June 22, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Certified Deaf Interpreter, Jim Brune, A White male with blonde/brown hair, blonde/white goatee, and blue eyes wearing a blue collared shirt with a black vest with buttons down the front.  Sitting in front of orange painted wall with a tan lampshade on his left and a room divider on the right.

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WHITE TEXT: GOVERNOR NEWSOM, PRESS CONFERENCE, JUNE 22

Deaf Interpreter: Hello, my name is Jim Brune, this is Governor Newsom’s press conference from Monday, June 22 with a summary of key points.

Governor Gavin Newsom: Now with COVID-19 cases on the rise, face coverings are very important because many of us do not realize that if we have COVID-19, that if we are standing near someone and we take a deep breathe and exhale our droplets can spread up to 4.5 feet.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Graphic of a drawing of a person who is exhaling with red arrows going every direction outward with the word exhale at the top underlined in red, with the text “4.5 feet” under the image.

Governor Newsom: When we cough, droplets can spread up to 6 feet.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Graphic of a drawing of a person in red who is coughing with white air and red germs pushed outward with the text “6 feet” under the image.

Governor Newsom: When we sneeze, droplets can spread up to 26 feet.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of a woman with dark hair ready to sneeze, her hand is lifted up in the air ready to catch her sneeze.

Governor Newsom: This means that the possibility of transferring germs and spreading the virus is very high.  I was able to work with four of our former governors including Wilson, Davis, Brown, and Schwarzenegger

WHITE TEXT: Former Governor, Pete Wilson, Gray Davis, Jerry Brown, Arnold Swarzenegger

Governor Newsom: to send an important message to the public about the importance of wearing a mask/face covering.  These masks can protect you and your families and we can work together to beat COVID-19. Wearing a mask is not a sign of weakness.  Wearing a mask means that we are working together in this battle against COVID-19 to reduce and stop the spread. Right now in California, the total to date who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 46,735.

WHITE TEXT: 46,735

Governor Newsom: This number reflects an increase of 35% just in the past 14 days showing that the virus has spread more in the past two weeks.

WHITE TEXT: 35%  in the last two weeks

Governor Newsom: With this increase, we know that COVID-19 is not going away any time soon. As of Sunday, June 21, 92,000 tests

WHITE TEXT: Sunday, June 21, 92,000 took the test

were conducted which is an increase from Saturday, June 20 when we conducted 85,000 tests.

WHITE TEXT: Saturday, June 20, 85,000 took the test

Before that, on Friday, June 19, we completed 79,000 tests

WHITE TEXT: Friday, June 19, 79,000 tests

Governor Newsom:   This shows that with each day the number of tests given out continues to rise throughout California. As of June 14, the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalizations reached 3,103.  June 21, the number of hospitalizations rose to 3,700 (an increase of 11% in two weeks).

WHITE TEXT: Since last two weeks increase 11% in ICU

The concern is supposed you contract COVID-19, is there enough hospital and ICU beds available for you.  As of June 22, we have 73,867 hospital beds available.

WHITE TEXT: 73,867 hospital bed ready

We also have surge beds in the amount of 52,745.

WHITE TEXT: 52,745 sickened with COVID-19

Of that number, 3,103 are currently being used by COVID-19 patients.  ICU has 4,120 beds available

WHITE TEXT: 4,120 ICU beds available

with currently 1,199 beds being used by COVID-19 patients.

WHITE TEXT: 1,199 in ICU with COVID-19

California has 58 counties

WHITE TEXT: 58 counties

and we are working with each county to make sure they each have enough hospital and ICU beds as needed.  Next is Dr. Ghaly.

Dr. Ghaly:  We have 130 million masks already distributed throughout California

WHITE TEXT: 130 masks sent out in California

to doctors, nurses, farmworkers, state employees, transportation personnel, emergency services staff, and more.  We want to be sure each county has plenty of tests, need to know how many results came back positive, and what is their plan to quarantine and treat those who are positive.  Each county also must commit to contact tracing to identify how the virus spreads.  Hospital capacity is a priority for those needing medical care as well as critical care in the ICU.  We also want to be sure counties have enough ventilators to meet their needs. As we monitor 58 counties, the two that we are closely monitoring right now are Riverside and San Bernardino.

WHITE TEXT: Riverside County

WHITE TEXT: San Bernardino County

We want to be sure that prisons and jails are safe from the spread of the virus because of living in close quarters.  For those two counties, we are also ensuring that the communities at large are working to take preventive action.  You see the list of 11 counties that we are closely monitoring, we will have another press conference and update that list, this is what we are looking at as of today (June 22).

Governor Newsom: I want to stress to all of you the importance of wearing a mask, wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, use hand sanitizer, and maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: images one after the other: a blue image of a person’s head with a mask, a rectangle with hands washing and stopwatch in middle and 20 seconds in pink, an image of two people standing looking away from each other with masks on and a white arrow showing the distance between them.

Governor Newsom: Take a look at this slide: One person without a mask can spread the virus to 2.5 people within 5 days.  That same person without a mask can spread the virus to up to 406 people within 30 days.

WHITE TEXT: 406 people in 30 days

If one person wears a mask 50% of the time, then the spread of the virus can go to 1.5 people within 5 days

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: black text at the top: Disease Spread then a graph of an image with one person in purple at top of square spread to two in blue then each blue person spread two more blue persons.  The white text under image: RN=1.5

Governor Newsom: If that same person who wears a mask 50% of the time will spread the virus to 15 people within 30 days.  If that same person uses a mask 75% of the time will spread to less than 1 person in 5 days and to 2.5 persons in 30 days.  This shows that if you refuse to wear a mask that one person can spread the virus to 406 people, but if you wear a mask, even most of the time, you reduce this spread significantly.

If a person contracts the virus, we have contact tracers working hard to identify how they got the virus, where it came from, and where it could go in the future.  This requires a lot of work.  The goal is that by July 1, we will have trained 10,000 people to work on contact tracing.  They will meet with each COVID-19 patient to ask questions in order to learn how they got the virus, who have they come into contact with, where did they go, etc.  This process is referred to as contact tracing.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White text: Contact Tracing with the image above in a white square with lines of people black and red figures showing red and black lines connecting from one person to another to show how the virus spread from one person to another.

Governor Newsom: One county in California has already hired contact tracers. Other counties are in progress in doing so.  The goal is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by doing the following:  wear your masks when you are in public, keep your distance, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer,

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: images one after the other: a blue image of a person’s head with a mask, a rectangle with hands washing and stopwatch in middle and 20 seconds in pink, an image of two people standing looking away from each other with masks on and a white arrow showing the distance between them.

Governor Newsom:  if a contact tracer calls you please answer the call and answer their questions about where you have been and who you have had contact with, and last, please stay home. Especially for those who are more vulnerable to being sick, please stay home.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Blackline with yellow text: Shelter in place. Above text is an image of a yellow house frame with four black color figures inside the house

Governor Newsom: If you want more information go to www.covid19.ca.gov. On that website you will see information based on where you live, your county, such as where to take the tests and other data that you would like to know about.  This website will also have updates from contact tracing that you can read.  Please take personal responsibility to help stop this virus from spreading.

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