August 24, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Certified Deaf Interpreter Jim Brune, a Caucasian male with short blonde/brown hair and goatee, wearing a dark maroon long-sleeve button down shirt with a black/gray vest, sitting in front of a light blue wall, looking at the camera.

 

TRANSCRIPT:

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: [top corner] Governor Newsom in a suit and tie, standing in front of American and California state flags, looking at the camera with White Text: Governor Newsom, Aug 24. [bottom image] WHITE TEXT: Video made possible with the support of: [below] GLAD logo in green/blue font. GLAD in block letters, above is GLAD in fingerspelled white font and next to GLAD is Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello my name is Jim and I will interpret the key points from the Monday, August 24 press conference with Governor Newsom.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: There are three things I want to go over and they are the wildfires we’ve been experiencing, COVID-19 and will respond to two questions.

 

WHITE TEXT: 1. Fires. 2. COVID-19. 3. Questions & Answers

WHITE TEXT: Update: Fires.  – 1.4 million acres burned. – 635 fires now in CA. – 7 deaths.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We have been working hard to control these fires by sending helicopters, air support, firefighters, 1.4 million acres have been destroyed by the fires and we have lost 7 lives.

 

WHITE TEXT: Update: Fires

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of a stormy blue sky with flashes of lighting all across it with trees, grass, and a blazing fire on the ground.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Remember last week we reported about fires caused by lighting? In fact, last week we had 12,000 lightning bolts and in the last 24 hours we had 300.  Lighting led to 10 new fires mostly in eastern parts of the state.  We have 625 fires currently burning all over California.

 

WHITE TEXT: Update: Fires. LNU  (Lake/Napa/Sonoma/Solano). CZU (Santa Cruz/San Jose).  SCU (Santa Clara/Alameda/Contra Costa/San Joaquin/Stanislaus).

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The biggest fires are: LNU (Lake/Napa/Sonoma/Solano Counties) this is  2nd largest fire in CA history with 350,000 acres burned and contained at 22%.  CZU (Santa Cruz/San Jose area) challenge because this area is between the coast and mountains where we have dense forest; contained at 13%.  SCU (Santa Clara/Alameda/Contra Costa/San Joaquin/Stanislaus Counties) this is the third largest fire in CA history with 347,000 acres burned.

WHITE TEXT: Update: Fires

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of the backside of a line of four firefighters in full gear with yellow helmets holding a long thick red water hose blasting water into a fire filling the air directly in front of them.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Thank the President for the Disaster Relief fund from the US rather than using all of the money from California.  This also includes sending helicopters, air support, and firefighters.  We now have a total of 14,000 people fighting the flames all over the state.  I am very thankful for different states for sending help too including helicopters, air support, firefighters and trucks.  We will help them if they need help in the future, we are the ones needing help now, they are.  American Red Cross is doing a lot of work with evacuations and providing safe spaces to stay.  I also want to thank Sheriffs for keeping evacuated spaces safe from theft.  They arrested one person for trying to steal from empty homes. That is not acceptable!  This will be a long fight to control all these fires.  This week is cooler so our hope is that the fires will start to die out on their own.  We need to watch the wind factor, if there Is more wind, then there will be more fires.

WHITE TEXT: Update: COVID-19

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture and drawing of a Caucasian female patient with brown hair clipped back eyes closed and a nurse with white gloves and yellow gown putting a nasal swab into the patient’s nose.  A red line is on the patient’s face to show the nasal cavity.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The number of tests provided is 111,000 as of August 23.  The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and the number of people in ICU because of COVID-19 have both gone down, that is good.

 

WHITE TEXT: Update: COVID-19. Counties Removed from Watchlist: Calaveras, Mono, Napa, Orange, Sierra.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The county watch list has been adjusted and now we have 35 counties. Those taken off the list are Calaveras, Mono, Napa, Orange, and Sierra.

 

WHITE TEXT: Update: COVID-19. August 24 = 18 deaths

 

COVID-19 related deaths as of August 24 is 18.  Each life is important we must recognize that people can catch the virus and can die from COVID-19.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Clip art on white rectangle background with four images in a column. First image two hands with soap with orange text: Wash. Second image head with brown short hair and blue mask with blue text: Cover. Third image is blue/clear spray bottle with orange text: Clean. Fourth image is a person standing with three arrows in front with blue text: 6 Feet.  At the bottom is an orange banner with white text: covid19.ca.gov.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Please keep your masks, your distance, and wash your hand.

Avoid crowds and when in public stay 6 feet apart.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of 8 people sitting around a dining table inside a restaurant with plates of food in front of them.

WHITE TEXT: Questions & Answers

 

QUESTION: With the number of people being evacuated because of fires how will they follow COVID-19 rules, will they be safe, how will centers keep them safe?

 

ANSWER: GOVERNOR NEWSOM:  I have been visiting shelters over the last four days, California has 17 centers ready to provide a place.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of white tent with people standing beneath providing supplies, water in a chest cooler, large garbage bins, with tables and chairs.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: I went to Santa Cruz and they are using a community college as an evacuation center. The nurses there screened everyone, including me.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of a nurse with head and body coverings holding a digital thermometer next to the forehead of a male patient with head down.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: They checked my temperature, asked me questions about my health/symptoms, before I could go in and look around.  I then had to go through another screening and they would tell me that I could go in but must keep my distance. After all of that, I could finally enter.  The evacuation center has clear signage everywhere about what to do once inside.  They also have beds set up 10 feet apart.  They have machines available that are constantly keeping the air clean. Instead of buffet style food with long lines, now everyone gets a box of food provided only to each person.

QUESTION:  With masks to prevent COVID=19 and now with fires and smoke, how are we able to keep breathing with masks on.

WHITE TEXT: Cloth masks are OK.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black cloth mask

 

ANSWER: Important to keep cloth masks (Deaf Interpreter shows black fabric mask), those work fine to keep less chance of getting COVID-19 and not to inhale smoke.

 

WHITE TEXT: Best masks to protect yourself from both COVID and fire smoke:

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: blue surgical masks with white elastic ear loops. White N95 mask with yellow laces to wrap around head.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM:  We can suggest surgical disposable (Deaf Interpreter shows white surgical mask) or N95 masks (Deaf Interpreter shows white N95 masks) those are acceptable to prevent both COVID-19 and protect you from inhaling smoke. Thank you to all the firefighters working night and day to get these fires under control.  Also, thank you all for doing your part to keep COVID-19 down, thank you to doctors, nurses, and health care providers for working hard to  keep COVID-19 down. Thank you all!

 

FULL SCREEN IMAGE DESCRIPTION: WHITE TEXT: Video made possible with the support of: [below] GLAD logo in green/blue font. GLAD in block letters, above is GLAD in fingerspelled white font and next to GLAD is Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.

 

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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!