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PEOPLE I BED PEOPLE IN YOUR OWN LIFE HAD THIS EXPERIENCE HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW MAYBE THINGS WEREN’T GREAT FOR THEM WHEN THEY WERE A KID MAYBE THEY DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF SENSE OR GOALS BUT ONE TEACHER, EDUCATOR GAVE THEM THAT HOPE, CONFIDENCE, SENSE OF THEIR OWN SELF-WORTH I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HEARD A STORY WHERE ONE TEACHER STARTED A YOUNG PERSON ON A DIFFERENT ROAD DEPEND ON IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS CRISIS CAN LOOK BACK ON THAT ONE TEACHER MAYBE A GROUP OF TEACHERS IN THEIR SCHOOL WHO MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE NOW WE ARE ASKING THOSE SAME PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE THAT SAME INSPIRATION, HAVE THAT SAME IMPACT BUT NOT BE IN THE SAME CLASSROOM WITH THE KIDS THEY SERVE IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT THAT IS OUR TEACHERS ARE TOUGH OUR TEACHERS ARE STRONG THE EDUCATORS IN NEW YORK CITY DON’T GO WAY FROM A CHALLENGE THEY ARE USED TO DEALING WITH SOME OF THE TOUGHEST CONDITIONS IN AMERICA WHEN TOLD YOU HAVE A WEEK TO GET READY AND FIGURE IT OUT AS YOU GO ALONG, THEY SAID WE ARE READY IT HAS BEEN INSPIRING TO WATCH THEM AND INSPIRING TO WATCH THE PARENTS WHO HAD NO EXPERIENCE HOW TO SUPPORT THEIR KIDS WITH ONLINE LEARNING BUT THEY PUT THEIR HEART AND SOUL INTO IT HOW ABOUT THE KIDS THEMSELVES LET’S NOTE THE HEROISM IN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE COOPED UP THEY APPLIED THEMSELVES TO ONLINE LEARNING, TOO THERE IS A BIG STORY TO BE TOLD HERE ABOUT HOW GOOD THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE, JUST HOW GOOD FAMILIES ARE, EDUCATORS, KIDS TODAY WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE MOVE FORWARD OVER THE COURSE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND BEYOND AND HOW WE PREPARE FOR NEXT YEAR I SAID NEXT YEAR HAS TO BE THE GREATEST SCHOOL YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY I’M NOT SAYING THAT AS A FLOURISH OF WORDS IT HAS TO BE A SENSE OF MISSION WE HAVE TO DO IN SEPTEMBER THINGS WE NEVER DID BEFORE WE HAVE TO HELP KIDS COME INTO THE YEAR WITH AN INCREDIBLE SENSE OF INSPIRATION, INCREDIBLE DESIRE TO MAKE UP FOR ANY LOST GROUND BUT TO OVER COME THE PAIN THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH I HAVE ABSOLUTE FAITH IN OUR EDUCATORS AND LEADERSHIP OF OUR DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION YOU WILL HERE FROM THE CHANCELLOR TODAY I HAVE FAITH THAT WE WILL ACHIEVE THE MISSION, SAY THAT WILL BE KIND OF HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT, WHAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR I KNOW WE ARE UP TO AT THIS TIME NOW, EVERYONE, EVERYONE THAT SERVES OUR KIDS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, FOOD SERVICE, CROSSING GUARDS, CUSTODIANS, EVERYBODY THAT MAKES UP THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY, EVERYONE IS DEVOTED TO THE KIDS AND HAS THAT SENSE OUR KIDS ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT RIGHT NOW I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ALL SENSITIVE TO THEM, WE ARE ALL THINKING ABOUT THEM I THINK ALL OF US CAN TAKE OURSELVES BACK TO WHEN WE WERE KIDS, ESPECIALLY THE CONFUSING MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS, CHALLENGES OF HIGH SCHOOL, I THINK EVERY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HAS SELF DOUBT, FEAR ABOUT THE FUTURE AND ANXIETY, NOT KNOWING IF THEY WILL FIT IN OR SUCCEED, LOVING ALL THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT BEING YOUNG BUT WITH THE CONSTANT ANXIETY IMAGINE YOU TAKE THAT AND YOU OVERLAY A PANDEMIC THAT CREATES SO MUCH MORE FEAR AND CONFUSION ABOUT THE FUTURE I OFTEN REFLECT ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE I HAD AS A PARENT AND WHAT MY KIDS WENT THROUGH AND WHAT I SEE FROM THEM AS 20 SOMETHINGS, THIS GENERATION WENT THROUGH A LOT KIDS THAT EXPERIENCED THE GREAT RECESSION OF RECESSION AND THE AFTER MATH THERE IS SOMETHING THAT I WISH THEY DIDN’T GO THROUGH IT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC AND EVERYTHING THAT THEY ARE EXPERIENCING IN THE PANDEMIC BUT THEY ARE IT’S HURTING THEM IN SOME CASES, IT’S TRAUMATIZING THEM SOME KIDS HAVE SEEN SO MUCH IN THE LAST WEEK, THE LOSSES IN THEIR OWN FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS THEY ARE TOUGH KIDS, NEW YORK CITY KIDS AND THEY WILL FIND A WAY THROUGH WE HAVE TO BE THERE FOR THEM WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH THEY EXPERIENCED, IS HOW MUCH

PAIN THEY ARE GOING THROUGH OUR JOB IS TO HELP THEM, HELP THEM WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND REALLY THAT EFFORT THAT ALL EDUCATORS DO BUT IT HAS TO BE GREATER TO RAISE UP THEIR SELF-ESTEEM FOR THE MOMENTS ADDING FOR THE TOUGH TIMES AHEAD BUT WHAT IS INSPIRING TO ME IS EVEN WITH THAT TOUGH, TOUGH BACKDROP, THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SEEN OUR EDUCATORS RISE TO THIS OCCASION GIVES ME HOPE WHEN I TALKED ABOUT THE ONLINE LEARNING AND EVERYTHING THAT WE CREATED IN THE LAST WEEKS, THIS KIND OF GIVES DEFINITION TO THAT ANALOGY THAT IS USED WHEN THEY SAY BUILDING A PLANE GOING DOWN THE RUNWAY THIS IS THE ULTIMATE EXAMPLE THE PLANE IS BEING BUILT WEEK AFTER WEEK MORE AND MORE ONLINE LEARNING, WORKING BETTER AND BETTER THE INCREDIBLE ADAPTABILITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO FIGURE OUT THOUGH CONNECT WITH IT AND MAKE SOMETHING OF IT WE ARE SEEING IT AND IT IS GIVING ME HOPE WE KNOW WE HAVE TO RESPOND TO THIS MOMENT, BE SMART ABOUT IT, UNDERSTAND THE CHANGES THAT ARE GOING ON AND HOW WE DEAL WITH THEM THAT’S WHY TODAY WE ARE ANNOUNCING A NEW GRADING POLICY BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE GRADING POLICY WE USE NOW FITS THE MOMENT WE ARE IN NOW AND THE REALITY OF OUR KIDS, OUR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS NOW SO, THE CHANCELLOR AND THE TEAM WORKED WITH PARENTS, TEACHERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, ADVOCATES, LISTENED TO ALL DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS WE HAD A SERIES OF TALKS CONFIRMING THE POLICY IT CAME DOWN TO THE NOTION OF WHAT WE OWE OUR KIDS AT THIS MOMENT FIRST OF ALL, FLEXIBILITY THIS IS A ONCE IN A CENTURY CRISIS AND THE PAIN THAT IT IS INFLICTING ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HAS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THERE HAS TO BE FLEXIBILITY IN A MOMENT LIKE THAT THERE HAS TO BE A REMINDER OF OUR ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR KIDS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE FUTURE, TO MAKE THEM AS STRONG AS THEY CAN BE, TO GIVE THEM THE BEST EDUCATION THEY CAN THIS IS A HORRIBLE MOMENT WE WILL REMEMBER OUR LIVES BUT OUR KIDS HAVE DECADES AHEAD WE HAVE TO PREPARE THEM FOR THAT SO WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THEM AND CONTINUE TO TAKE AN APPROACH THAT HELPS THEM BE THEIR BEST THAT WORK CONTINUES AND IT WILL EVEN MORE GOING INTO THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR WE HAVE TO DO BOTH WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE MOMENT, BE FLEXIBLE ABOUT THE MOMENT BUT HOLD HIGH EXPECTATIONS IF WE DIDN’T DO BOTH WE WOULD DO A DISSERVICE TO OUR CHILDREN SO, THE POLICY IS BUILT WITH IMPORTANT FOUNDATIONS, FIRST OF ALL, WE MUST HELP OUR SENIORS GRADUATE ANY SENIOR WHO CAN GRADUATE, WE WILL HELP THEM GET THERE WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR KIDS ENGAGED WE HAVE TO KEEP IMPROVING DISTANCE LEARNING BUT HAVE THEM STICK WITH IT ALL THE WAY UP TO THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT SOME KIDS ARE HAVING A TOUGHER TIME BECAUSE OF THE CRISIS EMOTIONALLY AND ACADEMICALLY WE HAVE TO HELP THEM CATCH UP AND USE THE TIME BETWEEN NOW AND THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR TO DO IT SO, THAT QUESTION OF CAN KIDS CATCH UP, THAT IS ON THE MINDS OF A LOT OF FAMILIES LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT THAT IS IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS HERE IS THE BOTTOM LINE EVERY STUDENT GETS THE HELP THEY NEED THE SCHOOL YEAR, AS WE KNOW IT, IS SO DIFFERENT BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS VIRTUAL THAT MEANS WE DON’T HAVE TO SEE THE SAME BOUNDARIES WE DID IN THE PAST WE ARE GOING TO HELP STUDENTS ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE SPRING, THROUGH THE SUMMER IF THEY NEED IT INTO THE FALL SOME KIDS WILL NOT NEED A LOT OF HELP, SOME IN BETWEEN WHATEVER IT IS, WE WILL FIND WAYS TO CONTINUE EDUCATION FOR KIDS WHO NEED IT THOSE WHO NEED THE MOST SUPPORT GET THE MOST HELP, OBVIOUSLY THE SENIORS WHO NEED TO GRADUATE AND HAVING TROUBLE, THAT IS THE FIRST PRIORITY BUT THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF KIDS IN 8th GRADE GETTING READY TO GO TO HIGH SCHOOL WE WANT THEM READY ANYONE, ANY CHILD WHO NEEDS THAT EXTRA HELP, WE HAVE NOT JUST MAY AND JUNE, WE HAVE JULY AND AUGUST AS WELL WE WILL USE THEM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS K-5, THIS IS SUCH A CRUCIAL TIME OBVIOUSLY I’M A BIG

BELIEVER IN PRE-K BUT WHEN WE LOOK AT TIMES TRADITIONALLY GRADE KIDS, THIS IS ALL THE FOUNDATION BUILDING OF COURSE SO, WE WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE EVERY DAY AND GIVE CLEAR DIRECTION TO OUR KIDS SO, IN LIGHT OF THE MOMENT WE ARE IN NOW INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL GRADES, THERE WILL BE TWO GRADING STANDARDS FOR KIDS GRADE K THROUGH 5. MEETING STANDARDS OR NEED IMPROVEMENT SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD KIDS THAT NEED IMPROVEMENT, WE WILL STICK WITH THEM BECAUSE WE KNOW WE CAN GET THEM TO THE POINT WHERE THEY MEET THE STANDARDS THE CHANCELLOR WILL TALK ABOUT MORE DETAILS BUT IT WILL BE BASED ON SCHOOL PROJECTS, ASSIGNMENTS, WRITING ENTRIES, THE SAME KIND OF THINGS THAT WE DO IN PERSON A LOTS OF THAT CAN BE DONE ONLINE AS WELL ANY CHILD WHO WE NEED MORE TIME WITH WE WILL FIND WAYS TO USE THIS SUMMER WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE SUMMER HOLDS THERE ARE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW YET WE KNOW WE CAN USE ONLINE LEARNING ALL THE TIME WE WILL HAVE OPTIONS FOR THE SUMMER FOR KIDS THAT NEED THE EXTRA HELP MIDDLE SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL IS INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TIME IN GENERAL WHEN THERE IS NO PANDEMIC IT’S A TOUGH TIME EVERY PARENT OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILD, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT SO, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REFLECT THAT REALITY AND WORK WITH THOSE KIDS ONE ON ONE, GET THEM WHERE THEY NEED TO BE THE GRADES THERE, INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL GRADES, MEETS STANDARDS, NEEDS IMPROVEMENT, COURSE IN PROGRESS FOR A STUDENT THAT NEEDS MORE TIME TO FINISH THE SCHOOL WORK BEFORE THEM AGAIN, NOT THE SAME AS IN PERSON CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION BUT A LOT OF SIMILARITIES THERE IS STILL CLASS DISCUSSIONS THAT HAPPEN ONLINE THERE IS PRESENTATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS STILL THE KIDS OF TESTS THAT A TEACHER GIVES TO THEIR OWN CLASSROOM THAT CONTINUES AND THAT CAN BE THE BASIS FOR THE EVALUATION WE WILL MAKE SURE THOSE KIDS WHO GO THROUGH SO MUCH GET THE HELP THEY NEED WE CAN CARRY IT THROUGH THE SUMMER AND SCHOOL YEAR IN TERMS OF KNOWING KIDS THAT NEED EXTRA HELP WHEN EVERYONE COMES BACK TOGETHER AS WELL HIGH SCHOOL, WELL, AGAIN, TIME OF SO MUCH HOPE BUT SO MUCH CONFUSION AND ANXIETY IN REGULAR TIMES AND MORE NOW KIDS ARE THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE THAT’S WHAT HIGH SCHOOL KIDS DO ONE EYE TO THE FUTURE AT ALL TIMES THE QUESTION NOW IS WILL THE FUTURE HAPPEN ON TIME THE ANSWER IS QUESTION WE WILL WORK WITH ALL OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL KIDS TO KEEP THINGS MOVING FORWARD BUT WITH RIGOR, REAL FOCUS ON QUALITY AND SUPPORT SO, IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS, WE WILL USE THE EXISTING GRADE SCALES THE MOST PERTINENT LEVEL TO CONTINUE THE GRADING SCALES THAT WE HAD PREVIOUSLY THE SAME RANGE OF THINGS YOU ARE GRADED ON, THE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS, TERM PAPERS, EXAMS, ALL THAT CONTINUES ONLINE TEACHERS WILL BE WATCHING TO SEE IF YOUNG PEOPLE GOT WHERE THEY NEED TO GO WE WANT TO OFFER AN OPTION, FLEXIBILITY OF THE MOMENT ANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT THAT HAS EARNED CREDIT BY COMPLETING A COURSE, TRADITIONALLY THEY GET A GRADE, TRADITIONAL GRADING STRUCTURE THAT WILL GO INTO THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE THAT HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THEIR FUTURE INCLUDING COLLEGE ADMISSION IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WE ARE GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE AN OPTION GIVEN THE DISRUPTION THAT HAS OCCURRED, IT’S DIFFERENT FOR EACH STUDENT THEY HAVE THE OPTION IF THEY COMPLETED A COURSE, THEY WILL GET THE CREDIT THEY HAVE THE OPTION TO CHOOSE, THIS IS FOR THIS HALF OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, NOT THE PREVIOUS GRADING THAT HAPPENED EARLIER BUT THIS HALF OF THE SCHOOL YEAR THEY CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE A PASSING GRADE RATHER THAN A SPECIFIC GRADE IN THE TRADITIONAL STRUCTURE IF THAT IS WHAT THEY THINK MAKES MORE SENSE AND THEY COMPLETED THE COURSE WORK THEY HAVE THAT OPTION RATHER THAN SOMETHING THAT THEY THINK MIGHT ADVERSELY AFFECT THEIR GPA THAT IS A CHOICE FOR EACH YOUNG PERSON F. THEY NEED MORE TIME, THERE WILL BE A COURSE IN PROGRESS DESIGNATION THAT ALLOWS THEM TO KEEP WORKING ON THAT COURSE INTO THE SUMMER EVEN BEYOND IF THEY NEED FOR THE SENIORS, THE FOCUS IS ON GRADUATION AND TRADITIONALLY JUNE GRADUATION BUT A LOT OF SENIORS FINISHED IN AUGUST WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE WAY OF

SUCCEEDING HERE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY SENIOR CAN GRADUATE AND DOES AND GETS THE MOST INTENSE SUPPORT OF ANY STUDENT IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE KEEPING STANDARDS IN PLACE, CONTINUITY AND FLEXIBILITY FOR THE CRISIS OUR EDUCATORS ARE SMART I WILL USE A WORD WE USE ASSOCIATED WITH BUSINESS THEY ARE EVEN ENTREPRENEURIAL THESE WILL BE CONSISTENT STANDARDS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM NOW, I WANT TO SPEAK DIRECTLY FOR A MOMENT TO OUR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND TO THEIR PARENTS, FAMILIES IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO I GOT A 25 AND 22-YEAR-OLD NOT THAT LONG AGO THAT I WAS GOING THROUGH WITH MY KIDS SENIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL WHAT A POWERFUL TIME, AGAIN, A LOT OF CONFUSION AND DOUBT BUT A LOT OF HOPE AND A MOMENT OF PROFOUND IMPORTANCE TO THE FUTURE WE WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY NOT SOME OF THE WAYS WE USED TO BUT WE NEED TO FOSTER YOUR FUTURE YOU ARE THE FUTURE OF NEW YORK CITY, OUR HOPE WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU AND WE NEED TO CELEBRATE YOU THIS DISRUPTION IS INTENSE THAT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY OUR BELIEF IN YOU AND SENSE OF THE HUMAN MOMENT, THIS MOMENT IS SPECIAL TO YOU AS YOU APPROACH GRADUATION WE DON’T WANT YOU TO LOSE THAT EVERY SCHOOL WILL HAVE ITS OWN APPROACH AND EVERY SCHOOL WILL LOOK FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE YOU FOR SURE RIGHT NOW THAT MEANS VIRTUAL BUT DOWN THE LINE, MAYBE WE CAN GET LUCKY THAT SOME GATHERINGS CAN OCCUR HERE IS WHAT I GUARANTEE YOU ONE BIG CITYWIDE VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY WE WILL DO ONE BIG CELEBRATION OF NEW YORK CITY’S HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WE WILL MAKE IT SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY THAT YOU WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO WE WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING THAT YOU REMEMBER THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND CHERISH WE WILL BRING TOGETHER VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO CELEBRATE YOU, TO SALUTE YOU THE WAY YOU STUCK WITH IT NOT JUST IN THE YEARS BEFORE BUT PARTICULARLY DURING THE CRISIS YOU KNOW WHAT IS WONDERFUL? SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE THE SPECIAL STARS OF THIS GATHERING WILL BE GRADUATES THEMSELVES OF THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT’S EXTRAORDINARY ROSTER OF TALENTED PEOPLE THAT MAKE AN AMAZING IMPACT NOT JUST ON THE CITY BUT THE NATION AND THE WHOLE WORLD THEY CELEBRATE YOU AND REMIND YOU OF THE GREATNESS OF THE STUDENTS WHO COME OUT OF THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS YOU HAVE A DAY OF INSPIRATION AND SUPPORT WE WILL HAVE DETAILS ANNOUNCED IN THE WEEKS AHEAD BUT EXPECT IT TO BE SPECIAL AND MEMORABLE AND ALL ABOUT APPRECIATION FOR YOU FAMILY MEMBERS, PARENTS, THAT MEANS YOU TOO WE WILL CELEBRATE PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AS WELL NOW, BEFORE I CONCLUDE ON SCHOOLS, A BIG QUESTION HAS COME UP THROUGHOUT THE LAST TWO WEEKS HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT EVERY KID GOT WHAT THEY NEEDED, THE TECHNOLOGY TO PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE LEARNING IT WASN’T IN PLACE KIDS DIDN’T ALL HAVE IT THAT IS PART OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE NOT GOOD, SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO FIGHT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE HORRIBLE CRISIS BEING A MOMENT WHERE WE GET TO LEARN WHAT IS WRONG THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED WE WILL GOING FORWARD IN THE MIDDLE OF PAIN IS A CHANCE TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND PUT TECHNOLOGY IN THE HANDS OF LOTS OF KIDS THAT NEVER HAD IT THE iPAD DELIVERIES THE LATEST BEST iPADS DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO THE HOMES OF SO MANY KIDS THAT DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS BEFORE WE SAID THAT FOR EVERY SINGLE CHILD WHO WE KNEW NEEDED ONE, THEY WOULD GET THAT DELIVERY BY THE END OF APRIL THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW 247,000 iPADS HAVE EITHER ARRIVED AT THE HOMES OF THE STUDENTS OR IN THE PROCESS OF BEING SHIPPED TO THEM 247,000 THAT IS MANY MORE STUDENTS — CHANCELLOR YOU WILL REMIND US OF THE STUDENTS IN THE HOUSTON SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR EXAMPLE BUT

THAT IS ONE OF THE PLACES WHERE THE NUMBER OF KIDS GETTING iPADS IN NEW YORK CITY DURING THIS INITIATIVE IS MORE THAN THERE ARE STUDENTS IN THE HOUSTON SCHOOL SYSTEM A VAST UNDERTAKING AND IT HAD TO BE CREATED RAPIDLY TO REACH ALL THESE KIDS IN TIME IT’S HAPPENING NOW, WE HAD AN ORDER FOR A BIGGER SUPPLY THAT MEANS THERE ARE KIDS THAT HAVE NOT COME FORWARD AND FAMILIES — I’M SAYING THAT WITH EMPATHY I WANT YOU TO COME FORWARD IF YOU FOR ANY REASON, ANYBODY WATCHING OR LISTENING, ANYBODY IN YOUR LIFE, A KID WHO NEEDS THAT iPAD, DOESN’T HAVE THAT TECHNOLOGY AT HOME NEEDS THAT ACCESS AND STILL HASN’T ASKED FOR IT, PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL 311 OR GO TO SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV AND WE CAN SHIP IT TO YOU IN A MATTER OF DAYS WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE KIDS THAT NEED THEM WE WANT TO FIND THOSE KIDS ANY CHILD WHO STILL NEEDS IT WE WILL SERVE EVEN IF THEY CALL TODAY, TOMORROW, A WEEK FROM NOW, WE WILL GET IT TO THEM WHAT I AM PROUD OF THE DOE TEAM AND THE FOLKS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR THAT HELPED US, WE ARE APPROACHING A QUARTER MILLION KIDS THAT GOT iPADS IN A MATTER OF WEEKS THAT IS TREMENDOUS WITH THE INTERNET SERVICE ATTACHED THIS IS HOW YOU FIGHT THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND THIS WILL SUPER CHARGE THE ONLINE LEARNING IN THE MONTHS AHEAD A FEW OTHER TOPICS — ONE OTHER TOPIC THEN THE DAILY INDICATORS SMALL BUSINESSES I HAVE TALKED TO SO MANY PEOPLE, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND PEOPLE THAT LOVE THE SMALL BUSINESSES AND THERE IS SO MUCH CONCERN FOR OUR SMALL BUSINESSES RIGHT NOW IT WILL BE HARD FOR EVERYONE TO MAKE IT THROUGH SO WE CAN RESTART THE ECONOMY I’M SURE BIGGER BUSINESSES ARE CHALLENGED AS WELL BUT THE BRUNT IS BEING BORN BY SMALL BUSINESSES THEY DON’T HAVE THE RESERs AND THE BIG APPARATUS AND EXPERTS THAT THEY HIRE SMALL BUSINESS IS TAKING IT ON THE CHIN WE NEED TO HELP THEM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY I SAID FROM THE BEGINNING THE CITY PUT TOGETHER A LOAN GRANT PROGRAM BEING EXHAUSTED WHAT WE NEED IS INTENSIVE FEDERAL SUPPORT SOME HAS COME IN THE PREVIOUS STIMULUS AND ACTION IN THE LAST FEW DAYS IN WASHINGTON WE WERE DISSUPPRESSED TO SEE THAT MONEY SIPHONED OFF BY BIG BUSINESSES AND SOME OF IT IS BEING RETURNED SO IT CAN GO TO SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE BIZS THAT NEED IT WHAT WILL WE SAW AS GOOD THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PUTTING REAL MONEY OUT THERE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE BUSINESSES, GOES THE WAY IT’S BEING DONE IS CREATING A LOT OF PROBLEMS FIRST THE BIG BUSINESSES TRIED TO USURP IT BUT SECOND IT’S A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS AND SOME BUSINESSES ARE IN BETTER POSITION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT THAN OTHERS AND THE ONES THAT HAVE THE FEWEST RESOURCES ARE GETTING BOXED OUT THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION MONEY, IT WAS USED UP QUICKLY THE FIRST TIME AROUND NOW STIMULUS 3.5, THE PROGRAM HAS REPLENISHED WITH SERIOUS MONEY, $310 BILLION THERE IS TWO PARTICULAR HEROS, SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER THAT LED THE WAY FIGHTING ON THE SENATE SIDE AND ON THE HOUSE SIDE, NEW YORK CITY’S OWN CONGRESS MEMBER WHO FOUGHT FOR ALL THAT MONEY AND PUSH BACK THE USURPING BY BIG BUSINESS AND MAKE SURE IT WAS REVERSED FOR BUSINESSES THAT NEED IT AND THAT THE PROCESS WAS MUCH FAIRER TO COMMUNITY BASED BUSINESSES AND FEWER RESOURCES TO BUSINESSES THAT DON’T USE BIG BANKS BUT COMMUNITY CREED DID IT UNIONS, TO BUSINESSES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR THAT HAVE BEEN DENIED ACCESS TO CREDIT THEY PUSHED TO CHANGE THE PROGRAM TO MAKE IT ABOUT EVERY DAY SMALL BUSINESSES AND MAKE IT MORE FAIR FOR ALL NOW EVERYONE OUT THERE WHO IS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OR CLOSE TO A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IT’S TIME TO GET YOU IN THE GAME AND GET YOU THE SUPPORT YOU DESERVE THIS MONEY YOU HAVE BEEN HIT HARD WE NEED TO HELP YOU SURVIVE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET ACCESS TO THE FEDERAL MONEY

IT’S FIRST COME FIRST SERVE YOU HAVE TO APPLY IMMEDIATELY THE SIMPLE WAY IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SBA, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, SBA.GOV THAT’S WHERE YOU APPLY THE APPLICATION IS CERTAINLY NOT THE EASIEST IN THE WORLD BUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT AND DO IT QUICKLY WE ARE HEARING FROM A LOT OF SMALL BUSINESSES THAT IT’S TOUGH TO NAVIGATE THE APPLICATION WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER AN INITIATIVE TO HELP YOU IMMEDIATELY IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CALL 311 AND GET CONNECTED TO SOURCES OF HELP, EXPERTS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE APPLICATION THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER QUICKLY AS WE SEE THIS NEED WE ARE HEARING IT DEEPLY FROM SMALL BUSINESSES THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO IMMEDIATELY START WORKING ON THAT APPLICATION IF YOU HAVEN’T YET, GO TO SBA.GOV IMMEDIATELY, GET THE APPLICATION, GET READY THE INFORMATION YOU NEED AND IF YOU NEED SPECIAL HELP CALL 311 THIS AFTERNOON AND BEYOND AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OUT IT’S TIME FOR THE DAILY INDICATORS. úWHAT WE HAVE SEEN WHOLE COURSE OF ALMOST TWO WEEKS NOW, DEFINITE AND SERIOUS PROGRESS NOT THE PROGRESS WE IDEALLY WANT WHICH IS FOR ALL THE INDICATORS TO GO DOWN STEADILY BUT CLEARLY PROCESS THAT GETS US CLOSER TO THE DAY WE CAN START TO MOVE THINGS UP WE WILL BE CAUTIOUS, CAREFUL AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE FACTS THE FACTS HAVE TO GET CONSISTENT FOR US TO MAKE THE MOVES AND WE WILL BE SMART AND CAUTIOUS WHEN WE DO IT TODAY A GOOD DAY NOT A PERFECTLY GOOD DAY BUT DEFINITELY A GOOD DAY INDICATOR ONE, DAILY NUMBER PEOPLE ADMITTED TO HOSPITALS FOR SUSPECTED COVID-19 DOWN FROM 122 TO 112 DAILY NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN ICU ACROSS THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS FOR SUSPECTED COVID-19, THAT WENT DOWN FROM 766 TO 745 INDICATOR 3, PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 CITYWIDE, THAT WENT DOWN 29% TO 27% THE ONLY CATEGORY IT WENT UP IS IN SOME WAYS THE TOUGHEST CATEGORY, THE TESTING AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAB OF THE FOLKS DEALING WITH THE MOST ILLNESS THAT WENT UP BUT ONLY BY 1% THAT IS A GOOD SIGN SO, A VERY STRONG DAY FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS WORKING KEEP DOING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING, STAY AT HOME IT’S WORKING WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO THE DAYS WHERE WE SEE STEADY DOWNWARD TREND EVERYDAY THAT’S WHAT WE NEED SO, I WILL SAY ONE MORE THING TO THE KIDS IN NEW YORK CITY THEN A FEW WORDS IN SPANISH THEN I WILL TURN TO THE CHANCELLOR SO, TO EVERY KID OUT THERE, EVERY STUDENT, EVERY YOUNG PERSON, IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT RIGHT NOW, GUESS WHAT? WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A HELL OF A LOT I FEEL BAD FOR YOU I DO YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO SHOULDER A BURDEN THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVEN’T BEEN ASKED TO SHOULDER IN A LONG TIME YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE SENSE OF THE CRISIS IN YOUR OWN LIVES IT’S A LOT SOMETIMES PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THINK YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH, BUT WE ALL TRY WITH ALL OUR MIGHT TO APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU ARE GRAPPLING WITH WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU THE TIMES WE ARE LIVING IN, LITERALLY UNPRECEDENTED NOTHING LIKE THIS WE CAN FIND A PARALLEL FOR, NOT IN OUR MEMORY WHAT WE KNOW WE HAVE TO SUPPORT YOU THE LOVE THAT WE ALL FEEL FOR YOU HAS TO COME OUT AS SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING WE HAVE TO EXPRESS IT AS REAL EMPATHY FOR WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH U. ASSOCIATION WE WILL BE THERE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY I HAVE FAITH IN YOU I HAVE SPENT THE LAST SIX YEARS GOING TO NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IT’S THE MOST INSPIRING THING I DO AS PART OF MY JOB AS MAYOR, MEET ALL OF YOU AND SEE HOW EXTRAORDINARY YOU ARE THERE IS A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD WE HAVE TO FIGHT THROUGH THE MONTHS AHEAD THERE IS A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD BECAUSE OF YOU, THANK YOU A FEW WORDS IN SPANISH

[ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] >> WITH THAT, I HAVE TO SAY ONE >> WITH THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER WELL IS THAT AT THE TIME THAT I HIRED RICHARD TO LEAD THE LARGEST SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY, HE HAD JUST BEEN A LEADER IN HOUSTON IN THE VALIANT EXTRAORDINARY EFFORT TO BRING THAT CITY AND SCHOOL SYSTEM BACK AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY AGAIN, UNPRECEDENTED DISASTER THAT OF A FLIGHTED ONE OF THE NATION’S BIGGEST AND GREATEST CITIES THEN AS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE HOUSTON SCHOOLS, HE HAD TO INNOVATE A NEW APPROACH AND SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF BRINGING BACK EDUCATION IN A PLACE THAT WAS PUT BACK ON ITS HEALS DEEPLY I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT THOSE TOUGH DAYS THAT HE WENT THROUGH AND EVERYONE IN HOUSTON WENT THROUGH BECAUSE HE HAD THIS CLEAR SPIRIT, THIS CAN DO ATTITUDE, BELIEF THAT ANY CHALLENGE COULD BE OVERCOME UNMISTAKEABLE IT GAVE ME HOPE THINKING ABOUT WHAT HE WOULD DO AS OUR CHANCELLOR I NEVER EXPECTED HIM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEAL WITH A PANDEMIC BUT HOW TELLING THAT THIS MAN HAD ALREADY BROUGHT HIS SCHOOL SYSTEM BACK PREVIOUSLY IN ANOTHER PLACE AND ANOTHER DISASTER SO IT WAS IN HIS DNA TO DO SO WHAT YOUR TEAM HAS DONE AND YOU HAVE DONE HAS BEEN MIRACULOUS I HAVE GREAT FAITH THAT WE WILL HAVE A STRONG SPRING, SUMMER AND OUTSTANDING — ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP >> MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH I AM HUMBLED TO BE HERE AND HONORED TO BE HERE AND I WANT TO ECHO EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAID ABOUT OUR STUDENTS, ABOUT OUR TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS AND FAMILIES BEFORE I SAY ANYTHING ELSE, I WANT TO GIVE — I SPENT EVERY WEEK VISITING OUR REGIONAL ENRICHMENT CENTERS AND SEEING HEROS IN ACTION THE SCHOOL SAFETY AGENTS, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS REALLY TENDING TO THE CHILDREN OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL IN A CARING, LOVING AND TRAUMA INFORMED WAY IT’S BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF MIRACULOUS I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK THE TEACHERS WHO ARE TEACHING THE ADMINISTRATORS THAT ARE SUPERVISING AND CLEARING THE WAY AND OBSTACLES FOR TEACHERS TO DO WHAT THEY DO AND PARENTS AT HOME I HAVE SEEN COUNTLESS EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE AND EVEN REACHING ACTIVITIES THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE PUTTING FORWARD FOR OUR STUDENTS I HAVE SEEN TEACHERS ENGAGING EVERYDAY WITH STUDENTS, FINDING STUDENTS AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE ENGAGED I WANT TO SAY TO ALL THE TEACHERS OUT THERE, THANK YOU THE ONE OF THE FALLACIES WE HEAR IS THAT WE HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT SCHOOL HAS BEEN IN SESSION WE NEVER STOPPED BEING IN SESSION WHAT HAS CHANGED IS THE MANNER IN WHICH WE ENGAGED WITH OUR STUDENTS INSTEAD OF FACE TO FACE, WE ARE DOING IT REMOTELY THIS IS REMOTE LEARNING TO ALL THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS ON THE FRONT LINES, THANK YOU TO YOU AS WELL YOU ALSO ARE THE HEROS THAT CONTINUE TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS ENGAGED THANK YOU WHAT WE ARE ANNOUNCING IS THE RESULT OF TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF COLLABORATION AND DISCUSSION ON THIS TOPIC, THE OPINIONS AND IDEAS ARE VAST AND WIDE ON ONE END THERE IS THE NOTION THAT NOTHING SHOULD CHANGE WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO HAVE EVERYTHING AS IT WAS PRIOR TO COVID-19, THAT ACCOUNTABILITY IS IMPORTANT ON THE OTHER END IS, LISTEN, A TRAUMATIC EVENT WE NEVER WENT THROUGH THIS EVERYBODY PASSES EVERYBODY GETS AN A. EVERYBODY JUST MOVES FORWARD AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN WE HEARD ALL OF THOSE COMMENTS

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, MR MAYOR, YOU AND I HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY OF A POLICY THAT WILL NOT INADVERTENTLY HARM STUDENTS WHEN THEY DECIDE TO DO THE NEXT THING IN THEIR CAREERS WHETHER IT’S COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIP, A CAREER SO, WE HAVE TO CRAFT THE POLICY THAT RECOGNIZES THE TRAUMA, RECOGNIZES THE VOICE, THAT RECOGNIZES WHAT OUR STUDENTS AND OPPORTUNITY HAVE BEEN THROUGH YET STILL PROVIDES A PATH FORWARD FOR THE STUDENTS GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE HAVE NEVER STOPPED BEING IN SESSION THE POLICY WE ARE INTRODUCING TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE FEEDBACK THAT WE RECEIVED WE HEARD FROM STUDENTS, PARENTS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS THE WE HEARD FROM FROM FOES SORES, ELECTED OFFICIALS WE HAVE TAKEN ALL THE INPUT INTO CONSIDERATION WITH THE POLICY BUT REMAINED FOCUSED ON KEEPING OUR STUDENTS LEARNING WHILE TAKING THIS INTO ACCOUNT WITH THE NEW REALITY MR. MAYOR, WE DEVELOPED A POLICY THAT KEEPS THE STUDENTS ON TRACK, ESPECIALLY THE SENIORS ABOUT TO GRADUATE I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE COMMITMENT OF THIS CITY TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE OUR SENIORS WE WILL CELEBRATE YOU MAYBE NOT IN THE MANNER THAT YOU THOUGHT WE KNOW THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SCHOOLS, WE WANT TO SUPPORT YOU AS WELL 6789 WE ARE PROUD OF YOU THIS POLICY ACCOUNTS FOR THE EXTRA SUPPORT THAT STUDENTS ARE GOING TO NEED AND HELPS US TO IDENTIFY THOSE STUDENTS THAT NEED THE EXTRA SUPPORTS I FULLY STAND BEHIND THIS POLICY I THINK IT’S AN ELEGANT WAY TO THREAD THE NEEDLE OF KEEPS STUDENTS ENGAGED WHILE RECOGNIZING THAT OUR COMMUNITY SUFFERED TRAUMA REMEMBER, THIS IS ABOUT RECOGNIZING THE NEEDS AND THE STRENGTHS OF OUR STUDENTS AS WE GO FORWARD THIS POLICY RECOGNIZES THAT AN ENORMOUS NUMBER OF OUR STUDENTS ARE BRINGING THE ACUTE TRAUMA THAT THEY SUFFERED FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THE CITY IT TAKES THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ASSESSING STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE A UNIFORM YOU CAN QUITABLE SYSTEM ACROSS THE BOARD WE NEED SOMETHING THAT IS CITYWIDE AND THAT IS STANDARD IT MAINTAINS THE STANDARDS AND REQUIRES STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE WORK BUT RECOGNIZES AS WELL THAT WE AS EDUCATORS, WE AS A SYSTEM, EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM MUST BE FLEXIBLE IN HOW WE GO ABOUT THAT WORK OUR TEACHERS ARE OUR EXPERTS IN MEETING STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE AND RESPONDING TO DIFFERENTIATED LEVELS THEY NEED TO KNOW AND HAVE THE INFORMATION AT THEIR FINGERTIPS TO MAKE THOSE ASSESSMENTS WE ARE PROVIDING AND WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE BUT WITH THE NEW POLICY WE WILL PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WITH QUESTIONS, DON’T HESITATE TO ASK WE ARE HERE TO WALK YOU THROUGH THIS THE EXTENT IS CLEAR THAT WE NEED TO CLOSE BUILDINGS AS YOU REMEMBER, MR. MAYOR, THIS WAS A DEEPLY PAINFUL BUT NECESSARILY DECISION HOWEVER, THROUGH ALL OF THE UPS AND DOWNS, OUR FAMILIES AND SCHOOL COMMUNITIES ARE RESOLUTE TACKLING THIS TREMENDOUS UNDERTAKING WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS CAN RISE TO THE OCCASION WE HAVE SEEN THE EDUCATORS TAKE THIS ON INTO THE LARGEST SCHOOL SYSTEM IN AMERICA, ENTERING THE SIXTH WEEK OF REMOTE LEARNING WHERE OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE STARTING TODAY THIS IS KUDOS TO THE EDUCATORS THAT MADE THE HEAVY LIFT ONE DATA POINT, YOU ASKED WITH THE iPAD DISTRIBUTION, WE HAVE NOW SHIPPED 247,000 IPADS, WI- FI EQUIPPED IPADS THAT IS EQUIVALENT TO THE ENTIRE SCHOOL SYSTEM OF ATLANTA, SEATTLE, DETROIT AND SAN FRANCISCO COMBINED THAT NUMBER, 247,000 IPADS WE SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS MORE WORK TO DO THE >> THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE VERY MUCH WE WILL TURN TO OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE MEDIA AND PLEASE REMEMBER GIVE ME THE NAME AND OUTLET OF EACH JOURNALIST >> QUICK REMINDER IN ADDITION TO HAVING THE CHANCELLOR HERE WE HAVE DR. BAR BOW AND COMMISSIONER BANKS ON THE PHONE AND JULIETTE FROM 1010 WINS IS UP FIRST >> GOOD MORNING, MR. MAYOR AND CHANCELLOR, HOW ARE YOU? >> GOOD, JULIETTE HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> I’M FINE, THANK YOU I HAVE A TWO-PART QUESTION FOR YOU REGARDING THE EDUCATION ISSUE THERE WERE ABOUT 300 PARENTS ON

A ZOOM MEETING, I BELIEVE YESTERDAY OR LAST NIGHT THAT WERE OPPOSED TO THIS PROPOSAL THAT YOU ARE MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT YOU ARE MAKING THEY ARE OR SUPPORTIVE OF THIS MEASURE THAT WOULD ALLOW THE LOWEST GRADE TO BE DROPPED SO THAT STUDENTS CAN STILL RECEIVE A GRADE FOR THREE QUARTERS OF THE WORK THAT THEY DID DURING THE YEAR THAT IS A PROPOSAL, QUESTION NUMBER 1. NUMBER 2, HOW ARE YOU DEALING OR WILL SNOW DAYS EXIST FOR FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR >> HELP ME UNDERSTAND THAT QUESTION BETTER WHAT ARE YOU SAYING WITH THAT SECOND PART? >> ABOUT SNOW DAYS? ARE THEY GOING TO EXIST ANY MORE? DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THEM ANY MORE? >> I’M TRYING UNDERSTAND I WILL SEE IF I GET THAT THE NOTION FOR THE FUTURE CERTAINLY EXISTS BUT I THINK THE QUESTION HERE HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW, ONCE YOU BROKE OUT — IT WAS HORRIBLE TO HAVE TO DO THIS BUT ONCE WE BROKE OUT OF THE TRADITIONAL MODEL OF KIDS GOING TO A SCHOOL BUILDING, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING CHANGED ASSOCIATION IF WE HAD PHYSICAL SCHOOLS, SNOW DAYS WOULD BE AN ISSUE BUT EVERYTHING HAS BEEN TAKEN BY DISTANCE LEARNING WHEN WE COME BACK IN THE FUTURE, WE WILL RESUME THE FOCUS ON EDUCATION IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND NEXT YEAR THE CONCEPT OF SNOW DAYS WILL EXIST HOPEFULLY WE WON’T HAVE THE SNOW TO GO WITH IT TO THE FIRST POINT, I WILL PASS TO THE CHANCELLOR BUT SAY REMEMBER THAT THE WORK DONE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SCHOOL YEAR HAPPENED AND IS IN THE BOOKS AND WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT REALLY IS THE SECOND HALF OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WHICH GOT DISRUPTED EARLY ON THE KIDS CAME BACK WEEKS BEFORE — FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR, WEEKS BEFORE THIS ALL HAPPENED SO, THIS IS ABOUT REALLY ACKNOWLEDGING HOWDIES RAPTTIVE THIS WAS FOR KIDS AND MAKES IT HARD TO ADJUST TO WHAT WE WERE DOING WITH NO MODIFICATION IT WAS SMART TO ADD FLEXIBILITY THAT DOES NOT AFFECT EVERYTHING IN THE BOOKS PREVIOUSLY >> SO, WE HAVE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION THAT PARTICULAR QUESTION IT’S IMPORTANT AS THE MAYOR MENTIONED TO RECOGNIZE THAT THREE QUARTERS OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR WERE IN THE BOOKS WHEN WE ADJOURNED TO REMOTE LEARNING TEACHERS HAVE AN ACADEMIC RECORD OF STUDENTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL WHICH I WHAT I READ INTO BECAUSE IT’S MORE GERMANE THERE IS A PROVISION WHICH IS ALIGNED TO WHAT CUNY DOES, AT THE END OF THIS MARKING PERIOD — A STUDENT WON’T GET A FINAL GRADE LOWER THAN ANY OF THE GRADES THEY GOT IN ANY OF THE MARKING PERIODS THIS YEAR THAT IS A SOUTHEAST NET SECONDLY, ONCE A STUDENT IS READY FOR A LETTER GRADE THE STUDENT AND FAMILY HAVE THE OPTION OF TAKING THE LETTER GRADE OR INSTEAD OPTING FOR A PASS THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IF THE STUDENT CHOOSES TO KEEP THE LETTER GRADE, THAT GETS FACTORED INTO THE GRATE POINT AVERAGE, THE GPA IF THE STUDENT OPENS TO TAKE A PASS, THEN IT DOES NOT IMPACT THE G PA IT SHOWS CREDIT WAS EARNED IT’S ANOTHER FLEXIBILITY POINT THAT WE BUILT INTO THE GRADING POLICY THAT RECOGNIZES THE TRAUMA IT’S ALIGNED TO STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS AND ALIGNED TO WHAT CUNY DOES AS WELL TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE WELL SERVED PROVIDING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF FLEXIBILITY AS POSSIBLE >> KATIE FROM “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” IS UP NEXT >> I HAVE A TWO-PART QUESTION IT’S FOCUSED ON THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT SCHOOL YEAR-ROUND IF THERE IS AN UPDATE TO THAT PROGRAM AND ADDITIONALLY WHAT IS THE DOE WORKING ON TO PROVIDE THE ADDITIONAL NEEDED SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WHO MAY NEED IT AND MISSED A LOT OF REMOTE LEARNING, WHETHER IT’S IN SEPTEMBER OR WILL THEY BE ALLOWED TO ENROLL IN SUMMER SCHOOL WHERE THEY USUALLY WOULDN’T HAVE ENROLLED >> LET ME PREFACE WHAT THE CHANCELLOR WILL ANSWER TO BOTH OF THOSE QUESTIONS BY SAYING WE ARE WORKING THROUGH THE SHAPE OF SUMMER AS WE SPEAK WE WILL HAVE MORE TO SAY ON THAT SOON IN TERMS OF WHAT SUMMER LEARNING OPTIONS THERE WILL BE SUMMER AND WHAT SUMMER WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF THIS CRISIS IS A BIG OPEN QUESTION BUT WHAT WE — WHAT IS NOT AN OPEN QUESTION IS THAT THE DOE WILL HAVE MORE THAN ONE

CONTINGENCY READY FOR HOW TO SUPPORT KIDS ONLINE AT MINIMUM SO, I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT WHEN THE DAY COMES THAT WE FLUSH THAT OUT AND SHOW THE EXACT NATURE OF THAT, WE WILL PRESENT IT BUT AS WE SPEAK DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF A SUMMER PLAN ARE BEING PUT TOGETHER BY THE DOE >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR >> GOOD QUESTIONS THE GRADING POLICY AND FLEXIBILITY WILL APPLY TO ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING THOSE WITH ALTERNATE ASSESSMENTS. úAS WE K ALTERNATE ASSESSMENTS HAVE INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS, IEP THAT IS NOTED IN THE IE P AND OUTREACH TO PARENTS THAT STARTED ON DAY ONE WITH REMOTE LEARNING THE FOCUS IS FOR MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE TRAUMATIC EVENTS THAT WE ARE IN IT APPLIES TO THE STUDENTS THAT ARE IMMIGRANT STUDENTS, STUDENTS THAT ARE MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS ANY SUB GROUP THAT YOU CAN THINK OF, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS ARE MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE BEING SERVED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE TO ADD WHAT THE MAYOR SAID ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL THERE ARE MULTIPLE SCENARIOS THAT WE ARE MODELING AND WORKING THROUGH ABOUT WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE THE MEDICAL ADVICE AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN TERMS OF THE VIRUS WILL HAVE A BIG ROLE TO PLAY IN WHAT SUMMER SCHOOL CAN OR WILL LOOK LIKE WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY CLEAR IS THAT THIS GRADING POLICY WILL GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS THAT NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT, THAT NEED ADDITIONAL ENRICHMENT, ADDITIONAL TIME AND PROVIDE THEM THE TIME TO BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY COMPLETE THE GOAL IS NOT TO FAIL STUDENTS I CAN’T THINK OF ANY EDUCATOR THAT WOULD SAY I WANT TO BE A TEACHER TO FAIL STUDENTS THE GOAL IS TO HAVE STUDENTS MASTER THE SUBJECT MATTER THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN THE GOAL SO, IS IF SOME STUDENTS NEED MORE TIME, THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THAT >> HENRY FROM BLOOMBERG IS UP NEXT HENRY? >> MR. MAYOR, THERE IS A REPORT IN YAHOO NEWS THAT SAYS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO SUPPORT THE CITY IN A MASSIVE ANTIBODY TESTING PROGRAM AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE REPORT IS ACCURATE AND IF IT IS, HOW MANY TESTS ARE GOING TO BE CONDUCTED? WHEN WILL IT START? WHO WILL BE TESTED? WHAT IS THE INTENT OF THE PROGRAM? >> SO, HENRY, THERE IS A NUMBER OF DISCUSSIONS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON THE QUESTION OF TESTING TO SAY THE LEAST I HAVE ADD THE QUESTION ABOUT TESTING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT AND A WHOLE RANGE OF THE KEY HEALTH OFFICIALS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR WEEKS ON ONE LEVEL WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN DO MORE TESTING OF EVERY KINDANTIBODY TESTING OUR HEALTH LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN CLEAR THAT IT BRINGS REAL VIRTUES IT HAS BEEN TO BE DONE WITH THE QUALIFICATION THAT IT ISN’T A PERFECT ANSWER OF COURSE THE PCR TESTING THAT WILL BE THE BACKBONE OF WHAT WE NEED TO DO WITH TESTING AND TRACING THE THAT IS THE CENTRAL STRATEGY GOING FORWARD WE NEED THE HELP TO DO ALL OF THE ABOVE WE HAVE BEEN IN REAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW TO DO THAT AND EXPAND IT MY HOPE IS THAT WE WILL HAVE SOMETHING MORE TANGIBLE TO SAY IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT THE FACT IS WITH ALL THINGS FEDERAL, IT’S THE KIND OF UNEVEN SITUATION I WOULD LIKE TO GET CLEAR ANSWERS SO THAT WE CAN PRESENT THEM TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK CITY AND SEE A LOT OF FEDERAL SUPPORT AS SOON AS WE HAVE SOMETHING READY TO GO, WE WILL ANNOUNCE IT >> NEXT UP IS MARCIA FROM CBS 2 >> MAYOR, HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY >> GOOD, MARCIA, HOW ARE YOU? >> I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE HOMELESS ON THE SUBWAY I HAVE A MULTIPART QUESTION BUT ALL RELATED THE FACT THAT YOU ANNOUNCED THIS NEW PROGRAM, ARE YOU ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FORGETTING THE HOMELESS OFF THE SUBWAYS AND SINCE THE NYPD FLOODED THE END OF LINE STATION AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WITH COPS AND WORKERS, ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT AT THE END OF LINE STATIONS, THERE ARE 38 TOTAL I KNOW YOU ARE FOCUSING ON 10 I WAS WONDERING SINCE YOU LEFT ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS, WILL THAT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE

NUMBER OF HOMELESS IN THE CITY BECAUSE THERE WILL BE LESS PLACES FOR THEM TO LIVE >> THANK YOU, MARCIA APPRECIATE THOSE QUESTIONS THE LAST PIECE I DON’T THINK — LOOK, WE ARE ALL — WE HAD THE LARGEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM IN THE CITY I WANT TO CONTINUE MY HAT TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN A PART OF IT FROM DAY ONE CREATING AN AGGRESSIVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM IT IS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND ON BUDGET AMAZING. OF ALL LETTER THINGS THAT WE DEAL WITH IN THE IMMEDIATE TERM, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE AGREEING WITH YOU BEGINNINGLY MAKE A TOUGH CHOICE ON BUT IT WILL CONTINUE MARCIA, ON THAT PIECE, I WOULD SAY LIKE EVERYTHING, THE MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSINGED BETTER OFF YOU ARE IN TERMS OF FIGHTING HEM LESSNESS THE SHAPE OF HOMELESSNESS IN TERMS OF SHELTER HOMELESS IS FAMILIES FAMILIES THAT FOUND ECONOMIC STRUGGLES NOT BECAUSE OF ECONOMIC HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE BOTH ECONOMIC PROBLEM END UP IN A SHELTER THE MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING YOU BUILD THE MORE YOU CAN ADDRESS THE SHELTER HOMELESS REALITY UNQUESTIONABLY WHEN IT COMES TO STREET HOMELESSNESS, A PAINFUL PROBLEM, VERY PAINFUL AND HISTORIC PROBLEM IN THE CITY, BUT IT IS A MUCH SMALLER PROBLEM, IT’S A FEW THOUSAND PEOPLE, IS THAT HAS BEEN ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE OUTREACH EFFORTS IN RECENT YEARS SAFE HAVEN, GET THEM OFF THE STREET AFFORDABLE HOUSING SPECIFICALLY FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES AND NEED CENTRAL SERVICES IN THE PLACE THEY LIVE THAT WORK CONTINUES WE ANNOUNCED THAT ADDITIONAL SAFE HAVEN SPACE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE IS BEING BROUGHT ONLINE RIGHT NOW SO, I WOULD SEPARATE THE TWO- PIECES AND SAY, MARCIA, THE PIECES MOST FOCUSED ON THE HOMELESS ARE CONTINUING UNABATED THE REALITY OF THE HOUSING PLAN HAS TO BE DELAYED HERE IS WHAT I WOULD REMIND YOU, MACIA, I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BACK AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, THAT JOURNEY HOME VISION OF GETTING STREET HOMELESS PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, THOSE ON THE STREET A YEAR OR TWO YEARS WE BELIEVE WE CAN GET MORE OFF THE STREET WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF SUCCESS WITH THE HOMESTEAD INITIATIVE EVEN IF THIS CRISIS I SPOKE TO COMMISSIONER BANKS ABOUT THIS WE HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF STREET HOMELESS PERMANENTLY HOMELESS FOLKS COME IN AND ACCEPT THE SAFE HAVEN PLACEMENTS AND WE WANT TO DO A LOT MORE OF THAT THAT WORK DOES NOT STOP NOW NOW, ON THE QUESTION OF WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HOMELESSNESS IN THE SUBWAYS, IT’S LIKE OTHER QUESTIONS I HAVE BEEN ASKED LATELY, WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE ALL OF OUR JOBS TO GET THIS DONE THE STATE RUNS THE MTA, CLEARLY THE STATE HAS A LOT OF THE PIECES TO THE PUZZLE HERE, THE MTA THAT WE NEED TO BE THE EYES AND EARS, THE MTA, LOTS OF PIECES BUT THE CITY HAS A BIG PIECE OF THIS, TOO BECAUSE WE HAVE THE NYPD AS THE PRIMARY ELEMENT OF SAFETY IN THE SUBWAYS AND NYPD DOING MORE AND MORE WORK IN RECENT YEARS ON HOMELESS OUTREACH AND TEAMING UP WITH SOCIAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO DO MORE TO HELP PEOPLE GET IN TO SHELTERS SOCIAL SERVICES, THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO ROUTE REACH, PART OF THE CITY’S EFFORTS AND NONPROFITS I SAY THIS AS A BIG TEAM EFFORT AND JOINT RESPONSIBILITY WHAT WE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY IS MORE APPLICATIONS TO BRING HOMELESS FOLKS FROM THE SUBWAY OR THE STREET TO GET THEM OFF THE STREET OUT OF THE SUBWAY PERMANENTLY AND WHAT WE ANNOUNCED IS A VISION THAT WE NEED THE NATO HELP US WITH WE WILL DO OUR SHARE, DEVOTE THE POLICE RESOURCES, OUTREACH WORKERS AND DO WHATEVER IT TAKES BUT WE NEED THE NATO AGREE TO THIS PLAN IT’S A COMMON SENSE PLAN, MARCIA HERE IS HOW IT GOES 10 KEY STATIONS, END POINT OF SUBWAY LINES THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE A PARTICULAR PROBLEM WE ALL KNOW FOR DECADES THERE ARE HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THE SUBWAYS GOING FROM ONE END OF A LINE BACK AGAIN, BACK AGAIN,

ALL NIGHT LONG THAT NEEDS TO STOP THE WAY TO STOP THAT IS TO SUPPORT THOSE PEOPLE AND HELP THEM COME IN AND ACCEPT HOUSING BUT TO DISRUPT THE PATTERN TO DISRUPT THE PATTERN IS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5:00 A.M., CLOSE THOSE STATIONS DEEP CLEAN THOSE STATIONS WHICH IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE IN THIS MOMENT HAVE A SHUTTLE BUS THAT TAKES ANY CUSTOMERS WHO NEED TO GET ON THE SUBWAY, ONE STOP UP TO THE NEXT STATION SO YOU ARE TALKING BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5:00 A.M IN A SUBWAY SYSTEM THAT HAS A SMALL FRACTION OF THE NUMBER OF STRAP HANGERS IT WOULD HAVE THAT CAN BE DONE WITH SHUTTLE BUSES DEEP CLEAN THE STATIONS AND EVERYONE HAS TO GET OUT OF THE STATIONS INSTEAD OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED FOR YEARS AND YEARS THAT A HOMELESS PERSON SITS ON THE TRAIN OR GETS OFF THE TRAIN OR BACK ON AND GOES THE WHOLE WAY BACK WE WANT TO CREATE A CHANGE WHERE EVERYONE GETS OUT OF THE STATION OUR WORKERS ARE THERE TO ENGAGE AND GET PEOPLE SUPPORT AND TAKE THEM RIGHT WAY IF THEY ARE READY TO COME IN A SAFE HAVEN, INSPECTED IS THERE TO ASSIST AND MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THE HELP TO PEOPLE THAT THEY NEED THIS WOULD BE A GAME CHANGER, MARCIA WE NEED THE NATO SAY YES IT’S NOT HARD JUST SAY YES AND WE WILL DO OUR SHARE AND THEN SOME I WILL TELL YOU THE STATIONS CONEY ISLAND, STILL D AND F FLAT BUSH BROOKLYN COLLEGE ON 2 AND 5, JAMAICA 179th ON F TRAIN JAMAICA CENTER, PARSONS, ARCHER ON THE E. WORLD TRADE CENTER ON THE E, IS 96th STREET, SECOND ON THE Q. PELHAM BAY PARK ON THE 6. VAN COURTLAND 242nd ON THE ONE TRAIN WAKEFIELD 2 AND 5 AND WOODLAWN AN THE FOUR TRAIN MTA HAS TO SAY YES AND WE CAN TOGETHER DO SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THE SUBWAYS AND GET THEM THE HELP THEY NEED SO, ASKING THE NATO JIN US IN THE EFFORT AND GET TO WORK ON IT TOGETHER >> SHAWN FROM THE DAILY NEWS IS UP NEXT >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR I GATHER HOMELESSNES ON THE SUBWAYS IS ONE PIECE OF COMMUTERRERS RESERVATIONS ABOUT USING THE SUBWAYS DURING CORONAVIRUS THERE IS A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT PACKING CLOSE TOGETHER WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL NEW YORKERS TO REASSURE THEM ONCE THE CITY REOPENS THAT THE SUBWAYS ARE SAFE ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT NOTE, GRADUATION TRADITIONALLY BEING A TIME WHEN SENIORS MIGHT INDULGE IN PRANKS, IS WHAT IF THEY WANT TO CONTEMPLATE THAT AND BLOW OFF STEAM >> OBVIOUSLY WE ARE ALL YOUNG ONCE AND IT DOESN’T SURPRISE ME THAT THAT MOMENT — A JUBILANT MOMENT WHEN YOU GRADUATS MAYBE I’M MISSING SOME OTHER MOOD BUT I DON’T THINK SO I DON’T GET THE FEELING THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT PRANKS I THINK EVERYBODY IS SOBER AT THIS MOMENT PEOPLE ARE DEEPLY ENGAGED IN THEIR COMMUNITY I DON’T GET THE IMPRESS SHOWN THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE MISSED WHAT A DIFFICULT MOMENT THIS IS I THINK THEY ARE — THEY HATED BEING COOPED UP AT HOME WHEN THEY GO OUT TO PARKS AND ALL THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO WANT TO GATHER TOGETHER THAT IS UNDERABLE I’M NOT GETTING PRANKS ON THEIR MINDS THE MESSAGE WOULD BE, HEY, ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE UPSETTING TO PEOPLE OR HURTFUL TO PEOPLE AT THIS MOMENT, PEOPLE GOING THROUGH A LOT, NOT A GREAT TIME FOR MOST OF THE THINGS THAT WE THOUGHT WERE PRANKS IN THE PAST ON THE QUESTION OF THE SUBWAYS, LOOK, SHAWN, THIS IS GOING TO BE A STEP BY STEP THING WE WILL BE CLEAR ABOUT THE INDICATORS WHEN IT’S TIME TO DO MORE AND MORE WE WILL BE CAUTIOUS THAT IS WHAT THE PEOPLE BELIEVE IS RIGHT BE CAREFUL AND SMART AND GO BY THE NUMBERS WHICH MEANS I DON’T EXPECT SUBWAY RIDERSHIP TO TURN ON SUDDENLY I EXPECT IT TO BE SLOW AND STEADY IN STAGES I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TO FEEL THEIR WAY SOME WILL BE MORE READY TO GO BACK TO THE SUBWAYS, OTHERS WILL SAY THEIR TIME EVENTUALLY, WE ARE NEW YORKERS, WE WILL COME BACK IN TIME BUT IT WILL BE IN DIRECT CONNECTION TO A LOT OF THINGS HOW FAR WE ARE IN THE DISEASE WHAT IS DONE TO KEEP SHOWING THAT THE SUBWAYS ARE BEING CLEANED REGULARLY AND THAT THERE IS A REAL SENSITIVITY TO THE HEALTH REALITIES AND I

THINK PEOPLE HAVING A SENSE THAT WHEN THEY WEIGH THE OPTIONS, IT’S THE ONE MAKING SENSE FOR THEIR LIVES NEW YORKERS ARE RESILIENT I THINK AT FIRST EVEN SOMEONE MIGHT BE HESITANT OVER TIME, THE CONVENIENCE OF THE SUBWAYS, THE CULTURE WILL BRING PEOPLE BACK WE HAVE TO DO IT IN STAGES THAT’S THE SMART WAY TO GO >> HI, MR. MAYOR I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT UNDERGROUND SHIVAS THERE IS RECENT REPORTS THAT THE EFFORTS ARE MORE ORGANIZED AND NOT PERHAPS ROGUE OPERATIONS AS INITIALLY THOUGHT SO, I WANTED TO ASK YOU HOW YOU GUYS ARE INVESTIGATING THE COMPLAINTS AND WHAT THE PROTOCOL IS BECAUSE WE HEARD IN ONE CASE THE NYPD WAS INVESTIGATING AND IN ANOTHER WE HEARD THAT CITY HALL RESPONDED DIRECTLY TO SOMEONE’S COMPLAINT? >> SO, JUST — HOW ARE YOU GUYS INVESTIGATING IT AND WHAT IS THE LATEST YOU ARE HEARING INITIALLY CITY HALL KIND OF DISMISSED IT AS THESE KIND OF ROGUE TEACHING OPERATIONS >> YEAH, >> I DON’T REMEMBER ANYBODY DISMISSING A GATHERING I TALKED ABOUT IT PUBLISHINGLY WEEKS AGO I HAD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH KEY JEWISH LEADERS AROUND THE CITY THERE WAS TREMENDOUS SUPPORT FOR SHUTTING DOWN AND IT WAS PAINFUL FOR PEOPLE BUT SHUTTING DOWN ALL SORTS OF COMMUNITY GATHERINGS I THINK THE LEADERSHIP OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN YOU NEED IN SAYING ALL OF THAT HAS TO CHANGE I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF ADHERENCE TO THAT WHEN WE SAW SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS, IDENTIFIED FROM THE BEGINNING AS A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRYING TO CREATE SERVICES, SOME IN THEIR ACTUALLY SYNAGOGUES, SMALLER SYNAGOGUES, HOMES, WE MADE CLEAR — I MADE CLEAR AND MY WHOLE TEAM HAS THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE THE NYPD WAS READY TO ENFORCE AND IN A FEW CASES HAD TO ENFORCE THERE WASN’T MUCH THAT I HEARD OF THAT NEEDED ENFORCEMENT IN THE END I PUT THEM IN THE SAME CATEGORY OR ANY FAITH, ANY BACKGROUND, NO GATHERINGS WE ARE NOT ALLOWING GATHERINGS NOW SO, I WILL SAY IT TO YOU AND ALL YOUR COLLEAGUES, SOMEONE GIVE ME AN ADDRESS WE HAD A POINT THE OTHER DAY RAISED BY ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES FROM ONE OF THE JEWISH PUBLICATIONS I SAID GIVE ME AN ADDRESS AND WE SENT THE NYPD OUT TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM AND MAKE IT CLEAR THAT IT’S UNACCEPTABLE I DON’T KNOW OF A SPECIFIC ADDRESS IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT IT, TELL — CALL 311, TELL THE CITY HALL TEAM, NYPD ONE COMMON APPROACH IT WILL BE SHUT DOWN >> ALEX IS UP NEXT ALEX? >> MR. MAYOR, HOW ARE YOU? >> GOOD, ALEX, HOW ARE YOU? >> GOOD I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS ONE WHETHER YOU GUYS CAN EXPLAIN MORE WHAT YOU MEAN BY IN PROGRESS, HOW THAT WILL BE DETERMINED AND LIKE IF YOU ARE A STUDENT WHO IS USE GETTING AN iPAD THIS WEEK, LIKE ARE YOU JUST AUTOMATICALLY GOING TO GET AN IN PROGRESS GRADE AND THE SECOND QUESTION IS ABOUT SCREENING GIVEN THAT GRADES WILL BE DIFFERENT AND ATTENDANCE WON’T BE CONSIDERED FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS, WHAT YOU WILL TELL SCHOOLS IN TERMS OF HOW THEY CAN SCREEN STUDENTS OR WHETHER THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO SCREEN STUDENTS >> GO AHEAD, CHANCELLOR? >> ON THE QUESTION OF SCREENING AND GRADES THE MAYOR AND I ARE CLEAR WE WON’T PENALIZE STUDENTS IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES OUT OF THEIR CONTROL A PANDEMIC IS CERTAINLY A CIRCUMSTANCE OUT OF THEIR CONTROL WE SAID WITH ATTENDANCE SO NOW WITH THE GRADING POLICY, WE WILL BE PUTTING FORTH GUIDANCE IN THE COMING WEEKS AROUND WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF THE SCREENING AND AT MISSIONS PROCESS AS WELL AS IT PERTAINS TO IN PROGRESS, THAT IS BEING USED FOR STUDENTS WHERE THERE IS JUST NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS TO ASSESS WHERE ARE THEY HAVE THEY MET THE STANDARD OR HAVE THEY NOT MET THE STANDARD SO, IN PROGRESS CONNOTES TO THE

SYSTEM AND TO US THAT THESE ARE THE STUDENTS THAT WE PARTICULARLY HAVE TO ENGAGE IN RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL, WHERE ARE THEY WHAT DO THEY NEED IT COULD BE A NUMBER OF THINGS THEY DID NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE TECHNOLOGY IT COULD BE THAT THEY HAD THE TECHNOLOGY BUT WE ARE DEALING WITH A NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS THAT WERE SICK IT COULD BE THAT SOME OF THESE STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY OLDER STUDENTS WERE ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN GROCERY STORES THERE IS A MYRIAD OF THINGS THAT COULD AFFECT A TEACHER NOT HAVING ENOUGH INFORMATION TO MAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF THAT STUDENT’S PROGRESS IN PROGRESS IS SOMETHING THAT GIVES US NOT ONLY A MARKER BUT GIVES A TEACHER THE ABILITY TO SAY, WE NEED TO DO A DEEPER DIVE WITH THIS PARTICULAR STUDENT >> SYDNEY IS UP NEXT, SYDNEY >> MR. MAYOR, LAST WEEK I ASKED YOU WHY YOU WEREN’T INCLUDING THE ENTIRE BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND IN YOUR ICU INDICATOR OF THE DAILY COUNT I WANTED TO SEE IF YOU MIGHT CONSIDER MOVING FORWARD AT LEAST ADDING STATEN ISLAND’S PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO THE COUNT SO THAT THE IC PROJECTIONS FROM ALL THE FIVE BOROUGHS ARE REPRESENTED AND IF YOU CAN ELABORATE MORE ON WHY YOU WEREN’T INCLUDING THE ICU COUNT FOR PRIVATE HOSPITALS? HAVE YOU TRIED TO DO SO NORTH TRIED AT ALL? AND ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT THE FERRY MY PAPER REPORTED THAT NYC FERRY WILL RETAIN ALL EXISTING FUNDING AND NO BUDGET CUT OR FARE CHANGE WHILE STATEN ISLAND’S WAS CUT IN THE BUDGET WONDERING WHY THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY BUDGET WAS CUT AND NOT NYC FERRIES AND DO YOU ANTICIPATE STATEN ISLAND’S NEW FAST FERRY ROUTE WE CAN WATCH GIVEN THE FINANCIAL UNCERTAIN THE CITY IS FACING RIGHT NOW >> OKAY ON THE FERRY, ONE, THERE WILL BE CUTS TO NYC FERRY THAT WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE NEXT STAGE OF THE BUDGET PROCESS 2, OBVIOUSLY, IT’S NEVER FUN TO TALK ABOUT ANY CUTS BUT EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO BE CUT WILL BE CUT AS WE DEAL WITH MORE AND MORE CHALLENGES 2, WE ARE CERTAINLY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE NEXT STAGES THAT HAD BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THE FERRY EX PANGS STYLED IS A PIECE OF THAT, CONEY ISLAND WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN LIGHT OF WHAT IS GOING ON MORE ON THAT IN THE BUDGET PROCESS BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE ON THE IC Us, WHAT I SAID BEFORE, THE DATA TO THE HEALTH AND HOSPITALS, THE DATA THAT IS MOST CONSISTENT AND READILY AVAILABLE TO US FOR A DAILY TRACKING SYSTEM AS DR. KATZ SAID OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS, WE HAVE SEEN HIGH LEVELS OF CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE DATA AND HEALTH AND HOSPITALS AND THE REST OF THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM THAT IS ABOUT 20% OF ALL CITY HOSPITALS THAT GIVES US A CLEAR VIEW OF WHAT IS HAPPENING THROUGHOUT BUT IT’S MORE READILY AVAILABLE CONSISTENT DATA BECAUSE 56 HOSPITALS, DIFFERENT SYSTEMS, DIFFERENT SPEEDS WITH WHICH WE GET THE INFORMATION SO, THIS WAS ABOUT KEEPING OUR INDICATOR SYSTEM GOING ON A REGULAR BASIS AND CONSISTENT AND INFORMATIVE WE WILL CHECK FOR SURE TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING WHEN WE FACTOR IN THE STATEN ISLAND HOSPITALS AND OTHERS AROUND THE CITY THAT TELLS US ANYTHING DIFFERENT IF NOT, I THINK YOU SHOULD NOT SEE THIS AS AN EFFORT TO GIVE YOU A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN EVERY HOSPITAL THIS IS A CITY WIDE INDICATOR TO DECIDE HOW WE WILL APPROACH THE RESTART AND AT WHAT POINT AND WHICH WAY SO LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE IT AS A CONSISTENT ACCURACY WIDE, THAT IS WHAT WE LOOK FOR >> MARCIA TOUCHED ON PART OF MY QUESTION BUT WAS IT THE CUTS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY UNITS THAT IS GOING TO AFFECT AND WHY SPECIFICALLY WERE, YOU KNOW, THE CUTS CHOSEN TO BE MADE IN THIS AREA? >> SO, ERIN, WE WILL GET TO MORE DETAIL TODAY OBVIOUSLY WE ARE GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH A LOT OF DETAIL OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AS WE GO INTO THE HEART OF THE BUDGET PROCESS, CULMINATING IN THE MIDDLE OF JUNE BUT, LOOK, FIRST OF ALL, THE LARGER VISION AROUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING REMAINS INTACT THIS IS ABOUT SLOWING DOWN INVESTMENTS AND POSTPONING SOME THINGS IT’S NOT TAKING WAY THE BIGGER

VISION IT’S A VISION THAT I COMMEND FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE ADMINISTRATION TO NOW, PART OF CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN IT IS CONSISTENT AND REACHED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND AS YOU KNOW, FULL EXTENT WILL REACH MORE THAN 700,000 NEW YORKERS IT’S AN ASTOUNDING INITIATIVE IT WILL KEEP GOING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE BUDGET DYNAMICS, WE WERE DEALING WITH SUDDENLY A MASSIVE BUDGET GAP, A CASH FLOW CRISIS ON TOP OF THAT ANY TIME THAT YOU BOOK A CAPITAL PROJECT, IT HAS RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE BUDGET, THE EXPENSE SIDE, TOO, BECAUSE OF DEBT SERVICE WE HAD TO SLOW DOWN A LOT OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COULD PAY THE BILLS NOW IT’S REALLY A HORRIBLE SITUATION BUT THAT’S WHAT WE HAD TO DO THE PLAN IS INTACT AND IT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE FUTURE THE BIG QUESTION IN THE MONTH OF MAY IS THE FEDERAL STIMULUS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR EVERYTHING WE DO I SPOKE TO SPEAKER PELOSI ON SUNDAY WE HAD A GOOD DETAILED CONVERSATION AND I WANT TO THANK HER FOR HER AMAZING LEADERSHIP AND THE NEXT BILL WILL INITIATE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT IS GOOD FOR THE ALL THE PLACES HURT BY COVID-19 BECAUSE I KNOW THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS LISTENING TO THE REALITY WHAT HAVE WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE STIMULUS WILL DETERMINE WHAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO GOING FORWARD TOUGH CHOICES ANYWAY YOU SLICE IT IF THE STIMULUS TAKES INTO ACCOUNT WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE, ALL THE COSTS HUMAN AND OTHERWISE AND ALL LOST INCLUDING FIRST AND FOREMOST A HUMAN LOSS BUT THEN THE HORRIBLE IMPACT ON THE BUDGET USED TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE, IF IT’S REALLY HURT AND UNDERSTOOD, IT COULD BE A LIFESAVER FOR US IF NOT, WE WILL BE IN A TOUGHER SITUATION THAT WILL GOVERN EVERYTHING ELSE WE HAVE TO DECIDE IN JUNE >> GLENN FROM CRANES IS UP NEXT >> GET CLOSE TO THE PHONE OR — >> YEAH, SORRY ABOUT THAT SO, GOOD MORNING REAL ESTATE IS A MAJOR PART OF THE CITY’S TAX BASE WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO REISSUE THE COMMERCIAL AND RICE DEN SHALL PROPERTY OWNERS DURING A TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR A RENT STRIKE >> GOOD QUESTION I HAVE SAID THE ANSWER LIES PRIMARILY IN ALBANY TIME FOR ALBANY TO ACT RENT STRIKE IS NOT THE ANSWER BUT RELIEF FOR RENTERS IS THE ANSWER SO, ONE, I CALLED UPON OUR RENT GUIDELINES BOARD IN THE CITY, THIS IS A PIECE THAT WE CAN DO TO ENSURE RENT FREEZE FOR THE YEAR AHEAD IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO GIVEN WHAT TENANTS HAVE GONE THROUGH THE HORRIBLE ECONOMIC SITUATION THAT WE ARE IN BUT THE STATE HAS THE POWER TO TAKE OTHER ACTIONS INCLUDING MOST IMMEDIATELY TO ALLOW RENTERS TO PAY THEIR RENT WITH A SECURITY DEPOSIT WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE WIN-WIN THAT HELPS THE LANDLORDS THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY ACTED ON THIS I COMMEND THEM I TWEETED AND SAID AS PROUD NEW YORKERS, IT’S HARD TO GET THE WORDS OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WE WILL FOLLOW NEW JERSEY ON THIS ONE BUT WE SHOULD THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHOULD DO WHAT NEW JERSEY DID AND GIVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO RENTERS AND THEN BEYOND THAT CREATE A SYSTEM THAT PEOPLE HAVE NO MONEY AND IT WOULD HAVE TO BE DOCUMENTED IF YOU HAVE NO MONEY TO PAY THE RENT YOU SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO FORGO AND PAY IT BACK AND TIGHTENING UP THE EVICTION RULES TO MAKE SURE THERE >>> I KNOW LANDLORDS ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT TOO THEY NEED OF COURSE, SOURCES OF INCOME PUT WE CAN’T ASK TENANTS WHO DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY FOR THE TENANTS THAT CAN PAY, GREAT, KEEP PAYING ON TIME IF YOU CAN’T, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT AFTER THAT, YOU SHOULD HAVE AN OPTION TO DEFER BUT WITH A PAYMENT PLAN SO THE LANDLORDS CAN PLAN ON THAT >> LAST TWO, JEFF MAZE FROM NEW YORK TIMES? >> GOOD MORNING, MR. MAYOR THE GOVERNOR SAID RECENTLY THAT HE WISHED HE HAD BLOWN THE BUGLE EARLIER ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AND

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN WUHAN PROVINCE DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT? DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING EARLIER IN RELATION TO DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC THAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW? >> LOOK, I RESPECT THE QUESTION AND I KNOW YOUR PUBLICATION HAS ALREADY PUT A LOT OF ENERGY INTO LOOKING BACK AND I THINK IT IS ABIMPORTANT ENDEAVOR AND AS A HUMAN BEING, I’LL TELL YOU, OF COURSE I THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THESE WEEKS AND MONTHS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT DID WE UNDERSTAND, WHAT DID WE NOT UNDERSTAND, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT BUT I WILL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, HONESTLY, WE HAVE LIVES TO SAVE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE EXTRAORDINARILY IMPORTANT DECISIONS TO MAKE RIGHT NOW ABOUT HOW WE PROTECT PEOPLE AND HOW WE BRING THE CITY FORWARD AND FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT KIND OF RESTART I DON’T PERSONALLY PUT A LOT OF TIME DWELLING ON THE PAST WHEN I HAVE PEOPLE TO SERVE AND PROTECT RIGHT NOW I THINK THERE WILL BE A TIME TO REALLY EVALUATE EVERYTHING AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WE CAN LEARN, WHAT IT CAN TELL US FOR THE FUTURE, WHAT WE UNDERSTOOD, WHAT WE DID RIGHT, WHAT WE DIDN’T THAT TIME WILL CLEARLY COME BUT I’LL TELL YOU ONE THING AND I APPRECIATE, THE GOVERNOR WAS SPEAKING FROM THE HEART AND I APPRECIATE THAT I DO KNOW ONE THING ON JANUARY 24th, A GROUP OF US GATHERED AT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND WE WERE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE VIRUS WAS COMING TO NEW YORK CITY I REMEMBER SAYING IT WAS NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT WHEN AND THAT THE ABILITY TO PROTECT THE CITY HINGED ON TESTING AND THAT IF WE COULD NOT GET NOT ONLY THE PHYSICAL TESTS BUT THE AUTHORITY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PERFORM OUR OWN TESTS, OUR CITY WAS IN DANGER REMEMBER THE WEEKS AND WEEKS WHERE WE PLEADED JUST TO BE ABLE TO DO TESTS LOCALLY ALL OF THAT LONG STRETCH OF TIME WHERE EVERY TEST HAD TO BE SENT TO ATLANTA? WHEN YOU LOOK BACK, THERE WILL BE PLENTY TO DISCUSS ABOUT EVERYONE’S ROLE BUT THE CENTRAL ISSUE, THE ORIGINAL SIN, IS THE QUESTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN TESTING BECAUSE WE HAD A CHANCE IN THIS CITY TO CONTAIN THIS HAD WE BEEN ABLE TO SEE IT WE COULDN’T SEE IT WITHOUT TESTING BUT AGAIN, WE WILL ANALYZE AND EVERYONE OF US, IF YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING WITH A HEART AND SOUL, YOU ARE THINKING ALL THE TIME NOT ONLY WHAT WAS BUT AM I DOING THE RIGHT THING WITH THE INFORMATION I HAVE, AM I MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR MY PEOPLE WHAT I’M CLEAR ABOUT IS IT IS ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY THAT’S WHAT GOVERNS THE CHOICES YOU KNOW, I STILL AM FRUSTRATED THAT KNOWING THAT THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT MY PEOPLE WOULD BE MAXIMUM TESTING, EVEN THIS MORNING, AS I SPEAK TO YOU, I DO NOT HAVE THE COOPERATION I NEED FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DO THAT SO IMAGINE, JANUARY 24th, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAKING THE SAME DEMAND AND STILL WE ARE NOT GETTING THE HELP WE NEED THAT’S THE BIG STORY HERE WE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP FIGHTING UNTIL WE GET IT >> LAST QUESTION GOES TO GLORIA >> THANK YOU I WANTED TO SEE IF — I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET CLARITY OF THE WORK AND SCHOOL ASPECT OF THIS I UNDERSTAND YOU ARE WORKING OUT HOW YOU WILL DO SUMMER SCHOOL AND IF YOU WILL DO IT BUT HAVE YOU DETERMINED — MY POINT BEING WITH THE GRADES CHANGING, HOW WILL YOU DETERMINE WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL? AND I WANTED TO ASK ABOUT THE SUBWAY ANNOUNCEMENT, SOME OF THE ADVOCATES HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE PROVIDED THE ADDITIONAL 200 SUPPORT, SAFE HAVEN BEDS, THE CITY ISN’T TAPPING INTO THE HOTEL ROOMS THAT IT COULD BE PROVIDING FOR PEOPLE AND THAT THERE ISN’T ENOUGH BEING DONE TO PROVIDE PEOPLE A SAFE OPTION TO TAKE SHELTER IN OBVIOUSLY WITH THE SHELTERS NOT BEING IDEAL RIGHT NOW WITH THE PANDEMIC SO CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT? >> YEAH LET’S DO THIS LET ME START ON THE SUMMER SCHOOL, PASS TO THE CHANCELLOR TO ADD AND THEN I WILL COME BACK AND FINISH UP ON THE SUBWAY QUESTION SO ON SUMMER SCHOOL, FIRST THING I WANT TO SAY IS IT’S HARD I THINK FOR ALL OF US WHO ARE USED TO A SCHOOL BUILDING AND A

SCHOOL YEAR IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE SUMMER SCHOOL, I THINK THE THING WE ARE USED TO IS A RELATIVELY FEW KIDS NEEDED THAT EXTRA INSTRUCTION AND THEY WENT TO SUMMER SCHOOL AND THEY WERE USUALLY NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT IT AND IT WAS NOT WHAT MOST KIDS WERE USED TO ONLINE LEARNING HAS CHANGED REALITY THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN’T DO BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS IT IS GOOD FOR IT IS VERY FLEXIBLE FOR KIDS WHO HAVE TO BE INDOORS A LOT NOW, IT IS OPTION THEY CAN GO DEEPLY INTO THEY CAN DO IT AT THEIR OWN PACE AND THERE ARE GOOD FLEXIBILITIES THERE AND IT IS NOT JUST DURING THE SCHOOL HOURS, IT’S EVENING, WEEKEND, ONLINE LEARNING OPENS UP A WORLD OF POSSIBILITY I THINK TO THINK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE CONTINUUM THAN THE BOUNDARIES WE EXPERIENCE WITH A REGULAR SCHOOL YEAR OR SCHOOL CALENDAR I CAN’T WAIT ‘TIL WE HAVE THAT REGULAR SCHOOL YEAR AND REGULAR SCHOOL CALENDAR BACK BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST HUMAN AND ENGAGING APPROACH TO EDUCATION BUT FOR NOW, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO REACH KIDS IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS I THINK YOU DON’T HAVE — THIS IS WHERE I WILL PASS TO RICHARD I DON’T THINK IT IS THAT KIND OF BINARY, THESE KIDS DON’T NEED SUMMER SCHOOL AND RELATIVELY FEW DO I THINK WE HAVE A MUCH BIGGER SET OF KIDS WHO ARE GOING TO NEED MORE HELP BECAUSE THE DISRUPTION THAT THEY WENT THROUGH, THE TRAUMA THEY WENT THROUGH THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE iPAD, WHATEVER IT IS I THINK IT WILL STRETCH OUT THE EQUATION INTO THE SUMMER WE DON’T KNOW WHAT SUMMER WILL LOOK LIKE AND THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT OPTIONS PREPARED I THINK ONE THING WE CAN ASSUME IS SOME KIDS ARE GOING TO ENGAGE IN SUMMER LEARNING NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE IN A DEFICIT BUT PAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE MUCH ELSE TO DO AND IT MAY BE A GOOD TIME TO LEARN THINGS AND GET AHEAD OF THINGS >> ADDING TO IT, I THINK THAT IS ON TRACK IT IS MORE OF A CONTINUUM THAN THE COMPARTMENTALIZED WAY WE THINK OF SCHOOL IN SEMESTERS THIS WILL BE MORE OF A CONTINUUM BUT TO PUT THIS IN CONTEXT, EVERY GRADE LEVEL AND EVERY COURSE AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL, THERE ARE STANDARDS THERE IS A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE THAT STUDENTS MUST DEMONSTRATE MASTERY OF TO SAY THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE THIRD GRADE, THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE 6th GREAT, ET CETERA SO THE IN PROGRESS CLASSIFICATION AS I’VE SAID IS AN INDICATOR THAT THE TEACHER IS SAYING I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE YET WHETHER OR NOT THIS STUDENT HAS ACTUALLY MASTERED THIS BODY OF KNOWLEDGE NOW THAT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHATEVER THE STUDENT HAS NOT MASTERED OR WHATEVER INFORMATION THE TEACHER DOES NOT HAVE THEN BECOMES THE LEARNING PLAN THAT STUDENTS CARRY ON THROUGH THE SUMMER THE DIFFICULTY THAT WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST IS THAT NOT HAVING THIS KIND OF REMOTE LEARNING ACROSS THE SYSTEM AND HAVING RECOGNIZED THAT THERE HAS BEEN A TECHNOLOGY GAP AND THE TECHNOLOGY DIVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE DURING THE PANDEMIC IS THAT WE ARE CLOSING THAT DIGITAL DIVIDE WE ARE CLOSING THAT TECHNOLOGICAL DIVIDE OUR TEACHERS WHO I GIVE TREMENDOUS CREDIT TO HAVE BEEN BUILDING THEIR CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION AND PEDAGOGY IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS THAN WE DID 7 WEEKS AGO THAT IS NOT GOING TO STOP AFTER THIS PANDEMIC IS OVER WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THE ACCEPT SO WE ARE AS THE MAYOR HAS SAID, PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH OPPORTUNITIES 24/7 TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND AND MASTER THE STANDARDS THAT’S GOING TO BE THE CORNER STONE OF — THAT IS THE CORNER STONE OF WHAT WE ARE PLANNING FOR SUMMER LEARNING THE NUTS AND BOLTS ABOUT WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, THOSE ARE THE MODELS WE ARE WORKING THROUGH BASED ON WHAT THE MEDICAL ADVICE AND MEDICAL SITUATION AT THE TIME IS >> THANK YOU, RICHARD OKAY TO THE OTHER QUESTION FIRST OF ALL, THE WORK WE ARE DOING TO HELP THE HOMELESS AS I SAID WAS REALLY NOT THAT LONG AGO WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT DECEMBER THAT WE ANNOUNCED THE JOURNEY HOME VISION THIS IS THE MOST AUDACIOUS, AMBITIOUS EFFORT IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY TO END PERMANENT STREET HOMELESSNESS THE REASON WE ANNOUNCED IT THEN WAS THAT WE HAD SEEN FOR THREE YEARS PROGRESS IN FINALLY FIGURING OUT WHAT IT TOOK TO GET SOMEONE OFF THE STREETS, HOW MUCH WORK IT TOOK BUT THE FACT THAT IT COULD BE DONE AS I SAID, I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO HEAR FROM COMMISSIONER BANKS THAT EVEN IN MARCH AND APRIL, WE HAVE SEEN SUCCESS TO GET PEOPLE TO COME IN OFF THE STREETS AND STAY OFF OF THE STREET BECAUSE OF OUR AMAZING OUTREACH WORKERS THAT EFFORT WILL CONTINUE

ONE THING THEY REPORT BACK IS THEY NEED MORE SAFE HAVEN OPTIONS THAT’S PART OF WHAT WE WILL KEEP DOING THE 200 BEDS WE HAVE IS A CRUCIAL PIECE OF EQUATION THAT IS THE WAY YOU GET SOMEONE OFF THE STREET IF YOU MAKE IT STICK, YOU GET THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, WHATEVER THEY NEED IN A LOT OF CASES, THAT PERSON NEVER GOES BACK TO THE STREETS AGAIN THAT’S WHAT WE ARE HERE TO DO TO THE OTHER POINT YOU ARE RAISING, THE SHELTER SYSTEM NOW IS BEING CONSTANTLY REVIEWED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS SAFE ANY TIME WE NEED TO REMOVE PEOPLE FROM SHELTER, WE WILL WE WILL MAKE AS MANY HOTEL BEDS AVAILABLE AS NEEDED ANY SHELTER THAT NEEDS MORE SOCIAL DISTANCING, HAS ANY CHALLENGE THAT REQUIRES MORE ACCESS TO HOTEL BEDS, THEY WILL BE THERE PERIOD THERE IS A CONSTANT REVIEW BEING DONE TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY TIME THAT IS NEEDED, IT IS ACTED ON WHAT COMMISSIONER BANKS HAS SAID AS WELL, WE HAVE TO REMEMBER A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SHELTER NEED TREMENDOUS SUPPORT THE CORONAVIRUS IS ONE CHALLENGE BUT A LOT OF THEM HAVE SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND OTHER ISSUES THAT REQUIRE A SUPPORT STRUCTURE IN PLACE AND NOT ALL OF THAT CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO IT A HOTEL WE ARE TRYING TO STRIKE THE BALANCE MAKING SURE WE DON’T SOLVE ONE PROGRAM AND CREATE ANOTHER FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE AT A SHELTER AND ANYONE BEYOND THAT, THEY GO TO HOTELS RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE REACHED THAT MARK WE TALKED ABOUT OF 6,000 PEOPLE, HOMELESS FOLKS IN HOTEL SETTINGS WE WILL ADD ANOTHER 1,000 THIS WEEK GOING OUT OF SHELTER INTO HOTELS WE WILL KEEP ADDING AS NEEDED TO THE NUMBER IT IS NOT LIKE AN ABSTRACT NUMBER IT IS ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS OF FOLKS, THE SOCIAL DISTANCING NEEDS AND WHAT IS GOING TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE THE BEST IS IT TO BE MOVED TO HOTELS OR MOVED TO A SHELTER? OR IN MANY CASES JUST REDUCING THE POPULATION IN THE SHELTER SO BOTTOM LINE IS WHATEVER IT TAKES, WE ARE GOING TO DO IT WE KNOW WE HAVE NO LACK OF HOTEL ROOMS WHEN WE THINK IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO PUT SOMEONE IN A HOTEL, WE’RE GOING TO DO IT >>> LET ME WRAP UP WITH WHERE WE STARTED TODAY IS ABOUT WHAT WE OWE OUR KIDS, TO RECOGNIZE WHAT OUR KIDS HAVE GONE THROUGH AND HOW MUCH WE HAVE TO BE THERE FOR THEM EVERY ADULT WITH A CHILD IN YOUR LIFE, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU ARE THERE FOR THEM ALL THE TIME PARENTS, AUNTS, UNCLES, GUARDIANS, GRAND PARENTS, SO MUCH OF YOUR LIFE IS BEING THERE FOR THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE AND PEOPLE WHO THE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND THE FOLKS IN FOSTER CARE AND EVERYONE WHO HELPS KIDS AND OF COURSE ARE EDUCATORS, ALL FEEL THAT PASSION FOR PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AND HELPING OUR CHILDREN WE OWE OUR KIDS REAL UNDERSTANDING AND SENSITIVITY AND LOVE IN THIS MOMENT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE OWE THIS WHOLE CITY RIGHT NOW I CAN TELL YOU WHAT I’M COMMITTED TO AT THIS WHOLE TEAM AT THE CITY GOVERNMENT, WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOU, MAKING SURE THE TESTING THAT WE NEED, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WE WILL GET HAD THIS TESTING TO HAPPEN IN THIS CITY WE WILL MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE TRACED IF SOMEONE TESTS POSITIVE WE WILL MAKE SURE THERE ARE HOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ISOLATED WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO BUILD THE BIGGEST TESTING AND TRACING APPARATUS NEV KNOWN BEFORE BUT THAT’S WHAT WE WILL DO HERE IN NEW YORK CITY BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE DO AND WE WILL RESTART THIS CITY WE WILL DO IT IN A SMART WAY, IN A WAY THAT IS BASED ON THE FACTS AND THE SCIENCE BUT WE ARE GOING TO RESTART THE LAST THING I WILL SAY IS TO REMEMBER WHY THIS CITY IS THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE THE BUILDINGS ARE GREAT, THE BUILDINGS ARE GREAT, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ARE GREAT BUT IT IS YOU THAT MAKES THIS THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD, YOUR CITIZENSHIP, YOUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ALL OF THAT WILL BE CALLED UPON NOW WE IN LEADERSHIP OWE IT TO YOU TO BUILD THE FRAMEWORK TO KEEP YOU SAFE AND BRING YOU BACK AND WE OWE IT TO YOU TO UNLEASH ALL THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF WHEN ALL OF THAT ENERGY AND PASSION AND CREATIVITY COMES TO THEFORE, THE CITY WILL COME BACK AND STRONG, AND BETTER BECAUSE

WE WILL ADDRESS SOME OF THE VERY CONTRADICTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN LAID BARE BY THIS CRISIS I DON’T HAVE A QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT THIS CITY IS CAPABLE OF A DPRAT AND STRONG COMEBACK WE WILL GIVE YOU THE FOUNDATION SO THAT YOU CAN PAINT THAT PICTURE, BUILD THAT STORY FOR THE AGES, SOMETHING GREAT WILL HAPPEN IN NEW YORK CITY AND WE WILL BE A PART OF IT AND YOU WILL BE THE ARCHITECTS OF IT IN THE MONTHS TO COME THANK YOU, EVERYBODY >>> HEY, EVERYBODY, I’M VLADIMIR DUTHIERS ALONG WITH ANNE-MARIE GREEN WHO IS BROADCASTING FROM HER PHILADELPHIA BUREAU AND I’M IN THE UPPER WEST SIDE BUREAU GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL THIS MORNING YOU WERE LISTENING TO NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO THERE IS A LOT TO GET TO TODAY INCLUDING NEWS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE WITH REGARDS OF TESTING WE WILL TALK TO JAMES BROWN AT SOME POINT BUT WE ARE BEGINNING IN IOWA >> WE ARE STARTING IN IOWA I LIKE HOW YOU CALL IT A BUREAU, SO FORMAL

JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, IT WAS THE SPARE BEDROOM WHERE MY MOM SLEPT >> YOU HAVE A PRINTER AND THAT AUTOMATICALLY MAKES IT A BUREAU >> OKAY I’M GETTING SOME GOOD EXERCISE GOING BACK AND FORTH WHAT IS HAPPENING ENOHIO IS REALLY INTERESTING OHIO IS HOLDING THEIR PRIMARY TODAY BUT THE ENTIRE THING IS GOING TO BE MAIL IN BALLOTS WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT OHIO IS THAT THIS IS A TEST CASE FOR PERHAPS FUTURE ELECTIONS DURING THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS, MAYBE EVEN AN ELECTION IN NOVEMBER WE WILL BRING IN JEREMY PELTSER, A REPORTER FOR CAPITAL LETTER TALK TO ME ABOUT HOW IT IS WUKING IN OHIO, HOW ARE THEY DOING MAIL IN BALLOTS AND HOW WERE THEY ABLE TO PIVOT SO QUICKLY TO MAIL IN? >> WELL, THE OHIO IS USUALLY MARCH 17th BUT BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS , THEY MOVED IT BACK TO TODAY INITIALLY, THE SECRETARY OF STATE WANTED TO MAKE IT JUNE 2nd, BUT STATE LAWMAKERS THOUGHT OTHERWISE SO AS YOU SAID, ALL MAIL BALLOT ELECTION AND THERE HAVE BEEN ISSUES ESPECIALLY WITH THE POSTAL SERVICE IN THE TOLEDO AREA FOR INSTANCE, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT GETTING THEIR BALLOTS OR BALLOT APPLICATIONS ON TIME OVERALL, THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING AS PLANNED BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISSUES PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO WORK THROUGH YOU WILL SEE BY TONIGHT, HOW MANY OF THEM ARE BIG PROBLEMS AND HOW MANY HAVE BEEN RESOLVED >> SO OHIO’S SECRETARY OF STATE SAID DELAYS IN MAIL DELIVERIES HAVE CAUSED SOME OHIO VOTERS TO NOT RECEIVE THEIR BALLOTS, EVEN THOUGH THEY REQUESTED THEM ON TIME IS THERE ANY CHANCE THE BALLOTS WON’T BE COUNTED? >> THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THE BALLOTS WON’T BE COUNTED FIRST CLASS MAIL TAKES ABOUT 1 TO 2 DAYS AND IT IS TAKING SOMETIMES A WEEK OR MORE AND BALLOTS WERE DUE ON SATURDAY AND THEY HAD HAD TO BE POST MARKED BY YESTERDAY AND TO ARRIVE AND COUNT SO AS BALLOTS COME IN, WE ARE GOING TO SEE HOW MANY ARRIVE ON TIME AND HOW MANY ARRIVE LATE IT IS ALREADY A LOW TURNOUT ELECTION IT IS THE LOWEST IN OHIO SINCE 2012 IT IS PRETTY SUBDUED ESPECIALLY WITH BERNIE SANDERS DROPPING OUT WE WILL SEE HOW MANY VOTERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE ELECTION >> YEAH IT’S DIFFICULT TO PREDICT IN THIS TIME HOW THINGS WILL TURN OUT BUT WE SORT OF LIVE BASED ON POLLS AND PREDICTIONS THAT’S THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016 AND 2018 IN OHIO IN 2016, IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, IT WENT RED IN THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION IN 2018, IT WENT RED WHAT ARE DEMOCRATS DOING TO WIN BACK THIS STATE? >> WELL, THIS YEAR, THERE IS NO GUBERNATORIAL RACE ON THE BALLOT IT IS REALLY ONLY THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE AND CONGRESSIONAL RACES WITH CONGRESSIONAL RACES LOOKING TO BE LOCKED UP FOR EITHER PARTY, THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN HERE RECENT POLLS SHOW THAT JOE BIDEN IS EITHER AHEAD BY A LITTLE BIT OR HE IS NECK AND NECK WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP SO IT’S UNLIKELY THAT DEMOCRATS WILL PICK UP A LOT OF CONGRESSIONAL SEATS BUT THEY ARE HOPING TO AT LEAST MAKE OHIO THE SWING STATE THAT IT HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN >> SO THERE IS A RECENT POLL OUT THAT FINDS THAT WHEN IT COMES TO FAVORABILITY IN OHIO, REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE IS WELL AHEAD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP IT ALSO SHOWS THE PRESIDENT IS SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF JOE BIDEN HAS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IMPACTED HIS CHANCES WITH OHIO VOTERS? >> WELL, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN, ESPECIALLY WITH THE ECONOMIC FALLOUT YET TO BE SEEN IN OHIO AND AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT POLL YOU REFERENCED SHOWS THAT ABOUT 50% APPROVE OF HOW THE PRESIDENT HAS HANDLED CORONAVIRUS BUT HERE GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE IS GETTING AROUND 85% APPROVAL OF THE JOB HE HAS DONE SO HE IS WELL AHEAD THAT POLL WE REFERENCED IS ONE OF MANY TO SHOW BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND JOE BIDEN NECK AND NECK ESSENTIALLY WE WILL HAVE TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE — WHAT PEOPLE DO IN THE COMING WEEKS AND MONTHS AND WHAT HAPPENS IN MID NOVEMBER THERE IS ENOUGH PROBLEMS DURING THE PRIMARY AND WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT NOVEMBER WILL LOOK LIKE OFFICIALS SAY IT IS TOO SOON TO TELL WHAT NOVEMBER WILL LOOK LIKE BUT THAT WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE AS WELL >> IN A WAY, THOSE POLL NUMBERS DON’T SURPRISE ME THAT MUCH BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS REALLY

BEEN SORT OF THROWING A LOT INTO THE LAPS OF THE STATE IF THE CONSIT WNTS FEEL THE STATE IS DOING A GOOD JOB THEN THEY ARE GOING TO GIVE CREDIT TO THEIR STATE LEADER AS OPPOSED TO THE PRESIDENT HE HAS BEEN KIND OF GOING BACK AND FORTH AND I’M SURE PART OF WHAT HE WANTS TO DO IS TAKE CREDIT FOR THE ECONOMY SO LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THE ECONOMY IN OHIO THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE JUMPED 5.5% IN MARCH AMID THE CRISIS HOW DOES THE ECONOMY RANK IN TERMS OF ISSUES FOR OHIO VOTERS IN NOVEMBER? >> WELL, OF COURSE THE ECONOMY WAS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE IN OHIO BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS BUT NOW I BELIEVE IT IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE THAT WILL SWEEP EVERY OTHER ISSUE OUT OF THE WATER IN OHIO AND OTHER STATES AS WELL WE WILL HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE FALLOUT IS AND HOW MANY PEOPLE GET THEIR JOBS BACK WILL PEOPLE CONTINUE TO APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF HOW THE PRESIDENT IS DOING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE COMING MONTHS, A LOT CAN HAPPEN NOTHING IS DECIDED YET THE ECONOMY WILL BE NUMBER ONE ON PEOPLE’S MINDS >> NUMBER ONE, INDEED, PROBABLY NOT JUST IN OHIO BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> DOCTORS IN THE U.K ARE WARNING COVID-19 COULD BE LINKED TO A RARE BUT SERIOUS ILLNESS IN CHILDREN MORE ON THIS, LET’S BRING IN DR DIANE HESS, A PEDIATRICIAN IN NEW YORK CITY SHE JOINS US NOW TO TALK ABOUT THIS WHAT KIND OF SYMPTOMS ARE THESE CHILDREN SHOWING? >> THE LITERATURE HASN’T PUBLISHED YET SO I READ THE ARTICLE YOU SENT TO ME THIS MORNING WHAT I COULD GLEAN FROM THAT IS IT IS AN ILLNESS CALLED KAWASAKI DISEASE USUALLY SEEN IN CHILDREN POST INFLAMMATORY SO IT IS LIKE THE CHILD HAS A FLU OR VIRAL INFECTION AND THEN WEEKS TO MONTHS LATER, THEY HAVE THIS REACTIVE DEASE CALLED KAWASAKI DISEASE WHICH ATTACKS BLOOD VESSELS OUT OF THE HEART IT IS NOT FATAL IT IS VERY TREATABLE AND THE ARTICLE SAID NOT ALL CHILDREN TESTED POSITIVE THAT HAD THE DISEASE CHILDREN WHO CAN GET A COMMON COLD, OFTEN CAUSED BY A CORONAVIRUS, THE NONCOVID-19 CAN GET KAWASAKI DISEASE YOU CAN GET IT AFTER MULTIPLE VIRAL INFECTIONS IT IS NOT FATAL AND I’M NOT SURPRISED I THINK THAT WHAT WE ARE LEARNING MORE AND MORE IS THAT COVID-19 CAN CAUSE JUST ABOUT ANY SYMPTOM AND ATTACK ANY PART OF THE BODY BUT PARTICULARLY THE VASCULAR AND IT CAUSES A LOT OF INFLAMMATION >> IT IS FUNNY YOU BRING THAT UP BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER HAD KAWASAKI DISEASE ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO AND WE SPENT A FEW DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL WHILE SHE WAS TREATED BUT YOU’RE RIGHT, IT IS NOT FATAL AND SHE IS ALL FINE AND DANDY SHE GOT WHATEVER SHOTS SHE NEEDED IN THE YEAR FOLLOWING I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE NEW CDC GUIDELINES WITH SYMPTOMS THEY ADDED CHILLS AND MUSCLE PAINS ON THE LIST ARE WE SEEING THOSE IN CHILDREN AS WELL? >> PERSONALLY, I HAVEN’T WE ARE IN NEW YORK CITY AND WE ARE DOING SOCIAL DISTANCING WE DON’T HAVE THAT MANY COVID POSITIVE KIDS I JUST GOT OF ROUNDS WHERE I’M AFFILIATED WITH THE CHILDREN THAT ARE CRITICALLY ILL HAVE BEEN CHILDREN WHO WERE ALREADY CRITICALLY ILL WITH EITHER KIDNEY TRANSMRARNT PLANT OR HEART TRANSPLANT I’M NOT SURPRISED BECAUSE THAT IS A SYMPTOM OF FLU-LIKE ILLNESS SO TO ME ADDING THAT TO THE LIST OF SYMPTOMS, THAT’S A GIVEN WHEN YOU HAVE A FEVER, YOU HAVE CHILLS BECAUSE YOUR BODY IS SHAKING AND TRYING TO BREAK THE FEVER AND DISPELTHE HIGH TEMPERATURE >> IT IS INTERESTING YOU POINT THAT OUT BECAUSE I THOUGHT OF THAT AS WELL WHEN I SAW THE UPDATE TO THE SYMPTOMS TO ME, I WOULD THINK FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE, IT WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE TO PROVIDE SOME GUIDANCE OR INFORMATION TO THE SYMPTOMS THAT ARE NOT COMMON FOR EXAMPLE WHEN I FIRST HEARD FROM OUR OWN DOCTOR JOHN LAPOOK, HE SAID SOMETHING TO BRING CONCERN WOULD BE SHORTNESS OF BREATH WHICH YOU DON’T NORMALLY GET WITH THE FLU SO IT IS CONFUSING WHEN YOU COME OUT WITH A LIST LIKE YOU JUST SHOWED, AND SEEMS TO BE VERY FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS WHICH THEY SAY IF YOU HAVE THAT, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GET A TEST OF COVID-19 I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY WOULD

RELEASE A LIST OF WHAT SOUNDS LIKE GENERIC FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS >> THE ONLY REASON IS MAYBE THEY CAN GET MORE TESTING DONE BECAUSE I KNOW IN NEW YORK CITY, YOU HAVE TO CALL HOT LINES TO GET APPROVE FOR A TEST SO IF YOU CALLED AND SAID I HAVE A FEVER BUT NOT SHORTNESS OF BREATH, YOU MAY NOT QUALIFY BUT NOW IF YOU HAVE SHAKING CHILLS, YOU MAY NOW QUALIFY I THINK THAT MAY BE THE REASON BUT OTHERWISE, I CAN’T SEE HOW MUCH MORE THAT WILL BRING INTO THE PICTURE HONESTLY, I THINK IF A PATIENT HAS SYMPTOMS OF HIGH FEVER, GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS, COUGH, IT IS A GREAT MIMICKER OF ALL ILLNESSES WE HAVE TO BE THINKING OF COVID >> SOME OF THE COLLEGES INCLUDING HARVARD ARE PLANNING TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER I’M WONDERING WHAT ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE PARENTS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SENDING THEIR KID OFF TO SCHOOL? >> I THINK IT IS TOO SOON TO TELL RIGHT NOW LOOK AT THIS IT STARTED MARCH 18th AND LOOK HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED EVERY WEEK WE GET NEW GUIDELINES MY GUESS IS THE DESKS WILL BE SOCIAL DISTANT I THINK PEOPLE WILL GO BACK TO SCHOOL WITH MASKS ON THEIR FACES, KIND OF LIKE HOW THEY ARE DOING IN CHINA RIGHT NOW I THINK YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO BE SOCIALIZED I THINK AS THIS PROGRESSES, WE ARE SEEING MORE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AMONG CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS THEY ARE REALLY LONELY THEY NEED EDUCATION AND SOME SCHOOLS HAVE KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH ONLINE SCHOOLING AND SOME HAVEN’T AND I’M WORRIED ABOUT EDUCATION AND KIDS WHO HAVE TO GO TO HIGH SCHOOL AND HAVE MISSED THE LAST SEMESTER OF 8th GRADE OR KIDS GOING TO COLLEGE HAVING MISSED THE LAST SEMESTER OF HIGH SCHOOL I THINK IF THE NUMBERS KEEP FALLING, WE WILL GO TO SCHOOL AND PROBABLY WITH A MASK ON OUR FACE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WE WILL ALSO HAVE THE FLU IS IN THE FALL SO YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER COVID SPIKE AND YOU WILL HAVE THE FLU >> WHAT ABOUT TEMPERATURE TESTING? >> I THINK IF YOU CAN GET A THERMOMETER, IT IS NOT A BAD IDEA I DON’T KNOW — I SAID THIS BEFORE IN INTERVIEWS THE WHOLE POINT OF OPENING UP THE ECONOMY IS GETTING PARENTS BACK TO WORK SO YOU NEED TO GET PARENTS BACK TO WORK, YOU NEED TO GET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL ONCE YOU START TEMPERATURE TESTING, I CAN TELL YOU JUST IN NEW YORK CITY FOR DAY CARE, THEY CALL EVERY PARENT IF THE TEMPERATURE IS OVER 99 AND THE PARENTS CALL ME AND I SAY THAT’S A TEMPERATURE NOT A FEVER A FEVER IS OVER 100.4 SO WHO MAKES THE DECISION? DO YOUZ SEND THAT KID HOME? DO YOU MAKE THAT PARENT LEAVE WORK? WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE STRICT GUIDELINES ON WHAT IS A FEVER AND IF TO SEND YOU HOME FROM SCHOOL I THINK TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE FREAKING OUT AND THEY ARE GOING TO SEND HOME THE 99 WHICH WE SEE ALL THE TIME IT IS A TEMPERATURE AND NOT A FEVER WE SEE IT ALL THE TIME >> DOCTOR, I’M CURIOUS, LET’S STICK ON THIS TOPIC OF SCHOOLS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES RECENTLY SAID THAT HE WAS POTENTIALLY LOOKING AT CONCERN GOVERNORS EASING RESTRICTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, REOPENING ECONOMIES AND MENTIONED SCHOOLS AS ONE POSSIBILITY GIVEN THAT CHILDREN CAN BE ASYMPTOMATIC AND CAN POTENTIALLY SPREAD IT TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, DOES IT MAKE SENSE? LET’S JUST USE NEW YORK CITY AS AN EXAMPLE WHERE WE HAVE BEEN THE EPICENTER FOR A GOOD PART OF THIS PANDEMIC WOULD IT MAKE SENSE TO OPEN SCHOOLS? UNDERSTANDING OF COURSE AND I’VE SAID THIS IN ADDITION TO DOCTORS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS LIKE YOURSELF AND ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO ARE CONDUCTING THEMSELVES HEROICALLY, PARENTS TOO WHO ARE FINDING THEMSELVES BECOMING TEACHERS AT HOME, BECOMING I.T SPECIALISTS AND CHEFS, ALL OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE TO DO BECAUSE THE CHILDREN ARE HOME, I GET THAT IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT AND I THROW THAT OUT AT I’M NOT A PARENT BUT I AM SYMPATHETIC TO THE CAUSE BUT DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO REOPEN SCHOOLS THIS SCHOOL YEAR IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN HARD HIT? >> WELL, I DON’T THINK THEY WILL OPEN IN NEW YORK CITY FIRST OF ALL, HE HAS ALREADY TOLD US WE ARE NOT OPENING NEW YORK CITY WE HAVE PATIENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY SO NOW YOU REOPEN FOR JUNE, YOU HAVE TO COME BACK FROM WHEREVER YOU WENT TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY SO I THINK IF THEY DO REOPEN SCHOOLS, THEY HAVE TO GIVE PARENTS THE OPTION YOU CONTINUE ONLINE EDUCATION OR YOU CAN COME BACK TO SCHOOL I THINK WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN NEW YORK FOR SURE, NEW YORK

CITY I CAN SAY, THE VOLUME WILL BE WAY DOWN PEOPLE WILL BE PETRAIFIED TO SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HAS FALLEN PART HERE WE HAVE A HUGE HOMELESSNESS PROBLEM ON THE SUBWAY I’M SURE YOU HAVE BEEN REPORTING ABOUT IT IT IS NOT THAT SAFE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THE VOLUME IS SO LOW THERE IS A LOT OF HOMELESS ON THE SUBWAY THERE IS A LOT LESS TRANSPORTATION YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE TEACHERS WHO HAVE TO COME BACK THE TEACHERS WHO ARE ELDERLY OR HAVE ILLNESS NEED TO BE GIVEN AN OPTION NOT TO COME BACK BECAUSE THEY ARE PUTTING THEMSELVES AT RISK TO TEACH YOUR KIDS BUT THEY MAY HAVE CANCER OR ANOTHER ILLNESS SO I THINK IT IS WAY TOO SOON TO SAY THEY WILL COME BACK AND I THINK IT WILL BE OPTIONAL I KNOW THAT SOME OF MY PATIENTS’ DAY CARE CENTERS HAVE REOPENED IT IS OPTIONAL THEY ARE CLEANING THE ROOMS EVERY TWO HOURS IT IS REALLY TO GET PARENTS WHO NEED TO GO BACK INTO THE WORK FORCE BACK TO WORK REMEMBER, THERE ARE PARENTS WHO ARE SINGLE PARENTS IF YOU HAVE A 4-YEAR-OLD HOME AND YOU ARE A SINGLE PARENT AND YOU HAVE TO WORK FROM HOME, THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE YOU ARE A BABY SITTER, FULL-TIME ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE AND YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR SOME PARENTS THEY REALLY NEED THAT CHILD CARE IN PLACE AND THEY NEED TO PAY THEIR BILLS >> YEAH, REALLY GREAT POINTS POINTS, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IN NEW JERSEY, A PRIEST WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY TO ISSUE LAST RIGHTS TO A DYING PARISHIONER REVEREND MICHAEL WADE TRAVELLED AN HOUR AWAY TO PERFORM THE SACRAMENT THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE MAN’S NURSING HOME AS HE RECITED PRAYERS WITH THE PATIENT HE COULDN’T DO IT OVER THE PHONE BUZZ OF A BAD CONNECTION BUT IT TURNED OUT FOR THE PEST BECAUSE IT MEANT MUCH MORE TO THE VICTIM >>> MILLIONS OF AMERICANS STRUGGLE TO MAKE THEIR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WE WILL EXPLAIN THE RIPPLE EFFECT THIS COULD HAVE ON LENDERS STAY WITH US >>> THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU SAYS IT WILL RESTART FIELD OPERATIONS IN PHASES OFFICIALS TOLD LAWMAKERS THAT EACH PHASE WILL BE BASED ON LOCKDOWN ORDERS SPECIFIC TO EVERY REEMGEN AND THE ABILITY OF CENSUS WORKERS TO ACCESS PROTECTIVE GEAR THE PROJECT TO FIPGS THE HEAD COUNT HAS ALREADY BEEN PUSHED BACK FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER OFFICIALS HAVE NOT RULED OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF FURTHER DELAYS >>> NOW TO TEXAS WHERE SOME BUSINESSES ARE GETTING READY TO REOPEN FRIDAY BUT THE STATE’S GOVERNOR SAYS IT WILL BE A FEW MORE WEEKS BEFORE BARBER SHOPS AND HAIR SALONS CAN SEE CLIENTS OUR HOUSTON AFFILIATE KHOU HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE OWNERS OF THE UPPER HAND SALONS HAVE BEEN KEEPING HOUSTONIANS HAIR LINES TIDY FOR 25 YEARS THAT CAME TO A STOP ON MARCH 19th THE OWNERS ARE ARE ITCHING TO GET BACK IN BUSINESS AND SO ARE THEIR CUSTOMERS >> BAD RUSH I EXPECT THERE TO BE A RUSH >> Reporter: RACHEL GAHLER IS

COOWNER OF THE SALON WITH HER HUSBAND SHE SAYS THE HAIR SALON INDUSTRY HAS SPENT THE LAST SIX WEEKS PLANNING ON HOW SHOPS CAN REOPEN AND WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE >> YOU MAY SEE STATIONS FARTHER APART YOU WILL DEFINITELY SEE ALL úEMP YOU MIGHT EVEN SEE SOME EMPLOYEES WEARING FACE SHIELDS >> Reporter: THE PROBLEM IS THAT FACE SHIELDS AND OTHER THINGS LIKE CLEANING PRODUCTS ARE ON BACK ORDER BECAUSE EVERYONE WANTS THEM BUT SHE SAYS THE WHOLE PROCESS WILL CHANGE FROM MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT TO CHECKOUT THE INDUSTRY IS OVER SEEN BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION >> WE WILL BE PROVIDING GUIDELINES ABOUT NEXT STEPS THEY CAN TAKE IN ADDITION TO THE ALREADY STRINGENT SANITATION REQUIREMENTS THAT THEY OPERATE UNDER >> Reporter: BUT TO REOPEN, THEY WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH >> OBVIOUSLY, WE WILL SUPPORT THAT BUT WE REALLY FEEL STRONGLY THAT THERE IS SO MANY WAYS THAT IT IS SAFE TO BE IN A SALON RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR SAYS THESE SHOPS ARE EAGER TO REOPEN AND THEIR CUSTOMERS MAY BE EVEN MORE EAGER FOR THAT TO HAPPEN BUT IF YOU ARE LIKE ME IN NEED OF A PROFESSIONAL HAIR CUT, YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT A FEW MORE WEEKS >>> SO AS THIS PANDEMIC WORSENS, MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE SKIPPING THEIR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS THAT IS FORCING MANY BANKS AND LENDERS TO PREPARE FOR PERHAPS WORSE ECONOMIC FALLOUT TO TALK MORE ABOUT THIS AND MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IS JILL SCHLESINGER, OUR CBS NEWS BUSINESS ANALYST THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US IT TOOK A REALLY QUICK GOOGLE TO FIND A TON OF STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WAYS NOT TO PAY THEIR MONTHLY PAYMENT ON THEIR CREDIT CARDS PEOPLE HAD PROBLEMS WITH CREDIT CARDS BEFORE THEY WERE STRUGGLING UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THEIR CREDIT CARD DEBT BEFORE I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THAT THIS PANDEMIC HAS MADE IT WORSE >> IT IS REALLY CRAZY, EXACTLY THE CREDIT CARD BILLS THAT WE ARE ACCUMULATING STARTED TO PILE UP BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, WE WERE AT A 7 YEAR HIGH OF CREDIT CARD DELINQUENCIES SO OBVIOUSLY, WITH 26 MILLION AMERICANS PLANNING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, WE KNOW THIS WILL BE WORSE WHEN THE NEXT ROUND OF DATA STARTS TO POUR IN HERE’S THE ISSUE THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO GIVE WHAT IS CALLED FORBEARANCE WHICH IS BREATHING ROOM NO PENALTIES OR FEES, NO EXTRA STUFF PILED ON THAT IS CAUSING SOME PROBLEMS FOR THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES THEMSELVES NOT THAT ANYONE FEELS BAD FOR THEM BUT THEY EMPLOY PEOPLE ALSO SOME OF THE BIG ISSUERS ARE TAKING A BIGGER HIT BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT MANY OF THESE CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET PAID IN FULL FOR A VERY LONG TIME >> SO I GUESS, HOW ARE THE BANKS AND LENDERS BEING AFFECTED LONGTERM? >> I THINK IF YOU ARE A BIG BANK AND YOUR MAIN BUSINESS IS CREDIT CARD, THEN YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE A HIT WHEN YOU LOOK AT A BIG BANKING CENTER LIKE J.P MORGAN CHASE THEY ARE NOT JUST ISSUING CREDIT CARDS THEY ARE DOING A LOT OF OTHER ACTIVITIES WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE FIRMS THAT ARE OUT THERE AND THEY BENEFITTED FOR ESSENTIALLY 11 YEARS OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY SO THIS IS PART OF THEIR GAME PLAN, THAT THEY KNOW THEY HAVE TO PLAN TO WRITE OFF LOANS WHEN THE ECONOMY TURNS THE QUESTION REALLY IS, HOW LONG THIS LASTS AND THAT WE DON’T KNOW YET BECAUSE THE SOONER MORE OF THESE PEOPLE GET OFF OF THESE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND GET BACK TO WORK, THE BETTER THEY WILL BE BUT I DON’T SEE THAT HAPPENING AS QUICKLY AS MANY OTHERS DO >> IT SEEMS LIKE SOME OF THE LENDERS AND BANKS THAT RUN THE CREDIT CARDS ARE GIVING PEOPLE A BIT OF A BREAK HERE AND THERE >> YEAH, FORBEARANCE IS WONDERFUL, RIGHT? YOU SAY DON’T PAY THIS BILL FOR THREE MONTHS A 90 DAY REPRIEVE BUT MANY COMPANIES ARE BEING SQUIRRELY WHEN CONSUMERERS ACTUALLY CALL THEM UP THEY SAY OKAY WE ARE WAIVING LATE FEES AND INTEREST BUT THEN THEY ARE CREATING A BALLOON PAYMENT THAT IS DUE AT THE OTHER END OF THIS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS THEY HAVE SHUTTING DOWN LENDING FACILITIES

YOU MAY HAVE THOUGHT YOUR CREDIT LIMIT WAS $12,000 AND THE ISSUER MAY SAY WELL, IT’S ACTUALLY $5,000 THEY CAN DO THAT IT’S LEGAL BUT BEFORE YOU START RUNNING UP YOUR CREDIT CARD BILL, BE SURE O UNDERSTAND WHAT IS YOT AND WHAT ARE THE RULES SURROUND THIS FORBEARANCE PERIOD >> JILL, A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE SAVING THEIR STIMULUS CHECKS BECAUSE OF LIFE ESSENTIALS INSTEAD OF PAYING DOWN DEBT PRACTICALLY SPEAKING IS THERE A PRIORITY BETWEEN PAYING DOWN DEBT? >> IF YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED, NEGATIVELY IMPACTED FINANCIALLY FROM THIS PANDEMIC, IT IS ALL ABOUT CONSERVING YOUR CASH SO I WOULD NOT BE IN A RUSH TO PAY DOWN ANY DEBT AT ALL I HAVE BEEN FIELDING QUESTIONS FROM MY PODCAST EVERY SINGLE DAY I HAVE FOUND THAT PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO TRY TO GET RID OF THE DEBT AND I’M SAYING LOOK, IN NORMAL TIMES, I LOVE YOU TO PAY DOWN HIGH INTEREST DEBT THESE ARE NOT NORMAL TIMES WE ARE AT THE EXTREME YOU HAVE TO CONSERVE YOUR CASH FOR A RAINY DAY IT’S NOT A RAINY DAY, IT’S URING IT’S A STORM, IT’S A 100 YEAR FLOOD, HURRICANE, WILDFIRE ALL AT ONCE SO THE TIME TO PAY DOWN YOUR DEBT WILL BE WHEN WE UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION IS, PROBABLY IN THE NEXT 60 TO 90 DAYS FOR NOW, DO NOT BE IN A RUSH TO PAY DOWN ANY DEBT COSERVE YOUR CASH DO PRIORITIZE YOUR BILLS THERE IS A GREAT TOOL ON THE CONSUMER PROTECTION BUREAU WEBSITE, CONSUMER FINANCE.GOV OR YOU CAN GOOGLE BILL PRIORITY AND YOU WILL SEE THE ONLY THING THAT IS A PRIORITY IS FEEDING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EVERYTHING ELSE IS NEGOTIABLE >> SO THIS ISN’T A TIME TO WORRY ABOUT PULLING YOURSELF OUT OF CREDIT CARD DEBT OR MAYBE IF YOU HAVE A REGULAR PAYMENT AND YOU CAN DO THAT? >> LET’S DRAW A DISTINCTION YOU HAVE A JOB, IT SEEMS SECURE NOW IF YOU CAN START ACCELERATING THE DEBT PAYMENT, FANTASTIC SAME WITH YOUR STUDENT LOANS THERE IS NO INTEREST BEING CHARGED ON FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30th IF YOU HAVE EXTRA CASH FLOW AND YOU CAN PAY DOWN A 6% STUDENT LOAN, THAT IS A DPRAT TIME TO DO IT IF YOU HAVE A 16% CREDIT CARD BILL, SURE, GREAT TIME TO DO THAT BUT IF YOU DON’T HAVE 6 TO 12 MONTHS OF LIVING EXPENSES SITTING IN A SAFE PLACE, PLEASE MAKE THAT THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY >> JILL SCHLESINGER, ALWAYS BRINGING THE KNOWLEDGE WHEN WE NEED IT THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> CBS A TEAMING UP WITH CVS HEALTH CORPORATION TO EXPAND ITS DRONE DELIVERY PROGRAM STARTING IN MAY, UPS SUBSIDIARY FLIGHTS WILL USE DRONES TO DELIVER PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE TO 130,000 SENIORS AT A FLORIDA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY THE COMPANY PREVIOUSLY CONDUCTED EXPERIMENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA IN THE HOPES OF HELPING THOSE WHO CAN’T LEAVE THEIR HOMES >>> SO COMING UP, THE PRIMARY CONTEST IN OHIO TODAY, VOTING IN THE ERA OF THE CORONAVIRUS, AND HOW THE BUCKEYE STATE MAY BE SETTING THE BAR FOR FUTURE U.S ELECTIONS WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK >>> ALL RIGHT

IN THIS PANDEMIC, YOU MAY HAVE THOUGHT NOTHING WAS GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS BUT THAT COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH LET’S BRING IN JAMES BROWN TO TELL US ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF ATHLETICS THERE IS A LOT GOING ON >> AND YOU KNOW ABOUT IT ALL BECAUSE I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE SO THE ADJECTIVE THAT DESCRIBES YOU WOULD BE PERIPATETIC YES, THAT IS THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THERE IS A LOT GOING ON BUT MOST OF IT IS CENTERED AROUND TRYING TO SEE HEN LIFE WILL RETURN TO NORMAL IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD OF SPORTS AS WELL AS OF COURSE THOSE OF US IN REGULAR LIFE THE NBA HAS DECIDED TO DIP ITS TOES INTO THE WATER BY ALLOWING PLAYERS IN THOSE STATES WHERE RESTRICTIONS ARE SLOWLY BEING LIFTED TO GO TO TEAM RUN FACILITY GYMS TO GET PRACTICE TIME IN NO MORE THAN FOUR PLAYERS AT A TIME, KEEPING THAT IN MIND AND THERE CAN BE NO TEAM PERSONNEL THERE TO CONDUCT AN ORGANIZED PRACTICE JUST ALLOWING THE GUYS TO KNOCK OFF THE COBWEBS, RUST, IF YOU WILL SO IF THERE IS A TRUNICATED SEASON, GUYS WON’T BE MISSING SLAM DUNKS IF YOU WILL >> AND THE NFL IS GETTING BUSY AS WELL, RIGHT? THEY HAD THE DRAFT OVER THE WEEKEND NORMALLY IT IS A BIG SPLASHYEVENT THIS TIME THEY HAD TO DO IT VIRTUALLY AND IT WAS INTERESTING TO WATCH FOR ME I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT BUT IT WAS A BIT OF A TECHNOLOGICAL FEAT >> LET ME GIVE KUDOS FIRST TO THAT ASPECT OF IT YOU, VLAD, AND I KNOW THAT THE TECHNICAL GENIUSES WITH WHOM WE WORK DO NOT GET ENOUGH CREDIT THIS WAS A HERCULEAN TASK THAT WAS PULLED OFF MAGNIFICENTLY YOU HAVE THE PLAYERS, HOME SHOTS, COMMISSIONER IN HIS BASEMENT, MANY PEOPLE IN ADDITION TO WATCHING IT TO SEE WHICH PLAYER WOULD BE DRAFTED BY THEIR FAVORITE TEAMS I THINK A LOT OF THE INTEREST EARLY ON WAS TO SEE WHAT THE DIGS WERE LIKE WHERE THEY WERE SHOOTING JERRY JONES WAS ON HIS $250 MILLION YACHT OF COURSE BILL BELICHICK, HIS DOG MADE AN APPEARANCE IN THE KITCHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE REALLY AMAZED AT THE PALATIAL DIGS OF THE HEAD COACH OF THE ARIZONA CARDINALS THIS IS WHY I HAVE MY LIBRARY DOORS CLOSED A LITTLE BIT SO YOU WON’T SEE THE BOOKS ON THE FLOOR >> THEY PROBABLY COULD HAVE COBRANDED IT WITH LIFE STYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS,/THE NFL DRAFT WITH ALL OF THE OWNERS IN THEIR DIGS BUT IT WAS STILL INTERESTING TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT VIRTUALLY AND NOT ONLY IN SPORTS BUT THE WAY WE OPERATE AS A COUNTRY, A LOT OF THE THINGS WE USED TO DO WILL LOOK DIFFERENT THOU THAT TECHNOLOGY IS ALLOWING PEOPLE TO DO THINGS EVEN AS SIGNIFICANT AND AS SPLASHY AS THE NFL DRAFT THAT IS KIND OF POINTING US TO THE WORLD TO COME >> CERTAINLY AND IT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE NEW NORMAL I THINK EXECUTIVES AND THE LIKE WILL INCORPORATE SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE ENGAGED IN THE NEW NORMAL ENVIRONMENT

LET ME SAY QUICKLY, AS FAR AS THE WORLD OF SPORTS IS CONCERNED, THAT WHICH REALLY TOUCHES MY HEART ARE THE PERSONAL STORIES, THE BEHIND THE SCENES STORIES OF THE PLAYERS I THINK OF THE YOUNG MAN WHO PLAYED AT PENN STATE, DRAFTED IN THE SECOND ROUND BY THE CAROLINA PANTHERS WE OVER CAME TWO TRAGIC EVENTS HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER DROWNED TRYING TO SAVE HIM WHEN HE WAS 2 YEARS OLD AUSTIN JACKSON, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN WHO IS GOING TO THE MIAMI DOLPHINS, HE GAVE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT TO HIS SISTER WHO WAS THREATENED WITH A RARE DISEASE WHERE SHE COULDN’T PRODUCE ENOUGH BLOOD NOW SHE IS ABLE TO LIVE AS A RESULT OF HIM DOING THAT AND JONATHAN TAYLOR, A RUNNINGBACK OUT OF WISCONSIN, A RENAISSANCE MAN, HE LOVES NEAL DEGROS TYSON THAT WAS HIS HERO HE TURNED DOWN AN OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY ASTROPHYSICS AT HARVARD AND WENT TO WISCONSIN THERE ARE REALLY EXCITING CHARACTERS WITH GOOD BACK STORIES COMING INTO THE LEAGUE AS WELL >> THAT IS REALLY THE STUFF THAT PEOPLE LOVE TO TUNE FOR THEY WANT TO KNOW WHO GOES WHERE BUT THOSE BACK STORIES ARE WHAT YOU ARE RIVETED TO YOU DON’T NEED THE EXTRA PIZAZZ TO SELL A GOOD STORY IT STANDS ON ITS OWN SPEAKING OF A REALLY GOOD STORY THAT WE DROPPED BECAUSE EVERYTHING CHANGED, LAST TIME WE WHEN GATHERED AND TALKED ABOUT THE RED SKINS CHEATING SCAND, THEY WRAPPED UP THE INVESTIGATION WHAT DID THEY CONCLUDE? >> THEY CONCLUDED THERE WAS CHEATING INVOLVED A VIDIOG RFER FOR THE TEAM WAS ANYONE TO GET SOME OF THE OPPOSITION THE REPORT SAID IT WAS DONE OCCASIONALLY I KNOW YOU HEAR THE SARCASM IN MY VOICE WITH RESPECT TO THAT BECAUSE IT WAS LESS EGREGIOUS THAN WITH THE ASTROS , THEY WILL HAVE LESS PENALTY LET ME JUST ADD A LITTLE PERSONAL STRONG FEELING HERE, CHEATING IS CHEATING THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEING A LITTLE PREGNANT YOU ARE PREGNANT OR NOT PREGNANT TO THE DEGREE THAT PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES AND ANY OF US AS ADULTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MODELING THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WILL WANT TO PARROT, THIS SHOULD BE A SERIOUS ISSUE NO MATTERER WHAT AND THE FUNGSMENT OUGHT TO EQUAL THAT WE TALKED ABOUT GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, ADULTS NEED TO MODEL THAT >> WE AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT AND THAT’S WHY I’M HAPPY TO END ON A GOOD NOTE ON BASEBALL IT IS ABOUT BASEBALL BEING PLAYED OVERSEAS HERE’S A PREVIEW OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE IN TAIWAN LET’S SHOW OUR VIEWERS I’M LOOKING AT IT FROM AFAR BUT WHATEVER IT IS IT LOOKS GOOD >> I LOVE YOUR HONESTY YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE KEYS TO THEM BEING ABLE TO START THE SEASON IS THAT THEIR RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WAS EARLY, QUICK, AND SWIFT THE STATS SAY THAT SOME 450 CASES OUT OF THE POPULATION OF 23 MILLION SO THEY ARE OPENING THE STADIUMS NO FANS THERE ARE SOME CARD BOARDS PLACARDS >> IT LOOKED LIKE CHEERLEADERS THAT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT MEDICAL YOU KNOW, I HAVEN’T SEEN WHAT THE LACQUERS LOOK LIKE SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THEY DO CREATIVELY BUT IT IS INTERESTING THAT THE PLAYERS ARE HAVING THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKING AS THEY GO THROUGH THE PARKING LOT AND THEY GO THROUGH A BODY SCANNER, INFRARED, TO EXERCISE THE GREATEST OF PRECAUTIONS AS WELL ANNE-MARIE, WHEN THEY CAN GET A REAL CHEERLEADER IN THE STANDS, WE WILL BE THERE TO FLANK YOU TO MAKE SURE ALL GOES WELL >> THAT IS GREAT JB, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> I SPENT A COUPLE OF MONTHS AS A COLLEGIATE CHEERLEADER BEFORE I GOT BOUNCED OFF THE TEAM

>> WOW! NOW THAT IS WHY YOU ARE STILL IN GREAT SHAPE AND YOU CAN BUY YOUR SUITS OFF THE RACK I CAN’T >> I MISS HANGING OUT WITH YOU IN PERSON, JB >> YEAH >> LIKEWISE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING BOTH OF YOU SOON STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL >> ALL RIGHT SO STILL AHEAD WE ARE GOING TO BE BRINGING YOU THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS LIVE UPDATES FROM ACROSS THE NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD AS OFFICIALS STRUGGLE TO DEAL WITH THIS PANDEMIC >>> IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO SAY, DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE CBS NEWS THAT YOU CAN WATCH CBSN ANYTIME, ANYWHERE ON ANY CONNECTED DEVICE HOPING ANYWHERE IS AT HOME WHERE WE SHOULD ALL BE THE APP IS FREE AND SO IS OUR WEBSITE, CBS NEWS .COM WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK >>> AS STATES BEGIN TO REOPEN THEIR ECONOMIES, THE WHITE HOUSE IS LAYING OUT A STRATEGY FOR WRAPPING UP TESTING ACROSS THE COUNTRY TRACY IS FOLLOWING THE LATEST AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND JOINS US NOW WHAT TYPES OF TESTING ARE THEY FOCUSING ON AND HOW DOES THE PLAN DIVIDE RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS WELL AS PRIVATE COMPANIES? >> SO THE TESTS ARE INTENDED TO BE THE SWAB TESTS AND APPARENTLY THEY HAVE IMPROVED THE TESTS WHERE THEY DON’T HAVE TO STICK THE SWAB SO FAR UP YOUR NOSE AND IT’S NOT AS UNCOMFORTABLE AS IT USED TO BE SOME WILL BE DONE IN DRIVE- THROUGH TESTING CENTERS THAT WILL BE SET UP IN PARKING LOTS OF RETAILERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY OVERALL, THE PLAN THAT THE PRESIDENT TOUTED YESTERDAY IN THE ROSE GARDEN WITH MUCH FANFARE IS REALLY MOSTLY REPACKAGING OF THINGS THE ADMINISTRATION HAS ALREADY DONE IT SHIFTS MOST OF THE BURDEN FOR TESTING TO THE STATES THEMSELVES IT CALLS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE SUPPLIER OF LAST REPORT RESORT AND THE STATES HAVE TO SET UP AND MANAGE THESE PROGRAMS ON THEIR OWN THE ONE THING WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS THEY ARE GOING TO PROVIDE EVERY STATE IN THE COUNTRY ENOUGH TESTS TO TEST 2% OF THEIR POPULATION WEIRDLY ENOUGH THAT IS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT DID NOT MENTION YESTERDAY AT THE EVENT IT IS ALSO FAR LESS THAN WHAT THE STATE ACTUALLY NEED TO DO WIDESPREAD TESTING >> YEAH, PERHAPS THAT IS WHY THE PRESIDENT DID NOT MENTION 2% BECAUSE THAT IS NOT WHAT MOST EXPERTS SAY IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A GENERALLY SAFE REOPENING OF THE COUNTRY BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS I THINK THE PRESIDENT KIND OF BRAGGED ABOUT, I THINK, THE NUMBER OF TESTS HAVE DOUBLED PER MONTH OR PER DAY. I CAN’T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS SAYING AND COMPANY YOU KNOW HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW THE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP BUT HOW IS THAT COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRIES? >> WHEN THE PRESIDENT TALKS

ABOUT THIS, HE IS GENERALLY RIGHT BUT NOT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY WE HAVE TESTED ABOUT OR CONDUCTED ABOUT 5 1/2 MILLION TESTS IN THE COUNTRIES THAT IS ABOUT 1.6% OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION THE PRESIDENT LIKES TO SAY WE HAVE DONE MORE TESTS THAN ANYONE IN THE WORLD THAT IS FACTUALLY TRUE IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF TESTS BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT ON A PER CAPITA BASIS SO TESTS PER MILLION PEOPLE IN YOUR COUNTRY WE ACTUALLY RANK NUMBER 9. THE NUMBER ONE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD INCIDENTALLY IS PORTUGAL SO THAT IS INTERESTING SO WE NEED TO DO A LOT MORE TESTING THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING WE NEED TO BE TESTING 5 MILLION PEOPLE PER DAY BY JUNE AND 20 MILLION PEOPLE PER DAY IN JULY AND WE HAVE, SO FAR, ONLY DONE 5 1/2 MILLION IN TOTAL OVER THE FOR SOME COURSE OF THE HOUSE — PAST TWO AND HALF MONTHS >> THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN TWEETING THIS MORNING AND AS WE APPROACH AN A SOUNDING ASTOUNDING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THIS COUNTRY FROM COVID-19, OVER 50,000, VERY CLOSE TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OF AMERICANS THAT WERE KILLED DURING THE WAR IN VIETNAM, JUST 58,000, THE PRESIDENT IS TWEETING ABOUT THE PRESS AGAIN AND IS NOT ASKED AS MUCH ABOUT VENTILATORS CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO OUR AUDIENCE AND OF COURSE HE IS SAYING THE PRESS IS COMPLAINING WHICH OF COURSE, I’M NOT EVEN GOING TO SORT OF TOUCH UPON THAT BUT THE FACT THAT THE POINT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING IS THAT HE IS NOT BEING ASKED AS MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT VENTILATORS HE IS FIXATED ON THE VENTILATOR QUESTION CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO OUR AUDIENCE WHY THE PRESS MAY HAVE BEEN ASKING ABOUT VENTILATORS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO BECAUSE GOVERNORS WERE ASKING ABOUT THEM IN THE WAKE OF THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO NEEDED TO BE ON VENTILATORS AND WHERE ARE WE TODAY? >> THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU JUST SAID THE VENTILATOR ISSUE WAS A HUGE ISSUE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO BECAUSE YOU HAD GOVERNORS ON TV EVERY DAY ESPECIALLY THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK SAYING WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE AND THERE WAS PRESSURE ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE VENTILATORS THAT WERE IN THIS FEDERAL STOCKPILE UNDER THE PRESIDENT AUTHORITY TO GET MORE VENTILATORS MADE ALL OF THAT DID HAPPEN IN THE VENTILATOR PART OF IT IS SOMEWHAT OF A SUCCESS STORY HERE THE PRESIDENT LIKES TO CALL HIMSELF NOW THE KING OF VENTILATORS AND THAT WE ARE GOING TO GIVE THESE VENTILATORS TO SOME OF OUR ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE IN NEED OF THEM THE REASON WE DON’T ASK ABOUT VENTILATORS ANYMORE IS BECAUSE IT IS NOT SUCH A BIG ISSUE IT IS NOT WHAT STATES NEED RIGHT NOW IN ORDER TO SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES THE PRESIDENT WOULD PREFER WE ASKED THOSE QUESTIONS SO HE COULD TALK ABOUT WHAT A SUCCESS THAT HAS BEEN IN HIS MIND >> SO YESTERDAY’S BRIEFING WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A SURPRISE INITIALLY WE WERE TOLD THAT THEY WERE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY MORE BRIEFINGS AND THEN WE LEARNED THERE WAS GOING TO BE ONE IN THE ROSE GARDEN AND OF COURSE, WE HEARD THAT THERE WERE NOT GOING TO BE BRIEFINGS OR NOT AS MANY AFTER THE PRESIDENT SUGGESTED SOME SORT OF INTRAVENOUS USE OF BLEACH OR PEROXIDE OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES TO COMBAT THE CRONAVIRUS SO HE FIGURED YOU KNOW, THAT DIDN’T GO OVER WELL AND MAYBE HE DOESN’T WANT TO FACE THE MEDIA BUT HE DID AND HE WAS ASKED DIRECTLY ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HE THOUGHT THAT HIS WORDS HAD AN IMPACT ON THE SPIKE IN PHONE CALLS ABOUT BLEACH AND OTHER DISINFECTANTS WHAT WAS HIS RESPONSE THEN? >> HE REALLY PRETTY QUICKLY DISMISSED THAT QUESTION WHEN THAT WAS ASKED I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE ONE OF THOSE KIND OF QUESTIONS THAT WOULD SET THE PRESIDENT OFF BUT HE BASICALLY SAID, I DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE DONE THAT BUT WE HAVE HEARD FROM GOVERNORS BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS THAT SAID THEY HAD SPIKES TO THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE ASKING, ONE, SHOULD THEY INGEST DISINFECTING OR FOR PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY DID IT AND NEEDED HELP SO THIS LIKELY WAS NOT A WIDESPREAD ISSUE AROUND THE COUNTRY BUT EVEN IF A COUPLE OF PEOPLE HAD DONE THAT, THAT IS A REAL PROBLEM BUT THE PRESIDENT REALLY DISMISSED THAT AND HE SAID HE TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT AND HIS REASONING FOR WHAT HE SAID OVER THE WEEKEND, HE DISMISSED THAT ALL AS SARCASM THAT HE WAS JUST BEING SARCASTIC AND APPARENTLY THE REST OF US WERE NOT IN ON THE JOKE >> SPEAKING OF RESPONSIBILITY, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW REPORTING UP BY THE WASHINGTON POST THAT SAYS U.S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES OFFER WARNINGS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IN BRIEFINGS PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN JANUARY AND IN FEBRUARY WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THOSE REPORTS AND HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONDING? >> THE WASHINGTON POST IS SAYING THERE WERE MORE THAN 12 WARNINGS IN THE PRESIDENT’S PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFS AND THESE WERE HAPPENING IN THE VERY EARLY PARTS OF THIS RECOUNT OF THE VIRUS IN CHINA AND ONCE IT BECAME AN EPIDEMIC, BACK IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

WHAT IS NOTABLE ABOUT THIS IF THOSE WERE IN THE PRESIDENT’S BRIEFED AND HE WAS BRIEFED ON THOSE ISSUES, THE PRESIDENT WAS THEN PUBLICLY SAYING THINGS THAT WERE DOWNPLAYING THE FRONT OF THIS BIG HE WAS SAYING CASES ARE UNDER CONTROL THAT COME APRIL THIS WILL DISAPPEAR LIKE A MIRACLE IF THE PRESIDENT GOT THAT INFORMATION AND WAS SAYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT PUBLICLY, THERE ARE QUESTIONS THERE BUT THERE ALSO ARE QUESTIONS TO THE EXTENT OF WHETHER HE GOT THE INFORMATION OR NOT THERE HAS BEEN WIDESPREAD REPORTING THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T ALWAYS READ THE BRIEF OR TAKE THE BRIEFING SO IT IS NOT ENTIRELY CLEAR HOW MANY TIMES HE WAS TOLD THAT BUT THERE CERTAINLY WAS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN THE INTELLIGENCE AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING PUBLICLY THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PUSHED BACK PRETTY HARD ON THE SAYING THE PRESIDENT NEVER DOWNPLAYED THE THREAT AND HE WAS ALWAYS KEPT WELL-INFORMED SO CERTAINLY, A DISCONNECT THERE >> YES, THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALSO SAYING THE PRESIDENT IS SO BUSY THAT HE HAS NO TIME TO EAT BUT HE CERTAINLY HAS TIME TO TWEET AS EVIDENCED BY THIS WEEKEND AS ALWAYS, FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WE APPRECIATE IT >> THANKS >>> FACEMASKS ARE QUICKLY BECOMING THE MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY DURING THIS PANDEMIC STARTING MAY 4, JETBLUE IS REQUIRING ALL PASSENGERS TO WEAR MASKS FROM THE TIME THEY TAKEN TO THE TIME THEY DEPLANE MEANWHILE, AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS IT WILL START HANDING OUT MASKS AND SANITIZER DIRECTLY TO FIGHTERS — FLYERS NEXT MONTH THE TWO AIRLINES ARE AMONG OTHERS THAT REQUIRE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS TO WEAR FACEMASKS AS WELL >>> NEW EXPLOSIVE DETAILS HAVE EMERGED ABOUT A CRUISE SHIP CONTINUING TO SELL WORLDWIDE DESPITE KNOWING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS THREAT THE NEW REPORT BY WHAT THE WASHINGTON POST EXPOSES HOW WARNINGS WERE DOWNPLAYED AND THEY PROCEEDED WITH OPERATIONS DOZENS OF PASSENGERS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS THE POST FEATURED ONE AMERICAN WOMAN WHO WAS ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF THE PANDEMIC >> PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT THE COVID-19 PANIC THAT IS GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE WORLD I HAVE HAD MESSAGES ON CRUISE CRITIC THIS MORNING THAT SOMEONE WAS TAKEN OFF THE SHIP YESTERDAY WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES I DON’T THINK THAT IS TRUE I SAW THE AMBULANCE LEAVING THEY WERE NOT — THERE WERE NO MASTS ON THE PEOPLE THAT WERE WORKING >> A WASHINGTON POST REPORTER WORK ON THAT STORY AND SHE JOINS US NOW ROSLYN, IT IS A GREAT PIECE THERE IS ALSO, FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO READ IT OR NOT, THERE IS A VIDEO THAT GOES WITH IT THAT REALLY TRACKS ONE PARTICULAR CRUISE SHIP AND HOW IT WAS ABLE TO PASS THE INFECTION ONTO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE CARIBBEAN AND THAT IS JUST ONE CRUISE SHIPS THERE ARE MANY MORE CRUISE SHIPS DOING THESE ROUTES THE QUESTION THAT KEPT BUBBLING UP TO ME IS IT IS OBVIOUS CRUISE SHIPS ARE TAILOR-MADE FOR THE SPREAD OF A VIRUS LIKE THIS WE HAVE SEEN THE VIRUS AND THE WAY IT CAN SPREAD ON A CRUISE SHIP WHY IN THE MIDST OF THE GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS WERE THIS CRUISE SHIPS PERMITTED TO SAIL? >> THAT IS A REALLY GREAT QUESTION PEOPLE MAY REMEMBER ONE OF THE VERY EARLY DRAMAS OF THE VIRUS WAS THIS ENORMOUS PIECE WERE ULTIMATELY MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE AND THAT WAS BACK IN FEBRUARY THE INDUSTRY KEPT SAYING THEY COULD MAKE SHIPS SAFE AND DO TEMPERATURE CHAPS CHECKS AND THEY EMPLOY A LOT OF PEOPLE AND THEY ALSO HAVE SOME INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE CLOSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEY SAID THAT THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP CRUISING AND SO THEY DID IT WASN’T UNTIL MARCH 13, TWO DAYS AFTER CORONAVIRUS WAS DECLARED A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC THAT THE INDUSTRY FINALLY STOPPED NEW SALES AND BY THAT TIME, DOZENS OF SHIPS WERE ADDED SEE WERE OUT AT SEA WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON THEM >> THAT’S FASCINATING ROSLYN, YOU AND YOUR FELLOW WASHINGTON POST REPORTER SPOKE WITH CREW PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS, SOME OF WHOM TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS WHAT WERE THE REACTIONS TO YOUR INVESTIGATIONS? >> THERE WAS A LOT OF DISAPPOINTMENT ONE OTHER MORE SORT OF SHOCKING UPSETTING EXAMPLES OF THIS IS THERE WERE A NUMBER OF SHIPS WHERE PEOPLE WERE STRUGGLING TO GET HOME AFTER THE NO SALE ORDER WAS PUT IN PLACE AND THEY WERE OUT ON SHIPS FOR LENGTHY PERIODS OF TIME BEING TOLD BY THE SHIPS THERE WAS NO CORONAVIRUS ON BOARD WE HAD AN EXAMPLE OF ONE SHIP WHERE THEY DO DAILY ACTIVITIES INCLUDING GATHERING TO CHEER FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, PACKED TOGETHER, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AND THERE WAS CORONAVIRUS ON

THAT SHIP AND SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE IT APPEARS TESTED POSITIVE ON THAT SHIP ALONE >> SO THE CEO OF CARNIVAL HAS BEEN REALLY SORT OF OUT FRONT DEFENDING THE INDUSTRY HIS NAME IS ARNOLD DONALD AND HE RESPONDED TO THE WASHINGTON POST REPORT LET’S PLAY A LITTLE BIT OF HIS RESPONSE >> THERE WAS VERY LITTLE KNOWLEDGE, YOU KNOW, STARTING EARLY ON AND IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH AND WHATNOT WE AGGRESSIVELY MANAGED IT AS WE DO ANY ILLNESS ON BOARD >> OKAY SO IT OCCURRED TO ME, ROSLYN THAT I THINK HIS RESPONSES HAVE KIND OF BEEN EVOLVING A LITTLE BIT HE WAS SORT OF ESSENTIALLY SAYING WE DID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE, WE FOLLOWED ALL GUIDELINES AND NOW WE ARE STARTING TO HEAR HIM SAY WELL NO ONE KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT THE POTENTIAL WAS HERE WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON HIS RESPONSE >> YEAH, I MEAN, THE INDUSTRY — THERE WAS ANOTHER INTEREST YOU INTERVIEW WHERE THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW CRUISE SHIPS ARE NOT PLACES WHERE YOU WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO PASS THIS ON — CENTRAL PARK WHERE YOU COULD NATURALLY SOCIAL DISTANCE AND FINALLY — CDC STATED THAT — THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN VERY TIGHT QUARTERS FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME, MANY OF THEM ARE OLDER BY THE POPULATION, — AND THEY SAY THE REALITY IS — IN RECENT DAYS WE STARTED TO HEAR SOME — ROYAL CARIBBEAN FOR INSTANCE TALKING ABOUT HOW THERE DO HAVE TO BE SOME LESSONS LEARNED FROM THIS AND THAT YOU HAVE TO BE MORE HUMBLE AND THERE ARE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED HERE >> AND ROSLYN, ONE OTHER INTERESTING POINT IN YOUR ARTICLE, YOU MENTIONED THE POLITICAL BACKDROP TO ALL OF YOUR INVESTIGATION WHAT HAS BEEN THE WHITE HOUSE’S REACTION TO CRUISE SHIPS CONTINUING TO SAIL DESPITE THE CORONAVIRUS THREAT? I WONDER, ARE THERE ANY LINKS BETWEEN THE TRUMP MINISTRATION AND THE CRUISE SHIP INDUSTRY FROM THE PRESIDENT ON DOWN? >> YEAH, I MEAN THE PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY HE IS FAMILIAR WITH THIS WORLD AND FAMILIAR WITH EXECUTIVES OF CARNIVAL WHICH IS THE LARGEST CRUISE SHIP OWNER WHO WAS ACTUALLY RESPONSES — PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE START OF THIS, IN THE PERIOD OF TIME WHERE HE WAS SORT OF DOWNPLAYING >> Reporter: WOULD SPEAK VERY MUCH OF HIS DESIRE TO MAKE SURE THE INDUSTRY KEPT SAILING AND THAT IT WAS NOT HARMED BY THIS OTHER EXECUTIVES WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT AND OTHER OFFICIALS WERE UPSET WITH THIS AND THOUGHT WHAT THE INDUSTRY WAS DOING VOLUNTARILY WAS NOT SUFFICIENT SO ULTIMATELY, THE CDC DID STEP IN AND ORDER THE CRUISE LINES TO STOP SAILING THEY HAVE EXTENDED THAT NO SAILING ORDER AND NOW THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SAIL IN U.S WTERS UNTIL SOMETIME IN THE SUMMERS BUT THE REAL TEST WILL BE WHAT HAPPENS THEN >> ALL RIGHT ROSLYN HALDEMAN, GREAT ARTICLE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME >>> SO COMING UP, WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT A COMPLICATION OF CORONAVIRUS THAT IS LINKED TO CHILDREN WE ARE GOING TO BE SPEAKING TO A PEDIATRICIAN ABOUT A VERY úRA MAY BE BROUGHT ON BY THE CORONAVIRUS STICK AROUND FOR THAT >>> ALL RIGHT WE ARE GOING TO

TAKE YOU TO NEW YORK NOWHERE GOVERNOR CUOMO IS HOLDING HIS DAILY BRIEFINGS ON THE CORONAVIRUS LET’S LISTEN >> THE HOSPITALIZATION RATE IS DOWN A TECH WHICH IS GOOD NEWS THE CHANGE IN HOSPITALIZATION YOU SEE IS DOWN THE NUMBER OF INTIMATIONS IS ALSO DONE THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS PER DAY, THESE ARE NEW PEOPLE WHO ARE NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19. IT IS UNDER 1000 WHICH IS GOOD NEWS IT IS STILL A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PEOPLE, 900 PEOPLE AFTER ALL OF THIS, WE STILL HAVE 900 NEW INFECTIONS YESTERDAY ON A THREE-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE OVERALL, YOU SEE THE NUMBERS COMING DOWN SO THAT IS GOOD NEWS THIS IS THE WORST NEWS EVERY DAY, I THINK, MAYBE TODAY IS THE DAY THE NIGHT NEAR NIGHTMARE WILL BE OPEN OVER BUT IT IS NOT 335 PEOPLE PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY FROM THIS VIRUS IN THIS STATE THAT IS 335 FAMILIES. YOU SEE THIS NUMBER IS BASICALLY REDUCING BUT NOT AT A TREMENDOUS RATE AND THE ONLY THING TREMENDOUS IS THE NUMBER OF NEW YORKERS WHO STILL PASS AWAY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT REOPENING I GET IT YOU CAN’T SUSTAIN THE ENCLOSED THE ECONOMY CAN’T SUSTAIN IT INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES CANNOT SUSTAIN IT WE CAN’T SUSTAIN IT ON A PERSONAL LEVEL OUR CHILDREN CAN’T SUSTAIN IT BUT WE HAVE TO, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT REOPENING, THIS SHOULD NOT BE A POLITICAL DISCUSSION IT SHOULD NOT BE A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION IT SHOULD NOT BE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING OR SOME PEOPLE WANT IT AND SOME PEOPLE DON’T WANT IT IT IS A FACTUAL DISCUSSION ON REOPENING RIGHT? SO LET’S DEMYSTIFY IT A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, IT IS BECOMING RHETORICAL RATHER THAN FACTUAL WE WANT TO REOPEN BUT WE WANT TO DO IT WITHOUT INFECTING MORE PEOPLE OR OVERWHELMING THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM WE ARE AT UPSTATE MEDICAL TODAY OUR FEAR WAS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED WOULD OVERWHELM THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY SO THAT IS THE BALANCE. REOPEN BUT DON’T INCREASE THE NUMBER OF INFECTED PEOPLE AND DON’T OVERWHELM THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM WELL, THEN, DESIGN THAT SYSTEM IN REOPENING YOU CAN FACTUALLY, WITH DATA, DESIGN A SYSTEM THAT DOES JUST THAT AND THAT IS WHAT GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO DO GOVERNMENT IS NOT ABOUT SPOUTING POLITICAL OR PHILOSOPHICAL OPINIONS GOVERNMENT IS ABOUT RUNNING SERVICES DESIGNING PROGRAMS THAT ACTUALLY WORK FOR THE PEOPLE TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM AND IN THIS SITUATION WE CAN ACTUALLY MEASURE WE HAVE DATA WE HAVE FACTS SO MEASURE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOCIETY AND CALIBRATE YOUR REOPENING TO THOSE MEASUREMENTS RIGHT? SO WE ARE ADOPTING A SET OF RULES, A SET OF GUIDELINES WE HAVE STUDIED REOPENING PLANS ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY WE HAVE SPOKEN TO EVERY EXPERT ON THE GLOBE WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE AND WE HAVE COME UP WITH FACTUAL DATA POINTS TO GUIDE US ON REOPENING FIRST POINT, DON’T OVERWHELM THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IF THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IN AN AREA EXCEEDS 70% CAPACITY WHICH MEANS YOU ONLY HAVE 30% LEFT, OR THE RATE OF TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS HITS 1.1, THOSE ARE DANGER SIGNS WE KNOW THAT REMEMBER, HOSPITAL CAPACITY, IF YOU ARE AT 70% IN YOUR HOSPITALS, THERE IS A TWO WEEK

LAG ON THIS VIRUS SO IF YOU EVER HIT 70% YOU CAN EXPECT THE NUMBER TO GO UP FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AS PEOPLE BECOME — WE JUST GOT INFECTED, ACTUALLY GET ILL AND SOME OF THEM COME INTO THE HOSPITALS SO 70% IS A SAFE METRIC TO USE FOR YOUR HOSPITAL CAPACITY IF THE TRANSMISSION RATE HITS 1.1, THAT IS WHAT THEY CALL A BREAK THAT MEANS IT IS GOING TO SPREAD MUCH, MUCH FASTER YOU WOULDN’T START — >> WE ARE GOING TO PEEL AWAY FROM GOVERNOR CUOMO JUST FOR A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN SPEAKING WITH LAURA GOVERNOR, RON DESANTIS. FLORIDA IS LOOKING TOWARD REOPENING SOME OF THE BEACHES THAT ALREADY REOPENS WE ARE GOING TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT OF A Q&A THAT THEY HAVE AND THEN RETURN TO GOVERNOR CUOMO EXACTLY WHERE WE LEFT OFF SO YOU WILL NOT MISS A THING >> IN ORLANDO WE ARE DOING BRIDGES IN TAMPA SO WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS GOING SO THAT IS THROUGH APRIL 30 I HAVE WORKED WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON KIND OF GOING IT IS PHASE 1. I WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW BUT I THINK FOR FLORIDA, GOING FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW TO PHASE 1 IS NOT A VERY BIG LEAP I THINK THAT IT WILL BE A SMALL STEP FOR US BUT WE WILL APPROACH IT IN A VERY MEASURED, THOUGHTFUL AND DATA-DRIVEN WAY AND THAT IS WHAT MOST OF THE FOLKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE ARE LOOKING FOR >> SO YOU WON’T BE DOING — >> TO — YOU SAW THE EMPTY ROADS ALL OVER FLORIDA FROM DOING THIS AND STAYING AT HOME AND HE SAID THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO FIX ROADS AND BRIDGES THEY WERE FIXING BRIDGES DOWN THERE WHERE NORMALLY THERE WOULD BE A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE AND THEY ARE FIXING BRIDGES AND THERE IS HARDLY ANY TRAFFIC >> SO WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCELERATE KEY PROJECTS BY AS MUCH AS TWO MONTHS SO AS PEOPLE GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS, THIS IS GOING TO BE A GRADUAL PROCESS YOU ARE GOING TO END UP HAVING REDUCED CONGESTION PROBABLY MORE THAN WE HAVE EVER DONE IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME SO I THINK IT WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AN OPPORTUNITY >> DO MORE TESTS AND DEMAND, IS THAT THE NORM IN THIS COUNTRY? >> IT IS TRUE IN OTHER PLACES IT IS TRUE WITH RON AND IT SEEMS TO BE TRUE WHERE THE GOVERNORS HAVE DONE THE PROPER JOB, USING US AND UTILIZING THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE BUT IT IS ALSO TRUE IN CERTAIN OTHER LOCATIONS >> JUST SO PEOPLE DON’T GET THAT MISIMPRESSION, WE HAVE 7 SITES IN MAJOR AREAS OF OUR STATE AND WE HAVE MORE CAPACITY THESE WALK-UP SITES HAVE GONE INTO AREAS YOU DO HAVE DEMAND THERE SO WE DEFTLY HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES AND EVERYTHING BUT THE KEY IS GOING TO BE FINDING POCKETS THAT MAYBE WERE NOT TESTING AS MUCH WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE GOT TESTING EVERYWHERE IN MIAMI BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE MOST CASES WE HAVE TESTING IN OTHER PARTS SO I THINK THIS WALK-UP SITE IS GOING TO GIVE US SOME CONFIDENCE THAT WE ARE GOING INTO PLACES THAT MAY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED AND GIVING PEOPLE EASY ACCESS I ALSO RECENTLY SUSPENDED ANY REGULATIONS THAT WOULD PREVENT LICENSED PHARMACISTS FROM ADMINISTERING TESTS SO CVS AND WALMART HOPEFULLY AND I THINK THEY ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THIS AND WALGREENS, YOU COULD MAYBE GO IN THERE AND ALL LICENSED PHARMACISTS WILL BE ABLE TO TEST YOU >> — HAS DONE MORE TEST PER CAPITA >> I DON’T THINK THAT IS TRUE >> THIS MORNING YOU SAID THE U.S. PASSES SOUTH KOREA THAT IS NOT TRUE >> DO YOU WANT TO RESPOND TO THIS? >> I HAVE THE NUMBERS EARLY ON, WE PUSHED TESTS TO THE OUTBREAK AREAS TO JUST LIKE YOU DESCRIBED. HIS OUTBREAK WAS IN MIAMI-DADE AND PALM BEACH SO THEY POST TESTS INTO THAT REGION WE DID THE SAME THING IN THE UNITED STATES SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT EVERY SINGLE STATE THAT HAD AN OUTBREAK WHERE TESTING IS GREATER THAN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IN THE 42 PER THOUSAND RANGE >> YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT — BUT OVERALL WE HAVE HAD 14 TIMES MORE INFECTIONS THAN SOUTH KOREA SO ARE WE DOING SOMETHING WRONG AND WHY IS THAT? THEY HAVE A VERY DENSE POPULATION >> OUR EPIDEMIC LOOKS MUCH LIKE THE EUROPEAN EPIDEMIC SO RIGHT NOW WE ARE TRACKING CLOSE TO THE COUNTRIES IN EUROPE AND TESTING AT THEIR RATE OF CONCENTRATED EPIDEMICS AND WHERE THEY ARE OCCURRING I THINK IT REALLY SHOWS THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF OUR MAJOR CITIES IN THE SAME WAY THEY WERE SUSCEPTIBLE IN EUROPE SO WE THEN HAVE BEEN VERY FOCUSED ON THAT — THAT IS NOT THE SAME FOR ALL STATES WE ARE VERY MUCH SUPPORTING RURAL STATES AND TESTING. THERE IS NO STATE RIGHT NOW IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS TESTED REALLY LESS THAN 1% WHICH IS PRETTY REMARKABLE WHEN THEY DON’T REALLY HAVE SIGNIFICANT CASES BUT WE HAVE BEEN REALLY WORKING WITH STATES TO DO SURVEILLANCE

AND ALSO TO REACH OUT TO OUR NATIVE AMERICAN POPULATIONS AS WELL AS OUR INNER-CITY SO NOW THAT WE HAVE EXPENDED TESTING DRAMATICALLY AND CDC HAS ALTERED THE CRITERIA FOR TESTING, I THINK YOU WILL SEE, AS GOVERNORS HAVE UNLOCKED MORE AND MORE POTENTIAL IN THEIR LABORATORIES, WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE MORE LABORATORY CAPACITY YOU HEAR THE GOVERNORS TALK ABOUT WEHAVE HALF AND WE HAVE TO MATCH THINGS, THE RESOURCES THAT YOU NEED, THE SWABS AND EXTRACTION MEDIA WITH THE CAPACITY BUT GOVERNORS ARE WELL AWARE OF HOW TO EXPAND TESTING NOW SO WE ARE AWARE OF THE PARTNERSHIPS AND THAT WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY WE WANT TESTING LINKED TO CRITICAL CONTACT TRACING BUT WE ALSO WANT TESTING AS THE GOVERNOR DESCRIBED HE WENT WHERE THE VIRUS CAN CAUSE THE MOST DAMAGE TO HUMAN BEINGS SO HE WENT INTO THE NURSING HOMES TO REALLY PROACTIVELY TEST >> THAT IS TRUE ALSO THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY >> AND THAT IS TRUE AND THAT IS WHY IT IS IN THE BLUEPRINT AND I THINK SOME OF THE PRESS DID NOT HEAR HOW MUCH WE WERE EMPHASIZING THE ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING WE BELIEVE THAT IS A CRITICAL PART OF THIS SO YOU CAN’T APPROACH THIS LIKE YOU TRADITIONALLY APPROACHED IT YOU HAVE TO BE MORE INNOVATIVE AND WE HAVE BEEN IN STRONG PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GOVERNORS AND THAT IS WHERE THE BLUEPRINT WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT TALKED ABOUT SYMPTOMATIC TESTING AND ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING TO PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS YOU CAN SEE WHAT IT DID WITH THE NURSING HOME FATALITY RATES >> ESPECIALLY WITH THE ASYMPTOMATIC IN A NURSING HOME SITUATION, IF THAT STARTS GETTING UP, MAN, THAT IS A PERFECT ENVIRONMENT FOR THIS FIRE IS TO JUST START SPREADING IT CAN SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE VERY QUICKLY — >> THAT IS WHY YOU ARE TRYING TO DO — >> PEOPLE — >> IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE PLANNING TO DO — LIKELY TO GO TO — >> SO WE ARE GOING TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW I CREATED A TASK FORCE AND I HAVE ALL KINDS OF FOLKS. WE HAVE ALL SOME OF THE GREAT HEALTH SYSTEMS, GREAT DOCTORS, BUSINESS FOLKS, ELECTED OFFICIALS THEY SUBMITTED A REPORT TO ME I WILL BE REVIEWING THAT TODAY OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE IT TOMORROW ABOUT THE NEXT STEP FORWARD FOR FLORIDA I WILL WAIT TO ANNOUNCE IT THEN DO WE STILL HAVE FLIGHTS COMING FROM LATIN AMERICA INTO MIAMI AND WE SEE INCREASED PATIENTS IN SOUTH AMERICA AND IN LATIN AMERICA ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THAT? I’VE BEEN WORRIED THE WHOLE TIME AND BRAZIL IN SOME PLACES WHICH HAVE A LOT OF INTERACTION WITH MIAMI YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE THE EPIDEMIC INCREASE THERE AS THEIR SEASON CHANGES AND SO WE COULD POTENTIALLY HAVE, WE COULD BE WAY ON THE OTHER SIDE DOING DOUBLED US WELL IN FLORIDA AND YOU COULD HAVE PEOPLE KIND OF COME IN SO ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE MENTIONED TO THE PRESIDENT IS YOU HAVE THIS ADDED LABS TEST AND IF YOU HAVE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS MAYBE SOME OF THESE AIRLINERS SHOULD BE CHECKING BEFORE THEY GET ON AND COME TO THIS COUNTRY SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP IT — YOU HAVE SEEN WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE CHINA FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS THAT KEPT A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM CEDING THE WEST COAST MORE AND SO IF WE ARE IN A SITUATION YOU COULD POTENTIALLY HAVE FROM HOTSPOTS COMING IN, WE ARE TECHNOLOGICALLY MORE ADVANCED WEATHER SHOULD BE SOMETHING LIKE THAT SO I HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THAT I HAVE TALKED WITH OTHER GOVERNORS ABOUT IT BUT FOR FLORIDA, CLEARLY THAT IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE >> — ARE YOU GOING TO CUT THEM OFF? >> NOT CUT THEM OFF BUT IF YOU’RE GOING TO FLY TO MIAMI THE AIRLINE SHOULD GIVE YOU THE ADDED TESTS AND PUT YOU ON THE PLANE >> YOU DON’T WANT TO BAN CERTAIN COUNTRIES? >> IF THEY WERE CEDING THE UNITED STATES >> YOU WILL LET US KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING AND YOU WILL LET US KNOW? >> YES BUT I WOULD SAY IN THE UNITED STATES AND ESPECIALLY IN FLORIDA AND SPITE OF INTERNATIONAL TURNER, WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COME TO MIAMI BUT IT’S MOSTLY TIED TO NEW YORK CITY BECAUSE THE ORLANDO SITUATION IS WORLDS DIFFERENT THAN PALM BEACH AND BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE BUT YET THEY HAVE AS MUCH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AS ANYBODY AND YET AS OF THIS MORNING, I THINK ORLANDO HAD 50 PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED IN THE WHOLE AREA FOR COVID-19 PEOPLE WERE PREDICTING THERE WERE GOING TO BE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HOSPITALIZED IN FLORIDA BY THIS TIME SO THEY HAVE HAD A REALLY MODEST OUTBREAK, SOUTHEAST FLORIDA, STILL BY SOME OF THESE OTHER STANDARDS, NOT AS BAD AS OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY BUT THAT WAS MORE OF A DOMESTIC CEDING THEN INTERNATIONAL >> 10 REQUIRE THAT PEOPLE TAKE TESTS IN ORDER TO GET INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AND WHY NOT REQUIRE THEM TO WEAR MASKS >> STILL HAS AN OUTBREAK AS YOU KNOW AND THEY ALSO WANT A DIFFERENT WAY AS OTHER COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA IF YOU LOOK AT THE CHART YOU WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENED UNFORTUNATELY TO BRAZIL SO WE ARE LOOKING CLOSELY AND ARE IN COORDINATION WITH OTHER GOVERNORS ALSO BUT IN PARTICULAR WITH RON WE WILL MAKE A DECISION PRETTY SOON >> HOW ABOUT ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS? >> THAT IS A GOOD THING TO DO

AND WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT WITH CHINA AND EUROPE THAT IS A BIG THING TO DO AND CERTAINLY A VERY BIG THING TO DO TO FLORIDA BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO MUCH BUSINESS FROM SOUTH AMERICA SO WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT >> SO GENTLEMEN I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT SOUTH KOREAN’S TESTING WAS 11 PER 100,000 AND WE ARE AT 17 PER 100,000 >> I WILL APOLOGIZE, YAHOO THAT IS WHY — NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE INCLUDING ME GO AHEAD >> YOU WANT TO GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT YOUR FACTS ARE WRONG >> JUST TO CLARIFY WHAT YOU WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT, YOU ARE LOOKING AT CUTTING OFF MORE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FROM LATIN AMERICA? >> NO, WE ARE TALKING TO THE GOVERNOR, TALKING WITH OTHERS ALSO THAT HAD ALL A LOT OF BUSINESS COMING IN FROM SOUTH AMERICA AND LATIN AMERICA AND WE WILL MAKE A DETERMINATION WE ARE ALSO SETTING UP A SYSTEM WHERE WE DO SOME TESTING AND WE ARE WORKING WITH THE AIRLINES ON THAT >> — >> TESTING ON THE PLANE, GETTING ON THE PLANE IT WILL BE BOTH >> AND GOVERNOR DESANTIS YOU FACE QUITE A BIT OF CRITICISM FOR NOT CLOSING YOUR STATE AS SOON AS SOME DID — >> WHAT HAVE THE RESULTS BEEN? YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST UCON ORDERS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED IN SOME OF THESE STATES AND COMPARE FLORIDA IN TERMS OF OUR HOSPITALIZATIONS PER 100,000, IN TERMS OF OUR FATALITIES PER 100,000 YOU GO FROM DC, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, INDIANA, OHIO, ILLINOIS, YOU NAME IT FLORIDA HAS DONE BETTER AND I AM NOT CRITICIING THOSE STATES BUT EVERYONE IN THE MEDIA WAS SAYING FLORIDA WAS GOING TO BE LIKE NEW YORK OR ITALY AND THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED BECAUSE WE UNDERSTOOD WE HAVE A BIG DIVERSE STATE WE UNDERSTOOD THE OUTBREAK WAS NOT UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND WE HAD A TAILORED AND MEASURED APPROACH THAT NOT ONLY HELPED OUR NUMBERS BE WAY BELOW WHAT ANYONE PREDICTED BUT ALSO DID LESS DAMAGE TO OUR STATE GOING FORWARD I HAD CONSTRUCTION GOING ON THE ROAD PROJECTS BUT WE DID IT IN A SAFE WAY AND WE DID IT I THINK IN A WAY THAT IS PROBABLY MORE SUSTAINABLE OVER THE LONG TERM SO I THINK PEOPLE CAN GO BACK AND LOOK AT ALL THE CRITICISM AND THEN LOOK NOW AND NOBODY PREDICTED THAT FLORIDA — DO WE HAVE CHALLENGES, THIS IS NOT AN EASY SITUATION WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL BUT I AM NOW IN A SITUATION WHERE I HAVE LESS THAN 500 PEOPLE IN A STATE OF 22 MILLION ON VENTILATORS AS OF LAST NIGHT AND I HAVE 6000 AND 500 VENTILATORS THAT ARE SITTING IDLE UNUSED THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA >> MIGHT QUESTION IS YOU FACE THAT CRITICISM AND YOU HAVE THESE NUMBERS YOU ARE SHARING ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT ANOTHER OUTBREAK COMING THIS SUMMER OR THIS FALL AND NOT BEING READY? >> OF COURSE THAT IS WHY THE WHOLE THING WE ARE DOING IS THIS IS A NOVEL VIRUS, UNPREDICTABLE BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE IN A SITUATION NOW WHERE WE HAVE SO MANY MORE TOOLS TO DETECT AND ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS TALKING TO DR BIRX ABOUT, OUR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, WE HAVE A FULLY INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM WITH THE COUNTIES WE HAVE BEEN DOING CONTACT TRACING FROM THE VERY BEGINNING NOW, SURE, ONCE THE OUTBREAK GETS TO A CERTAIN POINT, THE MITIGATION IS REALLY WHAT YOU DO TO CONTACT, CONTACT TRACING WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP LIKE WHAT WAS GOING ON IN NEW YORK CITY BUT IN FLORIDA WE HAD SUCH AN UNEVEN OUTBREAK WE WERE DOING CONTACT TRACING THROUGH THE WHOLE TIME AND PARTS OF THE STATE THE OUTBREAK WAS NOT AS SEVERE THEY LIMITED THE SPREAD AND DID IT VERY EFFECTIVELY SO THAT IS GOING TO BE A HUGE PART OF WHAT WE ARE DOING GOING FORWARD AND WE THINK THAT THAT CAN BE SUCCESSFUL WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SO MANY MORE OPPORTUNITIES WITH SENTINEL SURVEILLANCE ON THE OFFENSE OF WITH THE NURSING HOMES NOTHING WILL CHANGE WITH NURSING HOME TESTING UNTIL THIS VIRUS GOES AWAY, THIS IS THE POPULATION THAT IS MOST AT RISK IN FLORIDA WE HAVE CLOSE TO 85% OF THE FATALITIES THAT HAVE BEEN AGE 65 OR OLDER AND MOST OF THEM HAVE COMORBIDITIES SO THESE ARE THE TYPES OF FACILITIES THAT ARE THE MOST AT RISK SO NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE ON THAT WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE PROTECTING ELDERLY WE MESSAGED THAT VERY EARLY ABOUT THE RISK, ABOUT HOW THEY SHOULD STAY HOME AND I WASN’T GOING TO ARREST AN ELDERLY PERSON IF THEY LEFT THEIR HOUSE BUT WE TOLD THEM TO LIMIT CONTEXT BECAUSE YOU ARE MORE AT RISK AND THEY LISTENED THAT IS WHY YOU GO TO PLACES LIKE THE VILLAGES THERE WERE ARTICLES WRITTEN SAYING THE VILLAGES ARE GOING TO CRASH AND BURN THEY HAVE LIKE A 2%, 2.5% INFECTION RATE WE TESTED 1200 ASYMPTOMATIC AND NONE WERE FOUND TO HAVE THE VIRUS AND SO THIS IS THIS MESSAGE OF UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS ARE DIFFERENT FOR DIFFERENT PARTS OF OUR COMMUNITIES, AGENT HEALTH AND WE WILL CONTINUE DOING ALL OF THIS SO I THINK WHAT YOU WILL SEE IS HOWEVER WE MOVE FORWARD AND I WILL ANNOUNCE THAT SOON, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE EVEN MORE ATTENTION PAID TO THE VULNERABLE AND I THINK THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO BE DOING >> AND YOU KNOW RON SAID ONE THING THAT WAS INTERESTING, USE TALK ABOUT VENTILATORS AND VENTILATORS WERE GOING TO BE A

DISASTER THAT NOT ENOUGH AND WE SENT THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS BUT IN THE MEANTIME YOU HAVE THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS THAT ARE NOT USED AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEND THEM PROBABLY TO OTHER COUNTRIES YOU WILL BUILD UP YOUR STOCKPILE BUT THERE ARE OTHER COUNTRIES, ITALY, FRANCE, SPAIN, VERY MUCH, WE ARE SENDING TO SPAIN I SPOKE TODAY TO NIGERIA THEY WANT, THEY WILL DO ANYTHING FOR VENTILATORS AND WE WILL SEND AT LEAST 200 VENTILATORS TO NIGERIA, PROBABLY MORE THAN THAT SO VENTILATORS WAS GOING TO BE A BIG PROBLEM AND NOW WE HAVE REALLY, I MEAN AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS DONE AND WE HAVE A BIG BEAUTIFUL OVERCAPACITY IT IS THE SAME THING WITH TESTING THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE PRESS DOES NOT GIVE CREDIT FOR THAT BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT TEST YOU DO THEY WILL SALE, YOU SHOULD’VE DONE THIS, YOU SHOULD’VE TESTED 325 MILLION PEOPLE 37 TIMES THE TESTING IS GOING VERY WELL BUT THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT RON HAS BEEN GREAT AND SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS, SOME OF THE OTHER GOVERNORS HAVE BEEN BUT SOME HAVE NOT DONE A GOOD JOB I WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU SOME HAVE NOT >> ONE OF THE THINGS JARED, HE HAD A TEAM OF GOING ABOUT FIGURING OUT WHERE VENTILATORS WOULD BE NEEDED SO WHENEVER BUT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT 40,000 VENTILATORS IN NEW YORK, I’M IN CONTACT WITH JARED ABOUT FLORIDA AND NEW YORK AND HE SAID THEY WILL NOT NEED THAT AND I WAS LIKE LOOK, I AGREE WITH YOUR NUMBERS I DON’T THINK WE NEED ANY VENTILATORS IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW I THINK MAYBE THINGS WILL CHANGE SO THEY WERE READY AT A MOMENTS NOTICE TO GET THE VENTILATORS WHEREVER THEY NEEDED THEM I THINK WE MAY HAVE JUST GOTTEN 100 AT THE BEGINNING FROM FEMA WE NEVER GOT AN EMERGENCY SHIPMENT BECAUSE WE DID NOT NEED IT BUT THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO DO THAT ONCE THE DATA SUGGESTED IT THEY WERE ON CALL A LOT OF PEOPLE EXPECTED IT WHEN WE READ REPORTS IN THE PAPERS, I WOULD CALL RON AND I WOULD SAY RON I THINK WE WILL NEED THOUSANDS BASED ON WHAT SOME PHONY NEWS ORGANIZATIONS WERE SAYING AND MORE AND MORE, YOU KNOW, NUMBER ONE IT WAS WELL HANDLED BUT WE WERE READY TO MOVE AND WE STILL ARE WE HAVE MORE THAN 10,000 JARED, WHAT WE HAVE? MORE THAN 10,000 AND STOCKPILE? >> WE ARE 10,000 AND GROWING EVERY DAY WE ARE GETTING MORE IN THEN WE ARE SENDING OUT >> AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO HELP OTHER COUNTRIES WHICH IS A GOOD THING, NOT ONLY ALLIES BUT COUNTRIES THAT NEED HELP A LOT OF COMPANIES COUNTRIES NEED HELP >> MR. PRESIDENT WHAT ABOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN? IS THERE ANYTHING WE MIGHT DO OR DO IN THE FUTURE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET NEEDED SUPPLIES? OTHER EXPORTS AND IMPORTS? >> WE ARE WORKING WITH TYSON AND WE WILL SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TODAY THAT WILL SOLVE ANY LIABILITY PROBLEMS WHERE THEY HAVE CERTAIN LIABILITY PROBLEMS AND WE WILL BE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE AND WE ARE WORKING WITH TYSON, ONE OF THE BIG COMPANIES IN THAT WORLD AND WE ALWAYS WORK WITH THE FARMERS THERE ARE PLENTY OF SUPPLIES PLENTY OF SUPPLY AS YOU KNOW, IT IS DISTRIBUTION AND WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE THAT TODAY SOLVED IT WAS A UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE BECAUSE OF LIABILITY >> MR. PRESIDENT — >> CAN YOU CLARIFY WHAT YOUR INTELLIGENCE ADVISORS WERE TELLING YOU ABOUT JANUARY AND FEBRUARY? WERE YOU WARNED ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING WITH CORONAVIRUS AND THE THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY? SHOULD THERE HAVE BEEN STRONGER WARNINGS? WHAT ARE WE HEARING EVERY DAY HERE? >> I THINK PROBABLY A LOT MORE THAN THE DEMOCRATS BECAUSE A MONTH LATER, NANCY PELOSI WAS SAYING LET’S DANCE IN THE STREETS OF CHINATOWN YOU GO BACK AND YOU TAKE A LOOK EVEN AT PROFESSIONALS LIKE ANTHONY SAYING THIS WAS NO PROBLEM, THIS WAS LATE IN FEBRUARY THIS IS NO PROBLEM THIS IS GOING TO BLOW OVER AND THE PROFESSIONALS AND GOOD PROFESSIONALS, MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BLOW OVER AND YOU CAN GO — WE DID, I THINK, TOWARD THE END OF JANUARY WE DID A BAND WITH CHINA I THINK YOU JUST SAID A LITTLE WHILE AGO THAT WAS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP AND ULTIMATELY WE DID A BAN ON EUROPE THAT WAS VERY EARLY IN THE PROCESS BECAUSE IF YOU TAKE THE BAN AND YOU LOOK AT IT, I WAS BADLY CRITICIZED BY SLINKY JOB BIDEN AND OTHERS JOE BIDEN AND OTHERS HORRIBLY HE SAID ALL SORTS OF HORRIBLE THINGS WE WANT TO SAY AND THEN HE APOLOGIZED BECAUSE TWO WEEKS AGO HE PUT OUT IN A STATEMENT THAT I WAS RIGHT >> SO WE DID A BAN AS YOU KNOW, >> AND MANY PEOPLE, DEMOCRATS, PROFESSIONALS, REPUBLICANS SAID THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN THAT THERE WOULD BE NO BIG PROBLEM AND I THINK YOU SAW THAT BETTER THAN ANYBODY, DEBORAH THIS WAS AFTER SO OBVIOUSLY I TOOK IT VERY SERIOUSLY I’M NOT GOING TO BAN CHINA FROM COMING IN IF I DID NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND I DID THAT EARLY >> — WERE YOU GETTING WARNINGS IN YOUR PRESIDENT BRIEFINGS? >> I WOULD HAVE TO CHECK I WILL LOOK INTO THE EXACT DATES OF WARNINGS BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS WHEN I DID THE BAN ON CHINA, ALMOST EVERYBODY WAS AGAINST ME INCLUDING REPUBLICANS THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FAR TOO HARSH, THAT IT WASN’T NECESSARY PROFESSIONALS, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, ALMOST EVERYBODY DISAGREED AND THAT WAS DONE VERY EARLY AND THAT WAS A BIG STEP BECAUSE

I THINK WE SAVED, WHETHER IT WAS LUCK, TALENT OR SOMETHING ELSE, WE SAVED MANY THOUSANDS OF LIVES AND ANTHONY SAID THAT AND YOU WERE SAYING THAT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID IT WAS A VERY — I THINK THERE WOULD’VE BEEN A MUCH DIFFERENT SITUATION RIGHT NOW >> WE ALSO DID A BAN, AS YOU KNOW, EARLIER WE DID A BAN ON EUROPE, SOMETIME AFTER BUT STILL, RELATIVELY EARLY >> AFTER THE BAN ON TRAVEL FROM CHINA, 40,000 PEOPLE CAME INTO THE UNITED STATES, AMERICAN CITIZENS LARGELY IN HINDSIGHT, AND LOOKING BACK, SHOULD THERE HAVE BEEN STEPS MADE TO QUARANTINE THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE COMING BACK OR TESTING THEM? >> IN FLORIDA WE HAD HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE THAT WERE UNDER INVESTIGATION BY OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT THEY WERE ASKED TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS ANYONE WHO WAS COMING BACK FROM CHINA, THE WUHAN AREA AND HUBEI PROVINCE WERE HAVING TO SELF ISOLATE BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN GET TO FLORIDA BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU GUYS DID BUT WE HAD ALL HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATION DURING THIS TIME AND ACTUALLY, NONE OF THEM ENDED UP TESTING POSITIVE, THE ONES THAT DEVELOPED SYMPTOMS THAT WAS ACTUALLY BEING DONE IN FLORIDA AND WE WERE VERY MUCH VIEWING IT AS A CHINA DEAL OF COURSE, I THINK IT WAS, NEW YORK EVENTUALLY BROUGHT IT TO FLORIDA BUT THAT WAS BEING DONE AT THE STATE LEVEL >> AND THE PEOPLE WERE AMERICAN CITIZENS WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? YOU CAN’T COME INTO THE COUNTRY? IT WASN’T LIKE WE WERE THRILLED, EITHER I SAID HALF OF THESE PEOPLE COMING BACK, ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS MEANING JUST ABOUT ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS, THERE IS NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO ABOUT THAT >> AND IN HINDSIGHT? >> THE STATES DID TESTING AND RON WAS DOING A LOT OF TESTING AND INDIVIDUAL TESTINGS WERE DOING IT IN COOPERATION WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT ORIGINALLY 40,000 PEOPLE CAME IN BUT WHAT THE NEWS DOESN’T SAY AS THEY HAPPENED TO BE AMERICAN CITIZENS HOW DO YOU KEEP AMERICAN CITIZENS COMING IN FROM CHINA THAT WANT TO, IN FROM CHINA THERE IS A TREMENDOUS PROBLEM IN CHINA, THEY WANT TO COME BACK ARE WE SUPPOSED TO TAKE AND SAY TO AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, YOU CANNOT COME BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY? ANYBODY ELSE? >> DO YOU HAVE MORE DETAILS ON THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING THE MEAT SUPPLY? IT SEEMS LIKE THE ISSUE IS THE PROCESSING PLANTS CLOSED DOWN AND THERE ARE THESE ANIMALS THAT CANNOT BE PROCESSED >> WE ARE DOING IT TODAY WE WILL HAVE THAT. IT IS A ROADBLOCK IT IS SORT OF A LEGAL ROADBLOCK MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE WE WILL HAVE THAT DONE TODAY YOU CAN SPEAK TO THE CHIEF IN A LITTLE WHILE IF YOU WOULD LIKE THEY WILL GIVE YOU SPECIFICS I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WILL LIKELY LIKE THAT BECAUSE THERE WON’T BE ANY CAMERAS RUNNING BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT AN ANSWER YOU CAN SPEAK TO THE CHIEF >> AIRLINES ARE BEING SPOKEN TO ABOUT PASSENGERS WEARING MASKS ON PLANES CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT? >> TO ME IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA >> REMEMBER YOU HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS COMING FROM — IS YOUR SPENDING MONTHS IN THE SPAIGHT STATE >> RIGHT NOW WE DON’T BUT WE NORMALLY DO >> ARE YOU ABLE TO EVALUATE THE COST OF THE BORDERS BEING CLOSED AND WHAT IS YOUR FEELING ABOUT THINGS GOING BACK TO SOMETHING NORMAL AS FOR VISITORS COMING FROM CANADA? I THINK A LOT OF THIS IS CONFIDENCE AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE WITH THE PUBLIC THAT THE NEXT STEP IS GOING TO BE DONE THOUGHTFULLY, WILL BE DONE IN A MEASURED WAY AND IT IS GOING TO BE DONE WITH AN EYE TO MAKE SURE WE DO NOT PRETEND OF THE VIRUS DOESN’T EXIST WE HAVE TO MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY I WILL SAY, THOUGH, THAT I DO THINK THERE IS A PATH TO DO THAT IF YOU LOOK AT FLORIDA’S OUTBREAK, JUST THINK ABOUT ALL THE PEOPLE IN FLORIDA JANUARY, FEBRUARY, DISNEY WAS GOING ALL THE WAY UNTIL MID-MARCH WE DIDN’T HAVE OUTBREAKS TIED TO A LOT OF THAT STUFF FOR WHATEVER REASON MAYBE BECAUSE MOST OF OUR ACTIVITIES ARE OUTDOORS AND PROBABLY NOT AN EFFICIENT VECTOR OUTSIDE IN THE SUN AS OPPOSED TO CLOSE CONTACT INDOORS BUT IN ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN ALL OF THESE INDUSTRIES, PART OF MY CAST FORCE AND THEY ARE ALL THINKING ABOUT INNOVATIVE WAYS TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS SAFELY AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT EVEN ON THE BASIC LEVEL IF YOU GO TO A DRIVE-BY HOME DEPOT NOW, THERE WILL BE PEOPLE SIX FEET APART WAITING TO GO IN THE STORE AND THEY’RE DOING IT SO PEOPLE ARE ADAPTING AND INNOVATING SO I THINK THAT WILL HAPPEN I DON’T THINK IT WILL HAPPEN OVERNIGHT I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MEASURED AND THOUGHTFUL BUT I THINK THAT AS PEOPLE SEE THAT DIFFERENT THINGS CAN HAPPEN SAFELY, I THINK THE CONFIDENCE FACTOR WILL GO UP BUT CLEARLY, FINANCIALLY, IT IS AN ISSUE FOR FLORIDA BECAUSE ANYTIME PEOPLE COME,THEY END UP PAYING TAX ON THAT LOOK AT JUST THE THEME PARKS AND THE AMOUNT OF TAX THAT THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE STATE FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RESERVE BUT EVEN WITH THAT, YOU ARE FACING A HIT THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT >> I THINK THE FOURTH QUARTER IS GOING TO BE REALLY STRONG AND I THINK NEXT YEAR IS GOING TO BE A TREMENDOUS YEAR THAT IS WHAT IS BUILDING

THAT IS MY OPINION THIRD-QUARTER IS A TRANSITION QUARTER SECOND QUARTER IS WHAT IT IS BUT I THINK WE ARE IN THIS PERIOD WERE LET’S SEE WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE THIRD-QUARTER IS TRANSITION I THINK FOURTH QUARTER IS GOING TO BE INCREDIBLY STRONG I THINK NEXT YEAR IS GOING TO BE AN UNBELIEVABLY STRONG YEAR KEVIN AND LARRY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THAT? >> YEAH, I WOULD JUST SAY WE KNOW WE ARE IN A DEEP CONTRACTION WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT IT IS A LOT OF HARDSHIPS, A LOT OF DIFFICULTY THE PRESIDENT’S RESCUE PACKAGE WHICH REALLY TOTALS $9 TRILLION BETWEEN THE TREASURY AND THE FED HAS HELPED TO CUSHION THE BLOW THAT IS POINT NUMBER ONE WE WILL TAKE THE HIT IT IS VERY BAD, VERY DIFFICULT WE ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN AS THE GOVERNOR SAID, AS CONFIDENCE RETURNS, WITH SAFETY FEATURES AND DATA-DRIVEN, PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS TO GO BACK TO WORK AND IT IS INTERESTING WE MADE A CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE AS WELL AS WALL STREET JOURNAL SURVEY OF ECONOMISTS AND BOTH PREDICTING VERY SIGNIFICANT PICKUPS AND GROWTH IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR, ALMOST 20% GROWTH INCREASES SO THAT IS A GOOD SIGN AND THE PRESIDENT HAS COMMISSIONED US TO STUDY MIDDLE- CLASS TAX RELIEF AND MIDDLE- CLASS REGULATORY RELIEF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS, INSURANCE LIABILITY PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND AGAIN, I THINK PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS TO GO TO WORK. THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF PENT-UP DEMAND AND SO I AM OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE. THIS CURRENT SITUATION AS MY GREAT FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE , KEVIN HAS SAID, RIGHT IN HERE IS GOING TO BE THE WORST WE HAVE SEEN PROBABLY BUT NONETHELESS, THAT WILL BE TEMPORARY I BELIEVE IT IS PASSING AND THAT IS WHAT SOME OF THESE SURVEYS ARE TELLING US >> >> WHEN I WANTED A PAYROLL TAX CUT I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE BEST THING AND THEY DID NOT WANT TO GIVE IT TO US AND WE WENT TO DIFFERENT WAY WHICH IS FINE BUT I WANTED A PAYROLL TAX CUT >> BOTH OF US AGREED WITH THAT >> I THINK THEY SHOULD’VE DONE PAYROLL TAX SO DEMOCRATS DID NOT WANT A PAYROLL TAX CUT AND I THINK THAT IS A MISTAKE >> MR. PRESIDENT, CONGRESS COMES BACK NEXT WEEK LET ME TRY TO FERRET OUT THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM HERE POTENTIALLY IF THERE IS ONE WHAT ABOUT THE IDEA OF AID TO STATES? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS IDEA, GOVERNOR, FROM CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON SENDING MONEY TO INDIVIDUAL STATES WHO MAY BE SUFFERING SEVERELY THROUGH LOST REVENUES AND PICKING UP A LOT OF THE TAB HERE? >> I THINK THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE WITH THE STATE THAT LOST MONEY BECAUSE OF COVID-19 AND THE STATE THAT HAS BEEN RUN VERY BADLY FOR 25 YEARS THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN MY OPINION AND WE WOULD HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THINGS LIKE PAYROLL TAX CUTS WE WOULD HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THINGS LIKE SANCTUARY CITIES AS AN EXAMPLE I THINK SANCTUARY CITIES IS SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE BROUGHT UP WHERE PEOPLE THAT ARE CRIMINALS ARE PROTECTED THEY ARE PROTECTED FROM PROSECUTION. I THINK THAT HAS TO BE DONE I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT THE STATES HAVE I THINK THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM BUT THEY HAVE A BIG PROBLEM WITH IT BUT THE SANCTUARY CITY SITUATION WE WOULD HAVE TO TALK ABOUT A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS BUT WE ARE CERTAINLY OPEN TO TALKING BUT IT WOULD REALLY HAVE TO BE COVID-19 RELATED, NOT RELATED FOR MISMANAGEMENT OVER THE LONG- TERM, OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME >> YOU REALLY MAKE THAT DISTINCTION, THAT MUCH OF A DISTINCTION? >> IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT DISTINCTION TO MAKE WE ARE NOT LOOKING TO DO A BAILOUT FOR A STATE THAT HAS BEEN — IT IS UNFAIR TO MANY AND MOST OF THE STATES THAT HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB ANYTHIN ELSE? THANK YOU >> MR. PRESIDENT — >> YOU MENTIONED YESTERDAY, SIR, A FOLLOW-UP TO THE QUESTION FROM YESTERDAY YOU SPOKE ABOUT HAVING A SENSE OF WHAT IS GOING ON WITH KIM JONG-UN. CAN YOU SAY WHETHER NOT HE IS IN CONTROL OF HIS COUNTRY? >> I DO NOT WANT TO COMMENT ON THAT I JUST WISH HIM WELL I DO NOT WANT TO COMMENT ON A >> I AM SURE YOU SAW THAT CONGRESS WAS SUPPOSED TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK IT WAS JUST ANNOUNCED THE HOUSE WILL NOT COME BACK EVEN IF DC STILL HAS A STAY AT HOME ORDER? IS THAT A WISE MOVE OR A BAD MOVE? >> THEY DON’T WANT TO COME BACK, THEY DON’T WANT TO COME BACK I THINK THEY SHOULD BE BACK HERE BUT THEY DON’T THEY ARE ENJOYING THERE THEIR VACATION YOU LOOK AT NANCY PELOSI, EATING ICE CREAM ON LATE-NIGHT TELEVISION I THINK THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME I THINK THEY SHOULD BE BACK I THINK THEY SHOULD ALL COME BACK AND WE SHOULD WORK ON THIS TOGETHER THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY >> — COME ON, LET’S GO >> WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP ALONGSIDE HIS ECONOMIC ADVISORS, TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY I WANT TO TAKE YOU LIVE TO NEW YORK WHERE GOVERNOR AND YOU ANDREW CUOMO IS GIVING HIS UPDATE >> DOING MUCH BETTER THAN THE OTHER STATES AND HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SIGN UP WE HAVE OVER 1000 PEOPLE WORKING ON PHONES AND TECHNOLOGY

IT IS EVEN MORE NOW, RIGHT? 3000 PEOPLE HIRED JUST TO MAN PHONES AND THE WEBSITE, ETC SO WE HAVE THE NUMBER DOWN DRAMATICALLY BUT IT WAS JUST A SHEAR FUNCTION OF QUANTITY AND VOLUME NOW, GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS YES, IT IS FRUSTRATING >> WE HEAR THE DISCUSSION EVERYDAY SOME STATES ARE REOPENING BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE THAT BAD OF A PROBLEM SOME OF THE PLACES IN UPSTATE HAVE A PROBLEM THAT IS COMPARABLE TO STATES IN THE MIDWEST OR THE WEST MUCH, MUCH DIFFERENT THAN NEW YORK CITY OKAY THEN LET’S COME UP WITH DATA POINTS, FACTUAL POINTS OF WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO REOPEN SO EVERYBODY HAS THE SAME OPENING TEMPLATE THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH AND WE HAVE TO BE SMART ABOUT THIS AGAIN, I KNOW IT IS EMOTION AND I KNOW PEOPLE ARE FEELING EMOTIONAL BUT EMOTIONS CAN’T DRIVE A REOPENING PROCESS RIGHT? WE ARE TALKING ABOUT INFECTION RATES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HOSPITAL CAPACITY SEPARATE THE EMOTION FROM THE LOGIC. WE HAVE TO ACT AS OUR LOGICAL SELVES HERE AND THAT IS WHAT IS SMART BE SMART ABOUT IT DON’T BE EMOTIONAL DON’T BE POLITICAL DON’T GET PUSHED POLITICLLY INTO A SITUATION. PROTESTERS ARE IN FRONT OF THE CAPITAL, WE BETTER BE OPEN KNOW I’M NOT GOING TO DO THAT THAT IS NOT HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS THE FIRST POINT IS CDC SET GUIDELINES AS TO REOPENING FOR STATES, WE THINK THOSE CDC GUIDELINES MAKE SENSE WHICH IS YOU HAVE TO HAVE A 14-DAY DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS BEFORE YOU GO FORWARD SECOND, IDENTIFY INDUSTRIES THAT YOU CAN START REOPENING THAT WILL BRING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK, GET THE ECONOMY ARE GOING BUT YOU KNOW YOU CAN TO THE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING SO IN PHASE 1 WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, RIGHT? THOSE ARE TWO INDUSTRIES THAT EMPLOY A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT WE BELIEVE YOU CAN PUT THE RIGHT PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE AND LEARN THE LESSONS FROM WHERE WE HAVE BEEN AND SAY TO THOSE BUSINESSES, THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT GOVERNMENT SAY TO THE BUSINESSES, TELL US HOW YOU ARE GOING TO INCORPORATE THE LESSONS THAT WE JUST LEARNED HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE SOCIAL DISTANCING HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE FEWER PEOPLE IN A SPACE SO YOU REDUCE DENSITY HOW DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PPE HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MONITOR? ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE TEMPERATURES OF EVERYONE WHO WALKS IN? THAT IS FOR BUSINESSES TO DECIDE ALSO SEPARATE POINT MAKE SURE YOU DON’T HAVE WHAT WE CALL ATTRACTIVE NUISANCES NOT REALLY THE RIGHT USE OF THE TERM ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE IS A LEGAL TERM BUT AN ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE IN THIS CONTEXT, YOU OPEN UP A FACILITY OR AN ATTRACTION THAT COULD BRING PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE THE REGION TO YOU YOU HAVE ALL OF THIS PENT UP DEMAND IN THE WHOLE YOUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM CANNOT GO OVER 70% CAPACITY THERE’S A TWO WEEK LAG IF YOU’RE AT 70% BELLS SHOULD GO OFF DON’T GO OVER 70% IN YOUR ICU BEDS MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME IN WITH COVID NEED AN ICU BED BECAUSE IT’S AN RESPIRATORY ILLNESS ALMOST AT THE HEAT OF THIS, ALMOST EVERY BED IN THE HOSPITAL TURNED INTO AN ICU BED THAT’S WHY WE NEEDED THE VENTILATORS THE PEOPLE WHO GET SERIOUSLY ILL CAN COVID NEED THAT LEVEL OF CARE YOU HAVE A FLU SEASON IN THE FALL AND THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS GOES UP IN THE FLU SEASON ANTICIPATE THAT AND STOCKPILE THE EQUIPMENT WE LEARNED A LOT OF PAINFUL LESSONS HERE ONE IS YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE P.P.E, THE MASKS, THE GOWNS THERE’S AN INTERNATIONAL DEMAND ON IT SO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A STOCKPILE OR RESERVE OF THE P.P.E DO WE HAVE ENOUGH TESTING SITES?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TURN AROUND A TEST? AND ARE WE ADVERTISING TO PEOPLE THIS IS WHERE YOU GO AND THIS IS WHAT YOU DO TO GET A TEST IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE INFECTED THE WHOLE THING WITH KEEPING THE INFECTION RATE DOWN IS FIND A PERSON EARLY WHO IS INFECTED LET THEM KNOW IT AND THEN TRACE AND THEN ISOLATE DO WE HAVE A TRACING SYSTEM IN PLACE? MAYOR BLOOMBERG IS HELPING US DO THIS NOBODY HEARD OF TRACING ONCE A PERSON SAYS THEY’RE POSITIVE YOU TRACE THEIR CONTACTS BACK AND YOU NOTIFY PEOPLE AND TEST PEOPLE THAT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT OPERATION THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATION IS YOU NEED AT LEAST 30 TRACERS PER 100,000 PEOPLE SO WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT IN PLACE YOU HAVE TO HAVE ISOLATION FACILITIES IN PLACE ISOLATION FACILITIES ARE WHEN SOMEONE GETS SICK, YOU KNOW THEY’RE POSITIVE AND THEY DON’T WANT TO GO HOME TO QUARANTINE BECAUSE IF THEY GO HOME THEY COULD INFECT THEIR FAMILY WHICH IS WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW A LOT OF THE NEW CASES SO WE HAVE TO HAVE A FACILITY WHERE SOMEBODY IS POSITIVE CAN QUARANTINE FOR THE TWO WEEKS WITHOUT GOING HOME AND WE HAVE TO IDENTIFY THEM NOW WE HAVE TO COORDINATE REGIONALLY THE SCHOOLS, TRANSPORTATION NETWORK, TESTING, TRACING THIS ALL HAS TO BE COORDINATED ON A MULTICOUNTY EFFORT WE HAVE TO REIMAGINE TELEMEDICINE AND TELEEDUCATION AND WE HAVE TO HAVE A REGIONAL CONTROL ROOM MONITORING ALL OF THESE INDICATORS AND GIVES US THE DANGER SIGN IF WE GET OVER 70% CAPACITY AND IF THE INFECTION RATE POPS UP WE HAVE TO HAVE ONE CENTRAL SOURCE THAT’S MONITORING ALL THESE DIALS THAT HITS THE DANGER BUTTING SO YOU COULD ACTUALLY SLOW DOWN THE REOPENING AND THEN WE HAVE TO PROTECT AND RESPECT ESSENTIAL WORKERS, WE’LL TALK ABOUT IT IN A MOMENT BUSINESSES HAVE TO HAVE MONITORING PROTOCOLS THAT’S PART OF THE NEW NORMAL AND BUSINESSES WILL HAVE TO DO THAT IF THEY WANT TO REOPEN THEY’LL HAVE TO ADOPT THE FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES ON THIS ISSUE TODAY WE’RE ANNOUNCING AN ADVISORY BOARD THAT IS MADE UP OF STATEWIDE BUSINESS LEADERS, ACADEMIC LEADERS, CIVIC LEADERS WHO IS ADVISING US ON THIS AND HAVE BEEN FOR WEEKS AND I WANT TO THANK THEM VERY MUCH MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION, THAT’S 46,000 JOBS IN A PLACE LIKE CENTRAL NEW YORK SO IT’S A MAJOR EMPLOYER, AND THESE ARE BUSINESSES THAT CAN ADOPT TO THE NEW NORMAL IN TERMS OF THE EMPLOYEES AND THE PROCESSES THEY PUT IN PLACE ON THE HEALTHCARE CAPACITY, WE JUST LIVED THIS WE CANNOT BE IN A SITUATION WHERE 70% CAPACITY IS EXCEEDED YOU NEED AT LEAST THAT 30% BUFFER ON HOSPITAL BEDS AND YOU NEED 30% OF YOUR ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IF THAT NUMBER STARTS TO TICK UP IN TERMS OF TESTING, WE HAVE TO HAVE THE TESTING REGIMEN IN PLACE AND WE HAVE TO PRIORITIZE THE PEOPLE WHO GET TESTED SYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALS WHO CAME IN CONTACT WITH A SYMPTOMATIC PERSON, AND FRONT LINE AND ESSENTIAL WORKERS THEY DO HAVE A HIGHER RATE OF INFECTION BECAUSE THEY’RE PUTTING THEMSELVES IN HARM’S WAY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE THE TESTING SO WE HAVE AN EARLY ALERT SYSTEM YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER OF SITES TESTING WON’T WORK IF IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO GET TESTING WON’T GET IF IT’S TOO HARD TO GET YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER OF SITES FOR THE AREA THAT YOU’RE DEALING WITH THE ADVERTISING IS VERY IMPORTANT IT HAS TO BE AVAILABLE BUT PEOPLE HAVE TO KNOW IT’S AVAILABLE AND THEY HAVE TO KNOW WHAT THE SYMPTOMS ARE THAT WOULD HAVE THEM GO GET TESTED AGAIN, THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE UNDERSTANDING IT AND PEOPLE BUYING INTO IT THIS IS NOT GOVERNMENT ORDERS THIS IS PEOPLE GET IT THEY KNOW THE FACTS THEY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO DO AND THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN, WE’VE COMMUNICATED SUCCESSFULLY THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE FACTS BUT YOU NEED THAT TESTING AND YOU NEED IT TO TRACE THE CONTACTS OTHERWISE, YOU SEE THAT INFECTION RATE INCREASE ON THE TREYSING, THE ESTIMATE

IS 30 TRACERS FOR EVERY 100,000 PEOPLE SO THAT’S A DATA POINT THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE TRACING IN PLACE AND ISOLATION FACILITIS IS A PROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO TEST POSITIVE WHO SAY I CAN’T GO HOME OR I DON’T WANT TO GO HOME I DON’T WANT TO INFECT MY FAMILY OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER I HAVE ENOUGH ISSUES WITHOUT HAVING TO EXPLAIN HOW I INFECTED MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER WITH COVID SO ISOLATION FACILITIES FOR THOSE PEOPLE AND THE REGIONAL CONTROL ROOM WHERE YOU’RE MONITORING ALL OF THOSE METRICS, THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT BURN RATE, HOW BUSINESSES ARE COMPLYING AND IT HAS AN EMERGENCY SWITCH THAT WE CAN THROW IF ANY ONE OF THOSE INDICATORS ARE PROBLEMATIC BECAUSE, REMEMBER, WE HAVE GONE THROUGH HELL AND BACK OVER THE PAST 60 OR SO DAYS WHAT WE’VE DONE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS, REALLY TREMENDOUS AND WHAT PEOPLE HAVE DONE, WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE DONE WHAT NEW YORKERS HAVE DONE HAS BEEN TO SAVE LIVES, LITERALLY BUT WE HAVE TO REMAIN VIGILANT THIS IS NOT OVER I KNOW AS MUCH AS WE WANT IT TO BE OVER IT’S NOT OVER AND WE HAVE TO RESPECT WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED HERE WHEN THEY STARTED THIS, THE PROJECTIONS FOR THIS STATE WERE 120,000 NEW YORKERS WOULD BE INFECTED AND HOSPITALIZED ONLY 20,000 WERE INFECTED AND HOSPITALIZED HOW COULD THEY BE SO WRONG? THEY WEREN’T WRONG WE CHANGED REALITY THE DIFFERENTIAL, THE VARIANCE IS WHAT WE DID CLOSED DOWNPOUR, WEARING MASKS ALL OF THAT WE SO CALLED FLATTEN THE CURVE, THE FLATTEN THE CURVE THAT MEANT 100,000 FEWER NEW YORKERS DIDN’T GET SERIOUSLY ILL, DIDN’T OVERWHELM THE HOPS SYSTEM AND A PERCENTAGE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO GOT SERIOUSLY ILL WOULD HAVE PASSED AWAY SO WE LITERALLY SAVED LIVES WE CAN’T NOW NEGATE EVERYTHING WE ACCOMPLISHED WE HAVE TO DO THE OPPOSITE WE HAVE TO TAKE THE EXPERIENCE AND LEARN AND GROW FROM THE EXPERIENCE AND BUILD BACK BETTER THAN BEFORE AS A SOCIETY, AND AS A COMMUNITY WE NEED BETTER SYSTEMS THIS EXPOSED A LOT OF ISSUES FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB ON TELE-EDUCATION REMOTE LEARNING SOUNDS GREAT BUT TEACHERS HAVE TO BE TRAINED WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB ON TELEMEDICINE NOT EVERYBODY HAS TO SHOW UP AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB IN THE BASIC PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM WHEN YOU LOOK BACK, THE VIRUS WAS IN CHINA LAST NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER LAST NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER WHY DIDN’T SOMEONE SUSPECT, WELL, MAYBE THE VIRUS GETS ON A PLANE LAST NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, AND LANDS IN THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT DAY RIGHT? EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT GLOBAL INTERCONNECTION EVERYBODY KNOWS THERE’S A VIRUS IN CHINA LAST NOVEMBER, DECEMBER CHINA SAYS DON’T WORRY, WE’RE TAKING CARE OF IT BUT ALL YOU NEED IS ONE PERSON TO GET ON A PLANE AS IT HAPPENED, ONE PERSON GOT ON A PLANE AND WENT FROM CHINA TO EUROPE AND THEN IT WENT FROM EUROPE TO NEW YORK THE FLIGHTS FROM CHINA GO TO THE WEST COAST AND THE FLIGHTS FROM EUROPE GO TO THE EAST COAST WE GOT IT THROUGH EUROPE BUT WHERE WAS THE WHOLE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH COMMUNITY? WHERE WAS THE WHOLE NATIONAL HOST OF EXPERTS, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, THE NIH, THE CDC THE ALPHABET SOUP OF AGENCIES WHERE WAS EVERYONE? WHERE WAS THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WITH THE BRIEFINGS SAYING THIS IS IN CHINA AND THEY HAVE SOMETHING CALLED AN AIRPLANE AND YOU CAN GET ON AN AIRPLANE AND YOU CAN COME TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNORS DON’T DO GLOBAL PANDEMICS RIGHT? BUT THERE’S A WHOLE INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL COMMUNITY? WHERE ARE ALL THE EXPERTS? WHERE WAS THE NEW YORK TIMES? WHEN WAS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL?

WHERE WERE ALL THE BUGLE BLOWERS THAT SHOULD SAY BE CAREFUL THAT WAS NOVEMBER, DECEMBER WE’RE SITTING HERE JANUARY, FEBRUARY, STILL DEBATING HOW SERIOUS THIS IS AND AGAIN, IT’S NOT A STATE RESPONSIBILITY BUT IN THIS SYSTEM, WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BLOW THE BUGLE AND DIDN’T? BECAUSE I WOULD BANK THAT THIS HAPPENS AGAIN IS THE SAME THING GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN? I HOPE NOT SO WE HAVE TO FIGURE THESE THINGS OUT WE ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT AS A SOCIETY AND AS A COMMUNITY, WE’RE ABOUT GOVERNMENT AND WE’RE ABOUT SYSTEMS BUT EVEN MORE WE ARE ABOUT VALUES WHAT MAKES US WHO WE ARE ARE OUR VALUES AND THAT’S MY LAST POINT WHICH IS POINT NUMBER 12 PROTECT AND RESPECT THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS I HAD TWO NIGHTMARES WHEN THIS STARTED ONE THAT I WOULD PUT OUT DIRECTIVES ON WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND 19 MILLION NEW YORKERS WOULD SAY I HAVEN’T BEEN CONVINCED I’M NOT GOING TO DO THIS >> NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK AND JOIN US BACK FOR THE REST OF THE DAY’S NEWS YOU’RE STREAMING CBSN