August 26, 2020

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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!

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Deaf Interpreter, Alexis Bravo, lightskinned with dark brown hair and brown eyes standing with a light green button down short-sleeved shirt in front of a beige background, looking at the camera.

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS:  [top corner] Picture of Governor Newsom in a dark suit with white shirt and dark tie, speaking and looking away from the camera with California state flag behind him and red California image with white state capitol next to him. Below photo WHITE TEXT: GOVERNOR NEWSOM, AUGUST 26.  [bottom corner] WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: This video made possible with support from, then below that is the logo on a white rectangle with trace of the state of California and a circle near southern california with interpreting symbol and SC on California and RID inside the circle to read as SCRID (Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello my name is Alexis Bravo, this is an interpretation of Governor Newsom’s press conference focused on two topics; COVID-19 and wildfires.

WHITE TEXT: – COVID-19.  – WILDFIRES

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: People in California are frustrated because businesses, stores, and schools are still closed. They have sent many many complaints to their senators and assembly embers. They think that I am not hearing their concerns but that is not true.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: [top image] Photo of Assemblymember Jim Wood, a Caucasian male with with light brown hair, wearing a suit and tie, standing in front of greenery, smiling and looking at the camera. [bottom image] Photo of Senator Richard Pan, an Asian male with black hair and glasses wearing a suit, standing in front of an American flag, smiling, looking at the camera.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Senators and Assemblymembers collect every letter, every comment, and share those with me. I am listening and that is why I am partnering with Senator Pan and Assemblymember Wood. I am working with them to make sure that we meet your needs as best we can.  The only way we can open again is if people get tested for the virus. Tests themselves are expensive including nasal swabs, mouth swabs, and antibody tests through blood samples.  Plus we know with winter coming, the flu season is near.  We do have the flu vaccines. Keep in mind that the flu and COVID-19 are very different.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White chart with columns, across the top row are labels SYMPTOMS, CORONAVIRUS, COLD, FLU.  The first word in each row is the symptom, second word is symptom for coronavirus, third word is symptom for cold, fourth word is symptom for flu. Row 1: Fever: common, rare, common.  Row 2: Fatigue: sometimes, sometimes, common. Row 3: common* (usually dry), mild, common (usually dry). Row 4: Sneezing: no, common, no.  Row 5: Aches and pains: sometimes, common, common. Row 6: Runny or stuffy nose: rare, common, sometimes.  Row 7: Sore throat: sometimes, common, sometimes. Row 8: Diarrhea: rare, no, sometimes for children. Row 9: Headaches: sometimes, rare, common.  Row 10: Shortness of breath: sometimes, no, no.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Coronavirus symptoms include coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing while the flu often shows with a runny nose, sore throat, headache, tiredness, and other variety of symptoms.  Paying for a COVID-19 test might be expensive for some.  The test has to go to a lab and sometimes results take a long time.  Some of you might think it is not worth it. The Governor has added more labs so that we can get tests for less money and get results in less time.  Some tests are paid by the federal government, some by the state of California, some covered by insurance, if you don’t have any of those then you might have to pay for the test yourself at only around $30.00.  The good thing about building more labs in California is that when you take your test, you will get results faster within 1 to 2 days!  These results will show if you have the coronavirus and need to be quarantined or if you have the flu and need other types of treatment before being released to go home safely.

WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: County Watchlist Update

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Some counties that have been on the watchlist have been removed while other counties have been added.  Let me explain why that happens.  We set guidelines for counties to follow. Some counties are following those rules and some are not.  Because of that counties have been added and removed to the watchlist.

WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: Added to Watchlist:  Tehama County. Removed from Watchlist: Amador and Glenn Counties

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Maybe some of you are unsure if you should get tested for COVID-19 or for the flu, or maybe you feel it is not needed.  Please get tested!  This is the only way we can know if guidelines are being followed.

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: [top image] clipart of blue head with white mask, [second image] rectangle with left image hands wash with soap, middle stopwatch, and left right text: 20 seconds, [third image] clip art of two people standing looking away from each other with two way arrow showing distance apart [next image] photo of people sitting around a dining table in a restaurant with plates of food in front of each person.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Please wear masks, keep your distance, do not share food/drinks.  We are seeing a big difference already with the number of people hospitalized and in ICUs going way down as you see here.

WHITE TEXT: 6,004 new positive cases in CA. Hospitalizations/ICU numbers down to 16% full

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We want to see COVID-19 completely gone, to do that we need everyone to get tested to know who has it, who had it, and who doesn’t. Then we can look at how you got it. Please let everyone you know that they need to get tested.  Doctors and nurses are working hard to make sure everyone gets good health care. This is how we can do our best to make sure that money is spent in the right places to give out masks and protective equipment where it is needed in California.  We want to be ready to meet every need.  Sadly, we are still seeing a tragic number of deaths.  I tested myself and I do not have the virus, and I keep testing to check myself to make sure I am safe to be in public spaces. I ask you to do the same.

WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: Wildfire Updates

GOVERNOR NEWSOM:

Thank you to our firefighters who have been working day and night, tired and without sleep, to get our fires under control.   We are getting support from other states and other organizations to fight the largest fire season in California history. Sheriffs are helping to give our evacuation orders safely to people living in homes in fire zones.  Prisoners are hel;ping in the fight against fires too as we need to contain the fires as much as possible.  If you are ordered to evacuate please leave immediately.  If you have funds, go to a hotel. If you don’t have funds, go to a free shelter or ask family, friends, if you can stay with them. Shelters such as churches, community colleges, and other large spaces, can be used for a few days, weeks, or months, until you are able to safely return home.  Our firefighters are doing everything they can to contain the fires as quickly as possible.  Update on our fire situation now please look at your screen:

WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: Update on Fires

FULL SCREEN WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND:

SCU: 25% contained, 365,000 acres (largest fire)

LNU 33% contained, burned 357,000 acres (2nd largest fire)

CZU: 19% contained, burned 80,000 acres

August: 17% contained 197,000 ares

Moc: 60% contained,28,000 acres

Sheep: 0% contained, 29,000 acres (waiting for more help)

SQF/CASTLE: 0% contained, 18,000 acres (waiting for more help)

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: You want to know how many firefighters, fire engines and air support we have, look at your screen:

WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: 15,000 firefighters, +3,400 fire engines, Helicopters flying over 1 million acres across CA

Governor Newsom: We have seen 7 people died from fires, but we know that during clean up, we may find more people have died than 7. We will keep you posted. Many people have sacrificed their time, away from families, often go without enough food and sleep to make sure that we are safe.  That includes: firefighters, law enforcement, prisoners, doctors, nurses, government officials, and more who are working tirelessly for your safety to fight against COVID-19 and to fight against these fires.  After this pandemic ends, please tell them thank you for working hard to keep me safe, thank them for being essential workers in our state.

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: [four images, one after the other] clipart of blue head with white mask, rectangle with left image hands wash with soap, middle stopwatch, and left right text: 20 seconds, clip art of two people standing looking away from each other with two way arrow showing distance apart, photo of people sitting around a dining table in a restaurant with plates of food in front of each person.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM:  Again, use your mask, wash your hands, keep your distance, and do not share food/drinks to help slow the spread of this virus as much as possible. If we can do that then we will see schools, businesses, and stores open once again.  Keep your eyes on the news to see what is open and what is not. Thank you for your patience.  Thank you.

FULL SCREEN WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: This video made possible with support from, then below that is the logo on a white rectangle with trace of the state of California and a circle near southern california with interpreting symbol and SC on California and RID inside the circle to read as SCRID (Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

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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!