September 21, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION:  Deaf Interpreter: Michael Boucher is a white man with a long reddish beard and a shaved head. He is wearing a black polo shirt. The background is slate grey.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: [top corner]  [top corner] Picture of Governor Gavin Newsom in a dark suit with white shirt and ark tie, standing with hands on a podium.  Behind is an American Flag and another blue flag with white text Cal O… He is standing looking at the camera.

Above the picture is WHITE TEXT ON GRAY BACKGROUND: September 21, 2020 Governor Newsom

 

[bottom corner] WHITE TEXT: This video made possible with the support from: below white text is the GLAD logo in green/blue. GLAD block letters, above is GLAD in fingerspelled slate grey font and next to GLAD is Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.

 

TRANSCRIPT:

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello my name is Michael Boucher and I am a Deaf Interpreter. I will be summarizing Governor Newsom’s press conference from September 21, 2020. Governor Newsom focused on four main points today and those points are unemployment insurance, coronavirus, the wildfires and the homeless.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: A standing person with papers and binders piled high. You cannot see their face because it is blocked by the pile of papers.

Next Image: The coronavirus cell. A grey sphere with many red spikes.

Next Image: An orange tinted image of a firefighter wearing a headlight helmet and a digging tool. There is an active fire behind him.

Next Image: A homeless person with short, dark curly hair. Their head is in their hands and a small tan dog is with him. The two of them are sitting on a blue blanket on the sidewalk against a concrete building.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: You might be wondering what unemployment insurance is. When an employed person’s life is turned upside down because their boss had to lay them off, they are now unemployed with no income.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A blonde man with a purple shirt and yellow pants. The man has the inside of his pockets turned out, an international gesture of not having any money]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: They worry about being able to afford food, rent and evictions, family needs, and other incredibly stressful things that come with being laid off. Thankfully there is a program called “unemployment insurance”. To get into the program, you need to fill out an application, which the state reviews.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: One hand gives another hand green paper money]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: If the state approves your application, you will start to receive money and that will help you get through hard times. You will still be able to buy food, pay rent, and so on. This program is different from SSI.

 

The coronavirus pandemic resulted in many businesses such as stores, bowling alleys, movie theaters, restaurants, schools, etc closing their doors.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A blue building with a red and white awning. The doors of the building are closed and a large red sign with the word “CLOSED” is hanging on the doors.]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: This had a ripple effect and many bosses had to lay off employees, which caused a surge in unemployment and general stress. Try to imagine many of these people filling out unemployment insurance applications.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A standing person with papers and binders piled high. You cannot see their face because it is blocked by the pile of papers.]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: This caused a huge backlog of applications at the unemployment office! Approvals took a very long time but all the while, the backlog continued to grow. Applicants had a very long wait while the unemployment office went through the ever-growing pile of applications. Applicants continued to feel stress about being able to afford meals and rent while they waited for their turn to be reviewed. The process can easily take a couple months, which is much too long for many people. The Governor knew that a long wait wasn’t feasible so a discussion on how to improve the process was had. Going forward, new applicants will go through a much faster approving process. Earlier in my video I talked about how people were being laid off and businesses were closing their doors because of coronavirus. If we want businesses to reopen, we must take safety seriously! There is a test you can take.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A faceless woman with a green shirt is about to receive a nasal test. Another person with blue gloves and a q-tip type of object is about to give the nasal test.]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: It looks like an ear q-tip but longer and it is inserted into both nostrils. This can be uncomfortable. The q-tip is sent to a lab and looked at under a microscope. They will be able to tell if you are sick with coronavirus or not. The Governor has one word of caution for us. The cold seasons are upon us and every year around this time, people tend to get sick with the flu.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An obviously sick person with a pink and purple robe, half closed eyes, red nose and a tissue]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The flu is when you feel really lousy and have a stuffy or runny nose and you just want to stay in bed. The flu is very common and an expected part of our winters. However, when we combine the flu with coronavirus in one body, that can spell out disaster.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The same sick person from the previous image but now the coronavirus cell is next to the sick person. The cell is a grey sphere with many red spikes.]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The Governor urges you to go to the clinic, wait patiently in line and meet with a nurse. The nurse will use a sharp needle and inject a vaccine into your arm. That vaccine will prevent the flu.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A grey glove giving a shot to someone in their arm]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A orange tinted image of a firefighter wearing a headlight helmet and a digging tool. There is an active fire behind them]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The Governor has talked about how this year, 2020, is the worst year ever for fires. While it is true that California is no stranger to wildfires, this year is incomparable.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A orange tinted image of a firefighter wearing a headlight helmet and a digging tool. There is an active fire behind them] Beneath image appears WHITE TEXT: August]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: There are numerous fires all over the state of California and our new record for the largest fire ever is called The August fire, which is in Northern California by the ocean. It is a huge fire!

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A homeless person with short, dark curly hair. Their head is in their hand and a small tan dog is with them. The two of them are sitting on a blue blanket on the sidewalk against a concrete building.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Now I am going to talk about homelessness, which basically means a person without a home. Sometimes you find them shivering and hungry on the sidewalk or the park. Often they ask for help or employment. These people do not have homes. The state of California is concerned about this population because of the fast-approaching frigid cold months as well as potentially contracting and spreading coronavirus. We want to avoid this and our solution is a program called “Project Home Key”.

 

[WHITE TEXT: Project Home Key]

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: This program is very well funded and they buy hotels with rooms and beds and they are given to homeless people at no cost. So now previously homeless people have a place to sleep, cook, eat, bathe, clean clothes, and be warm. All of this equals a healthier body and they are less likely to get sick with coronavirus. This will also help reduce the spread of the virus, which we really do not want. The Governor is happy with how this newly launched program has been progressing. The program focuses heavily on three groups: LGBTQ, senior citizens and farm workers.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Three images appear in succession

First Image: The PRIDE Flag waving. The PRIDE Flag has 6 stripes and from top to bottom the stripes are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

Second Image: A friendly looking diverse group of older people standing behind each other and smiling. There are trees in the background.

Third Image: A man with a farmers hat, blue shirt and grey pants picks food from the green ground.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Those three groups are at a higher risk and require assistance.

wants you to remember that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over! It is still incredibly widespread.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White Rectangle with four rows of images and text.  Top row is an image of hands with soap next to orange text: Wash.  Second row is a head with a blue mask next to blue text: Cover. Third row is the outline of a blue spray bottle next to orange text: Clean. Fourth row is a woman with long hair in blue clothes with a light blue arrow next to her next to blue text: 6 Feet.]

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: It is important that you wear your mask, wash your hands, social distance and keep your social group as small as possible. The people you see everyday are generally ok but this is not the time to be going out to new places and meeting new people.   Thank you for watching.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Full white background screen with text in blue green: This video made possible with support from: The letters G, L, A, D are fingerspelled white hands inside green/blue blocks. GLAD is in blue/green block letters below that. To the right of that are the words “Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.” At the bottom is the website address: www.gladinc.org]

 

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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!