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2020.10.16 19:32 No_Individual7201 Coronavirus & The Coast (and other environmental factors) Survey - Please Consider Taking This Poll!

Link to the Poll!
Hey Humboldt !
As part of our course at CSU Channel Islands, we are exploring the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on our general behaviors and environmental attitudes. Our survey takes anywhere between 5-18 minutes and is completely anonymous. We would also appreciate it if you might consider sharing this survey with your colleagues or networks.
We will be publicly sharing the results after we conclude the survey in late October.
Shoot me a DM if you want me to message you when the results become available! Every response helps. I know a lot of us are fatigued by this pandemic, but it's also a great opportunity to get some data on how it's affecting us, especially here on the coast. Thanks!
In case you missed it, here's the link again
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2020.10.14 14:35 flyinmacaronimonster Voting in Kansas: What You Need to Know

VOTER REGISTRATION HAS ENDED AS OF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
Hey Kansans!
Advance in-person voting in SOME counties starts today.
ADVANCE VOTING START DATES VARY BY COUNTY.
If you are registered to vote, and want to vote in-person

Unknown (SKIP FOR NOW)

BOURBON COUNTY

Wednesday, October 14

ALLEN COUNTY (Iola)

Allen County Clerk: Allen County Courthouse, 1 N Washington St, Iola, KS 66749
Hours (MON-FRI):
  • 8:00am-5:00pm (Wednesday, October 14-Friday, October 23)
  • 7:00am-7:00pm (Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30)
  • 8:00am-2:00pm (Monday, November 2)
(2) 24/7 BALLOT DROP-BOXES:
ALLEN COUNTY SOURCES:

ANDERSON COUNTY (Garnett)

Anderson County Clerk: Anderson County Courthouse, 100 E 4th Ave, Garnett, KS 66032
Advance Voting is located at the location above during business hours.
Drop-box is also located at the County Courthouse.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURCES:

BARBER COUNTY (Medicine Lodge)

Barber County Clerk: Barber County Courthouse, 120 E Washington St, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104.
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm MON-FRI
It is assumed that this is where you drop off your advance ballot-by-mail.
LINKS TO BARBER COUNTY SOURCES
BARBER COUNTY SOURCES:

BARTON COUNTY (Great Bend)

Barton County Clerk's Office: Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main St, Room 202, Great Bend, KS 67530
Advance voting is at the Clerk's office 8:00am-5:00pm MON-FRI; also open 10:00am-2:00pm SAT
https://www.bartoncounty.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Elections%7CCurrent%20Elections
(2) 24/7 BALLOT DROP-BOXES (AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 19):
BARTON COUNTY SOURCES:

BROWN COUNTY (Hiawatha)

**ADVANCE VOTING AT THE COURTHOUSE BEGINS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16.
On Thursday, October 15, there will be early voting at (2) locations:
BROWN COUNTY SOURCES:

Monday, October 19:

ATCHISON COUNTY (Atchison)

Atchison County Clerk's Office: Atchison County Courthouse, 423 N 5th St, Atchison, KS 66002
COURTHOUSE IS ALSO THE LOCATION OF THE 24/7 BALLOT DROP-BOX.
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm MON-FRI
Extended hours:
  • 8:30am-7:00pm (Thursday, October 22)
  • 10:00am-2:00pm (Saturday, October 24)
(2) ADDITIONAL Remote Advance Voting Sites open Friday October 23 and Friday, October 30:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
SOURCES FOR ATCHISON COUNTY

LINKS TO SOURCES

https://www.kssos.org/elections/voter-information.html
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2020.10.04 01:26 flyinmacaronimonster California Has Now Transitioned to a Vote-by-Mail System: Here is all the Information that You Need to Know, Compiled in One Place

COUNTY ELECTION OFFICES: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices
Hey Californians, mail ballots are starting to go to ALL registered voters.
If you haven't registered to vote, you can do so online using the link below:
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/
The deadline for online voter registration and voter registration-by-mail is Monday, October 19. Even if you miss that deadline, you can still register to vote at an Early Voting location, or at your polling precinct/voting center on Election Day.
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/same-day-reg
Once you have received your ballot, TRY NOT TO NOT MAIL IT BACK UNLESS NECESSARY. Instead, it is highly recommended that you drop off your ballot. There are four options to drop off your ballot:
1) Drop your ballot off at a 24/7 ballot drop-box in your county. California has greatly expanded drop-box capacity, and there are several drop-boxes in each county. THIS IS THE MOST PREFERRED OPTION FOR BALLOT DROP-OFF.
2) You can also drop off your ballot at a Early Voting location during the Early Voting period (dates vary by county)
3) You can drop off your ballot at a Voting Center or polling place on Election Day.
4) You may also hand-deliver your ballot in-person to your County Election Office.
ALL BALLOTS NEED TO BE DROPPED OFF BY 8:00pm ON ELECTION DAY.
If you want to vote in-person, early in-person voting starts as early as Monday, October 5, and as late as Saturday, October 31, depending on your county.
If you are voting on Election Day, it is important to note that some counties will have voting centers (you can vote anywhere within the county, regardless of where you live), and some will have traditional polling precincts on Election Day (you will be assigned a precinct based on address and vote within that precinct).

Drop-Boxes (and Voting Centers) can be found in the links below for all counties:

Alameda

Alpine

Amador

Butte

Calaveras

Colusa [NO DROP-BOX LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND AS OF YET]

Contra Costa

Del Norte

El Dorado

Fresno

Glenn

Humboldt

Imperial

Inyo

Kern [(1) DROP-BOX AVAILABLE IN FOR NOW; FUTURE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS HAVE YET TO BE FINALIZED]

Kings

Lake

Lassen

Los Angeles

Madera

Marin

Mariposa

Mendocino

Merced [NO CLEAR LIST OF DROP-BOXES AVAILABLE]

Modoc [NO CLEAR LIST OF DROP-BOXES AVAILABLE]

Mono

Monterey

Napa

Nevada

Orange

Placer

Plumas

Riverside [(1) 24/7 DROP-BOX AVAILABLE AT THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS]

Sacramento

San Benito

San Bernardino [BALLOT DROP-BOX TBD]

San Diego

San Francisco [NO 24/7 DROP-BOXES AVAILABLE IN SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY]

San Joaquin

San Luis Obispo

San Mateo

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

Santa Cruz

Shasta

Sierra [CLARIFY THIS ONE PLEASE]

Siskiyou

Solano

Sonoma

Stanislaus

https://www.stanvote.com/election.shtm

Sutter

Tehama

Trinity

Tulare

Tuolumne

Ventura

Yolo

Yuba [ONE DROP-BOX LOCATED RIGHT INSIDE THE FRONT DOORS TO THE YUBA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER]

LINKS TO SOURCES:

https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices (COUNTY ELECTION OFFICES)
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2020.09.23 01:35 demonicLeir1222 SCP foundation

SCPs
001 to 099
SCP-001 - Awaiting De-classification [Blocked] SCP-002 - The "Living" Room SCP-003 - Biological Motherboard SCP-004 - The 12 Rusty Keys and the Door SCP-005 - Skeleton Key SCP-006 - Fountain of Youth SCP-007 - Abdominal Planet SCP-008 - Zombie Plague SCP-009 - Red Ice SCP-010 - Collars of Control SCP-011 - Sentient Civil War Memorial Statue SCP-012 - A Bad Composition SCP-013 - Blue Lady Cigarettes SCP-014 - The Concrete Man SCP-015 - Pipe Nightmare SCP-016 - Sentient Micro-Organism SCP-017 - Shadow Person SCP-018 - Super Ball SCP-019 - The Monster Pot SCP-020 - Unseen Mold SCP-021 - Skin Wyrm SCP-022 - The Morgue SCP-023 - Black Shuck SCP-024 - Game Show of Death SCP-025 - A Well-Worn Wardrobe SCP-026 - Afterschool Retention SCP-027 - The Vermin God SCP-028 - Knowledge SCP-029 - Daughter of Shadows SCP-030 - The Homunculus SCP-031 - What is Love? SCP-032 - Brothers' Bride SCP-033 - The Missing Number SCP-034 - Obsidian Ritual Knife SCP-035 - Possessive Mask SCP-036 - The Reincarnation Pilgrimage of the Yazidi (Kiras Guhorîn) SCP-037 - Dwarf Star SCP-038 - The Everything Tree SCP-039 - Proboscis Engineers SCP-040 - Evolution's Child SCP-041 - Thought-Broadcasting Patient SCP-042 - A Formerly Winged Horse SCP-043 - The Beatle SCP-044 - World War II Era Molecular-Fission Cannon SCP-045 - Atmospheric Converter SCP-046 - "Predatory" Holly Bush SCP-047 - Microbial Mutagen SCP-048 - The Cursed SCP Number SCP-049 - Plague Doctor SCP-050 - To The Cleverest SCP-051 - Japanese Obstetrical Model SCP-052 - Time-Traveling Train SCP-053 - Young Girl SCP-054 - Water Nymph SCP-055 - [unknown] SCP-056 - A Beautiful Person SCP-057 - The Daily Grind SCP-058 - Heart of Darkness SCP-059 - Radioactive Mineral SCP-060 - Infernal Occult Skeleton SCP-061 - Auditory Mind Control SCP-062 - "Quantum" Computer SCP-063 - "The World's Best TothBrush" SCP-064 - Flawed von Neumann Structure SCP-065 - Destroyed Organic Catalyst SCP-066 - Eric's Toy SCP-067 - The Artist's Pen SCP-068 - The Wire Figure SCP-069 - Second Chance SCP-070 - Iron Wings SCP-071 - Degenerative Metamorphic Entity SCP-072 - The Foot of the Bed SCP-073 - "Cain" SCP-074 - Quantum Woodlouse SCP-075 - Corrosive Snail SCP-076 - "Able" SCP-077 - Rot Skull SCP-078 - Guilt SCP-079 - Old AI SCP-080 - Dark Form SCP-081 - Spontaneous Combustion Virus SCP-082 - "Fernand" the Cannibal SCP-083 - An Abandoned Row Home SCP-084 - Static Tower SCP-085 - Hand-drawn ''Cassy'' SCP-086 - The Office of Dr. [REDACTED] SCP-087 - The Stairwell SCP-088 - The Lizard King SCP-089 - Tophet SCP-090 - Apocorubik's Cube SCP-091 - Nostalgia SCP-092 - "The Best of The 5th Dimension" SCP-093 - Red Sea Object SCP-094 - Miniature Event Horizon SCP-095 - The Atomic Adventures of Ronnie Ray-Gun SCP-096 - The "Shy Guy" SCP-097 - Old Fairgrounds SCP-098 - Surgeon Crabs SCP-099 - The Portrait 100 to 199
SCP-100 - "Jamaican Joe's Junkyard Jubilee" SCP-101 - Hungry Bag SCP-102 - Property of Marshall, Carter, and Dark Ltd. SCP-103 - The Never-Hungry Man SCP-104 - The Lonely Ball SCP-105 - "Iris" SCP-106 - The Old Man SCP-107 - The Turtle Shell SCP-108 - Extradimensional Nasal Cavity SCP-109 - Infinite Canteen SCP-110 - Subterranean City SCP-111 - Dragon-Snails™ SCP-112 - The Variable Coaster SCP-113 - The Gender-Switcher SCP-114 - Bringer of Conflict SCP-115 - Miniature Dump Truck SCP-116 - The Brittle Boy SCP-117 - Complete Multitool SCP-118 - Nuclear Protists SCP-119 - Timecrowave SCP-120 - Teleporting Paddling Pool SCP-121 - Concrete Cradle SCP-122 - No More Monsters SCP-123 - Contained Miniature Black Hole SCP-124 - Fertile Soil SCP-125 - Contagious Reflection SCP-126 - Invisible Friend SCP-127 - The Living Gun SCP-128 - Kinetic Energy Entity SCP-129 - Progressive Fungal Infection SCP-130 - Post Office SCP-131 - The "Eye Pods" SCP-132 - Broken Desert SCP-133 - Instant Hole SCP-134 - Star-Eyed Child SCP-135 - Universal Carcinogen SCP-136 - Naked Doll SCP-137 - The Real Toy SCP-138 - The Ever-Living Man SCP-139 - All Eyes on Lucian 👁 SCP-140 - An Incomplete Chronicle SCP-141 - Codex Damnatio SCP-142 - One-Armed Bandit SCP-143 - The Bladewood Grove SCP-144 - Tibetan Rope to Heaven SCP-145 - Man-Absorbing Phone SCP-146 - Bronze Head of Shame SCP-147 - Anachronistic Television SCP-148 - The "Telekill" Alloy SCP-149 - The Blood Flies SCP-150 - Ship of Theseus SCP-151 - The Painting SCP-152 - Book of Endings SCP-153 - Drain Worms SCP-154 - Offensive Bracelets SCP-155 - Infinite Speed Computer SCP-156 - Reanimating Pomegranate SCP-157 - Mimetic Predator SCP-158 - Soul Extractor SCP-159 - The Perfect Lock SCP-160 - Predator Drone SCP-161 - Pinwheel of Doom! SCP-162 - Ball of Sharp SCP-163 - An Old Castaway SCP-164 - Squid Tumors SCP-165 - The Creeping, Hungry Sands of Tule SCP-166 - Teenage Succubus SCP-167 - Infinite Labyrinth SCP-168 - Sentient Calculator SCP-169 - The Leviathan SCP-170 - A Tube of Superglue SCP-171 - Collective Brain Foam SCP-172 - The Gearman SCP-173 - The Sculpture - The Original SCP-174 - Ventriloquist's Dummy SCP-175 - Treasure Map SCP-176 - Observable Time Loop SCP-177 - Checkmate SCP-178 - "3-D" Specs SCP-179 - Sauelsuesor SCP-180 - Identity Thieving Hat SCP-181 - "Lucky" SCP-182 - "Rider" SCP-183 - "Weaver" SCP-184 - The Architect SCP-185 - The Radio SCP-186 - To End All Wars SCP-187 - Double Vision SCP-188 - The Craftsman SCP-189 - Hair-Imitating Parasite SCP-190 - A Prize Toybox SCP-191 - Cyborg Child SCP-192 - Flawless X-Ray Machine SCP-193 - The Tissue Snail SCP-194 - Thank You For Your Cooperation SCP-195 - A "Medicinal Whiskey" SCP-196 - Time Paradox SCP-197 - The Greenhouse SCP-198 - Cup of Joe SCP-199 - Spy Ferns 200 to 299
SCP-200 - Chrysalis SCP-201 - The Empty World SCP-202 - The Rewind Man SCP-203 - Tortured Iron Soul SCP-204 - The Protector SCP-205 - Shadow Lamps SCP-206 - The Voyager SCP-207 - Cola Bottles SCP-208 - "Bes" SCP-209 - The Sadist's Tumbler SCP-210 - Flooded House SCP-211 - Paper-Covered Building SCP-212 - The Improver SCP-213 - Anti-Matter Parasite SCP-214 - Hemotopian Virus SCP-215 - Paranoia-Inducing Spectacles SCP-216 - The Safe SCP-217 - The Clockwork Virus SCP-218 - Lamprey-Mass Organism SCP-219 - Resonance Engine SCP-220 - Two's Company SCP-221 - Compulsion Tweezers SCP-222 - Clone Coffin SCP-223 - A Photo Album SCP-224 - Grandfather Clock SCP-225 - Unstoppable and Immovable SCP-226 - Puzzle Of Terror SCP-227 - Complete Antikythera Mechanism SCP-228 - Psychiatric Diagnostic Tool SCP-229 - Wire Weed SCP-230 - The Gayest Man Alive SCP-231 - Special Personnel Requirements SCP-232 - Jack Proton's Atomic Zapper SCP-233 - 23-Sided Polyhedron SCP-234 - Extradimensional Fish SCP-235 - Phonographic Records SCP-236 - Mimic "Crabs" SCP-237 - Self-Made Man SCP-238 - Building Complex SCP-239 - The Witch Child SCP-240 - Breath-Powered Flying Machine SCP-241 - Good Home Cooking SCP-242 - Self "Cleaning" Pool SCP-243 - Animation SCP-244 - Ice Fog Jar SCP-245 - SCP-RPG SCP-246 - Prophetic Projector SCP-247 - A Harmless Kitten SCP-248 - 110% SCP-249 - The Random Door SCP-250 - Most of an Allosaurus SCP-251 - The Deceptive Snow Globe SCP-252 - Humboldt Squid SCP-253 - The Cancer Plague SCP-254 - Employee of the Month SCP-255 - Base Eleven Disorder SCP-256 - Trapped in the Typewriter SCP-257 - Professor William Woodsworth’s Collection of Curiosities SCP-258 - Weeping Frog SCP-259 - The Weisenglass Spiral SCP-260 - The Tracking Stone SCP-261 - Pan-Dimensional Vending SCP-262 - A Coat of Many Arms SCP-263 - "Cash or Ash" SCP-264 - Skeleton Temple SCP-265 - Black Volga SCP-266 - Will o' the Wisp SCP-267 - Tumorvore SCP-268 - Cap of Neglect SCP-269 - Dialysis Bracelet SCP-270 - Secluded Telephone SCP-271 - Inscribed Disc SCP-272 - An Old Iron Nail SCP-273 - Human Phoenix SCP-274 - Graffito SCP-275 - Ironskin SCP-276 - Time Schooner SCP-277 - Chalkland SCP-278 - A Large Mechanical Spider SCP-279 - Meandering Man SCP-280 - Eyes in the Dark SCP-281 - The Snooze Alarm SCP-282 - Ritual Devil Sticks SCP-283 - A Rock That Falls Sideways SCP-284 - The Twins SCP-285 - A Hack Job SCP-286 - The Brothers' Game SCP-287 - Clark's Third Favorite Sword SCP-288 - The "Stepford Marriage" Rings SCP-289 - Inertial Amplifier SCP-290 - The Picasso Machine SCP-291 - DisassembleReassembler SCP-292 - Egg Timer of Déjà Vu SCP-293 - Obsession SCP-294 - The Coffee Machine SCP-295 - Cauterpillers SCP-296 - Armed Containment Site-03 SCP-297 - "Steely Dan" SCP-298 - The Blood Organ SCP-299 - Infectious Tree 300 to 399
SCP-300 - "A World in a Bottle" SCP-301 - Teleporter SCP-302 - Ant Sculpture SCP-303 - The Doorman SCP-304 - The Signal SCP-305 - The Whisperer SCP-306 - The Frogs SCP-307 - Carnivorous Ivy SCP-308 - Aztec Burial Sarcophagus SCP-309 - Plush Toy SCP-310 - Eternal Flame SCP-311 - Tactile Displacement Gloves SCP-312 - Atmospheric Jellyfish SCP-313 - Powerful Hand Dryer SCP-314 - Motion-Seeking Blade SCP-315 - The Recorded Man SCP-316 - Color-Draining Light SCP-317 - Cretaceous Physicist SCP-318 - Soul Press SCP-319 - A Curious Device SCP-320 - Higgs Field Acceleration Manipulator SCP-321 - Child of Man SCP-322 - "Grow Your Own Castle" Kit SCP-323 - Wendigo Skull SCP-324 - Eulogy Shrub SCP-325 - The Detergent SCP-326 - A Chinese Peasant SCP-327 - The Mermaid SCP-328 - Alien Disc SCP-329 - The Cancer Garden SCP-330 - Take Only Two SCP-331 - "Tumbles" SCP-332 - The 1976 Kirk Lonwood High School Marching Band SCP-333 - City in a Symphony SCP-334 - Stellar Vulpine SCP-335 - One Hundred and Fifty 3.5" Floppy Disks SCP-336 - "Lilith" SCP-337 - Hairball SCP-338 - A Portable Radio SCP-339 - Be Silent, Be Still SCP-340 - Viral Rebreather Membrane SCP-341 - A Collection of Extra-Solar Orreries SCP-342 - A Ticket to Ride SCP-343 - "God" SCP-344 - Schrödinger's Can Opener SCP-345 - Stone Puzzle Cube SCP-346 - "Pterry" the Pterodactyl SCP-347 - The Invisible Woman SCP-348 - A Gift from Dad SCP-349 - The Philosopher's Stone and the Graveyard of the Immortals SCP-350 - Unbreakable Contract SCP-351 - Read-Only Memory SCP-352 - "Baba Yaga" SCP-353 - "Vector" SCP-354 - The Red Pool SCP-355 - The Serrated Lawn SCP-356 - Autointerrogation SCP-357 - Hungry Clay SCP-358 - A "Deserted" Hospital SCP-359 - The Hawk SCP-360 - Ascendance SCP-361 - Bronze Liver SCP-362 - A Cool T-Shirt SCP-363 - Not Centipedes SCP-364 - Ionian Drop Point SCP-365 - Pool Noodle SCP-366 - Carriage Grubs SCP-367 - Little Dog SCP-368 - Paper Crane SCP-369 - Living Migratory Roadwork SCP-370 - A Key SCP-371 - Macrovirus SCP-372 - Peripheral Jumper SCP-373 - Ghost Record SCP-374 - Oracular Guillotine SCP-375 - Forever A-Loan SCP-376 - The Traffic Light Tree SCP-377 - Accurate Fortune Cookies SCP-378 - Brainworm SCP-379 - Mechanical Pheromone SCP-380 - Biological Networking Device SCP-381 - The Pyrotechnic Polyphony SCP-382 - Haunted Baby Carriage SCP-383 - Variably Useful Flu SCP-384 - Let Her In SCP-385 - Personal Anti-Gravity Field Generator SCP-386 - Eternal Fungus SCP-387 - Living Lego SCP-388 - Ultimate Frisbee SCP-389 - Message in a Bottle SCP-390 - Ancient Death Ray SCP-391 - The Midas Owl SCP-392 - A Plant Now Found in Site-103, and Formerly Found in the Households of Nobility SCP-393 - The Memory Planner SCP-394 - Ear Candles SCP-395 - The Bottle Baby SCP-396 - And Suddenly, Chair SCP-397 - A Hominidae SCP-398 - The Greeting Hall SCP-399 - Atomic Manipulation Ring 400 to 499
SCP-400 - Beautiful Babies SCP-401 - A Palm Tree SCP-402 - Obsidian Absorber SCP-403 - Escalating Lighter SCP-404 - Memories Lost, Memories Found SCP-405 - Telepathy Virus SCP-406 - Sleepwalker's Tunnel SCP-407 - The Song of Genesis SCP-408 - Illusory Butterflies SCP-409 - Contagious Crystal SCP-410 - Editor Beetles SCP-411 - Ancient Precog SCP-412 - Mutagenic Mirror SCP-413 - Endless Garage SCP-414 - Regardless, I Might Prefer Myself Sick SCP-415 - The Harvested Man SCP-416 - Infinite Forest SCP-417 - The Plague Tree SCP-418 - Human Jigsaw SCP-419 - Window to the World SCP-420 - Aggressive Skin Condition SCP-421 - Shoal of Driftwood SCP-422 - Patchwork Beast SCP-423 - Self-Inserting Character SCP-424 - Nanomimes SCP-425 - The Infinity Broadcast SCP-426 - I am a Toaster SCP-427 - Lovecraftian Locket SCP-428 - The Crowd SCP-429 - Clockwork Teleporter SCP-430 - A Peasant's Punishment SCP-431 - Dr. Gideon SCP-432 - Cabinet Maze SCP-433 - A Ritual SCP-434 - A Meeting with Myself SCP-435 - “He-Who-Made-Dark” SCP-436 - Error Locket SCP-437 - Summer of '91 SCP-438 - Addictive Straitjacket of Espionage SCP-439 - Bone Hive SCP-440 - Sand-Based Ecology SCP-441 - Jacob Ram SCP-442 - On-Time Piece SCP-443 - Thought-streaming Crayons SCP-444 - The Language of Global Harmony SCP-445 - "Dr. Wondertainment's Super Paper" SCP-446 - Human Mannequin SCP-447 - Ball of Green Slime SCP-448 - Jack-in-the-Box SCP-449 - Gut Dust SCP-450 - Abandoned Federal Penitentiary SCP-451 - Mister Lonely SCP-452 - Dreamcatcher Spider SCP-453 - Scripted Nightclub SCP-454 - Comic Book SCP-455 - Cargo Ship SCP-456 - Soporific Bedbugs SCP-457 - Burning Man SCP-458 - The Never-Ending Pizza Box SCP-459 - Interplanetary Thermostat SCP-460 - Séance Storm SCP-461 - ZICU-TV SCP-462 - The Getaway Car SCP-463 - A Spoon That Bends People SCP-464 - The Foundry SCP-465 - Party in a Box SCP-466 - Mobile Veins SCP-467 - Confessional Phone Booth SCP-468 - The Abacus SCP-469 - Many-Winged Angel SCP-470 - Nexus of Abandoned Places SCP-471 - A Satellite SCP-472 - The Bloodstone SCP-473 - Supai SCP-474 - ℞FM SCP-475 - Soap of a Pope SCP-476 - Map to Nowhere SCP-477 - Fossil Sea SCP-478 - Tooth Fairies SCP-479 - Hallway 4, D-Class Dorms, Site 14 SCP-480 - Recurring Nightmare Field SCP-481 - Scar Tissue SCP-482 - Mentally Mutating Straitjacket SCP-483 - Anti-Aging Placebos SCP-484 - Memory Stealing Drug SCP-485 - Death Pen SCP-486 - Coatlicue Skin SCP-487 - The Impossible House SCP-488 - Meteor Attractor SCP-489 - 1-555-BUG-BASH SCP-490 - Ice Cream Truck SCP-491 - Wrecking Light SCP-492 - Animated Cloth Dummy SCP-493 - Replicant SCP-494 - Matter Transference Gloves SCP-495 - Thingmaker SCP-496 - A Sunken Relic SCP-497 - The Shell SCP-498 - 11 Minute Snooze SCP-499 - Old Sun Man 500 to 599
SCP-500 - Panacea SCP-501 - Monk's Greed SCP-502 - The Surrogate Heart SCP-503 - The Luckiest Man in the World SCP-504 - Critical Tomatoes SCP-505 - Ink Stain SCP-506 - Instant-growing Plants SCP-507 - Reluctant Dimension Hopper SCP-508 - Random-dot Stereogram SCP-509 - Men Are Pigs SCP-510 - Soft Death SCP-511 - Basement Cat SCP-512 - Gravity-Nullifying Umbrella SCP-513 - A Cowbell SCP-514 - A Flock of Doves SCP-515 - Sleeper SCP-516 - Intelligent Tank SCP-517 - Grammie Knows SCP-518 - The Transinformational Tomb of Asa Rutledge SCP-519 - Cheeky Phone Booth SCP-520 - Knife Switch SCP-521 - The Postbox SCP-522 - Blood-draining Carpet SCP-523 - The Most Unhelpful Object On Earth SCP-524 - Walter the Omnivorous Rabbit SCP-525 - Eye Spiders SCP-526 - Valhalla Gate SCP-527 - Mr. Fish SCP-528 - Voodoo Putty SCP-529 - Josie the Half-Cat SCP-530 - Carl the Variable Dog SCP-531 - Paired Brass Guard Cats SCP-532 - Frost Bug SCP-533 - Snake Necklace SCP-534 - Misplaced Blood SCP-535 - Communicative Beaker SCP-536 - Physical Law Testing Chamber SCP-537 - Singing Gramophone SCP-538 - Shadow Spiders SCP-539 - The Perfect Distraction SCP-540 - Tannenbombs SCP-541 - Living Thoracic System SCP-542 - Herr Chirurg SCP-543 - Noise SCP-544 - The New Voice SCP-545 - Liquid Life/Totenkinder SCP-546 - A Notebook SCP-547 - The Cartesian Business Card SCP-548 - Ice Spider SCP-549 - Ursa Minor SCP-550 - The Ghûl SCP-551 - Impossible Puzzle SCP-552 - Ahead of His Time SCP-553 - Crystalline Butterflies SCP-554 - The Perfect Murder SCP-555 - Corpse Magnet SCP-556 - Painted Aircraft SCP-557 - Ancient Containment Site SCP-558 - Strange Contact Lenses SCP-559 - Birthday Time! SCP-560 - Bitwise Amoeba SCP-561 - A Passive Rip in Time SCP-562 - Revel Rousers SCP-563 - An Abandoned Farm in China SCP-564 - Incomplete Primitive Cyborg SCP-565 - Ed's Head SCP-566 - Word a Day SCP-567 - The Dungeon SCP-568 - Dismemberment Strap SCP-569 - Heads SCP-570 - Puppet Show Gloves!!! SCP-571 - Self-Propagating Infectious Pattern SCP-572 - Katana of Apparent Invincibility SCP-573 - The Pied Pipe SCP-574 - The Dropera House SCP-575 - Predatory Darkness SCP-576 - Sleep Well SCP-577 - All Alone in the Moonlight SCP-578 - Blood Opals SCP-579 - [DATA EXPUNGED] SCP-580 - Shi Huang Ti's Five Heaven Chariot SCP-581 - The Equestrian's Soul SCP-582 - A Bundle of Stories SCP-583 - Deathly Video Tape SCP-584 - Many Fingers, Many Toes SCP-585 - Sharpeners SCP-586 - Inscribable Object SCP-587 - A Model System SCP-588 - A Voracious Coin SCP-589 - The Price of Obsession SCP-590 - He Feels Your Pain SCP-591 - Dr. Wondertainment Pretendo SCP-592 - Inaccurate History Book SCP-593 - Contagious Innumeracy SCP-594 - Electric Sheep SCP-595 - Teleporting Destroyer SCP-596 - Cursed Regeneration Statue SCP-597 - The Mother of Them All SCP-598 - Sentient Color SCP-599 - Uncharted City 600 to 699
SCP-600 - "That Guy" SCP-601 - Sophocles' Chorus SCP-602 - The Sculptor of SoHo SCP-603 - Self-Replicating Computer Program SCP-604 - The Cannibal's Banquet; A Corrupted Ritual SCP-605 - Living Storm Cloud SCP-606 - "The Teacher" SCP-607 - Dorian the Grey Cat SCP-608 - Fractal Tinsel SCP-609 - Dr. Wondertainment's Ontological 6-Balls® SCP-610 - The Flesh that Hates SCP-611 - Parasitic Toothpick SCP-612 - Aggressive Cable SCP-613 - "Wonder Bread!" SCP-614 - IP Address 57.32.███.███ SCP-615 - Stick Blob SCP-616 - The Vessel and the Gate SCP-617 - Pet Rocks SCP-618 - Spider on The Wall SCP-619 - Lucky Jeans SCP-620 - Time Keeps on Slipping SCP-621 - Hypnobulbs SCP-622 - Desert in a Can SCP-623 - One Groovy Room SCP-624 - "Personal" Music Player SCP-625 - Anklebiters SCP-626 - Vision-Altering Sculpture SCP-627 - Perpetual Circle SCP-628 - Flute Copse SCP-629 - Mr. Brass SCP-630 - Black Glacier SCP-631 - Nyctophobic Nocturnal Predator SCP-632 - Intrusive Arachnid Thoughts SCP-633 - Ghost In The Machine SCP-634 - Forgetful Goldfish SCP-635 - Medieval Bootstrap Program SCP-636 - Elevator to Nowhere SCP-637 - Viral Cat SCP-638 - Where in the World is Richard Chappell? SCP-639 - Distorted Man SCP-640 - Lucent Beams SCP-641 - The Pacifier SCP-642 - Hot Springs SCP-643 - Delicious Chocolates SCP-644 - Mr. Hot SCP-645 - Mouth of Truth SCP-646 - Birth Worm SCP-647 - Hungry Box SCP-648 - The Labyrinth SCP-649 - Matchbox Full of Winter SCP-650 - Startling Statue SCP-651 - Tissue-fusing virus SCP-652 - Meteorological Dog SCP-653 - The Boomerang SCP-654 - Thunderhorn SCP-655 - Biological Disinformation Campaign SCP-656 - Home Edition SCP-657 - Death-predicting Man SCP-658 - "Botflies" SCP-659 - Communal Avian Intelligence SCP-660 - Earthen Womb SCP-661 - Salesman, Too Good to Be True SCP-662 - Butler's Hand Bell SCP-663 - Living Water Filter SCP-664 - The Floor to Nowhere SCP-665 - The Garbage Man SCP-666 - Spirit Lodge SCP-667 - Fairy Kudzu SCP-668 - 13" Chef's Knife SCP-669 - A Didactic Perspective SCP-670 - Family of Cotton SCP-671 - Deconstructing Ants SCP-672 - Rock Coral SCP-673 - Tissues SCP-674 - The Exposition Gun SCP-675 - Shadows Through the Window SCP-676 - Unnatural Hot Spring SCP-677 - Unpredictable Pogo Stick SCP-678 - Trauma Harvester SCP-679 - Eyerot SCP-680 - Clockwork Skull SCP-681 - Hostile Helium SCP-682 - Hard-to-Destroy Reptile SCP-683 - Refrigerator Art SCP-684 - The Caretaken SCP-685 - Non-Bottomless Pit SCP-686 - Infectious Lactation SCP-687 - NOIR SCP-688 - Hole Dwellers SCP-689 - Haunter in the Dark SCP-690 - Joke Bandages SCP-691 - A Coward's Way Out SCP-692 - Revives the Colours SCP-693 - Knotty Stalker SCP-694 - The Definition of Insanity SCP-695 - Eels SCP-696 - Abyssal Typewriter SCP-697 - Toxic Terraforming SCP-698 - Judgmental Turtle SCP-699 - Mystery Box 700 to 799
SCP-700 - Graffiti Factory SCP-701 - The Hanged King's Tragedy SCP-702 - The Trader's Residence SCP-703 - Into The Closet SCP-704 - Dangerous Curves SCP-705 - Militaristic Play-Doh SCP-706 - Perfect Porcelain Doll SCP-707 - Nesting Dolls SCP-708 - The Big Orange Forklift SCP-709 - Eye of the Forest SCP-710 - Disappearance SCP-711 - Paradoxical Insurance Policy SCP-712 - The Impossible Colors SCP-713 - Click Anywhere Computer SCP-714 - The Jaded Ring SCP-715 - My Face That I May Be SCP-716 - The Train SCP-717 - The Ambassador SCP-718 - Eyeball SCP-719 - Light-Bringer SCP-720 - Panopticon SCP-721 - Factory Toys SCP-722 - Jörmungandr SCP-723 - Aging Staircase SCP-724 - Procyon stentor SCP-725 - Parrot Whale SCP-726 - Reconstructive Maggots SCP-727 - Hephaestus's Forge SCP-728 - The Forever Room SCP-729 - Marble Bath SCP-730 - Decerebrating Plague SCP-731 - Rathole Cover SCP-732 - The Fan-Fic Plague SCP-733 - A Pair of Scissors SCP-734 - The Baby SCP-735 - Insult Box SCP-736 - The Iapetus Anomaly SCP-737 - Hungry Train SCP-738 - The Devil's Deal SCP-739 - A Mirrored Booth SCP-740 - The Hindenburg Photograph SCP-741 - Mysterious Russian Submarine SCP-742 - Retrovirus SCP-743 - A Chocolate Fountain SCP-744 - Assembly Required SCP-745 - The Headlights SCP-746 - Pseudo-Avian SCP-747 - Children and Dolls SCP-748 - Industrial Dissolution SCP-749 - Rain Drops SCP-750 - A Different Outlook on Life SCP-751 - Organ Eater SCP-752 - Altruistic Utopia SCP-753 - Automatic Artist SCP-754 - Illustrated Climbing Vine SCP-755 - "Watch for the white bird" SCP-756 - Miniature Solar System SCP-757 - The Fruit Tree SCP-758 - Spell Check - "Vasili" SCP-759 - Sourdough Starter SCP-760 - The Groomers SCP-761 - Slightly Less Dangerous Trampoline SCP-762 - Immortal Iron Maiden SCP-763 - Human Beowulf Cluster SCP-764 - The Obscene Show SCP-765 - Duck Pond SCP-766 - Human-Shaped Anomaly in Space SCP-767 - Crime Scene Photographs SCP-768 - Long-Range Alarm Clock SCP-769 - Ancient Encyclopedia SCP-770 - Nuclear Slime SCP-771 - Self-Repairing Biological AI SCP-772 - Giant Parasitoid Wasps SCP-773 - Voodoo Dartboard SCP-774 - Whistlebones SCP-775 - Hungry Ticks SCP-776 - The Youth Cult SCP-777 - Kingdom of Sand SCP-778 - Paradise Falls SCP-779 - Brownies SCP-780 - Seed Bead SCP-781 - Unwitting Dreamshaper SCP-782 - All-New You SCP-783 - There Was A Crooked Man SCP-784 - Christmas Cheer SCP-785 - A Chain Restaurant SCP-786 - Funnel Factor Twelve SCP-787 - The Plane That Never Was SCP-788 - Magma Carp SCP-789 - Internet Predator SCP-790 - Blood? SCP-791 - Water Orb SCP-792 - The Body Farm SCP-793 - The Ghost Sickness SCP-794 - Desert Shipwreck SCP-795 - Reality-Bending Cat SCP-796 - River Cat SCP-797 - Curious Poltergeist SCP-798 - Cortex Rat SCP-799 - Carnivorous Blanket 800 to 899
SCP-800 - An Eastern History SCP-801 - Seven Furs SCP-802 - Musical Tank SCP-803 - Predatory Parasols SCP-804 - World Without Man SCP-805 - Poison Wood Foal SCP-806 - Resurrection Projection SCP-807 - Heart Attack on a Plate SCP-808 - The Mechanical Choir SCP-809 - Combat Boots SCP-810 - The Never-want Lamp SCP-811 - Swamp Woman SCP-812 - A Big Box of River SCP-813 - Glass Shard SCP-814 - Pure Tones SCP-815 - Snake Nut Can SCP-816 - Darwin's Erector Set SCP-817 - Random Metamorphism SCP-818 - An Abandoned Project SCP-819 - Vital Suckers SCP-820 - Las Langostas Pintadas SCP-821 - Dixie Funland SCP-822 - Landmine Cacti SCP-823 - Carnival of Horrors SCP-824 - Active Weed Control SCP-825 - Helmet of Disturbing Visions SCP-826 - Draws You into the Book SCP-827 - The Soup SCP-828 - ᖃᓪᓗᐱᓪᓗᐃᑦ SCP-829 - Bloodthirsty Nail Polish SCP-830 - Inky Quicksand SCP-831 - Tinkerbug SCP-832 - Accountant's Coin SCP-833 - Charity Worms SCP-834 - Marked SCP-835 - Expunged Data Released SCP-836 - Structural Cancer SCP-837 - Multiplying Clay SCP-838 - The Dream Job SCP-839 - Candied Worms SCP-840 - Drain Feeder SCP-841 - Reverse Mirror Voodoo Doll Stick Puppet SCP-842 - Operations Table SCP-843 - "Cow Seeds" SCP-844 - Crybaby SCP-845 - Liquid Polecat SCP-846 - Robo-Dude SCP-847 - The Mannequin SCP-848 - Interdimensional Spider Web SCP-849 - A Perfect Day SCP-850 - School of Fish SCP-851 - Lullabugs SCP-852 - Lunar Anomaly SCP-853 - Weather Preserves SCP-854 - Dream Bridge SCP-855 - The Film Hall SCP-856 - Leopotamus SCP-857 - Human-Based Ecosystem SCP-858 - Gravity's Rainbow SCP-859 - Arachnophobic Orb SCP-860 - Blue Key SCP-861 - A Fallen Angel SCP-862 - Rats SCP-863 - Patchwork Crabs SCP-864 - Efficient Washbasin SCP-865 - The Gentleman's Lash SCP-866 - Supercomputer SCP-867 - Blood Spruce SCP-868 - Mnemonic Meme SCP-869 - Summer of '48 SCP-870 - The Maybe There Monsters SCP-871 - Self-Replacing Cake SCP-872 - The Tattered Farmer SCP-873 - Russian Crystal Ball SCP-874 - Abyssal Fluid SCP-875 - War Criminals SCP-876 - Element-Switching Pills SCP-877 - University Microchips SCP-878 - The Actor SCP-879 - Colonial Cetacean SCP-880 - Trapped Winter SCP-881 - Little People SCP-882 - A Machine SCP-883 - Extradimensional Beehive SCP-884 - A Shaving Mirror SCP-885 - Living Vacuum SCP-886 - Nanny SCP-887 - Hypergraphia SCP-888 - Memory Stones SCP-889 - Hybridization SCP-890 - The Rocket Surgeon SCP-891 - California Field SCP-892 - Everyone's Spreadsheet SCP-893 - Asexual SCP-894 - Speak No, Hear No, See No SCP-895 - Camera Disruption SCP-896 - Online Role Playing Game SCP-897 - Voodoo Organ Transplant SCP-898 - Memetic Counter-Agent SCP-899 - Lost Children 900 to 999
SCP-900 - City of the Sun SCP-901 - The Building on the Square SCP-902 - The Final Countdown SCP-903 - Tunnel of Infinite Possibility SCP-904 - A Short Poem SCP-905 - Mr. Chameleon SCP-906 - Scouring Hive SCP-907 - An Exploratory Vehicle SCP-908 - Colocated Rock SCP-909 - Mr. Forgetful SCP-910 - Dust, Embodied SCP-911 - Egyptian Book of the Dead SCP-912 - Autonomous SWAT Armor SCP-913 - Mr. Hungry SCP-914 - The Clockworks SCP-915 - The Mechanotesseractic Computer SCP-916 - Man's Best Friend SCP-917 - Mr. Moon SCP-918 - Baby Mill SCP-919 - Needy Mirror SCP-920 - Mr. Lost SCP-921 - Museum of Memories SCP-922 - Another Version of the Truth SCP-923 - A Useful Tool SCP-924 - The Ice Water Men SCP-925 - The Mushroom Cultist SCP-926 - Guqin SCP-927 - Contagious House SCP-928 - The White King SCP-929 - The Cuckoo SCP-930 - Seagull Island SCP-931 - A Rice Bowl SCP-932 - Night Feeder SCP-933 - Duct Tape SCP-934 - Inland Lighthouse SCP-935 - Ancient Playing Cards SCP-936 - Fruit of Man SCP-937 - Walking Sticks SCP-938 - Blood and Thunder SCP-939 - With Many Voices SCP-940 - Araneae Marionettes SCP-941 - Sick of Motion SCP-942 - Blood Candy SCP-943 - Repayment in Kind SCP-944 - Mirror Maze SCP-945 - Box of Shawabti SCP-946 - A Formal Discussion SCP-947 - Son of a [EXPLETIVE REDACTED] SCP-948 - The Workaholic SCP-949 - Wondertainment Land SCP-950 - Clothes Dryer SCP-951 - My Friend LUCAS SCP-952 - NP Rock SCP-953 - Polymorphic Humanoid SCP-954 - Vocalizing Frogs SCP-955 - Mr. Sillybug SCP-956 - The Child-Breaker SCP-957 - Baiting SCP-958 - General-Beep SCP-959 - The Bogeyman SCP-960 - Inspiration SCP-961 - University Sundial SCP-962 - Tower of Babble SCP-963 - Immortality SCP-964 - Indescribable Polymorph SCP-965 - The Face In The Window SCP-966 - Sleep Killer SCP-967 - Infinite Scrapyard SCP-968 - Tar Baby SCP-969 - █████ Brand Mosquito Repellent SCP-970 - The Recursive Room SCP-971 - Exotic Fast Food Delivery SCP-972 - Immunity SCP-973 - Smokey SCP-974 - Treehouse Predator SCP-975 - Subway Frogs SCP-976 - Anomalous Hard Drive SCP-977 - The Security Station SCP-978 - Desire Camera SCP-979 - Stoneware Rabbit SCP-980 - An Absence of Detail SCP-981 - The Director's Cut SCP-982 - Chicago Loop SCP-983 - The Birthday Monkey SCP-984 - A Public Restroom SCP-985 - Lost Luggage Claim SCP-986 - Faulkner's Last Manuscript SCP-987 - Gruesome Gallery SCP-988 - Unopenable Chest SCP-989 - Self-Defense Sugar SCP-990 - Dream Man SCP-991 - A Syringe SCP-992 - Gaia's Emissary SCP-993 - Bobble the Clown SCP-994 - Some Silver Dishes SCP-995 - Under The Couch SCP-996 - Broken Topology SCP-997 - Vermin Suppressor SCP-998 - Missing Aircraft SCP-999 - The Tickle Monster
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2020.09.09 02:07 gulbronson San Francisco has more people than California's 22 least populated counties

I went on a trip to Crater Lake this weekend and we took the Scenic Route down 395 back. I haven't been up in that part of the state since I was a little kid and never realized how completely empty it can be. I started wondering how it would compare to density of SF and ran the numbers... They're empty.

San Francisco is 46.87 sq mi with a population of 881,549. The 22 least Populated counties have 861,505 people in 54,905 sq mi. They represent over a third of the state's area. Here's a map for reference. If California's 39.4 Million people lived at the same density as San Francisco, we'd only need 2,102 square miles. Strangely enough, that's exactly half of San Diego County.

Table of data, using info from Wikipedia:
Count County County Population County Size (sq mi) Population Density Cumulative Population Cumulative Percent of Population Cumulative Size (sq mi) Cumulative Percentage of Size
1 Alpine County 1,129 739 1.5 1,129 0.0% 739 0.5%
2 Sierra County 3,005 953 3.2 4,134 0.0% 1692 1.1%
3 Modoc County 8,841 3,944 2.2 12,975 0.0% 5636 3.6%
4 Trinity County 12,285 3,179 3.9 25,260 0.1% 8815 5.7%
5 Mono County 14,444 3,044 4.7 39,704 0.1% 11859 7.6%
6 Mariposa County 17,203 1,451 11.9 56,907 0.1% 13310 8.6%
7 Inyo County 18,039 10,192 1.8 74,946 0.2% 23502 15.1%
8 Plumas County 18,807 2,554 7.4 93,753 0.2% 26056 16.8%
9 Colusa County 21,547 1,151 18.7 115,300 0.3% 27207 17.5%
10 Del Norte County 27,812 1,008 27.6 143,112 0.4% 28215 18.1%
11 Glenn County 28,393 1,315 21.6 171,505 0.4% 29530 19.0%
12 Lassen County 30,573 4,558 6.7 202,078 0.5% 34088 21.9%
13 Amador County 39,752 606 65.6 241,830 0.6% 34694 22.3%
14 Siskiyou County 43,539 6,287 6.9 285,369 0.7% 40981 26.4%
15 Calaveras County 45,905 1,020 45.0 331,274 0.8% 42001 27.0%
16 Tuolumne County 54,478 2,236 24.4 385,752 1.0% 44237 28.4%
17 San Benito County 62,808 1,389 45.2 448,560 1.1% 45626 29.3%
18 Lake County 64,386 1,258 51.2 512,946 1.3% 46884 30.1%
19 Tehama County 65,084 2,951 22.1 578,030 1.5% 49835 32.0%
20 Mendocino County 86,749 3,509 24.7 664,779 1.7% 53344 34.3%
21 Sutter County 96,971 603 160.8 761,750 1.9% 53947 34.7%
22 Nevada County 99,755 958 104.1 861,505 2.2% 54905 35.3%
23 Humboldt County 135,558 3,573 37.9 997,063 2.5% 58478 37.6%
24 Napa County 137,744 754 182.7 1,134,807 2.9% 59232 38.1%
25 Kings County 152,940 1,390 110.0 1,287,747 3.3% 60622 39.0%
26 Madera County 157,327 2,138 73.6 1,445,074 3.7% 62760 40.4%
27 Shasta County 180,080 3,786 47.6 1,625,154 4.1% 66546 42.8%
28 Imperial County 181,215 4,175 43.4 1,806,369 4.6% 70721 45.5%
29 El Dorado County 192,843 1,712 112.6 1,999,212 5.1% 72433 46.6%
30 Butte County 219,186 1,640 133.7 2,218,398 5.6% 74073 47.6%
31 Yolo County 220,500 1,012 217.9 2,438,898 6.2% 75085 48.3%
32 Marin County 258,826 520 497.7 2,697,724 6.8% 75605 48.6%
33 Santa Cruz County 273,213 446 612.6 2,970,937 7.5% 76051 48.9%
34 Merced County 277,680 1,929 144.0 3,248,617 8.2% 77980 50.1%
35 San Luis Obispo County 283,111 3,304 85.7 3,531,728 9.0% 81284 52.3%
36 Placer County 398,329 1,407 283.1 3,930,057 10.0% 82691 53.2%
37 Monterey County 434,061 3,322 130.7 4,364,118 11.1% 86013 55.3%
38 Santa Barbara County 446,499 2,738 163.1 4,810,617 12.2% 88751 57.1%
39 Solano County 447,643 828 540.6 5,258,260 13.3% 89579 57.6%
40 Tulare County 466,195 4,824 96.6 5,724,455 14.5% 94403 60.7%
41 Sonoma County 494,336 1,576 313.7 6,218,791 15.8% 95979 61.7%
42 Stanislaus County 550,660 1,495 368.3 6,769,451 17.2% 97474 62.7%
43 San Joaquin County 762,148 1,399 544.8 7,531,599 19.1% 98873 63.6%
44 San Mateo County 766,573 449 1707.3 8,298,172 21.0% 99322 63.9%
45 Ventura County 846,006 1,846 458.3 9,144,178 23.2% 101168 65.1%
46 San Francisco 881,549 47 18756.4 10,025,727 25.4% 101215 65.1%
47 Kern County 900,202 8,142 110.6 10,925,929 27.7% 109357 70.3%
48 Fresno County 999,101 5,963 167.6 11,925,030 30.2% 115320 74.2%
49 Contra Costa County 1,153,526 720 1602.1 13,078,556 33.2% 116040 74.6%
50 Sacramento County 1,552,058 966 1606.7 14,630,614 37.1% 117006 75.2%
51 Alameda County 1,671,329 738 2264.7 16,301,943 41.3% 117744 75.7%
52 Santa Clara County 1,927,852 1,291 1493.3 18,229,795 46.2% 119035 76.5%
53 San Bernardino County 2,180,085 20,062 108.7 20,409,880 51.8% 139097 89.4%
54 Riverside County 2,470,546 7,208 342.8 22,880,426 58.0% 146305 94.1%
55 Orange County 3,175,692 948 3349.9 26,056,118 66.1% 147253 94.7%
56 San Diego County 3,338,330 4,204 794.1 29,394,448 74.5% 151457 97.4%
57 Los Angeles County 10,039,107 4,060 2472.7 39,433,555 100.0% 155517 100.0%
For a bonus wild fact, LA County has over a quarter of the states population, but only 2.6% of it's area. Also, as many people live in LA County as the 46 least populated counties, which includes SF.
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2020.08.14 21:13 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:13 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:12 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:11 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:11 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:11 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:11 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:08 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:08 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:08 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:05 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.14 21:02 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
A note from the Editor:
I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.
 
Hello community members & concerned citizens, Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.
 
With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.
 

We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

 
It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.
We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.
When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom and his team from taking money away from "hard working citizens" to "illegal aliens." Can you recognize the plight of words that plagues our digital world and servers? If you have been following my previous discussion threads, you would be aware that Dr. Angell did not resign in disgrace. In fact, she was heavily lauded as a "champion of racial and social justice" from Newsom himself. The "blunder" the article refers to was caused by issues that have plagued California since before the Coronavirus. Our digital database and infrastructure (CALReady) was and is simply, wholly inadequate to handle the processing of tests and other COVID-19 data. Finally, in regards to illegal aliens, can we stop with this language? These people are not aliens, they are humans. Unless you have been living under a rock, illegal immigrants constitute a significant portion of CA's workforce (nearly 1 in 6), particularly in the agricultural, food industry, and constructions sectors. To simply withhold any support from these illegal immigrant groups not eligible for pandemic assistance and stimulus checks is DOWNRIGHT INHUMANE. These people did not have the luxury of getting paid $600/week+ to sit on their couches all day watching netflix. These people are risking life and limb to put food on the table. To care for their elder relatives. To educate their kids. The same things that every Californian citizen, every American citizen, is trying to do. These immigrants are human.
 
I encourage you all to be cognizant of the language used by media outlets as election season fast approaches. Do not let the language cloud your mind and senses. Try to discern what is accurate and help spread the love, not the virus. Extend a helping hand to your neighbor!
 
Thank you for your time.
 
~12:01 start, 13:22 end
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a Mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & minimize mixing. If we continue our efforts seriously, we can look to reopening CA earlier.
Learning is non-negotiable. So is safety.
Requests Californians to reduce peak electricity consumption between 3-8pm. 127F expected in Death Valley. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Encourages physical distancing if you are leaving the house to escape high temperatures.
 
On schools: CA issued COVID-19 school's guidance with a safety-first approach and a robust distance learning plan
Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child has a unique expression. That means that no two of us will learn in the same way.
Our goal long term is to get in-person learning. The connections, emotions are vastly lacking in the virtual environment.
State has supplied PPE to schools (at no cost to the schools): 18+ million masks and face shields, 58,000 no touch thermometers, 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer. Newsom recognizes these efforts are still not enough.
We are anticipating that over 90% of the students will start the school year with distance learning. Schools may be closed but class is still in session. We must continue to ensure all teachers and students are prepared for distance learning.
 
Signs of progress- Bridging the divide:
96.1% of school districts reported they were at least starting to provide technology to students for distance learning. (survey from FCMAT conducted May 15th)
91% of parents say they have the technology needed for distance learning (survey from EMC conducted July 28-30)
71% of school districts are confident that students & families will have the tech needed for distance learning (survey from CCEE conducted July 13-27)
 
Rigorous Distance Learning: New Statewide Requirements
Access to devices and connectivity for ALL kids.
Daily live interaction with teachers and other students. Newsom stresses importance of in-person interactions of emotions and learning. Want more dynamic engagement with extent possible in distance learning.
Challenging assignments equivalent to in-person classes.
Adopted lessons for ESL & special ed students.
 
Bridging the digial divide for schools:
Already delivered 73,000 devices and 100,000 wifi hotspots to school districts statewide.
CPUC (Utilities Comission) made nearly 87,000 wifi hospots available to supplement support
Secured an additional $5.3 billion to support schools during COVID-19. Used a significant portion of the federal stimulus dollars towards education.
100% of eligible public schools in CA have applied before the first deadline and are receiving funds.
LA Unified District is receiving over $540 million. Fresno Unified is receiving $87 million. Elk Grove is receiving $44 million. For information on how much is distributed in your school district, visit covid19.ca.gov
Focused on delivering funds in an equitable way. 81% of funds prioritize: low income students, students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, & ESL.
Apple, Tmobile, Office Depot, Staples, Edison & more have set aside hundreds of thousands of devices for CA schools.
School districts can purchase devices through state-negotiated master contracts. Looking to use state purchasing power to get devices and other tech at a competitive cost.
ISPs have a responsibility to expand no-cost and low-cost plans so all Californians can access online learning.
 
Tony Thurmond (State Superintendent of Public Instruction) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
grateful for the $5.3 billion available. We approach this not only as work, but also as PARENTS. The parents, educators, and students must constantly adapt with the changing situation of the pandemic. This is a difficult environment to work in but he applauds everyone's efforts to work together to get our students educated in an equitable way. Despite worldwide shortages & high demand of electronic devices, state government & private telecom companies have worked together to close the digital divide. Looking to provide more materials and guidance for teachers and educators to deal with distance learning.
Wear a face covering. We can't control COVID-19 but we can control our response to it. Work together to prevent infection in our schools and districts. We want every school to have a hotline so that parents and students can stay engaged with their districts with concerns, questions.
 
Tom Steyer (sp?), co-chair of taskforce, takes the podium:
The pandemic has revealed the severe inequality of America. Low income families of color are without quality internet access. The taskforce has been focused on closing the digital divide. From tele-health, to tele-training, from tele-commerce to distance learning, CA must make a push to close the divide ASAP. We want a more fair, more inclusive economy starting with ensuring that everyone has the tools to succeed. In no circumstance can we, as parents, fail our children. During this time, ISPs must offer near connectivity situations and that financially insecure families stay connected. We are looking to expand tech support to provide real time assistance to people learning online. Thankful for Governor that listens to scientists, puts public health first, and forming bi-partisan task force. At a time of great division and emotion in our country, we are doing it together.
 
Linda Hammond (Presdient of State Board of Education) takes the podium with a phone in conversation:
-checked in with multiple districts & educators of CA are addressing concerns with equity of learning and moving to online instruction.
-counties are supporting districts with online platforms, curriculum, and training with a bottom-up approach.
-districts from L.A. & San Diego to Elk Hills & San Lucas now have computers and connectivity for every student. provides curriculum units, training lessons for teachers, digital device taskforce to distribute electronics.
-online instruction will be altered in care subjects+ arts, PE & social-emotional learning. Thousands of guitars donated by Fender.
-large & small group and one-on-one supports (especially for special needs) + teacher office hours are planned.
in LA counties, free online tutoring. Long Beach starting Sept 1st, more than enough laptops & hotspots. Courses are already planned. in Elk Hill, schools started this week. Attendance online was 100%, using tech to accelerate learning. in San Lucas, every student has internet service & laptop. Wifi is still sometimes unreliable but district has plan B+C. If wifi fails, students can call over phone or go for in person one-on-one.
having students engage more with events: Music Mondays, Travel Tuesdays (virtual field trips), Wacky Wednesday (dress up @ home, with prizes from local establishments) to encourage students to show up for online instruction. When we go back to in-person instruction, we will have stronger, technologically connected learning platforms and methods.
Guidelines allow for in-person instruction for those with special needs. Many districts are prepared to offer small group setting (similar to child care settings) with all guidelines to special needs. Working with CDPH to release new guidelines that will allow local districts to convene these small groups of students in safe ways that allow their needs to be met in person.
 
Immediate Executive Order issued today: (available online later today)
-Prioritize actions to bridge the divide throughout state government.
-Direct agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps download speeds
-Outline actions to accelerate mapping, data collection, funding, deployment, and adoption.
-Request the Broadband Council to create a new State Broadband Action. Broadband Council is a thing of the past from the "dial-up" era.
 
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 7,934 (Aug 13); 4,429 backlog, 3,505 new. Today will be the last day of reporting backlogged case numbers. Roughly 20,000 positives among the 265k backlogged cases. ~137k tests avg/day
7 day average: N/A
7 day: ___%, down from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: 6.2%, down from 7.0% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion: trends are down. masks & social distancing are working! thanks 40 million Californians that have been responsible for community, friends, family, and self.
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,189, ~20% decrease in hospitalizations over 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+.
ICU: 1,684, ~14% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,625 total ICU beds available. 8,580 total ICU bed surge capacity. 11,824 ventilators available.
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: 9th circuit court of appeals struck down law in re: possession of high capacity magazines. address?
A1: CA leadership on gun safety is second to none in nation. Comprehensive background checks on guns but not on bullets/magazines. Increased focus on keeping dangerous components of guns out of dangerous individuals.
 
Q2: in re: USPS. doubts about mail-in ballots. address? in re: COVID in schools, can in-person instruction occur for those counties on the watchlist?
A2 (a) Dr. Hammond's reply: Childcare centers operate for essential workers, regardless of watchlist. The guidelines created for childcare can be developed further for similar conveying in school districts. Must be in small cohorts that do not interact with other cohorts. new guidelines will be released & available within the week.
A2 (b) Newsom's reply: Thanks the teachers for working through the anxiety of COVID-19. Many became teachers to distinguish and teach the right and wrongs, to make learning more equitable. On USPS: sabotage of USPS is clearly intentional: weaponization of postal system. Newsom is not alone is calling this out, issue transcends bipartisanship. Delivery service is fundamental & essential. What can the state do? Signed 2 executive orders to jump start process with mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots were increasingly used in the form of absentee ballots prior to COVID. 2nd order was to provide access points for drop off (not only for postal service) of mail in ballots. Both orders were passed & recently signed. Also had a provision to allow 17 days to collect ballots. Ability to have registrars collect and certify ballots over a 17 day period.
 
Q3: 2 wealth tax proposals pushed particularly by teacher unions. One is for next year. Is that a proposal that you would be willing to entertain?
A3: Tax cut that Trump proposed would be a HUGE mistake. Ran historic deficits with similar programs in the past. Looking forward to Biden administration to right that wrong. Have to be careful in taking national constructs and applying them at the state level.
 
Q4: have a fairly sizable religious school reopened for in-person instruction in Fresno. Went against health order and re-opened despite closing orders. address?
A4: Disappointed in the school's actions and leadership. State and county will get involved as necessary.
 
Q5: CA first state with 600k cases of COVID. address?
A5: our 6.2% positivity rate is encouraging. we have been able to step up and revamp testing in a meaningful way. still need more testing and education to better understand the background infection rate. The number that really matters to Newsom is that positivity rate that gives us a better understanding in communities, hospitals, and ICUs. Thinks that the actual numbers are higher; our testing capacity needs to be higher to get the most accurate numbers & best deal with the virus.
 
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.13 05:08 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/12 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
~12:08 pm start, ~13:11 pm end
[editor's note: Please accept my apology for posting this discussion thread so late! I had a personal emergency and could not transcribe today's conference live. I will definitely be transcribing Newsom's conference on Fri, 08/14. Thank you for your continued support!]
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands, minimize mixing. We have made a lot of progress. Can't let guard down now and let our previous efforts go to waste.
 
Consider supporting your local businesses. Businesses cannot survive in an economy that is failing. New paradigm on economic growth is based on growth & inclusion. We believe this will lead to long-term economic recovery.
 
We need a more inclusive, resilient, future-proofed economy with a focus on near, medium, and long term.
The Legislature has done great work elevating ideas to help spur growth. With two weeks left in this legislative session, it's time to get an economic recovery package across the finish line.
 
We must reform ourselves to adapt to pandemic conditions. Have to work to reform to close the digital divide. By expanding broadband infrastructure and pushing telework, CA will look to adapt to pandemic conditions.
 
Actions Taken to Support Economy:
 
Jobs and Economic Recovery Taskforce created at beginning of pandemic to address following:
-Helping with sector specific guidance for safer reopening
-Developed "Wear A Mask" campaign, providing free advertising capacity
-Launched #ShopSafeShopLocal
-90 members signed letter advocating for more federal funding. need more federal stimulus dollars. helped jumpstart current negotiations with Congress & speaker Pelosi.
-produced dozens of recommendations from 5 subcommittees.
-simplified accounting methods to reduce tax liabilities for most small businesses
-eliminated the minimum franchise tax for all first year businesses
-allowed small businesses to defer sales tax payments for 12 months: up to $50,000
-extended sales tax deadlines
-$1 billion in tax credits for 3.6 million working families through earned income tax program
-$1 billion in additional low-income housing tax credits over last 2 years
-signed major housing production package: 18 bills to address housing shortage and create jobs.
Pandemic Supports for Businesses:
 
-over 5.6 million meals served and 8,000 jobs supported through first-in-nation Great Plates Delivered program
-waived property tax penalties for small businesses
-$75 million for small businesses that may not have qualified for federal relief.
-supporting manufacturing and small businesses through SafelyMakingCA.org. CA is largest manufacturing state in America
-over 8,500 employers and 54,000 employees benefiting from workshare program. "Employment Insurance" to keep employees employed. Encourages employers to visit covid19.ca.gov for more info.
-CA network Small Business Centers: 86 active, 31 languages, 10-fold increase in financial assistance
Pandemic Supports for Workforce:
 
-worker's comp for essential workers
-paid sick leave for food sector workers
-paid family leave for those caring for ill or quarantined family member
-ensuring childcare for frontline workers
-hotels for health care and agriculture workers who were scared of returning to home & spreading virus to family/friends.
-cash assistance for skilled nursing facility workers
-PPE for essential workers
-evictions moratorium
-mortgage forbearance negotiated with big banks.
Jobs and Workforce Training:
 
Accelerating state funded infrastructure: unspent bonds and shovel ready projects
Accelerating wildfire and green infrastructure projects. Also hardening energy grid.
Expanded workforce training
Streamline permitting in hardest hit sectors
Upgrading technology, particularly with the help of the Office of Digital Innovation.
 
Worker Protections Needed to Reopen:
 
Worker protections need to be more advanced: includes paid family leave, paid sick days, worker's comp
Helping workers isolate and quarantine with worker protections. Stronger enforcement tools to protect worker health and safety.
Expand outreach and training to employers and workers to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Continuing major public awareness campaign
Analysis of pandemic's impact on caregiving
Enact stronger consumer protections
Lifelines for Small Businesses:
 
Main Street Hiring Credit:
-partnering with the Legislature to revamp the state hiring credit
 
State tax exemption on PPP awards
-conform to federal PPP taxation (exempt from state taxation)
Evictions and Housing Market Stabilization:
 
Enacting eviction protections for vulnerable renters & assistance for struggling property owners impacted by COVID-19
Accelerating $300 million in National Mortgage Settlement funds, targeted to the most in-need homeowners and renters.
More quickly build housing through the Infill Infrastructure Grant program. Accelerating bond funds.
Build on housing production laws to get more housing built faster
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 11,645 (August 11), includes 6,212 backlogged cases, 5,433 new. mentioned on Mon that this week over next few days, 295k backlogged cases will be stacked on actual dates the numbers came in. ~12k positive cases August 10.
7 day average: [7 day avg & positivity rate not shown due to backlogged cases]
7 day: ___%, from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: ___%, from ___% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion:
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,442, ~19% decrease in hospitalizations over last 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+, 42,665 non positive. 73,867 total hospital beds.
ICU: 1,699, ~20% of ICU patients COVID+. ~16% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,522 total ICU beds available. 8,430 total ICU bed surge capacity. 13,149 ventilators available (increased ventilator capacity over the weekend).
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: who will you consider electing in place of Kamala Harris?
A1: absolutely focused on bending the curve, mitigating the spread, recovering the economy, returning kids back to school, and returning to semblance of normalcy. will continue to consider candidates
 
Q2: in re: temporary eviction moratorium expiring 09/01. even if legislature makes new bill, wouldn't the moratorium take effect in new year?
A2: able to take Executive Action to address with emergency capacity with legislature so that bills would come into effect immediately or in a timely manner. very cognizant of timeline so that expiration date extends.
 
Q3: you said today you are optimistic on state's trends. Specify more? Would you consider reopening businsses?
A3: Newsom proceeds to show the slide on COVID+ hospitalizations to cite his optimism. Nearly a month ago, our hospitalization growth was +50% early July. The data shows that our actions (both state and individual) is working! He believes social distancing and mask etiquette has led to significant decline in hospitalizations. Worst mistake we can make now is to walk away and revert back to how things used to be. Must be deliberate as we move to modification. Consistently engaged with recovery taskforces on sectoral guidelines for safely reopening. Modifying constantly (eg- college, school sports).
 
Q4: you have known Kamala Harris for a long time. please share insight behind of the scenes. has anyone pitched themselves as a replacement?
A4: You (reporter) may be the only one who hasn't pushed themselves as a replacement! [editor's note: Newsom is definitely cracking a joke]. Newsom doesn't want to get into detail about personal issues; however, Newsom knew her prior to her becoming District Attorney. Have extensive years working together. Based on that relationship and insight on her character, made it easy for Newsom to endorse her when she announced she was running for POTUS.
 
Q5: 4.5 million lost $600 PUA. what's next for them? what can you say to them? plan going forward?
A5: a lot of this was addressed on Monday's conference. [editor's note: here's a link if you'd like to read his answers.] The $400 proposed by Trump is now $300/week. continue to advocate for more federal support. Will focus on pushing out the $300/week federal aid. However, eligibility rules have changed. Processing problems anticipated as CA's systems and digital databases are severely outdated.
 
Q6: any indication that CALReady wasn't up to the task? What about future problems with the system? Any plans to replace is problems persist.
A6: Addressed the question on Monday. Our commitment is not only to reach a solution, but also to build a new parallel system connected to CAL Ready but is COVID focused. The CALReady system does not have the ability to scale with the enormous amounts of data and processing.
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.13 05:08 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/12 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
~12:08 pm start, ~13:11 pm end
[editor's note: Please accept my apology for posting this discussion thread so late! I had a personal emergency and could not transcribe today's conference live. I will definitely be transcribing Newsom's conference on Fri, 08/14. Thank you for your continued support!]
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands, minimize mixing. We have made a lot of progress. Can't let guard down now and let our previous efforts go to waste.
 
Consider supporting your local businesses. Businesses cannot survive in an economy that is failing. New paradigm on economic growth is based on growth & inclusion. We believe this will lead to long-term economic recovery.
 
We need a more inclusive, resilient, future-proofed economy with a focus on near, medium, and long term.
The Legislature has done great work elevating ideas to help spur growth. With two weeks left in this legislative session, it's time to get an economic recovery package across the finish line.
 
We must reform ourselves to adapt to pandemic conditions. Have to work to reform to close the digital divide. By expanding broadband infrastructure and pushing telework, CA will look to adapt to pandemic conditions.
 
Actions Taken to Support Economy:
 
Jobs and Economic Recovery Taskforce created at beginning of pandemic to address following:
-Helping with sector specific guidance for safer reopening
-Developed "Wear A Mask" campaign, providing free advertising capacity
-Launched #ShopSafeShopLocal
-90 members signed letter advocating for more federal funding. need more federal stimulus dollars. helped jumpstart current negotiations with Congress & speaker Pelosi.
-produced dozens of recommendations from 5 subcommittees.
-simplified accounting methods to reduce tax liabilities for most small businesses
-eliminated the minimum franchise tax for all first year businesses
-allowed small businesses to defer sales tax payments for 12 months: up to $50,000
-extended sales tax deadlines
-$1 billion in tax credits for 3.6 million working families through earned income tax program
-$1 billion in additional low-income housing tax credits over last 2 years
-signed major housing production package: 18 bills to address housing shortage and create jobs.
Pandemic Supports for Businesses:
 
-over 5.6 million meals served and 8,000 jobs supported through first-in-nation Great Plates Delivered program
-waived property tax penalties for small businesses
-$75 million for small businesses that may not have qualified for federal relief.
-supporting manufacturing and small businesses through SafelyMakingCA.org. CA is largest manufacturing state in America
-over 8,500 employers and 54,000 employees benefiting from workshare program. "Employment Insurance" to keep employees employed. Encourages employers to visit covid19.ca.gov for more info.
-CA network Small Business Centers: 86 active, 31 languages, 10-fold increase in financial assistance
Pandemic Supports for Workforce:
 
-worker's comp for essential workers
-paid sick leave for food sector workers
-paid family leave for those caring for ill or quarantined family member
-ensuring childcare for frontline workers
-hotels for health care and agriculture workers who were scared of returning to home & spreading virus to family/friends.
-cash assistance for skilled nursing facility workers
-PPE for essential workers
-evictions moratorium
-mortgage forbearance negotiated with big banks.
Jobs and Workforce Training:
 
Accelerating state funded infrastructure: unspent bonds and shovel ready projects
Accelerating wildfire and green infrastructure projects. Also hardening energy grid.
Expanded workforce training
Streamline permitting in hardest hit sectors
Upgrading technology, particularly with the help of the Office of Digital Innovation.
 
Worker Protections Needed to Reopen:
 
Worker protections need to be more advanced: includes paid family leave, paid sick days, worker's comp
Helping workers isolate and quarantine with worker protections. Stronger enforcement tools to protect worker health and safety.
Expand outreach and training to employers and workers to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Continuing major public awareness campaign
Analysis of pandemic's impact on caregiving
Enact stronger consumer protections
Lifelines for Small Businesses:
 
Main Street Hiring Credit:
-partnering with the Legislature to revamp the state hiring credit
 
State tax exemption on PPP awards
-conform to federal PPP taxation (exempt from state taxation)
Evictions and Housing Market Stabilization:
 
Enacting eviction protections for vulnerable renters & assistance for struggling property owners impacted by COVID-19
Accelerating $300 million in National Mortgage Settlement funds, targeted to the most in-need homeowners and renters.
More quickly build housing through the Infill Infrastructure Grant program. Accelerating bond funds.
Build on housing production laws to get more housing built faster
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 11,645 (August 11), includes 6,212 backlogged cases, 5,433 new. mentioned on Mon that this week over next few days, 295k backlogged cases will be stacked on actual dates the numbers came in. ~12k positive cases August 10.
7 day average: [7 day avg & positivity rate not shown due to backlogged cases]
7 day: ___%, from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: ___%, from ___% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion:
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,442, ~19% decrease in hospitalizations over last 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+, 42,665 non positive. 73,867 total hospital beds.
ICU: 1,699, ~20% of ICU patients COVID+. ~16% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,522 total ICU beds available. 8,430 total ICU bed surge capacity. 13,149 ventilators available (increased ventilator capacity over the weekend).
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: who will you consider electing in place of Kamala Harris?
A1: absolutely focused on bending the curve, mitigating the spread, recovering the economy, returning kids back to school, and returning to semblance of normalcy. will continue to consider candidates
 
Q2: in re: temporary eviction moratorium expiring 09/01. even if legislature makes new bill, wouldn't the moratorium take effect in new year?
A2: able to take Executive Action to address with emergency capacity with legislature so that bills would come into effect immediately or in a timely manner. very cognizant of timeline so that expiration date extends.
 
Q3: you said today you are optimistic on state's trends. Specify more? Would you consider reopening businsses?
A3: Newsom proceeds to show the slide on COVID+ hospitalizations to cite his optimism. Nearly a month ago, our hospitalization growth was +50% early July. The data shows that our actions (both state and individual) is working! He believes social distancing and mask etiquette has led to significant decline in hospitalizations. Worst mistake we can make now is to walk away and revert back to how things used to be. Must be deliberate as we move to modification. Consistently engaged with recovery taskforces on sectoral guidelines for safely reopening. Modifying constantly (eg- college, school sports).
 
Q4: you have known Kamala Harris for a long time. please share insight behind of the scenes. has anyone pitched themselves as a replacement?
A4: You (reporter) may be the only one who hasn't pushed themselves as a replacement! [editor's note: Newsom is definitely cracking a joke]. Newsom doesn't want to get into detail about personal issues; however, Newsom knew her prior to her becoming District Attorney. Have extensive years working together. Based on that relationship and insight on her character, made it easy for Newsom to endorse her when she announced she was running for POTUS.
 
Q5: 4.5 million lost $600 PUA. what's next for them? what can you say to them? plan going forward?
A5: a lot of this was addressed on Monday's conference. [editor's note: here's a link if you'd like to read his answers.] The $400 proposed by Trump is now $300/week. continue to advocate for more federal support. Will focus on pushing out the $300/week federal aid. However, eligibility rules have changed. Processing problems anticipated as CA's systems and digital databases are severely outdated.
 
Q6: any indication that CALReady wasn't up to the task? What about future problems with the system? Any plans to replace is problems persist.
A6: Addressed the question on Monday. Our commitment is not only to reach a solution, but also to build a new parallel system connected to CAL Ready but is COVID focused. The CALReady system does not have the ability to scale with the enormous amounts of data and processing.
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.13 05:08 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/12 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
~12:08 pm start, ~13:11 pm end
[editor's note: Please accept my apology for posting this discussion thread so late! I had a personal emergency and could not transcribe today's conference live. I will definitely be transcribing Newsom's conference on Fri, 08/14. Thank you for your continued support!]
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands, minimize mixing. We have made a lot of progress. Can't let guard down now and let our previous efforts go to waste.
 
Consider supporting your local businesses. Businesses cannot survive in an economy that is failing. New paradigm on economic growth is based on growth & inclusion. We believe this will lead to long-term economic recovery.
 
We need a more inclusive, resilient, future-proofed economy with a focus on near, medium, and long term.
The Legislature has done great work elevating ideas to help spur growth. With two weeks left in this legislative session, it's time to get an economic recovery package across the finish line.
 
We must reform ourselves to adapt to pandemic conditions. Have to work to reform to close the digital divide. By expanding broadband infrastructure and pushing telework, CA will look to adapt to pandemic conditions.
 
Actions Taken to Support Economy:
 
Jobs and Economic Recovery Taskforce created at beginning of pandemic to address following:
-Helping with sector specific guidance for safer reopening
-Developed "Wear A Mask" campaign, providing free advertising capacity
-Launched #ShopSafeShopLocal
-90 members signed letter advocating for more federal funding. need more federal stimulus dollars. helped jumpstart current negotiations with Congress & speaker Pelosi.
-produced dozens of recommendations from 5 subcommittees.
-simplified accounting methods to reduce tax liabilities for most small businesses
-eliminated the minimum franchise tax for all first year businesses
-allowed small businesses to defer sales tax payments for 12 months: up to $50,000
-extended sales tax deadlines
-$1 billion in tax credits for 3.6 million working families through earned income tax program
-$1 billion in additional low-income housing tax credits over last 2 years
-signed major housing production package: 18 bills to address housing shortage and create jobs.
Pandemic Supports for Businesses:
 
-over 5.6 million meals served and 8,000 jobs supported through first-in-nation Great Plates Delivered program
-waived property tax penalties for small businesses
-$75 million for small businesses that may not have qualified for federal relief.
-supporting manufacturing and small businesses through SafelyMakingCA.org. CA is largest manufacturing state in America
-over 8,500 employers and 54,000 employees benefiting from workshare program. "Employment Insurance" to keep employees employed. Encourages employers to visit covid19.ca.gov for more info.
-CA network Small Business Centers: 86 active, 31 languages, 10-fold increase in financial assistance
Pandemic Supports for Workforce:
 
-worker's comp for essential workers
-paid sick leave for food sector workers
-paid family leave for those caring for ill or quarantined family member
-ensuring childcare for frontline workers
-hotels for health care and agriculture workers who were scared of returning to home & spreading virus to family/friends.
-cash assistance for skilled nursing facility workers
-PPE for essential workers
-evictions moratorium
-mortgage forbearance negotiated with big banks.
Jobs and Workforce Training:
 
Accelerating state funded infrastructure: unspent bonds and shovel ready projects
Accelerating wildfire and green infrastructure projects. Also hardening energy grid.
Expanded workforce training
Streamline permitting in hardest hit sectors
Upgrading technology, particularly with the help of the Office of Digital Innovation.
 
Worker Protections Needed to Reopen:
 
Worker protections need to be more advanced: includes paid family leave, paid sick days, worker's comp
Helping workers isolate and quarantine with worker protections. Stronger enforcement tools to protect worker health and safety.
Expand outreach and training to employers and workers to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Continuing major public awareness campaign
Analysis of pandemic's impact on caregiving
Enact stronger consumer protections
Lifelines for Small Businesses:
 
Main Street Hiring Credit:
-partnering with the Legislature to revamp the state hiring credit
 
State tax exemption on PPP awards
-conform to federal PPP taxation (exempt from state taxation)
Evictions and Housing Market Stabilization:
 
Enacting eviction protections for vulnerable renters & assistance for struggling property owners impacted by COVID-19
Accelerating $300 million in National Mortgage Settlement funds, targeted to the most in-need homeowners and renters.
More quickly build housing through the Infill Infrastructure Grant program. Accelerating bond funds.
Build on housing production laws to get more housing built faster
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 11,645 (August 11), includes 6,212 backlogged cases, 5,433 new. mentioned on Mon that this week over next few days, 295k backlogged cases will be stacked on actual dates the numbers came in. ~12k positive cases August 10.
7 day average: [7 day avg & positivity rate not shown due to backlogged cases]
7 day: ___%, from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: ___%, from ___% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion:
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,442, ~19% decrease in hospitalizations over last 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+, 42,665 non positive. 73,867 total hospital beds.
ICU: 1,699, ~20% of ICU patients COVID+. ~16% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,522 total ICU beds available. 8,430 total ICU bed surge capacity. 13,149 ventilators available (increased ventilator capacity over the weekend).
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: who will you consider electing in place of Kamala Harris?
A1: absolutely focused on bending the curve, mitigating the spread, recovering the economy, returning kids back to school, and returning to semblance of normalcy. will continue to consider candidates
 
Q2: in re: temporary eviction moratorium expiring 09/01. even if legislature makes new bill, wouldn't the moratorium take effect in new year?
A2: able to take Executive Action to address with emergency capacity with legislature so that bills would come into effect immediately or in a timely manner. very cognizant of timeline so that expiration date extends.
 
Q3: you said today you are optimistic on state's trends. Specify more? Would you consider reopening businsses?
A3: Newsom proceeds to show the slide on COVID+ hospitalizations to cite his optimism. Nearly a month ago, our hospitalization growth was +50% early July. The data shows that our actions (both state and individual) is working! He believes social distancing and mask etiquette has led to significant decline in hospitalizations. Worst mistake we can make now is to walk away and revert back to how things used to be. Must be deliberate as we move to modification. Consistently engaged with recovery taskforces on sectoral guidelines for safely reopening. Modifying constantly (eg- college, school sports).
 
Q4: you have known Kamala Harris for a long time. please share insight behind of the scenes. has anyone pitched themselves as a replacement?
A4: You (reporter) may be the only one who hasn't pushed themselves as a replacement! [editor's note: Newsom is definitely cracking a joke]. Newsom doesn't want to get into detail about personal issues; however, Newsom knew her prior to her becoming District Attorney. Have extensive years working together. Based on that relationship and insight on her character, made it easy for Newsom to endorse her when she announced she was running for POTUS.
 
Q5: 4.5 million lost $600 PUA. what's next for them? what can you say to them? plan going forward?
A5: a lot of this was addressed on Monday's conference. [editor's note: here's a link if you'd like to read his answers.] The $400 proposed by Trump is now $300/week. continue to advocate for more federal support. Will focus on pushing out the $300/week federal aid. However, eligibility rules have changed. Processing problems anticipated as CA's systems and digital databases are severely outdated.
 
Q6: any indication that CALReady wasn't up to the task? What about future problems with the system? Any plans to replace is problems persist.
A6: Addressed the question on Monday. Our commitment is not only to reach a solution, but also to build a new parallel system connected to CAL Ready but is COVID focused. The CALReady system does not have the ability to scale with the enormous amounts of data and processing.
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.13 05:08 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/12 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
~12:08 pm start, ~13:11 pm end
[editor's note: Please accept my apology for posting this discussion thread so late! I had a personal emergency and could not transcribe today's conference live. I will definitely be transcribing Newsom's conference on Fri, 08/14. Thank you for your continued support!]
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands, minimize mixing. We have made a lot of progress. Can't let guard down now and let our previous efforts go to waste.
 
Consider supporting your local businesses. Businesses cannot survive in an economy that is failing. New paradigm on economic growth is based on growth & inclusion. We believe this will lead to long-term economic recovery.
 
We need a more inclusive, resilient, future-proofed economy with a focus on near, medium, and long term.
The Legislature has done great work elevating ideas to help spur growth. With two weeks left in this legislative session, it's time to get an economic recovery package across the finish line.
 
We must reform ourselves to adapt to pandemic conditions. Have to work to reform to close the digital divide. By expanding broadband infrastructure and pushing telework, CA will look to adapt to pandemic conditions.
 
Actions Taken to Support Economy:
 
Jobs and Economic Recovery Taskforce created at beginning of pandemic to address following:
-Helping with sector specific guidance for safer reopening
-Developed "Wear A Mask" campaign, providing free advertising capacity
-Launched #ShopSafeShopLocal
-90 members signed letter advocating for more federal funding. need more federal stimulus dollars. helped jumpstart current negotiations with Congress & speaker Pelosi.
-produced dozens of recommendations from 5 subcommittees.
-simplified accounting methods to reduce tax liabilities for most small businesses
-eliminated the minimum franchise tax for all first year businesses
-allowed small businesses to defer sales tax payments for 12 months: up to $50,000
-extended sales tax deadlines
-$1 billion in tax credits for 3.6 million working families through earned income tax program
-$1 billion in additional low-income housing tax credits over last 2 years
-signed major housing production package: 18 bills to address housing shortage and create jobs.
Pandemic Supports for Businesses:
 
-over 5.6 million meals served and 8,000 jobs supported through first-in-nation Great Plates Delivered program
-waived property tax penalties for small businesses
-$75 million for small businesses that may not have qualified for federal relief.
-supporting manufacturing and small businesses through SafelyMakingCA.org. CA is largest manufacturing state in America
-over 8,500 employers and 54,000 employees benefiting from workshare program. "Employment Insurance" to keep employees employed. Encourages employers to visit covid19.ca.gov for more info.
-CA network Small Business Centers: 86 active, 31 languages, 10-fold increase in financial assistance
Pandemic Supports for Workforce:
 
-worker's comp for essential workers
-paid sick leave for food sector workers
-paid family leave for those caring for ill or quarantined family member
-ensuring childcare for frontline workers
-hotels for health care and agriculture workers who were scared of returning to home & spreading virus to family/friends.
-cash assistance for skilled nursing facility workers
-PPE for essential workers
-evictions moratorium
-mortgage forbearance negotiated with big banks.
Jobs and Workforce Training:
 
Accelerating state funded infrastructure: unspent bonds and shovel ready projects
Accelerating wildfire and green infrastructure projects. Also hardening energy grid.
Expanded workforce training
Streamline permitting in hardest hit sectors
Upgrading technology, particularly with the help of the Office of Digital Innovation.
 
Worker Protections Needed to Reopen:
 
Worker protections need to be more advanced: includes paid family leave, paid sick days, worker's comp
Helping workers isolate and quarantine with worker protections. Stronger enforcement tools to protect worker health and safety.
Expand outreach and training to employers and workers to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Continuing major public awareness campaign
Analysis of pandemic's impact on caregiving
Enact stronger consumer protections
Lifelines for Small Businesses:
 
Main Street Hiring Credit:
-partnering with the Legislature to revamp the state hiring credit
 
State tax exemption on PPP awards
-conform to federal PPP taxation (exempt from state taxation)
Evictions and Housing Market Stabilization:
 
Enacting eviction protections for vulnerable renters & assistance for struggling property owners impacted by COVID-19
Accelerating $300 million in National Mortgage Settlement funds, targeted to the most in-need homeowners and renters.
More quickly build housing through the Infill Infrastructure Grant program. Accelerating bond funds.
Build on housing production laws to get more housing built faster
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 11,645 (August 11), includes 6,212 backlogged cases, 5,433 new. mentioned on Mon that this week over next few days, 295k backlogged cases will be stacked on actual dates the numbers came in. ~12k positive cases August 10.
7 day average: [7 day avg & positivity rate not shown due to backlogged cases]
7 day: ___%, from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: ___%, from ___% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion:
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,442, ~19% decrease in hospitalizations over last 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+, 42,665 non positive. 73,867 total hospital beds.
ICU: 1,699, ~20% of ICU patients COVID+. ~16% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,522 total ICU beds available. 8,430 total ICU bed surge capacity. 13,149 ventilators available (increased ventilator capacity over the weekend).
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: who will you consider electing in place of Kamala Harris?
A1: absolutely focused on bending the curve, mitigating the spread, recovering the economy, returning kids back to school, and returning to semblance of normalcy. will continue to consider candidates
 
Q2: in re: temporary eviction moratorium expiring 09/01. even if legislature makes new bill, wouldn't the moratorium take effect in new year?
A2: able to take Executive Action to address with emergency capacity with legislature so that bills would come into effect immediately or in a timely manner. very cognizant of timeline so that expiration date extends.
 
Q3: you said today you are optimistic on state's trends. Specify more? Would you consider reopening businsses?
A3: Newsom proceeds to show the slide on COVID+ hospitalizations to cite his optimism. Nearly a month ago, our hospitalization growth was +50% early July. The data shows that our actions (both state and individual) is working! He believes social distancing and mask etiquette has led to significant decline in hospitalizations. Worst mistake we can make now is to walk away and revert back to how things used to be. Must be deliberate as we move to modification. Consistently engaged with recovery taskforces on sectoral guidelines for safely reopening. Modifying constantly (eg- college, school sports).
 
Q4: you have known Kamala Harris for a long time. please share insight behind of the scenes. has anyone pitched themselves as a replacement?
A4: You (reporter) may be the only one who hasn't pushed themselves as a replacement! [editor's note: Newsom is definitely cracking a joke]. Newsom doesn't want to get into detail about personal issues; however, Newsom knew her prior to her becoming District Attorney. Have extensive years working together. Based on that relationship and insight on her character, made it easy for Newsom to endorse her when she announced she was running for POTUS.
 
Q5: 4.5 million lost $600 PUA. what's next for them? what can you say to them? plan going forward?
A5: a lot of this was addressed on Monday's conference. [editor's note: here's a link if you'd like to read his answers.] The $400 proposed by Trump is now $300/week. continue to advocate for more federal support. Will focus on pushing out the $300/week federal aid. However, eligibility rules have changed. Processing problems anticipated as CA's systems and digital databases are severely outdated.
 
Q6: any indication that CALReady wasn't up to the task? What about future problems with the system? Any plans to replace is problems persist.
A6: Addressed the question on Monday. Our commitment is not only to reach a solution, but also to build a new parallel system connected to CAL Ready but is COVID focused. The CALReady system does not have the ability to scale with the enormous amounts of data and processing.
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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2020.08.13 05:07 Noanswer_merelyapath [Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/12 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.
Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!
~12:08 pm start, ~13:11 pm end
[editor's note: Please accept my apology for posting this discussion thread so late! I had a personal emergency and could not transcribe today's conference live. I will definitely be transcribing Newsom's conference on Fri, 08/14. Thank you for your continued support!]
Major talking points he made:
 
General
 
Wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands, minimize mixing. We have made a lot of progress. Can't let guard down now and let our previous efforts go to waste.
 
Consider supporting your local businesses. Businesses cannot survive in an economy that is failing. New paradigm on economic growth is based on growth & inclusion. We believe this will lead to long-term economic recovery.
 
We need a more inclusive, resilient, future-proofed economy with a focus on near, medium, and long term.
The Legislature has done great work elevating ideas to help spur growth. With two weeks left in this legislative session, it's time to get an economic recovery package across the finish line.
 
We must reform ourselves to adapt to pandemic conditions. Have to work to reform to close the digital divide. By expanding broadband infrastructure and pushing telework, CA will look to adapt to pandemic conditions.
 
Actions Taken to Support Economy:
 
Jobs and Economic Recovery Taskforce created at beginning of pandemic to address following:
-Helping with sector specific guidance for safer reopening
-Developed "Wear A Mask" campaign, providing free advertising capacity
-Launched #ShopSafeShopLocal
-90 members signed letter advocating for more federal funding. need more federal stimulus dollars. helped jumpstart current negotiations with Congress & speaker Pelosi.
-produced dozens of recommendations from 5 subcommittees.
-simplified accounting methods to reduce tax liabilities for most small businesses
-eliminated the minimum franchise tax for all first year businesses
-allowed small businesses to defer sales tax payments for 12 months: up to $50,000
-extended sales tax deadlines
-$1 billion in tax credits for 3.6 million working families through earned income tax program
-$1 billion in additional low-income housing tax credits over last 2 years
-signed major housing production package: 18 bills to address housing shortage and create jobs.
Pandemic Supports for Businesses:
 
-over 5.6 million meals served and 8,000 jobs supported through first-in-nation Great Plates Delivered program
-waived property tax penalties for small businesses
-$75 million for small businesses that may not have qualified for federal relief.
-supporting manufacturing and small businesses through SafelyMakingCA.org. CA is largest manufacturing state in America
-over 8,500 employers and 54,000 employees benefiting from workshare program. "Employment Insurance" to keep employees employed. Encourages employers to visit covid19.ca.gov for more info.
-CA network Small Business Centers: 86 active, 31 languages, 10-fold increase in financial assistance
Pandemic Supports for Workforce:
 
-worker's comp for essential workers
-paid sick leave for food sector workers
-paid family leave for those caring for ill or quarantined family member
-ensuring childcare for frontline workers
-hotels for health care and agriculture workers who were scared of returning to home & spreading virus to family/friends.
-cash assistance for skilled nursing facility workers
-PPE for essential workers
-evictions moratorium
-mortgage forbearance negotiated with big banks.
Jobs and Workforce Training:
 
Accelerating state funded infrastructure: unspent bonds and shovel ready projects
Accelerating wildfire and green infrastructure projects. Also hardening energy grid.
Expanded workforce training
Streamline permitting in hardest hit sectors
Upgrading technology, particularly with the help of the Office of Digital Innovation.
 
Worker Protections Needed to Reopen:
 
Worker protections need to be more advanced: includes paid family leave, paid sick days, worker's comp
Helping workers isolate and quarantine with worker protections. Stronger enforcement tools to protect worker health and safety.
Expand outreach and training to employers and workers to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Continuing major public awareness campaign
Analysis of pandemic's impact on caregiving
Enact stronger consumer protections
Lifelines for Small Businesses:
 
Main Street Hiring Credit:
-partnering with the Legislature to revamp the state hiring credit
 
State tax exemption on PPP awards
-conform to federal PPP taxation (exempt from state taxation)
Evictions and Housing Market Stabilization:
 
Enacting eviction protections for vulnerable renters & assistance for struggling property owners impacted by COVID-19
Accelerating $300 million in National Mortgage Settlement funds, targeted to the most in-need homeowners and renters.
More quickly build housing through the Infill Infrastructure Grant program. Accelerating bond funds.
Build on housing production laws to get more housing built faster
Positivity Rate (Today's COVID-19 Statistics):
A metric to show changes in the rates of infection. Graphs pictured show the number of positive cases in the tests conducted. An increase in the rate indicates an increase in spread of the virus.
 
24 hr: 11,645 (August 11), includes 6,212 backlogged cases, 5,433 new. mentioned on Mon that this week over next few days, 295k backlogged cases will be stacked on actual dates the numbers came in. ~12k positive cases August 10.
7 day average: [7 day avg & positivity rate not shown due to backlogged cases]
7 day: ___%, from ___% 1 week ago
14 day: ___%, from ___% 2 weeks ago
Conclusion:
 
Hospital Capacity
Non-ICU Beds: 5,442, ~19% decrease in hospitalizations over last 14 days. ~7% of admitted patients COVID+, 42,665 non positive. 73,867 total hospital beds.
ICU: 1,699, ~20% of ICU patients COVID+. ~16% decrease in ICU admissions over 14 days. 2,522 total ICU beds available. 8,430 total ICU bed surge capacity. 13,149 ventilators available (increased ventilator capacity over the weekend).
 
Deaths
N/A
QUESTIONS
 
Q1: who will you consider electing in place of Kamala Harris?
A1: absolutely focused on bending the curve, mitigating the spread, recovering the economy, returning kids back to school, and returning to semblance of normalcy. will continue to consider candidates
 
Q2: in re: temporary eviction moratorium expiring 09/01. even if legislature makes new bill, wouldn't the moratorium take effect in new year?
A2: able to take Executive Action to address with emergency capacity with legislature so that bills would come into effect immediately or in a timely manner. very cognizant of timeline so that expiration date extends.
 
Q3: you said today you are optimistic on state's trends. Specify more? Would you consider reopening businsses?
A3: Newsom proceeds to show the slide on COVID+ hospitalizations to cite his optimism. Nearly a month ago, our hospitalization growth was +50% early July. The data shows that our actions (both state and individual) is working! He believes social distancing and mask etiquette has led to significant decline in hospitalizations. Worst mistake we can make now is to walk away and revert back to how things used to be. Must be deliberate as we move to modification. Consistently engaged with recovery taskforces on sectoral guidelines for safely reopening. Modifying constantly (eg- college, school sports).
 
Q4: you have known Kamala Harris for a long time. please share insight behind of the scenes. has anyone pitched themselves as a replacement?
A4: You (reporter) may be the only one who hasn't pushed themselves as a replacement! [editor's note: Newsom is definitely cracking a joke]. Newsom doesn't want to get into detail about personal issues; however, Newsom knew her prior to her becoming District Attorney. Have extensive years working together. Based on that relationship and insight on her character, made it easy for Newsom to endorse her when she announced she was running for POTUS.
 
Q5: 4.5 million lost $600 PUA. what's next for them? what can you say to them? plan going forward?
A5: a lot of this was addressed on Monday's conference. [editor's note: here's a link if you'd like to read his answers.] The $400 proposed by Trump is now $300/week. continue to advocate for more federal support. Will focus on pushing out the $300/week federal aid. However, eligibility rules have changed. Processing problems anticipated as CA's systems and digital databases are severely outdated.
 
Q6: any indication that CALReady wasn't up to the task? What about future problems with the system? Any plans to replace is problems persist.
A6: Addressed the question on Monday. Our commitment is not only to reach a solution, but also to build a new parallel system connected to CAL Ready but is COVID focused. The CALReady system does not have the ability to scale with the enormous amounts of data and processing.
List of counties on watchlist for at least 3 days: 38 [editor's note: the county watchlist is currently frozen until the backlogged data is presented and prepared by local officials.]
(Old: 38) Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, LA, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernandino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
(New: 0)
 
According to covid19.ca.gov, these are the new counties on the interim watchlist (will update in 24-72 hrs with backlogged cases):
Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne
 
When do counties get placed on the watchlist??
Counties are put on the watchlist when their data exceeds the following:
1) Case rate (per 100,000) >100... OR Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >8.0%
2) >10% increase in the average number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized
3) <20% of staffed ICU beds are available... OR <25% of ventilators are available
Getting off of the list would require the county to fare better than those limits. Counties are on the list when one or more metrics are met. Counties are removed from the list when all three are cleared.
Source: CDPH
Helpful Links
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website
COVID-19 CA Emotional Support & Well-Being Resources
Link to live press conference
Link to last discussion thread
Remember folks, spread the love, not the virus!
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