August 14, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Certified Deaf Interpreter, Rosemary Wanis, Egyptain female with black and white short hair, hazel eyes, tan skin, purple lipstick, wearing a black short sleeve blouse sitting in front of a dark purple background.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  White text at the bottom: This video made possible with the support of NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing with dark blue logo spells NORCAL with Empower (purple). Educate (teal). Elevate (green). Above the logo.

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, my name is Rosemary Wanis, Certified Deaf Interpreter, interpreting the key points from Governor Newsom’s Press Conference from August 14, 2020.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture Governor Newsom standing in front of an American and California state flag, looking at the camera.  White Text: Governor Newsom, Press Conference, August 14, 2020.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM:  Today’s focus is on reopening schools.  I have four young children, when I think about schools opening again I look at this as a parent, not as a governor.

 

WHITE TEXT: +6 Million Students in California

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: With more than 6 million children in our California schools, this is something that is on the minds of millions of families; this is very important to all of us, including me and my family.  We learned a lot from March until now and one thing we learned is “good enough” is not acceptable.  We want all children, all ages, all grades, to have the best education possible. Everyone has to take responsibility from parents, families, teachers, support staff, bus drivers, janitors, everyone.  We know that going back to school on campus is important for children to develop social skills and for their emotional health.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of a blue surgical mask with white elastic and hand sanitizer bottle with pump.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We are prepared for schools to open by buying millions of face shields, masks, thermometers, hand sanitizers, etc.  Keep in mind, the state of California has bought all of this, this is not coming from the school district budget.

 

WHITE TEXT: 95% of California Schools are Online

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Because many counties are on the monitoring list, 95% of California students already have or will start school online.   School buildings are closed but teaching is happening. Teachers have been trained to teach online and students are prepared to do their very best.  Thank you to the California Department of Education for working hard to communicate with parents and teachers to get feedback on what they want, to provide families with what they need, and to learn what is working and what is not working.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: (picture in Aug 14 folder) Picture of a computer with clip art of internet with connecting ethernet cable.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: California Department of Education sent out surveys and 91% of parents who responded said they have the technology for stay-home learning.  We know that does not mean all families have reliable internet, we know some families have to share computers, so yes we know there are still many challenges especially for those English is not the primary home language. We also have to think about low-income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, and those learning English as a second language.  We want every student to have contact with teachers and with peers every day, this is an important part of their learning.

 

WHITE TEXT: $5.3 BILLION. + 100,000 WiFi Hotspots.  +73,000 Computers

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: That’s why California has made many partnerships so we could give out over 100,000 WiFi hotspots and over 73,000 computers.  We have $5.3 Billion dollars available for schools to apply for.  Several schools have asked for money including LA, Fresno, and Elk.    Next will get more information from the California Department of Education Superintendent, Tony Thurmond.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of California Schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond, a man with short black hair, short beard, dark eyes, and dark skin, smiling, and looking at the camera. The background has the American and California State flags.

 

TONY THURMOND: Schools in California have had to constantly adapt to the changes that we have made as a state.  This is not easy.  Thankful for California leaders and CDE leaders for their hard work to make these changes as easy as possible across the entire state to plan for both short term and long term.  You have to be off the county watch list for 14 days in a row before schools can open for classes on campus. Safety is a priority.  Mental Health is a concern too as we want schools to work with Medical to ensure mental health counseling for students who are struggling.  If we listen to the governor by wearing a mask, washing our hands, and keeping our distance then we can flatten the curve and keep coronavirus out of our communities, our schools, and our homes.  We are setting up a special phone number for each school that parents can call anytime they need support. Schools are becoming creative on how to teach online and we want all students to have full and equal access to high-quality education.  This includes PE, music, arts, and more.  Child care centers are open for essential workers only.  Back to Governor Newsom.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture Governor Newsom standing in front of an American and California state flag, looking at the camera.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Now about COVID-19

 

WHITE TEXT: August 12 = 3,505 new COVID-19 cases. Total since March = 295,000 COVID-19 cases.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: As of Wednesday (August 12) we have 3,505 new positive cases.  Labs are all caught up, will no longer see delays in getting test results. Total from March to now is 295,000 positive cases in California.

 

WHITE TEXT:COVID-19 positive cases 7% drop to  6.2%.  Hospital beds drop by 20%.  ICU beds 9 % drop to 7%.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Daily tests given are 137,000 with the positivity rate going down from last week was 7.0% and now is 6.2%.  This is good!  The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals has gone down by 20%.   ICU beds were 9% full last Monday, and now are 7% full; numbers are going down, this is good. This is because of you, 40 million Californians being responsible, following the guidelines to bring down our COVID-19 numbers.   Eight counties in Central Valley are still at the highest numbers and we are still focused on getting those numbers down.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Logo of United States Postal Service with glue eagle head and the UNITED STATES below is a red line then POSTAL SERVICE.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Moving on to a different topic about the US postal service, which is a current hot topic, we set up an order to allow mail-in voting in California.  The US postal service is important not only for political elections but also for people who rely on the mail to get their prescriptions.  I also hope Congress will work with the President to get a second stimulus check to everyone soon.  I will be making some new changes in laws and budget starting in January 2021.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of students inside a private school in uniforms sitting at their desks with papers and pencils in their hands, smiling, and looking at the camera.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Moving on to a different topic about private schools. Some are ignoring public health orders and opening schools on campus anyway. I am disappointed as this sends a confusing message.  I have a lot of respect for private schools. I grew up in Catholic schools but I do wish they would listen to their county public health director and keep students’ safety as a top priority.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Three images in a row: [first image] Clip art of a blue head with a white mask and blue text: WEAR A MASK. [Second image] rectangle image with hands washing on left, the middle is a stopwatch, and right is the text: 20 seconds.  [Third image] Two people standing apart with a white two-way arrow showing the distance between.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Wear your mask, wash your hands, keep your distance, and those numbers that are already dropping will drop down even more.  Thank you to all the teachers and school staff for working hard to make online learning a good and positive experience for California students.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Three images in a row: [first image]clip art of sun and red rising thermometer. [second image] Black figurines standing in a crowd with a red slash across. [third image] Clip art of a yellow lightbulb and a world with legs, face, and arms with a hand reaching out to pull down a light switch.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: This weekend it is going to be very hot, avoid socializing in big crowds. Please also save electricity by turning off your lights, stay cool, which will help provide power to California.  Thank you.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  [full screen] This video made possible with the support of NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing with dark blue logo spells NORCAL with Empower (purple). Educate (teal). Elevate (green). Above the logo.

 

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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!