December 30, 2020

[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Deaf Interpreter, Rosemary Wanis, an Egyptian female with black/white short hair, tan skin, hazel eyes, wearing a black long sleeve shirt, sitting in front of a blue background, looking at the camera.]

 

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TRANSCRIPT:

 

[TOP LEFT CORNER: [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: Governor Newsom, December 30, 2020.]

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, this video is a summary of key points from Governor Newsom’s press conferences from today December 30, 2020. His focus today was on schools.  See this picture of a school.  See this picture of a group of children who are students.  See this picture of a teacher. See this picture of a student who is in online school.  See this picture of students going to school in person.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: clipart of a red school with two stories, the words SCHOOL in white text inside a blue rectangle, building has a blue roof with a red flag at the top built on a grassy area.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: picture of several young children with different skin color, hair color, and height, all wearing bright colors, smiling and looking at the camera.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION; Group of people sitting around a table, the table has yellow flashcards spread out and the teacher is holding one flashcard showing it to four older students sitting around the table, all looking at the teacher.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An older student in a sweatshirt and wearing headphones, sitting at a desk with two computer screens and an open textbook. One one screen is a teacher talking looking through a camera.  The student is looking at the teacher on the screen.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Four students sitting at desks that are far apart, all wearing masks, and the student at the front has a booklet open with pencil in hand and the other hand is raised.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Schools will start opening again very soon.  It is so important that all teachers and all children wear masks, keep their hands clean, and must stay 6 feet apart.

 

[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: We have seen that schools that use masks, often wash their hands and keep their 6 feet distance have less chance of getting COVID than those schools who are not wearing masks, are not washing their hands often, and are not staying 6 feet apart.  This is why it is very important that here in California, we want all schools to require masks, often wash your hands, and stay 6 feet apart.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A purple bar  with images of skull bones and open hands gesturing “stop”]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: If your school is in a purple area then they must send a request to the government to ask for approval to open the schools. If approved, the school can open. If not approved, then that school can’t open for in-person but can continue online school only.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A red bar with exclamation points (!) and open hands gesturing “stop”]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: If you live in a red area, for elementary and middle schools, you can offer both online school and in-person school.  Many schools in red areas are still choosing not to open their schools and staying with online because COVID numbers are still going up.  Staying home for online school is still more safe.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An older student in a sweatshirt and wearing headphones, sitting at a desk with two computer screens and an open textbook. One one screen is a teacher talking looking through a camera.  The student is looking at the teacher on the screen.]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Four students sitting at desks that are far apart, all wearing masks, and the student at the front has a booklet open with pencil in hand and the other hand is raised.]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Green road sign with a white arrow turning left and white text: COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: All schools that are open for in-person education MUST work with their local health department to make sure that the plans to safely open match with the county health rules.  If they match, then the school can open. If the school’s plans and the county health rules do not match, then the school can’t open.   But, the county health department will check each open school often to make sure that the schools keep following the rules everyday. If the health department sees that a school was following the rules and later stopped, then they can tell the school that they have to close again.  For students who are going to school for in-person education, keep in mind, that they must stay in the same room with the same group of students.  We don’t want students going in and out and mixing with other groups. They need to stay together.  Students go from home to school with masks, enter the building and stay in one room, wash hands often, while students and teachers stay 6 feet apart at all times. California is giving schools that are open a lot of money so that everyone has masks, hand sanitizers, and what they  need to stay safe.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: PPE including full gown from head to toe, blue latex gloves, shoe covers, faceshield, goggles, and a mask]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The money that we give to schools is to make sure that all of our teachers and students say safe. Any parent that is worried about their child’s safety, you can call the school or go to the website to ask questions and get information that helps you feel comfortable about your child going to school. Remember, all children going to school, must wear a mask. When they arrive, their temperature will be checked.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A little girl with dark hair is smiling and looking down while holding a thermometer to her forehead]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A little girl with dark hair and a yellow tshirt is wincing while a fully gowned health care worker is putting a swab up her nose]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We will offer tests for teachers and students to check for COVID often. All of your health and safety is important to us. If you want more information please go to www.covid19.ca.gov.  Thank you.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White banner at bottom of screen with black text: WWW.COVID19.CA.GOV]

 

[HALF SCREEN IMAGE DESCRIPTION ON BLACK BACKGROUND: 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: Governor Newsom, December 30, 2020.]