kinds of funding. This money will be funneled into lower income communities and struggling individuals and families.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A syringe injected in the rubber part of a vial.]

[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.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: I’ve talked about the COVID-19 vaccine before and it will be available soon. Manufacturers like Pfizer and Moderna are sending their vaccines. Please understand, it will not be available to everyone right away. There are certain groups that will be given the vaccine first before everyone else. The first group will be

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A group of smiling senior citizens.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A homemade sign that says “HOSPITAL HEROS WORK HERE” with cardboard stars, hearts and balloons.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A sick woman blowing her nose and holding her hand up to her forehead.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: My last point, the vaccine will be available for the general public, meaning those who are not at high-risk for spreading or becoming deathly ill. The reason I tell you this is because I don’t want you to think your life is less important than anyone else’s. No one can buy the vaccine with their own money, so even rich people have to wait the same amount of time as those who are not rich. Fairness and equality is important in California. Again, please follow the rules. Wear your mask, social distance, wash your hands, and avoid large crowds. Thank you.

 

[FULL SCREEN: [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.]

 

[WHITE TEXT: Video made possible with support from Xgamil’s Photography & More]

 

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!

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