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THAT HAVE BEEN ISOLATED HOW MUCH PAIN THERE IS TO NOT BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR GRANDCHILDREN OR NOT THE VISITS THAT YOU ARE USED TO HAVING FROM NEIGHBORS THINK WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THAT WHERE DO THEY TURN? THINK ABOUT HOW PARENTS DEAL WITH THIS INCREDIBLE ANXIETY OF NOT HAVING A PAYCHECK AND HOW DO THEY EXPRESS THAT TO THEIR FAMILIES WHAT DOES IT MAKE THEM FEEL SO ALL NEW YORKERS ARE DEALING WITH THESE CHALLENGES AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS HELP FOR EVERYONE I TALKED YESTERDAY ABOUT OUR KIDS WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH, MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS HELP FOR HEM, I WANT TO FOCUS ON THEM A LOT THINK ABOUT WHO IS GOING THROUGH THE MOST IN THESE FEW MONTHS, THE MOST TRAUMA, THE MOST PAIN, THE THINGS THAT WOULD DREDGE UP THE DEEPEST SHARPEST FEELINGS THAT HAVE TO BE AIRED AND ADDRESSED, THAT IS SO MANY OF OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS AND FOR SOME OF THEM — YOU HEARD THE STORIES OF PLACES LIKE ELMHURST HOSPITAL FOR SOME OF THEM THE ONLY PARALLEL TO WHAT THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH IS WHAT SOLDIERS GO THROUGH IN WAR THERE IS A PHRASE COMBAT STRESS THERE IS COMBAT MENTAL HEALTH BECAUSE IT’S UNDERSTOOD THAT SOLDIERS GO THROUGH SO MUCH AND WAY TO DEAL WITH ANY TYPE OF HEALTH REALITY IS NOT TO IGNORE IT BUT TAKE IT HEAD ON THE MILITARY UNDERSTANDS THAT I JUST MET WITH SOME OF THE AMAZING OFFICERS FROM THE U.S ARMY WHO ARE DOING THIS CRUCIAL WORK, LEARNED LESSONS OF WHAT OUR SOLDIERS GO THROUGH AND UNDERSTOOD WHAT THEY NEED TO ADDRESS IT THEY ARE GOING TO BE HELPING US YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT THAT IN A MOMENT FROM OUR FIRST LADY BUT THAT PHRASE COMBAT STRESS, THAT IS A WARTIME TERM CHIRLANE AND I KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THAT OUR DADS SERVED IN WORLD WAR II AND BROUGHT A LOT BACK FROM THE WAR I SPOKE OPENLY ABOUT WHAT MY DAD WENT THROUGH, THE SCARS THAT HE BROUGHT BACK PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL, HOW IT FRAMED THE REST OF HIS LIFE THAT PHRASE COMBAT STRESS WASN’T KNOWN IN THE SAME WAY BACK THEN AND THE SUPPORT WASN’T THERE NOW OUR MILITARY DOES PROVIDE IT IN A POWERFUL WAY AND I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE TO USE THIS WORD IN THE MIDDLE OF NEW YORK CITY CIVILIAN LIFE BUT, IN FACT, IT’S THE RIGHT WORD AND WE NEED THE HELP OF OUR MILITARY TO MAKE SENSE OF THE SITUATION THINK ABOUT WHAT OUR DOCTORS, NURSES, HEALTH CARE WORKERS HAVE GONE THROUGH, EMTs, PARAMEDICS THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE THEY HAD TO WATCH PASS AWAY BEFORE THEIR VER EYES THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SURROUNDED BY THIS VIRUS AND THEY ARE FIGHTING IT AND WALKING TOWARD THE DANGER BUT THEY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR THEIR OWN HEALTH AND WHAT IT MAY MEAN FOR THEIR FAMILY AND IF THEY WANT TO GO HOME AND SEE THEIR FAMILY THEY ARE CARRYING THE BURDEN SOMETIMES THEY FEEL ALONE WE CAN’T LET THEM CARRY THE BURDEN ALONE WE HAVE TO BE THERE FOR THEM NOW, THE IDEA OF PROVIDING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, IT HAS BEEN A CORE NOTION FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE LAST SIX YEARS THAT’S WHY THRIVE NYC EXISTS TO BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS AND OPEN UP ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH AND THAT INITIATIVE WAS FOR ALL NEW YORKERS WE HAVE SPECIALIZED INITIATIVES FOR OUR HEROS BECAUSE WE HAVE KNOWN THAT THEY HAD CHALLENES BEFORE NO ONE COULD IMAGINE THIS PANDEMIC BUT THEY WERE DEALING WITH CHALLENGES THERE IS TWO PROGRAMS I WANT TO MENTION THEY ARE PARTICULARLY GOOD EXAMPLES AT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS, THE HELPING HEALERS HEAL PROGRAM A LOT OF OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE LEANING ON THIS 24-7 HELP LINE FOR DOCTORS, NURSES, STAFF, ANY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL STAFF CAN CALL 646-815- 4150 AND THE FDNY HAD A COUNSELING SERVICE UNIT RENOWNED, GOLD STANDARD FOR THE WHOLE NATION OTHER CITIES HAVE SOUGHT OUT THE FDNY’S GUIDANCE IN HOW TO SET UP A SIMILAR APPROACH A POIGNANT EXAMPLE, A PAINFUL ONE WAS AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTINGS IN FLORIDA THEY TURNED TO THE FDNY TO KNOW

HOW TO PROVIDE THE ONGOING SUPPORT TO FIRST RESPONDERS OUR PARAMEDICS AND EMTs ARE THERE AT THE FRONT LINE OF THE CRISIS THEY NEED THE HELP SO, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FDNY MEMBERS NO (212)070-1693 TO CALL THESE INITIATIVES ARE UP AND RUNNING WE NEED SOMETHING MORE IN THIS MOMENT OF CRISIS THAT IS WHERE OUR MILITARY COME IN WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THE LAST WEEKS, THE MILITARY IS HELPING US IN SO MANY WAYS I WANT TO THANK ALL THOSE THAT CAME IN TO HELP IN THE HOSPITALS, EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTION THEY MADE TO FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS NOW THEY ARE GOING TO PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN ADDRESSING THE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES AS WELL NOW, TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS EXTRAORDINARY PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, I WILL TURN TO THE FIRST LADY AND SAY IT THIS SIMPLY SHE HAS DEVOTED HER TIME AS FIRST LADY TO BREAKING DOWN THE STIGMA THAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF PEOPLE GETTING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THEY NEED SHE HAS HELPED THE WHOLE CITY TO HAVE THE RIGHT OPEN CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE ALL OF US AND BRING IT OUT IN THE OPEN AND ASK FOR HELP AND HOW HELP NEEDS TO BE THERE FOR EVERYONE WITH SNOW STIGMA, NO BARRIERS IN THIS PANDEMIC, SHE IS TAKING THAT SAME IMPULSE, THE SAME LESSONS AND WORKING TO REACH MORE AND MORE NEW YORKERS WHO ARE GOING THROUGH SO MUCH I WANT TO THANK HER FOR THAT AND PARTICULARLY THE WORK SHE IS DOING TO BRING THESE EXTRAORDINARY MILITARY PROFESSIONALS IN TO HELP US FURTHER SO, NOW, I TURN TO THE FIRST LADY, CHIRLANE McCRAY >> THANK YOU, BILL FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR COMPASSION FOR WEEKS NOW ALL OUR FRONT LINE HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO I THINK OF AS SOLDIERS OF GRACE AND MERCY ARE PUSHED TO THE LIMIT INSIDE THE HOSPITALS WE HAD BATTLEFIELD CONDITIONS WITH TRIAGE AND FEAR IN THE HALLWAYS BUT WHEN THE EMERGENCY FIELD HOSPITALS AND AFTER THE TV CREWS LEAVE AND THE CLAPPING STOPS, THE SOLDIERS ARE HEROS, GO HOME AND WE HAVE TO WONDER HOW DO THESE HEALERS MANAGE THEIR STRESS AFTER SEEING SO MUCH DEPTH AND SUFFERING THEIR EMOTIONAL STATE IS A CRISIS WITHIN A CRISIS AND URGENT MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY THAT’S WHY WE ARE WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WHICH BROUGHT TOGETHER A JOINT FORCE FROM THE NAVY, THE AIR FORCE AND THE ARMY THEY ARE EXPERTS IN DEALING WITH COMBAT STRESS AND HAVE A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO HOW TO HELP THOSE WHO PROVIDE CARE IN THIS KIND OF SETTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WILL TRAIN A THOUSAND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH STAFF AND HELPING HEALERS HEAL, CHAMPIONS, TRAINERS WHO WILL FURTHER TRAIN HNH EMS STAFF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WILL ALSO CONDUCT ASSESSMENTS SHARING ADVANCED DECOMPRESSION AND WELLNESS STRATEGIES FOR COMBAT STRESS MANAGEMENT THIS WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IS A CRITICAL NEW PIECE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR ALL OF OUR ESSENTIAL FRONT LINE WORKERS IN NEW YORK CITY SO HOW WILL WE PROVIDE MORE SUPPORT FOR OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS? WELL, THESE DOD WILL LOOK AT INDIVIDUAL HOSPITALS AND ALSO THE ENTIRE SYSTEM EVERY HOSPITAL IS DIFFERENT THEY WILL WANT TO TALK TO FRONT LINE LEADERSHIP TO GET A PICTURE OF THE MOST PRESSING MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS AND THEY’LL ADD TO THE PROGRAMS, TRAINING OUR TEAM ON COMBAT STRESS AT FIRST, THEY’LL DO SMALL GROUPS FROM FDNY, HEALTH AND HOSPITALS, AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS WILL ALSO BE TRAINED NEXT, WE’LL TRAIN MORE THAN 1,000 HEALTH AND HOSPITALS PERSONNEL AND OTHER STAFF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WILL PROVIDE A WHOLE NEW HIGHER LEVEL OF TRAUMA CARE FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINE OUR HEROS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT AND ALL OF THIS WORK IS ALREADY UNDERWAY WE’RE RAMPING UP TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN MAY WITH THE PROGRAM FULLY IN PLACE BY JUNE THIS IS NOT THE TIME NOR IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR US TO HIDE STRESS THAT IS EXPERIENCED BY OUR NURSES AND DOCTORS AND MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

WE HAVE TO FACE THIS HEAD ON THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD BE SECRETIVE ABOUT AND I HAVE TO SAY, ONCE AGAIN, NEW YORK CITY IS A LEADER IN THIS EFFORT NO OTHER CITY HAS A COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AT THIS SCALE AND IT WILL NOT BE A ONE OFF THIS PROGRAM WILL THE TRAINERS AND OTHER RESOURCES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO OUR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES SO THAT EVEN LONG AFTER THIS PANDEMIC IS OVER, OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS WILL HAVE THESE SERVICES I WANT TO THANK THE U.S MILITARY, HNH, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AND THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT THE SERVICE OF OUR FRONT LINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS IS BEYOND WHAT ANYONE COULD HAVE RIGHTFULLY ASKED THEY HAVE INSPIRED A CITY AND A NATION, BUT IT COMES AT A STEEP PRICE AND RECENT DAYS, WE’VE JOHN MONDELLO, AN EMT WORKING IN THE BRONX, AND DR. LORNA, AN ER MEDICAL DIRECTOR AT PRESBYTERIAN PLEASE JOIN ME FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN THEIR MEMORIES >>> WE OWE THESE WORKERS THE WORLD THAT WE WILL ENJOY AFTER THIS VIRUS IS DEFEATED AND WE WILL NOT FORGET THEM WE WILL NOT FORGET THIS DEATH WHEN PEOPLE ASK OUR HOSPITAL WORKERS, WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THE GREAT PANDEMIC OF 2020? WE WANT THEM TO SAY, WITH PRIDE, I SHOWED UP I DID MY BEST I SAVED LIVES BECAUSE MY COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ME I WAS ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF WHILE TAKING CARE OF OTHERS AND I STAYED HEALTHY IN MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT >> THANK YOU THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT AND IT’S EXACTLY THE SPIRIT WE HAVE TO BRING TO EVERYTHING WE DO TO SUPPORT OUR HEROS AND THIS INCREDIBLE INITIATIVE WITH THE U.S. MILITARY IS GOING TO HELP US DO IT REMEMBER, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU, EVERY TIME YOU SAY THANK YOU TO A HEALTHCARE WORKER OR FIRST RESPONDER, EVERY TIME YOU APPLAUD THEM EVERY TIME YOU ASK THEM IF THEY’RE DOING OKAY, IF THERE’S ANYTHING THEY NEED, THAT HELPS SO MUCH WHAT OUR MILITARY IS GOING TO DO IS GOING TO BE OUTSTANDING BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THEY BRING A SPECIAL ABILITY AND THEIR PRESENCE, AS I SAID IN OUR HOSPITALS, NOT ONLY THEIR SKILLS, BUT THAT EXTRAORDINARY CONFIDENCE THAT GIVES EVERYONE TO SEE THEM PRESENT HAS BEEN REALLY, REALLY CRUCIAL TO GETTING THROUGH THIS CRISIS SO THANKFUL TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER THIS NEW INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS THE úCOMB REALITY FOR SO MANY HERE NOW THERE’S ANOTHER IMPORTANT NEW APPROACH WE’RE GOING TO TAKE TO PROTECT OUR HEROS AND IT IS TO GIVE THEM MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED DURING THIS PANDEMIC I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TESTING AND WHAT WE’VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE IS THE CORONAVIRUS TEST IS CALLED PCR TEST AND THAT IS THE TEST THAT ANSWERS THE MOST IMMEDIATE QUESTION AT THIS EXACT MOMENT ARE YOU INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS? THAT IS THE TEST THAT IS CRUCIAL TO SO MUCH OF WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO GOING FORWARD THAT’S THE TEST I WISH WE HAD MORE OF WHEN WE NEEDED IT EARLIER ON THERE’S ANOTHER TEST THAT REALLY WILL PROVIDE A LOT OF HELP AND SUPPORT AS WELL AND THAT’S THE ANTIBODY TESTING I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT A NEW INITIATIVE THAT WILL REACH SO MANY OF OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS AND I AM GOING TO TELL YOU WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT AND THE SWEEP OF WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO HERE I ALSO WANT TO GIVE A FEW QUALIFICATIONS IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT WE DON’T KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO ANTIBODY TESTING BUT HERE IS WHAT WE DO UNDERSTAND PARTICULARLY GOOD ANTIBODY TESTS, THERE’S MANY DIFFERENT KINDS THE ONES THAT ARE MOST ACCURATE AND EFFECTIVE GIVE YOU A CLEAR INDICATION OF WHETHER YOU HAVE

BEEN INFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS PREVIOUSLY AND THEY GIVE YOU SOME REAL CONFIDENCE, BECAUSE HERE’S WHAT WE CAN SAY ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN INFECTED AND CAME THROUGH OBVIOUSLY HAD THE ABILITY TO BEAT THIS DISEASE KNOWING IF YOU’VE BEEN EXPOSED TO IT IS POWERFUL INFORMATION OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS WHO ARE DEALING WITH FOLKS WHO MIGHT BE INFECTED IT IS GOING TO GIVE THEM ADDITIONAL CONFIDENCE TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED THINK ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES EVERY DAY TO GET UP AND SAY, I’M GOING TO GO WHERE THE COVID-19 IS, WHERE I KNOW IT IS THE FOLKS GO INTO THE HOSPITAL’S EMERGENCY ROOMS THE ICUs, THE PARAMEDICS, ALL THE FOLKS WHO KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO WHERE THE DANGER IS THEY ARE THINKING OF THEIR FAMILIES THEIR OWN FAMILIES, TOO HAVING A SENSE OF WHETHER YOU’VE BEEN EXPOSED PREVIOUSLY IS VERY IMPORTANT AND GIVING THE BEST ANSWER WE CAN BRINGS A LOT OF VALUE ON TOP OF THAT, WE ARE SEEING REALLY IMPRESSIVE RESULTS WITH TREATMENTS BASED ON PLASMA THAT NEEDS TO COME FROM THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED SO, THERE’S A GROWING HOPE THAT WHEN YOU IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED, YOU ARE IDENTIFYING FOLKS WHO CAN THEN GIVE BLOOD, THAT ALLOWS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK AND HELP SAVE LIVES WE KNOW ONE THING ABOUT OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, THEY ARE DOING THIS WORK BECAUSE THEY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT SAVING LIVES AND HELPING OTHER PEOPLE SO KNOWING THAT THEY COULD BE AMONG THOSE WHO GIVE BLOOD THAT SAVES OTHER LIVES IS ENTIRELY CONSISTENT WITH EVERYTHING THEY’VE DEVOTED THEIR LIVES TO AND THEN THERE’S THE FACT THAT WE’RE GOING TO GET INFORMATION THAT CAN HELP US FIGHT THIS DISEASE WE ALL UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE GLOBAL MEDICAL COMMUNITY IS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE CORONAVIRUS FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAYS TO FIGHT BACK ONE DAY, THERE WILL BE A VACCINE ONE DAY THERE WILL BE A CURE THE MORE INFORMATION WE GATHER, THE MORE LIKELIHOOD WE GET TO THAT DAY SOONER SO, ANTIBODY TESTING BRINGS A LOT TO THE TABLE AND OUR GOAL IS TO REACH A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS, OF COURSE BUT I’M TALKING ABOUT OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, TALKING ABOUT OUR POLICE OFFICERS, OUR FIREFIGHTERS, EMTs, PARAMEDICS, CORRECTION OFFICERS SO MANY WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND NOW IT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ALL WHO WANT IT SO, THINKING ABOUT OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS THINKING ABOUT OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, WE ARE INITIATING A PLAN TO REACH 150,000 OF OUR HEROS AND GIVE THEM THIS ANTIBODY TESTING TO GIVE THEM THAT KNOWLEDGE AND THAT PEACE OF MIND AND TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE ALSO HELPING US TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN FIGHT THIS DISEASE WE HAVE AGREED TO A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT THE PLAN IS TO BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK TO OFFER THE TESTS IN HOSPITALS, AT FIRE HOUSES, POLICE PRECINCTS, AT CORRECTION FACILITIES, WHEREVER OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ARE TO MAKE THE TESTS READILY AVAILABLE AGAIN, THIS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR FREE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS COVERING THE COST AND IT WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL WHO WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TEST NOW, I MENTIONED THAT I’M GOING TO SAY THE ANTIBODY TEST, NO ONE IS CLAIMING IT IS PERFECT IT DOES NOT TELL YOU, I UNDERSTAND FROM OUR HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP AND FROM LISTENING TO DR. FAUCI AND OTHERS, IT DOES NOT TELL YOU IF YOU ARE ENTIRELY IMMUNE IN THE SENSE WE ALL THINK OF THAT WORD WHEN WE HEAR THE WORD IMMUNE, YOU CAN’T GET SOMETHING AGAIN THERE’S NOT YET CONFIDENCE THAT HAVING BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CORONAVIRUS MEANS YOU CAN NEVER GET IT AGAIN NOW COMMON SENSE TELLS US IF YOU’RE EXPOSED ONCE AND YOU MADE IT THROUGH, YOU’RE IN VERY GOOD SITUATION TO MAKE IT THROUGH AGAIN IF YOU EVER WERE EXPOSED AGAIN WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE THAT ANYONE CAN CONTRACT THIS DISEASE A SECOND TIME THE GOOD NEWS IS, THERE’S NOT A LOT OF EVIDENCE THAT PEOPLE HAVE BUT WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE SO, THAT’S A LIMITATION THAT WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR ABOUT AND, IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT THAT

EVEN FOLKS WHO GET A POSITIVE RESULT DO NOT THINK THAT MEANS THAT THEY CAN LET DOWN THEIR GUARD I’M NOT SAYING PEOPLE WOULD THINK THEY ARE INVINCIBLE, WE’RE DEALING WITH AN UNKNOWN DISEASE WE’RE DEALING WITH SO MANY QUESTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS, THEY WOULD STILL CONTINUE TO WEAR THE PPEs AS THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY AND WE STILL NEED TO PRACTICE THE SAME CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WE STILL HAVE TO BE WATCHFUL FOR SYMPTOMS EVEN IF SOMEONE HAS TESTED POSITIVE BUT AGAIN, IT’S NOT A PERFECT TEST, BUT IT DOES GIVE REAL INFORMATION IT IS HELPFUL IT TELLS YOU SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT AND IT’S PART OF SOLVING THIS BIGGER PUZZLE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND FIGHTING IT BACK SO, THIS AGAIN, MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED A WONDERFUL STEP FORWARD AND A HUGE INITIATIVE THE GOAL IS TO REACH 150,000 OF OUR HEROS NOW LET ME TALK ABOUT ANOTHER EFFORT TO PROTECT PEOPLE AND THIS IS NOT ABOUT HOW WE PROTECT SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE IN NEW YORK CITY HOMELESS NEW YORKERS AGAIN, THE COMPASSION I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, NEW YORKERS FEEL TREMENDOUS COMPASSION FOR FOLKS WHOSE LIVES IN SOME WAY CAME UNRAVELED AND THEY ENDED UP ON THE STREET OR THEY ENDED UP IN SHELTER SO A FEW WEEKS AGO, I TOLD YOU WE HAD A GOAL OF HAVING 6,000 HOMELESS IN HOTELS RATHER THAN SHELTERS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE WERE SAFE AND THAT GOAL HAS BEEN REACHED AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO GO FARTHER THIS WEEK, WE WILL MOVE AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS FROM SHELTERS TO HOTEL FACILITIES THE PRIORITY WILL BE ON FOLKS IN THOSE LARGER SHELTERS THAT ARE HAVING MORE TROUBLE WITH THIS SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THERE’S GOING TO BE A CONSTANT EFFORT TO EVALUATE ALL SHELTERS AND WHEREVER THERE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO TAKE PEOPLE OUT OF THE SHELTERS INTO HOTELS THOUSANDS THIS WEEK, WE ARE PEOPLE ARE SAFE AGAIN, THERE ARE REAL REASONS FOR PEOPLE TO BE IN SHELTERS WHO NEED THE SERVICES IN SHELTERS FOR SOME PEOPLE, IT CAN BE MUCH, MUCH BETTER TO STAY IN THE SHELTER SETTING, BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THERE’S ENOUGH SPACE WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STRIKE THAT BALANCE WE’RE ALSO GOING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MEDICAL OVERSIGHT OUR HEALTH AND HOSPITALS TEAM WILL WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME LESSER VISES TO BRING ADDITIONAL MEDICAL OVERSIGHT TO ALL HOME LESSER VISES SITES THE GOAL IS TO CONSTANTLY BE VIGILANT FOR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE POSE A DANGER TO HOMELESS NEW YORKERS AND STARTING THIS WEEK, WE WILL BEGIN A PROGRAM OF TESTING OF HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AT HOME LESSER VISES SITES THIS INITIATIVE WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK AND EXPAND OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THE GOAL IS TO REACH ACROSS THE ENTIRE SHELTER SYSTEM BY THE MIDDLE OF MAY ALL RIGHT A FEW MORE THINGS BEFORE WE TURN TO OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE MEDIA AND WE TALKED ABOUT SOME SERIOUS AND SOMBER TOPICS, BUT NOW LET’S TURN TO SOMETHING I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT YOU KNOW, LOOK, WHEN OUR LIVES CHANGE SO PROFOUNDLY OVER THE LAST WEEKS, IT’S ALMOST BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO TAKE STOCK OF ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT AND THE THINGS WE MISS AND THE THINGS WE NEED THAT WE CAN’T HAVE RIGHT NOW SOME OF THOSE THINGS WILL TAKE AWHILE LONGER BUT THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT WE CAN START TO BRING BACK IF ONLY ONLINE FOR NOW LATER IN PERSON BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE ONLINE THAT COULD REALLY CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER AND WE KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THIS CRISIS WHO ARE PLANNING ON DOING SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE PLANNING ON GETTING MARRIED AND WE ARE COMING UP ON OUR ANNIVERSARY ON MAY 14 26 YEARS AND WE KNOW WHAT A BEAUTIFUL REALITY MARRIAGE IS WHAT IT MEANS TO PEOPLE HOW IT FRAMES OUR WHOLE LIVES YET FOLKS HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET MARRIED IN THESE LAST WEEKS SO, THE GOOD NEWS IS, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A VERY, VERY GOOD NEW VISITOR IN OUR CITY CUPID IS COMING TO NEW YORK CITY PROJECT CUPID WILL ALLOW

COUPLES TO GET MARRIED ONLINE AND THIS WILL START LATER ON NEXT WEEK AND IT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 11 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND THIS IS A GREAT TEAM EFFORT WE WANT TO THANK SPEAKER JOHNSON OF THE CITY COUNCIL WANT TO THANK THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE, AND OUR COLLEAGUES AT OUR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, WHO PUT THEIR MINDS TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE AND SAID, HOW DO WE FIGURE THIS OUT? HOW DO WE GET BACK IN THE MARRIAGE BUSINESS AND HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO TIE THE KNOT DO SO ONLINE? SO, AGAIN, NOT THIS WEEK, BUT LATE NEXT WEEK THIS WILL START UP AND INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE CUPID THIS IS SUCH A GREAT EXAMPLE OF NEW YORKERS SAYING IN THE FACE OF A PANDEMIC, WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET IT CHANGE US AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET A PANDEMIC STAND IN THE WAY OF LOVE WE’RE GOING TO GET PEOPLE MARRIED AND LOOK TO THE BETTER DAYS AHEAD OKAY LET’S NOW TALK ABOUT WHAT WE TALK ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DAY, WHICH IS THE DAILY INDICATORS SO, AS I GO INTO THEM, I CAN SAY WE’VE HAD A GOOD DAY, NOT A PERFECT DAY, BUT A GOOD DAY AND WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING AND WE HAVE TO KEEP DOING BETTER SO, THE FIRST INDICATOR IS UP THE DAILY NUMBER ADMITTED TO HOSPITALS WENT UP FROM 112 TO 136 BUT THE OTHER INDICATORS GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION DAILY NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN ICUs AND PUBLIC HOSPITALS FOR COVID- 19 DOWN FROM 745 TO 734 PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 CITY WIDE IS DOWN FROM 27% TO 23% PUBLIC HEALTH LAB TESTS DOWN FROM 56% TO 29% THAT’S GREAT SO, PROGRESS MOST DAYS WE HAVE SEEN PROGRESS, BUT NOT WHAT WE STILL NEED FULLY TO GET EVERYTHING GOING DOWN IN THE SAME DIRECTION WE’RE GOING TO TALK, I AM CERTAIN, ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE I CAN TELL YOU WE HAVE TO STICK TO IT AND YES, WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE WARMER WEATHER AND YES, EVERYONE IS GOING A LITTLE STIR CRAZY WE HAVE TO STICK TO IT EVERY TIME YOU SEE INDICATORS GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE WORK YOU’VE BEEN DOING IF WE LOOSEN UP THESE INDICATORS, WE’LL GO IN THE WRONG DIRECTION UNLESS THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT WANTS TO DELAY THE RESTART AND WANTS TO SEE THIS HORRIBLE CRISIS CONTINUE, I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE WE HAVE TO BUCKLE DOWN AND BEAT THIS DISEASE EVERY TIME YOU SOCIALLY DISTANCE, EVERY TIME YOU STAY HOME, YOU ARE HELPING TO FIGHT BACK THE DISEASE AND SAVE LIVES WE HAVE TO STICK WITH IT I’LL JUST CLOSE BEFORE SAYING A FEW WORDS IN SPANISH THEN WE’LL OPEN TO OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE MEDIA YOU KNOW, WE’RE GOING TO BE SPENDING A LONG TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED HERE IN TERMS OF THE HUMAN IMPACT OVER THESE LAST MONTHS AND CERTAINLY THE MONTHS AHEAD AND THE MENTAL HEALTH PIECE OF THIS IS IN SOME WAYS PROBABLY GOING TO BE THE HARDEST TO MAKE SENSE OF, AS WE ALWAYS SAY, IT’S DIFFERENT THAN THE PHYSICAL REALITY OR THE PHYSICAL SCARS, THE MENTAL SCARS TAKE LONGER TO UNCOVER AND PROCESS AND MAKE SENSE OF BUT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE DEALING WITH THESE CHALLENGES IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER THE BOTTOM LINE IS YOU HEARD FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY, WHETHER YOU ARE ONE OF OUR HEROS, WHETHER YOU’RE AN EVERY DAY NEW YORKER PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING WHETHER YOU’RE A PARENT TRYING TO SUPPORT YOUR KIDS WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU’RE NOT ALONE WE’RE GOING TO BE THERE FOR YOU AND 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, MULTIPLE LANGUAGES AND FOR FREE ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP CAN CALL 888-NYC-WELL, WE HAVE TRAINED COUNSELORS TO GET HELP LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE DOING THAT I WANT TO INVITE ANYONE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT FEW WORDS IN SPANISH [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] >>> WITH THAT, WE WILL TURN TO

OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE MEDIA AND AGAIN, ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GIVE ME THE NAME AND OUTLET OF EACH JOURNALIST >> HI ALL, JUST A REMINDER THAT WE HAVE FIRST LADY McCRAY AND FIRST COMMISSIONER SHAY IN PERSON WE HAVE HEALTH COMMISSIONER BARBOT SOCIAL SERVICES BANKS, AND DR WAI WITH THAT, I’LL START WITH ASHLEY FROM THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” >> GOOD MORNING MR. MAYOR AND EVERYONE ON THE PHONE I WANT TO ASK YOU A TWO-PART QUESTION ONE, THERE ARE SOME SUGGESTION THAT THE FUNERAL IN BROOKLYN WAS BROKEN UP LAST NIGHT, HAS BEEN COORDINATED WITH THE POLICE SOMEHOW I’M WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL US IF YOU WERE AWARE OF THOSE PLANS AND THEN FOR COMMISSIONER SHAY, CAN YOU TELL US IN DETAIL ABOUT ANY CONTACT OR PLANS THAT THE NYPD MAY HAVE MADE WITH PERTAINING TO THIS INDIVIDUAL’S FUNERAL AND ALSO ANSWER, YOU KNOW, ARE THERE OTHERS PLANNED AND HOW DO YOU PLAN TO DEAL WITH THIS IN THE FUTURE IF THERE ARE OTHER DEATHS IN THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY >> ASHLEY, I’LL START AND TURN TO THE COMMISSIONER I HEARD ABOUT THIS SITUATION, I BELIEVE IT WAS SOMEWHERE AROUND THE 6:30 TO 7:00 I WAS VERY CONCERNED WHEN I HEARD THERE MIGHT BE A LARGE GATHERING THE COMMISSIONER WILL TALK ABOUT HOW THE NYPD APPROACHED IT BUT I HAVE TO SAY, AGAIN, I UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH MOURNING, THEY ARE IN REAL PAIN BUT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO HOLD A LARGE GATHERING IN NEW YORK CITY TODAY IT MEANS UNFORTUNATELY, THE PEOPLE GO TO THE GATHERING, SOME WILL BE SICK WITH THIS DISEASE IT’S JUST A FACT WE KNOW THIS SOME WILL SPREAD THE DISEASE TO OTHERS PEOPLE AS A RESULT WILL DIE SO, I HAVE A LONG, DEEP RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY A WILL THE OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS A LOT OF PEOPLE I KNOW AND RESPECT I HAVE A LOT OF LOVE FOR THE COMMUNITY THE NOTION THAT PEOPLE WOULD GATHER IN LARGE NUMBERS AND EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T MEAN TO, WOULD SPREAD A DISEASE THAT WILL KILL OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY IS UNACCEPTABLE TO ME WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT HAVE TO BREAK OUT OF WHATEVER WE THOUGHT WAS NORMAL IN THE PAST BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT NORMAL TIMES WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWING THESE KIND OF GATHERINGS IN ANY COMMUNITY THIS WAS BY FAR THE LARGEST GATHERING IN ANY COMMUNITY OF NEW YORK CITY OF ANY KIND THAT I HAD HEARD OF OR SEEN DIRECTLY OR ON VIDEO SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS CRISIS AND IT’S JUST NOT ALLOWABLE SO WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS REALITY WE WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE COMMUNITY TO DO IT WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS REALITY COMMISSIONER >> YEAH, MR. MAYOR YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD BEFORE WE GET INTO THE SPECIFICS OF YESTERDAY’S INCIDENT, WHAT TROUBLES ME MOST IS AS A DEPARTMENT, AS A CITY, WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT ALREADY AND MEMBERS THAT HAVE GOTTEN SICK MEMBERS GIVEN THEIR LIFE WHETHER IT’S IN THE HEALTH FIELD, OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS LARGE GATHERINGS SUCH AS THIS IS PUTTING MEMBERS OF MY DEPARTMENT AT RISK AND IT CANNOT HAPPEN AND IT WILL NOT HAPPEN AND IT’S GOING TO BE MET WITH VERY STERN, AS IT WAS LAST NIGHT, IMMEDIATELY BEING BROKEN UP AND STERN CONSEQUENCES WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT YESTERDAY’S INCIDENT WAS THAT AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30 IN THE AFTERNOON, WE LEARNED OF THE PASSING, UNFORTUNATELY, OF A PROMINENT RABBI FROM THE WILLIAMSBURG SECTION OF BROOKLYN IMMEDIATELY, WITHIN MINUTES, MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL PRECINCT WERE IN CONTACT WITH CLERGILLIAISONS, IN TERMS OF WHAT TO EXPECT AT THAT LOCATION PLANS WERE PUT IN PLACE DETAIL WAS PUT IN PLACE WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE PAST INCIDENTS, THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF WORK DONE WITH EVERY FAITH AND PEOPLE AGAIN HAVE BEEN OVERLY OVERWELMINGLY COMPLIANT BUT THERE HAS BEEN A COUPLE INCIDENTS THAT WERE NOT SO CONTINGENCY PLANS WERE PUT INTO PLACE A NUMBER OF OFFICERS WERE DETAILED IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT LARGE NUMBERS CAME AND WE THOUGHT THAT WAS A POSSIBILITY, BUT ABSOLUTELY I THINK WE HAVE BEEN CONSISTENT, MR. MAYOR, FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE A LONGER TIME, BUT PROBABLY MONTHS NOW THAT THERE ARE TO BE NO GATHERINGS IN NEW YORK CITY SUCH AS WHAT WE SAW LAST NIGHT

SO, AS THE TIME UNFOLDED LAST NIGHT, THERE WAS PROBABLY SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT CAME IN AND AROUND THAT LOCATION ON BEDFORD AVENUE ADDITIONAL OFFICERS, I WAS IN CONVERSATIONS WITH MEMBERS OF THE UPPER ETCHLON OF THE NYPD IN SHORT TIME, THAT CROWD WAS DISPURSED AND A NUMBER, I THINK THE FINAL TALLY I SAW WAS 12 SUMMONS WERE ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF OFFENSES CERTAINLY SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THEN INCLUDING SOME FOR A REFUSAL TO DISPURSE I WANT TO END WHERE I STARTED WITH THIS WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT SIMPLY CANNOT HAPPEN AND WE NEED ALL NEW YORKERS, ALL NEW YORKERS HAVE COME TOGETHER DURING THIS CRISIS BUT THEY NEED TO DO IT MORE THAN EVER WE NEED COMMUNITY LEADERS TO STAND BESIDE US WE CANNOT HAVE PEOPLE UNNECESSARILY BEING EXPOSED TO A DISEASE THAT IS HAVING CATASTROPHIC EFFECTS ON OUR MEMBERSHIP, AND REALLY NEW YORKERS AS A WHOLE >> NEXT WE HAVE HENRY FROM BLOOMBERG >> MR. MAYOR, GOOD MORNING MY QUESTION HAS TO DO WITH HOW YOU ARE GOING TO ASSESS THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF RISK INVOLVED IN HUMAN ACTIVITY FOR EXAMPLE, WHY CAN’T PEOPLE PLAY TENNIS? WHY CAN’T YOU REGULATE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO WILL BE VISITING OR WHO COULD VISIT CITY POOLS WHEN IT’S 98 DEGREES IN THE SUMMER OR REGULATE THE TRAFFIC GOING INTO CITY BEACHES AND GIVE PEOPLE MAYBE A TICKET OR A RAIN CHECK FOR ANOTHER DATE IF THEY CAN’T GO TO THE POOL THAT DAY REGULATE THE TIME PERIOD AND THE AMOUNT OF USE AT THAT POOL BECAUSE WE’RE FACING, WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IS ALMOST LIKE A RELEASE OF A VALVE THERE’S GOING TO BE A LEVEL OF FRUSTRATION IN THIS CITY THAT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT, I THINK, MAYBE I’M WRONG BUT IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO MANAGE THE EXPECTATIONS AND THE NEEDS OF THIS POPULATION I MEAN, AM I WRONG? WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO MY QUESTION? >> HENRY, I THINK YOU SAID A COUPLE DIFFERENT THINGS I THINK THE ISSUES YOU RAISED, OBVIOUSLY, ARE BEING FELT ALL OVER NEW YORK CITY, BUT AGAIN, I WANT TOE SAY A LARGE GATHERING, THIS IS A DIFFERENT ISSUE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT POOLS OR BEACHES OR TENNIS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT INDIVIDUALS DO WE SAW LAST NIGHT WAS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE AND IT WOULD BE UNACCEPTABLE IN ANY AND ALL COMMUNITIES IT WAS A LARGE GATHERING AGAIN, TRAGICALLY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THE AMOUNT OF DANGER CREATED THE FACT PEOPLE WILL DIE BECAUSE OF IT GOES AGAINST EVERYONE’S VALUES I WANT TO SEPARATE THAT KIND OF THING FROM THE QUESTION YOU’RE ASKING, WHICH I THINK IS A FAIR AND IMPORTANT QUESTION ABOUT WHAT CAN WE DO FOR EVERY DAY PEOPLE, INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE, FROM ALL PARTS OF OUR COMMUNITY AS WE TRY TO OVER TIME, WORK OUR WAY BACK TO NORMAL I’D SAY THE FIRST RULE IS, THERE WILL BE NO LARGE GATHERINGS OF ANY KIND, ANYWHERE AND ANYONE WHO EQUATES A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE AROUND, YOU KNOW, A BLANKET IN THE PARK WITH WHAT WE SAW LAST NIGHT IS ENTIRELY MISSING THE POINT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY IN ONE SITE WE WILL NEVER, EVER ALLOW SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO GO UNCHECKED ANYWHERE NOW YOU SAY OKAY, PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTANDABLY YEARNING TO GET OUTSIDE AND THE WEATHER IS GOING TO GET WARM, WE’RE WORKING ON THIS ALL THE TIME WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THIS SOON, HOW WE WILL ADDRESS THE WARM WEATHER WE WORKED WITH THE CITY COUNCIL ON ONE PIECE OF IT, WHICH IS OPEN UP MORE SPACES WITH ENFORCEMENT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT POOLS, BEACHES, TENNIS COURT, EACH THING IS GOING TO BE LOOKED AT INDIVIDUALLY THERE’S THE WHOLE DIFFERENT PIECE OF THE EQUATION, WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT, WHICH IS WHAT CAN WE AFFORD TO OPEN THAT WILL BE ALL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE STIMULOUS IN WASHINGTON AND WHETHER WE HAVE MONEY TO OPEN SOME OF THESE THINGS AND THAT’S THE BIG QUESTION MARK RIGHT NOW BUT THEN BEYOND IS A QUESTION ON WHAT WILL KEEP PEOPLE SAFE THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION WHAT WILL PROTECT PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY?

PLACES WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT CONGREGATE, CREATE A REAL DANGER WE HAVE TO MANAGE PROPERLY AND THE TIME IS RIGHT SO THE INDICATORS WILL TELL US WHEN WE CAN START OPENING UP AND WE’LL DO IT VERY CAREFULLY, AND EACH THING YOU MENTIONED WILL BE LOOKED AT IN TURN, WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, BUT ONLY WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT >> NEXT WE HAVE MARTIA FROM CBS >> HOW ARE YOU? >> I NEED TO ASK YOU ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN WILLIAMFORD THERE’S A NUMBER OF LEADERS IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, THAT ARE UPSET THAT MEMBERS WERE SINGLED OUT WHEN THERE’S BEEN VIOLATIONS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING IN MANY PLACES NUMBER ONE, ASKING FOR AN APOLOGY, AND NUMBER TWO, INFERRING THAT THE FACT THAT YOU ARE SINGLING OUT A JEWISH COMMUNITY COULD ADD TO THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS THAT HAPPEN IN THE CITY I AM WONDERING IF YOU WILL APOLOGIZE, IF YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT SINGLING THEM OUT ALSO RELATED TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, WONDERING IF THE NYPD WILL REPURPOSE SOME STAFF LIKE CROSSING GUARDS WHO ARE NOT BEING USED TO HELP WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ON AN UNRELATED TOPIC ABOUT MEDICAL EXAMINERS ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT DIRECTING THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS TO EXTEND HOURS ON WEEKDAYS, MAYBE TO MIDNIGHT AND POSSIBLY STAYING OPEN ON WEEKENDS? >> OKAY MARSHA, RESPECT ALL THOSE QUESTIONS OUR TEAM WILL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ON THE MEDICAL EXAMINER I’M ASKING ANYONE IN THE INTEREST OF FAIRNESS, ALL YOUR COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN DOING, TWO QUESTIONS UP FRONT ONE OR TWO, AND WE’LL STICK TO THAT RULE SO I WILL SPEAK TO YOUR QUESTION AND THE COMMISSIONER CAN SPEAK TO THE CROSSING GUARD QUESTION I SPOKE LAST NIGHT OUT OF PASSION I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES, MARSHA IT WAS DEEPLY, DEEPLY DISTRESSING AGAIN, THIS IS A COMMUNITY I LOVE THIS IS A COMMUNITY I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WORKING WITH CLOSELY AND IF YOU SAW ANGER AND FRUSTRATION, YOU’RE RIGHT I SPOKE OUT OF REAL DISTRESS PEOPLE’S LIVES WERE IN DANGER BEFORE MY EYES AND I WAS NOT GOING TO TOLERATE IT SO I REGRET IF THE WAY I SAID IT IN ANY WAY GAVE PEOPLE A FEELING OF BEING TREATED THE WRONG WAY THAT WAS NOT MY INTENTION IT WAS SAID WITH LOVE, BUT IT WAS TOUGH LOVE IT WAS ANGER AND FRUSTRATION WHAT I SAW, NO, IT’S NOT HAPPENED OTHER PLACES, LET’S BE HONEST THIS KIND OF GATHERING HAS HAPPENED IN ONLY A FEW PLACES AND IT CANNOT CONTINUE IT’S ENDANGERING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY SO, TO ALL THOSE AND I UNDERSTAND POLITICIANS, EVERYONE HAS SAID, OH LOOK, THIS IS LIKE PEOPLE GATHERING AT THE PARK NO, IT’S NOT LIKE PEOPLE GATHER IN THE PARK IT WAS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CAN WE HAVE AN HONEST CONVERSATION HERE IT WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT I WILL ALSO NOT TOLERATE ANY ANTISEMITISM, EVER AND FOR DECADES, I’VE MADE IT MY BUSINESS TO STAND UP FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE KNOW THAT WON’T TOLERATE ANTISEMITISM WON’T ALLOW IT TO GROW IN THE CITY WE FOUGHT IT BACK MANY TIMES MY MESSAGE TO ALL COMMUNITIES THAT WAS WRITTEN IN BLACK AND WHITE IT WAS ALSO TO BE CLEAR THAT WHAT I SAW I HAD NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE AND I WAS TRYING TO BE HONEST THAT IT’S A PROBLEM PEOPLE HAVE TO DEAL WITH, OR ELSE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY WILL DIE AND THAT’S NOT SOMETHING TO GET — SOMEHOW TO THE SIDE I UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF WORDS, OBVIOUSLY, BUT I’M NOT GOING TO LET THAT POWER, THAT CONCERN ABOUT WORDS OVERCOME THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WE’RE HERE TO PROTECT HUMAN BEINGS AND PEOPLE WERE PUT IN DANGER LAST NIGHT MEMBERS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY WERE PUTTING EACH OTHER IN DANGER THEY WERE PUTTING OUR POLICE OFFICERS IN DANGER NOW, IF I SEE IT IN ANY OTHER COMMUNITY, I’LL CALL THAT OUT EQUALLY SO AGAIN, IF IN MY PASSION AND IN MY EMOTION I SAID SOMETHING THAT WAS HURTFUL, I’M SORRY ABOUT THAT THAT WAS NOT MY INTENTION BUT I ALSO WANT TO BE CLEAR, I HAVE NO REGRETS ABOUT CALLING OUT THIS DANGER AND SAYING WE’RE GOING TO DEAL WITH IT VERY, VERY AGGRESSIVELY COMMISSIONER, DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO THE CROSSING GUARD ISSUE? >> SURE IF I MAY, I MEAN, TO ECHO THE MAYOR’S COMMENTS ON LAST NIGHT THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CRAMMED ON TO ONE BLOCK WHEN YOU LOOK AT EVERYTHING THAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH AS A CITY, WE LIVE IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD AND MY DEPARTMENT CERTAINLY, I HAVE SEEN INSTANCES OF NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT I CAN TELL YOU, MARSHA, THAT THERE WERE TWO FUNERALS

LAST WEEKEND FROM MEMBERS OF THE NYPD WE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE TENS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AT THAT FUNERAL WE HAD A HANDFUL PEOPLE HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS REGARDLESS OF WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD, ETHNICITY, WHERE THEY COME FROM WE CANNOT HAVE WHAT WE HAD LAST NIGHT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT WE ARE GOING TO BREAK IT UP IMMEDIATELY AND REALLY, YOU CANNOT EVEN GO TO THAT EVENT THAT’S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO REGARDING THE CROSSING GUARDS, YOU KNOW, WE’VE BEEN HIT HARD THROUGHOUT THE DEPARTMENT WE HAVE REALLY POSITIVE NEWS WE ARE STILL PRAYING FOR A NUMBER OF MEMBERS THAT ARE IN THE HOSPITALS BUT WE’RE ON THE ROAD BACK THANK GOD IN TERMS OF OUR SICK RATES ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE WATCHING CLOSELY IS WHO IS AT WORK? WHO IS ESSENTIAL? ACROSS MANY TITLES WHEN WE LOOK AT CROSSING GUARDS, IT’S WELL KNOWN YOU TEND TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT OLDER SO, WE ARE VERY CAUTIOUS OF HOW WE USE THOSE CROSSING GUARDS, IN WHAT CAPACITY, AND PEOPLE IN TERMS OF THEIR AGE, PRIOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, AND THE SITUATIONS WE PUT THEM IN OF COURSE, WE’RE LOOKING AT ANY AND ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE NYPD HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF WHAT WE USE WE’VE WORKED WITH OTHER CITY AGENCIES IN TERMS OF LENDING SOME OF OUR EXPERTISE TO OTHER CITY AGENCIES AND WE WOULD NOT BE AGAINST CONTINUING TO DO THAT BUT WE’RE ALSO GOING TO DO IT IN A SMART MANNER THAT REALLY WATCHES OUT FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY >> NEXT WE HAVE KATIE FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE, I WANTED TO FOLLOW UP WITH THE QUESTION THAT MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES SOME CLARITY FROM THE COMMISSIONER ON IS THE NYPD’S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ORGANIZATION OF LAST NIGHT’S FUNERAL FORMER CITY COUNCILMAN SAID, I GUESS, THAT THIS WAS ALLOWED HE TWEETED SOME INFORMATION THAT THIS WAS ORGANIZED WITH THE NYPD’S APPROVAL I DON’T KNOW IF YOUR DEPARTMENT KNEW THERE WOULD BE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT SHOWED UP BUT QUESTIONS ON THAT AND MORE DETAILS ON THAT WHEN THESE SUMMONS WERE ISSUED, WAS IT AFTER THE MAYOR CAME AND ASKED FOR IT TO BE BROKEN UP OR DID IT HAPPEN BEFORE? FOR THE MAYOR, THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE REPORTS THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS SITED THESE REPORTS OF FUNERALS AND I EVEN DROVE BY A LARGE FUNERAL ON THE BE, QE A FEW WEEKS AGO WHY WERE YOU SO SHOCKED THIS WAS THE CASE? IT SEEMS TO BE A CONSISTENT PROBLEM >> KATIE, I’LL START AND PASS TO THE COMMISSIONER AGAIN, RESPECTFULLY, I AM NOT — YOU’RE SAYING I WAS SHOCKED THAT’S THE CASE THAT’S NOT WHAT I’M SAYING I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS ISSUE PREVIOUSLY, THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE WE WOULDN’T TOLERATE AGAIN, I REALLY WANT YOU GUYS TO TAKE THE FACT THAT WE CONSTANTLY ARE BRIEFING YOU AND RESPECT THAT WE’RE TRYING TO GIVE YOU A LOT OF INFORMATION AND YOU’RE ALL INTELLIGENT PEOPLE YOU HAVE HEARD IN GREAT DETAIL, TELLING PEOPLE THEY CANNOT GATHER FROM ALL RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN THEIR HOUSES OF WORSHIP TELLING PEOPLE THEY CAN’T DO SERVICES IN A LIVING ROOM BECAUSE THAT’S GOING TO ENDANGER LIVES OF THESE DANGERS AND THE FACT THAT WE’RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE THEM AND WE ARE GOING TO ENFORCE WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT FUNERALS BEFORE THAT’S WHY I’M SO ANGRY THAT WE HAVE GIVEN PLENTY OF WARNINGS WORKED WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS TO ENSURE THEY GAVE THE WARNINGS AND THEY HAVE, BY THE WAY, OVERWELMINGLY LET ME MAKE SURE THIS CRYSTAL CLEAR I SAID IT MANY TIMES THERE ARE MANY IN THIS TOWN WHO LOVE TO CREATE CONFUSION AND DIVISION LET ME TRY ONE MORE TIME I WANT TO THANK THE JEWISH COMMUNITY I WANT TO THANK THE LEADERSHIP WHO HAVE CONSISTENTLY SAID PEOPLE SHOULD NOT GATHER FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND EVERYTHING ELSE I HAVE SEEN TOTAL UNITY AND I APPRECIATE THAT UNITY AND SO IT’S UP TO EVERYONE IN EVERY COMMUNITY TO RESPECT THESE VOICES OF THEIR CITY GOVERNMENT, OF THE LEADERS OF THEIR COMMUNITIES THERE HAS BEEN CLARITY ACROSS THE BOARD WHAT IS SO FRUSTRATING TO ME IS AFTER ALL THOSE MESSAGES WERE SO CLEAR, SO MANY PEOPLE WOULD STILL CHOOSE TO GATHER I UNDERSTAND THEY LOST SOMEONE VERY DEAR AND IMPORTANT TO THEM THIS IS STILL A PANDEMIC PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE PUT IN DANGER WHEN PEOPLE GATHER SO, WHAT’S SHOCKING TO ME IS AFTER ALL THE WARNINGS, SOMETHING OF THIS SIZE WOULD HAPPEN AND THAT’S WHAT I’M MAKING VERY CLEAR UNAPOLOGETICALLY THE NEXT GATHERING WILL BE MADE BY SUMMONS AND ARRESTS PERIOD EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, NEW YORK CITY IF YOU GATHER, I’M NOT TALKING AGAIN ABOUT A FEW FRIENDS HANG

OUT IN A CORNER I’M SAYING IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GATHERING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE NOT GOING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION WE’RE GOING TO IMMEDIATELY SUMMONS AND IF WE HAVE TO USE ARREST, WE WILL USE ARREST GO AHEAD, COMMISSIONER >> KATIE, I THINK I TOUCHED ON IT BEFORE WE HAVE BEEN IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH LEADERS OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY OF DIFFERENT FAITHS JUST LAST WEEK, I CAN TELL YOU MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY, MEMBERS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY THIS IS WHAT WE DO IN TERMS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, PROBABLY NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT MYSELF AND THE MAYOR DON’T TALK ABOUT WHETHER IT’S SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PARKS WHETHER IT’S THE SICK RATE OF OUR EMPLOYEES, WHETHER IT’S TESTING THAT CAME UP EARLIER TODAY, MENTAL HEALTH AND CERTAINLY FUNERALS AND RELIGIOUS EVENTS COMES UP I DON’T KNOW OF ANYONE IN NEW YORK CITY THAT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON TWO MONTHS INTO THIS I THINK FROM THE MAYOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS, FROM THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS FROM WATCHING THE NEWS EVERY NIGHT, EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND WHAT IS NOT AND CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE NYPD AND LEADERS WHO BY THE WAY, MEMBERS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, EXTREMELY HELPFUL IN NAVIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES WITH US OVER THE LAST TWO MONTHS THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE INCIDENTS BUT PLANNING FOR WHAT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN IS IN NO WAY HAVING A CONVERSATION REGARDING, YOU SHOULD NOT EQUATE THAT TO HAVING A CONVERSATION REGARDING CONDONING A PARTICULAR EVENT THAT EVENT LAST NIGHT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED IT BETTER NOT HAPPEN AGAIN IT CAN’T IT IS, AGAIN, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS UNTIL THE COWS COME HOME IT DOESN’T GET ANY CLEARER THAN THIS FOR ME YOU’RE PUTTING MY COPS LIVES AT RISK AND IT’S UNACCEPTABLE >>> NEXT, WE HAVE JULIA FROM THE POST >> GOOD MORNING TO EVERYONE I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS ONE FOR YOU, MR. MAYOR, AND ONE FOR MISS McCRAY FOR YOU, YOU ADDRESSED THE HOMELESS IN THE SHELTERS I’M WONDERING IF YOU COULD TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR PLAN FOR THE HOMELESS IN THE SUBWAYS I SAY THAT THE MTA WORKED WITH THE NYPD LAST NIGHT TO GET SOME PEOPLE OFF THE TRAINS BUT IT SEEMS UNSUSTAINABLE TO DO THAT NIGHT AFTER NIGHT SO WHAT IS THE LONG-TERM PLAN? AND THEN FOR MISS McCRAY, I’M WONDERING IF SHE CAN LIST HER SPECIFIC CREDENTIALS AND THE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS, GIVEN CRITICS HAS CALLED THE FIRST APPOINTMENT NEPOTISM >> LET ME SPEAK TO THE HOMELESS ISSUE AND THEN I WOULD LIKE TO PREFACE ON THE QUESTION OF THE COMMISSION SINCE I’M THE PERSON WHO DECIDED HOW TO APPROACH THAT INTERNAL TASK FORCE, I SHOULD SAY AND I’LL CERTAINLY TURN TO SHERLAIN THEN ON THE HOMELESS, I HAD A CONVERSATION YESTERDAY WITH SARAH FEINBERG OF THE MTA TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE ARE READY IMMEDIATELY TO IMPLEMENT A PLAN IN THOSE TEN STATIONS THAT I TALKED TO ABOUT IN DETAIL YESTERDAY AND THIS IS SOMETHING COMMISSIONER SHAY AND COMMISSIONER BANKS AND OTHERS, WE ALL GATHERED TOGETHER TO DISCUSS AND HAVE REAL FAITH THIS WOULD BE A GAME CHANGER TO BE A GAME CHANGER, WE HAVE TO DISRUPT BUSINESS AS USUAL WHICH MEANS WE HAVE TO CLOSE THOSE STATIONS IN THE LATE NIGHT HOURS, 12:00, MIDNIGHT TO 5:00 A.M REPLACE THE SERVICE WITH A SHUTTLE BUS FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO GET ON THAT LINE OUTBOUND AND THEY’LL BE ABLE TO USE IT JUST LIKE YOU USE A SHUTTLE BUS WHEN THERE’S MAINTENANCE OR ANYTHING ELSE IT WON’T DISRUPT SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED SERVICE, BUT ALLOW DEEP CLEANING OF THE STATIONS AND WILL ALLOW FOR THE NYPD AND OUR OUTREACH WORKERS TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN A MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE MANNER AND IT WILL CHANGE THE PATTERN THAT JULIA EXISTED FOR DECADES IN THIS CITY, WHERE A HOMELESS INDIVIDUAL COULD RIDE A SUBWAY LINE BACK AND FORTH AND BACK AND FORTH AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT IS JUST NOT RIGHT WE NEED TO ADDRESS THAT WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE IS A REAL PROBLEM IT’S NOT BECAUSE SOMETHING FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED IT’S THAT THERE ARE VERY FEW PEOPLE RIDING THE SUBWAYS THERE IS MUCH LESS SERVICE

SO THE HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN THERE ALL ALONG ARE OBVIOUSLY STANDING OUT MORE BUT IT’S ALSO A CALL TO HELP THEM TO DO MORE TO GET THEM OUT OF THE SUBWAYS, OFF THE STREETS, AND INTO LONG-TERM SHELTER, INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND I FEEL FOR ALL THE RIDERS WHO ARE DISTRESSED IT’S PAINFUL TO WATCH IT’S UNPLEASANT TO WATCH IT’S UNSETTLING TO WATCH WE DON’T WANT ANYONE TO GO THROUGH IT BUT WE HAVE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAT’S WHY WE CAME UP WITH THE JOURNEY HOME APPROACH THESE THINGS ARE WORKING THIS IS A NEW APPROACH, NYPD FEELS STRONGLY THIS IS THE X FACTOR TO END THAT HABIT OF AN INDIVIDUAL BEING ABLE TO STAY ON THAT TRAIN, OR GET OFF BRIEFLY AND GET BACK ON AND GO THE OTHER WAY ON THE LINE WE’RE KIDDING OURSELVES THAT WE THINK WE CAN GET A DIFFERENT RESULT BY DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS SO, I TALKED TO SARAH FEINBERG I SAID WE’RE READY TO DO THIS WE’RE READY TO COVER THE COST ALL WE NEED IS THE MTA’S SUPPORT WE HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION WE’RE WAITING FOR AN ANSWER WE COULD GET GOING IMMEDIATELY IN TERMS OF STAINABILITY, THIS IS A SUSTAINABLE PLAN FOR SURE THE INITIATIVE BROUGHT THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS FOLKS OFF THE STREET PERMANENTLY THE JOURNEY HOME INITIATIVE WILL TRANSFORM THE REALITY OF HOMELESSNESS ON THE STREETS OF THIS CITY I DON’T HAVE A DOUBT IN MY MIND IF WE GET THE SUPPORT OF THE MTA, WE’LL PAY THE COST TO GET HOMELESS FOLK OUT OF SUBWAY IN A WHOLE NEW WAY IT WON’T BE PERFECT, BUT IT WILL BE A GAME CHANGER ABSOLUTELY SUSTAINABLE, BUT WE NEED THE MTA TO SAY YES PLEASE, ASK THE MTA IF THEY WILL SUPPORT THIS PLAN AND ALLOW US TO PAY FOR IT AND GET GOING WITH IT SO WE CAN CHANGE THE REALITY FOR NOT ONLY THE HOMELESS, BUT ALL THE STRAP HANGERS WHO SUFFER WITH THIS PROBLEM TO THE QUESTION OF THE INTERNAL TASK FORCE ON EQUITY AND INCLUSION WE HAVE A DISPARITY CRISIS IN THIS CITY WE HAD IT BEFORE IT’S BEEN MADE SHARPER AND IN SOME WAYS EVEN WORSE BY THIS DISEASE MY GOAL, WHICH CAME OUT OF A VARIETY OF CONVERSATIONS WAS TO ENSURE THAT ALL CITY AGENCIES MAX MALLLY ADDRESS DISPARITY THERE’S BEEN GREAT WORK THERE’S MORE THAT SHOULD AND CAN BE DONE TO ENSURE THAT HAPPENS, IT WAS CRUCIAL TO MAKE SURE THAT THE LEADERS OF THIS TASK FORCE WOULD BE THE PEOPLE WHO HAD THE STRONGEST UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUE AND THE GREATEST VISION ABOUT HOW TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM AND CARRIED THE WEIGHT TO ENSURE THAT ALL CITY AGENCIES WOULD FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE WORK OF THE TASK FORCE YOUR IDEA WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, JULIA, OF WHAT IS A QUALIFICATION YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO YOUR OPINION, I’LL TELL YOU WHAT A QUALIFICATION IS A QUALIFICATION IN MY VIEW IS WHO HAS THE WEIGHT WHO HAS THE INTELLECT, WHO HAS THE VISION WHO HAS THE STANDING IN THIS ADMINISTRATION, BECAUSE THIS IS AN INTERNAL TASK FORCE WELL, THIS WHOLE ADMINISTRATION WAS CREATED AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT LONG BEFORE YOU HAPPEN TO BE A REPORTER HERE THE WAY WE DID OUR TRANSITION THE WAY WE CHOSE OUR TEAM THE WAY WE HAVE CONTINUED TO BUILD OUR TEAM THE PERSON WHO HAS BEEN THE ARCHITECT WITH ME HAS BEEN OUR FIRST LADY AND I’VE SAID MANY TIMES, SHE’S MY CLOSEST ADVISER AND MY PARTNER IN EVERYTHING I DO SO WHO BETTER TO COCHAIR AN INTERNAL TASK FORCE TO MAKE SURE THE GOVERNMENT IS ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES THAN HER? DEPUTY MAYOR THOMPSON DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO ISSUES AND I AM ALSO ANNOUNCING WE’RE ADDING A THIRD COCHAIR, DEPUTY MAYOR RAUL WHO BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND OBVIOUSLY HAS EXPERTISE IN SOME OF THE ISSUES AND AGENCIES REPORTING TO HIM IN SOME OF THE AREAS WHERE THERE’S BEEN GREATEST CONCERN ABOUT DISPARITY BUT I’LL TURN TO SHERLAIN AND FORGIVE MY LONG INTRO, BY SAYING I KNOW WHO WILL GET THE JOB DONE AND SHE WILL GET THE JOB DONE >> JULIA, I WOULD REMIND YOU THAT THE PRIMARY TASK OF THIS BODY IS TO LISTEN TO GATHER INFORMATION AND TO MAKE úRECOMM IT IS NOT A DECISION MAKING BODY IT IS A POSITION THAT REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO LISTEN WELL, TO CONVENE, AND BE ABLE TO GATHER INFORMATION I’M A VOLUNTEER I AM CERTAINLY WELL PLACED WITHIN THIS ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE ALONG THIS WORK, AND I HAVE A VERY — COMMITTED APPROACH TO THIS WORK I’VE BEEN A MENTAL HEALTH

CHAMPION FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS ADMINISTRATION AND I HAVE BEEN PRAISED BY LEADERS OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY I THINK THAT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MY QUALIFICATIONS, THAT YOU SHOULD TALK TO MY TEAM AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE THAT WOULD MERIT SUCH A POSITION AND MORE THANK YOU >> THANK YOU >> NEXT WE HAVE ANNA FROM THE DAILY NEWS >> HI MR. MAYOR TWO QUESTIONS ONE, GIVEN THE BUDGETARY ISSUES THAT THE CITY IS FACING, ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE BQX PROJECT AND ALSO I’M CURIOUS IF THE FIRST LADY IS GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE YOU A HAIRCUT AT SOME POINT? YOU’RE LOOKING A LITTLE — YOUR HAIR IS GETTING A LITTLE LONG THESE DAYS JUST SEEING IF THAT’S IN YOUR FUTURE >> I WANT TO GIVE ANNA CREDIT, WE KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME WHERE A JOURNALIST WOULD ASK THE QUESTION YES, THIS HAS BEEN A TOPIC AT HOME AND SHERLAIN IS A — ANNA, YOU MAY HAVE SEEN PICTURES FROM MY YOUNGER YEARS WHEN I FIRST MET SHERLAIN AND MY HAIR WAS JUST AS LONG AS THIS SHE’S A FAN OF THE LONGER HAIR, BUT YES, IT’S GETTING A LITTLE MUCH SO WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A NEW APPROACH TO HAIR MANAGEMENT THE LONGER HAIRS DAY, I THINK, IS COMING TO AN END BUT ON THE QUESTION OF VERY GOOD AND IMPORTANT QUESTION ABOUT THE BUDGET YOU KNOW, SOME LIKE THE BQX, WHICH HAD JUST BEGUN A WHOLE PHASE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REVIEW IT IS GOING TO BE LOOKED AT NOW WITH ALL THE OTHER MAJOR CAPITAL INITIATIVES WE TALKED YESTERDAY ABOUT SOME THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, LIKE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM, WHICH SOME PIECES OF IT ARE BEING DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE REALITY OF THIS CRISIS AND OUR BUDGET REALITY úSO WE’RE CERTA LOOK AT THE BQX AND MAKE DECISIONS THINKING ABOUT THOSE SAME REALITIES I DON’T WANT TO GIVE YOU A FIRM ANSWER TODAY IT WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THE BUDGET PROCESS AND BE PART OF WHAT WE SAY ABOUT BUDGET IN JUNE IT’S A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF THING THAT NOW HAS TO BE THOUGHT OF VERY DIFFERENTLY, SIMPLY FOR THE BUDGET RAMIFICATIONS ALONE THAT’S GOING TO BE OBVIOUSLY, AN INITIATIVE THAT COULD ONLY WORK WITH A VERY SUBSTANTIAL FEDERAL FUNDING BUT THE EXTENT THERE WAS ANY CITY EXPOSURE, IT HAS TO BE CONSIDERED AS PART OF OUR BUDGET PROCESS >> NEXT WE HAVE STEVE FROM WESTWOOD ONE NEWS >> HI MR. MAYOR THANKS AGAIN FOR TAKING OUR QUESTIONS AND GIVING US AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO GET RESPONSES WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE MAJOR RECREATION IN SOUTHERN BROOKLYN THE GATEWAY RECREATION AREA HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT RELEASE INVOLVE FOR PEOPLE IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS WHO WANT TO GET OUTSIDE, WHO WANT TO BE OUT WITH THEIR FAMILIES WHILE MAINTAINING SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND NOT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT BEING CLOSE TO OTHERS BUT THE MTA HAS DECIDED TO PARK IDLE BUSES BECAUSE THEY ARE USING FEWER BUSES AT THE FIELD FACILITY AND AS A RESULT, THE ENTIRE FACILITY, WHICH HAD BEEN USED FOR WEEKS NOW FOR SAFE RECREATION IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IT’S ALSO CUT OFF 400 PEOPLE FROM THEIR COMMUNITY GARDENS AT A TIME WHEN MANY NEW YORKERS ARE HAVING TROUBLE PUTTING FOOD ON THEIR TABLES AND THOSE 400 PEOPLE RELY ON THE FOOD THAT THEY ARE GROWING IN THOSE COMMUNITY GARDENS TO FEED THEMSELVES I’M JUST WONDERING, IT SEEMS LIKE THE MTA AND THE PARKS DEPARTMENT REACHED THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF CITY HALL I’M WONDERING IF THAT’S THE CASE AND IF THERE’S ANYTHING BEING DONE TO TRY AND FIND AN ALTERNATIVE, SUCH AS THE RESPEECH PARKING LOT, WHICH IS UNUSED RIGHT NOW OR ANY OTHER FAILITIES TO PARK THESE BUSES AND ONE OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BEACHES CONSIDERING THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN — >> STEVE, YOU THERE? STEVE? WELL, WE GOT PART ONE, I GUESS IF WE CAN GET HIM BACK, WE CAN DO THE SECOND PART I’LL START ANSWERING, YOU LET ME KNOW IF YOU BRING HIM BACK STEVE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT I WANT TO SAY, I THINK FOR EVERYONE, IS STEVE BACK OR NOT? I’M HEARING SOME FEEDBACK THERE ARE YOU GOOD? STEVE? >> YEAH >> OKAY, THERE YOU GO WE HEARD YOU START TO TALK ABOUT BEACHES AND THEN LOST YOU

>> AS A SECOND QUESTION, THE BEACH ISSUE, YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCE AS IT’S MAINTAINED IN CENTRAL PARK COULD BE MAINTAINED ON MANY OF OUR 14 MILES OF CITY BEACHES OVER THE SUMMER SOME OF THEM PERHAPS NOT I’M WONDERING IF THAT IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR APPROVED RECREATION OVER THE SUMMER >> YEAH, OKAY, SO STEVE, THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTIONS I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND COMMENT ABOUT WHAT I’VE TRIED TO DO AND MY TEAM HAS TRIED TO DO, WHICH IS CONSTANTLY MAKE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AND TAKE QUESTIONS FROM ALL OF YOU TO HELP THE PEOPLE GET A BETTER SENSE OF WHAT’S GOING ON, AND ANSWER IMPORTANT AND TOUGH QUESTIONS THAT THE PUBLIC DESERVES ANSWERS TO SO THANK YOU I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE IN THE MEDIA, BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARY SITUATION WHERE WE’RE DOING THIS SO OFTEN AND I THINK THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY HAVE APPRECIATED THIS DIALOGUE HAPPENS SO REGULARLY SO THANK YOU TO ALL TO YOUR TWO QUESTIONS SO I’M NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT I’M HEARING ABOUT FLOYD BENNETT FIELD IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO ME STEVE, WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND IS EXACTLY WHO ALL THE PARTIES TO THIS WERE OBVIOUSLY, THE MTA, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT SITUATION IS CONTROLLED THAT SPACE IS CONTROLLED BY THE UNITED STATES PARK SERVICE I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT CITY AGENCIES INVOLVEMENT WAS OR WASN’T I’LL GET DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT TODAY AND WE CAN GIVE YOU MORE OF AN ANSWER LATER I CAN TELL YOU, I DON’T LIKE WHAT I’M SEEING FOR THE VERY REASONS YOU OUTLINED WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO RECREATION FOR JUST THE AMOUNT OF TIME THEY NEED EACH DAY AND OBVIOUSLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING PEOPLE NEED ACCESS TO THAT RECREATION PEOPLE NEED ACCESS TO COMMUNITY GARDENS, AGAIN, FOLLOWING THOSE RULES I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT’S NOT NEGATIVE TO THE MTA I DON’T UNDERSTAND WITH SO MUCH LESS SERVICE GOING ON, IT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO KNOCK OUT THOSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERY DAY PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO BELIEVE THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES WE’RE HAPPY TO WORK WITH THE MTA ON ALTERNATIVES WE’LL COME BACK TO THAT ON THE BEACHES, I THINK WE’RE STARTING WITH THE NOTION THAT FIRST OF ALL, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT FEW MONTHS BRING THE NORMAL TIME WE WOULD OPEN THE BEACHES >> MOST PEOPLE GET ON BUSES AND THEN DRIVE AND THEY ARE CONGREGATING AND THAT IS NOT SOMETHING WE COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE FOR THE NEAR TERM WE ARE FIGHTING DAY TO DAY TO BEAT BACK THIS DISEASE AND WHERE MAKING PROGRESS, BUT NOT THE PROGRESS WE NEED WE KNEW WE COULD NOT START THE BEACH SEASON ANYWHERE NEAR NORMAL AS I’VE SAID, WE ARE OPEN TO LATER ON GETTING AN OPPORTUNITY THE POINT IS WELL TAKEN IF WE GET TO A POINT WHERE WE COULD OPEN UP, HOW WOULD WE DO IT AND DO IT SMARTLY? I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT I COULD SEE A SCENARIO WHERE WE DO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BUT I URGE PEOPLE THAT IT WON’T BE EASY THAT IS A LOT TO ENFORCE AND IT COMES WITH PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL DANGERS THAT WOULD BE A HIGH BAR FROM MY POINT OF VIEW AND WE WOULD HAVE TO BE CERTAIN WE WERE TURNING THE CORNER ON THE DISEASE AND COULD DO WITH THE RIGHT WAY TO ENFORCE PROPERLY IT’S A PERFECTLY FAIR THING AND SOMETHING AS ONE OF THE OPTIONS BUT THAT IS NOT HAPPENING OVERNIGHT IT WOULD BE DOWN THE ROAD WHEN WE HAVE PROGRESS BEATING BACK THIS DISEASE >>> NEXT, WE HAVE CHRISTINA >> Reporter: THANKS FOR TAKING MY QUESTION OBVIOUSLY AND RIGHTFULLY, LOT OF THE FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH RIGHT NOW, I’M JUST WONDERING IF WE CAN EXPECT A SPECIFIC PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO DEALING WITH A LOT RIGHT NOW TO SHIFT TO REMOTE LEARNING? >> CHRISTINA, ABSOLUTELY, YES THE CHANCELLOR MENTIONED THIS ORIGINALLY, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND I TRIED TO AMPLIFY FOR FOCUSING THIS WITH THE FIRST LADY, THE FIRST LADY AND THE CHANCELLOR ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO TAKE A LOT OF THE INITIATIVES THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED THROUGH THRIVE AND TO APPLY THEM IN THE COMING MONTHS WITH OUR KIDS, REMOTELY BUT, ALSO, TO START THE PLANNING FOR SEPTEMBER WE UNDERSTAND THAT SEPTEMBER WILL BE A CHALLENGE IN TERMS OF MENTAL HEALTH FOR OUR KIDS, ABSOLUTELY UNPRECEDENTED AND WE WILL HAVE TO DO A LOT IN EVERY SCHOOL TO SUPPORT KIDS WHO

HONESTLY HAVE BEEN TRAUMATIZED IN THE LIFE OF THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, YOU WILL HEAR SPECIFIC PLANS TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF KIDS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AND THEN AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE OPENING OF SCHOOL, DEFINITELY, A PLAN WILL BE PUT OUT ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN ALL SCHOOLS FOR SEPTEMBER. THE FIRST LADY AND THE CHANCELLOR WILL WORK ON THIS TOGETHER >> YES YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CONTINUING AND THAT TEACHERS ARE BEING TRAINED IN SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING, WHICH OF COURSE DEALS WITH CHILDREN AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS SO THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH CHILDREN ONLINE, TO A CERTAIN EXTENT IN THE FALL, WE HOPE TO HAVE A MORE EXPANDED PROGRAM WE KNOW SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE COMING BACK AND DISTRESS AND WE HAVEN’T STOPPED DOING ANYTHING WE ARE ALREADY DOING WE ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN VIRTUALLY, TRAINING TEACHERS AND BRINGING UP TO SPEED SO THEY CAN BE READY IN SEPTEMBER >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >> NEXT, MELISSA FROM NEWS4 >> MELISSA? ARE YOU THERE, MELISSA? >> Reporter: MR. MAYOR, HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> I’M JUST CHECKING ON MY DAUGHTER AT SCHOOL >> Reporter: I WALKED AWAY AT THE WRONG MOMENT AND THANK YOU WE’VE BEEN REPORTING THAT A FEW CHILDREN WERE HOSPITALIZED HERE IN THE CITY AND THEY APPEAR TO BE EXPERIENCING SOME OF THE SAME INFLAMMATORY SYMPTOMS THAT BRITISH OFFICIALS WARNED ABOUT OVER THE LAST WEEKEND SOME OFFICIALS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AND OTHERS NEGATIVE WE WONDER WHAT YOU ARE SEEING, BIG PICTURE? YOUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THAT SINCE INFLAMMATORY SYMPTOMS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE REPORTED TO CITY HEALTH OFFICIALS, YOU CAN’T SAY HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE EXPERIENCING THESE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS, RIGHT NOW IS THIS SOMETHING YOU WANT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO BE TRACKING? WHAT ELSE DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS, IF ANYTHING? >> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION LOOK, I’M CONCERNED MELISSA, WE ARE DEALING WITH THE GREAT UNKNOWN HERE AND WE HAVE TO BE VIGILANT ALL THE TIME THROUGH ANY NEW DEVELOPMENT THAT MIGHT GIVE US A WARNING OF SOMETHING BIGGER OBVIOUSLY, THE ENTIRE MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES AND PARTICULARLY PRECIOUS IS SAVING LIVES OF KIDS I’M CONCERNED ABOUT IT AND I DON’T PRETEND TO HAVE EXPERTISE ON THE EXACT REALITY BUT I’M VERY CONCERNED THAT I THINK WE’VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER IF IT IS SOMETHING TO BE TRACKED , I WOULD TURN TO DR. BARBEAU AND WE HAVE THE VICE PRESIDENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS AND I WANT TO SEE IF EITHER WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS ISSUE >> MR. MAYOR, I WILL SAY THAT I START WITH WHAT WE ARE SEEING FOR A A WHILE EVERY DAY WE LEARN MORE AND MORE OF HOW THE VIRUS BEHAVES BOTH FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH POINT OF VIEW, AS WELL AS FROM A CLINICAL POINT OF VIEW RECENTLY, WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT WHERE CORONAVIRUS CAN AFFECT THE HEART AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM TO DATE, WE HAVE NOT HEARD OF WAYS IN WHICH THE CORONAVIRUS HAS AFFECTED THE CHILDREN’S’ CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, BUT WE HAVE REGULAR, ONGOING CALLS WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALISTS IN THE CITY AND WE HAVE WEBINARS WITH THEM AND ADDITIONALLY, WE MEET ON A REGULAR BASIS WITH DOCTORS AND LEADERS AND THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS OF ALL OF THE HOSPITALS WE HAVE NOT SEEN THIS TO DATE AND I’VE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH OUR MEDICAL EXAMINER AND SHE HAS NOT NOTICED THIS WITH THE CASES SHE HAS SEEN BUT WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH OUR ACADEMIC PARTNERS TO ENSURE THAT IF THIS IS A TREND BEING SEEN THROUGH OUR CLINICAL PARTNERS THAT WE WILL WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER AND WE ARE ALWAYS PAYING ATTENTION TO THE WORLDWIDE LITERATURE, AND ALSO, WHAT WE EXPERIENCE HERE IN NEW YORK CITY >> DR. ERIC WEI, ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO ADD? >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR

SIMILAR TO DR. BARBOT, I AM NOT AWARE OF THIS BEING A TREND IN NEW YORK CITY HOSPITALS THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WERE APPRECIATED OF I’M THE FATHER OF TWO, THREE AND FIVE AND A BABY SEVEN MONTHS OLD YOU NOT, BEING SCARED FOR OUR CHILDREN, THE VIRUS SEEMS TO NOT AFFECT OUR YOUNG PATIENTS NEARLY AS MUCH AS THE OLDER PATIENTS WITH COMORBIDITIES AS DR. BARBOT MENTIONED, WE ARE PAYING ATTENTION THROUGH THE CRITICAL CARE COUNCIL, THE EMERGENCY COUNCIL AND WE ARE NOT SEEING A LOT OF CHILDREN TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID OR BEING VERY ILL AND ENDING UP IN THE PEDIATRIC ICU FROM COVID WE ARE AWARE OF THE NEWS AND THE LITERATURE THAT IS EVER- CHANGING OUT THERE ABOUT INFLAMMATORY CHANGES AND KAWASAKI DISEASE WE ARE PAYING VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THAT AND ALSO, LISTENING TO OUR SCIENCE EXPERTS >> THE LAST TWO NEXT IS MATT CHASE FROM NEWS DAY >> Reporter: THANKS FOR TAKING MY QUESTION. I APPRECIATE IT FOR THE POLICE COMMISSIONER, REGARDING GATHERINGS, WHAT, EXACTLY, WILL YOU DO DIFFERENTLY GOING FORWARD FROM WHAT YOU DID LAST NIGHT? HOW WIL YOUR SUMMONS AND BEST POLICY BE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU DID LAST NIGHT? TO WHAT EXTENT IS THE PROCEDURE CHANGING FOR HANDLING ARRESTEES AND FOLKS GETTING A SUMMONS, PHYSICALLY, SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS? AND FOR DR. BARBOT, CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE EPIDEMIOLOGY WITH THE DIFFERENCE OF THE EVIDENCE AND THE EVIDENCE ABSENCE? >> OKAY DR. BARBOT, LET’S TAKE THIS FIRST IT SOUNDS LIKE A QUESTION I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT HAVE THE ANSWER TO WHY DON’T YOU TAKE THAT ONE AND THEN WE WILL TURN TO THE COMMISSIONER >> YOU KNOW, THAT IS A REALLY GREAT QUESTION WHEN WE SAY THAT THERE IS AN ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE NOT A GOOD AMOUNT OF STUDIES THAT HAVE DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER FOR THE PARTICULAR FINDING IN QUESTION, OR THE PARTICULAR QUESTION, THAT IS THEN ABSENCE OF FINDINGS >> CAN YOU HEAR ME? CAN YOU EXPLAIN EVIDENCE OF ABSENCE CLINICAL STUDIES WERE DONE, OBSERVATIONS AND IT’S CONFIRMED THAT THERE IS NO CURRENT ASSOCIATION WITH THE PARTICULAR QUESTION IN MIND AND THAT IS NOT TO SAY THAT FUTURE STUDIES MAY NOT FIND A FINDING BUT, THAT IS WHAT THAT MEANS >> COMMISSIONER? >> WHAT I WILL SAY ABOUT THE GATHERINGS, WE ARE TWO MONTHS INTO THIS PANDEMIC, AT THIS POINT WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW WE, AS A POLICE DEPARTMENT, HAVE POLICED — I AM BIASED, BUT I THINK WE’VE DONE A GOOD JOB OF BALANCING AND USING DISCRETION AND WORKING WITH NEW YORKERS FROM ONE END OF THE CITY TO THE OTHER FOR WHETHER IT IS IN PARKS OR A RELIGIOUS GATHERING, WHETHER IT IS OUTSIDE THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS OR WHETHER ON THE STREET, LINING UP TO BUY GROCERIES, I THINK WE’VE GONE INTO IT WITH AN APPRECIATION THAT THIS IS TOUGH FOR EVERYONE AND WE’VE GOT TO GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER WE’VE EMPOWERED OUR OFFICES FOR YEARS, NOW, TO USE DISCRETION AND I THINK IT HAS COME THROUGH IN THIS BY AND LARGE, YOU SEE NEW YORKERS COOPERATE YOU’VE SEEN INCIDENTS POP UP AND CERTAINLY WE’VE HAD AN INCREASE IN 311 CALLS AND I VIEW THAT AS A GOOD THING PEOPLE ARE LETTING US KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AND TAKING INTEREST IN THEIR CITY IT IS THEIRS CITY OVERALL, WE’VE SEEN REALLY FEW, WHEN YOU THINK OF THE TENS AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INTERACTIONS ACROSS THE CITY IN A VARIETY OF CIRCUMSTANCES ARRESTS ARE THE FAR EXTREME AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SUMMONS, BUT NOT A LOT AND IT HAS REALLY BEEN MUTUAL COOPERATION BUT THE ONLY THING THAT HAS CHANGED, WE ARE BEYOND, AT THIS POINT, ASKING PEOPLE TO COMPLY WE CANNOT HAVE, FOR THE THIRD TIME, WHAT WE HAD LAST NIGHT THAT IS IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY

RELIGION OR ANY RACE OR ANY PART OF THIS CITY IT IS SIMPLY PUTTING YOU AT RISK AND IT IS PUTTING YOUR FAMILIES AT RISK IT IS PUTTING CRITICAL WORKERS AT RISK THEY’VE ALREADY RISKED THEIR LIVES AND SAID GOODBYE TO THEIR CHILDREN AND THEY ARE GOING INTO THE UNKNOWN AND EMERGENCY ROOMS ACROSS THE CITY EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST TIME, IT IS PUTTING MY COPS AT RISK WHAT YOU SHOULD TAKE AWAY FROM THAT IS HOW REALLY UNNECESSARY IT IS WE GRIEVED THIS WEEKEND FOR TWO FALLEN DETECTIVES BUT WE DID NOT COME OUT GET IT FROM OUR HOMES, BY AND LARGE AND THERE’S NO REASON ANYONE IN THE CITY CANNOT DO THE SAME IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME >> LAST QUESTION TODAY, DEBRA LEE FROM MANHATTAN TIMES >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE I WANTED TO FOLLOW-UP ON A CONVERSATION BEING HAT AROUND TESTING AND HOW THE CAPACITY FOR IT CONTINUES RAMPING UP IN THE CITY AND THE STATE LEVEL TO THE EXTENT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT FOR THE INDEPENDENT PHARMACIES, WHETHER THE GUIDANCE ON THE RESIDENTS SEEKING OUT CAN HAVE THE TESTING AND IT’S LED TO A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE RESIDENCE AND THE EFFORT TO TRACE AND IDENTIFY THE ILLNESS IT IS PROGRESSING AND ARE WE SAYING TO THE RESIDENTS, ARE WE CHANGING THE GUIDANCE TO SAY IF YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, POTENTIALLY, YOU SHOULD SEEK OUT TESTING TO BE CERTAIN? IN LIGHT OF THAT, ARE WE LOOKING AT A PRELUDE, ESSENTIALLY, TO WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN CHILE AND YOU’VE HEARD DR. FAUCI DISCUSS CORONAVIRUS IDENTIFICATION SPEAKING TO WEATHER YOU’VE TESTED POSITIVE AND WHAT THAT WILL MEAN FINALLY, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THIS TESTING AND TRACING POLICY, WHAT CONCERNS DOES THE CITY HAVE ABOUT HOW THIS WILL AFFECT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS THAT ARE ALREADY CONCERNED ABOUT THE BIG BROTHER QUALITY OF SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS IN FACT, THE DISINCENTIVE TO GET TESTED THERE IS A FOLLOW THROUGH IN THE WAY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE INVASIVE AND THEY WOULD WORRY MIGHT WELL LEAD TO DIRE CONSEQUENCES >> DEBRA LEE, WE APPRECIATE IT LET ME WORK THROUGH THESE QUESTIONS QUICKLY OUR MEDICAL COLLEAGUES MIGHT WANT TO JUMP IN, AS WELL LET ME TAKE THE FIRST STAB THIS IS THE WAY TO SHOW ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL RESPECT FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE, IT’S DEEPLY UNDERSTOOD IN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES THAT WE DO NOT ASK DOCUMENTATION STATUS AND WE PROVIDE SERVIC ASK THAT RECORDS NOT BE KEPT BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT ARE UNDOCUMENTED, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET FOOD AND MEDICAL CARE JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE OBVIOUSLY, THE INITIATIVE THAT WE CREATE WITH THE OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS TO PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT TO UNDOCUMENTED FOLKS WHO DON’T HAVE A LIVELIHOOD, IT’S EXCEPTIONAL AND IT SAYS THE COMMITMENT TO ALL HUMAN BEINGS MY HOPE IS WHEN IT COMES TO SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS KNOWING IF YOU HAVE A DISEASE THAT COULD BE LIFE-THREATENING TO YOU ARE AND YOUR FAMILY, THAT IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYONE ELSE FOLKS WHO ARE COMING HERE HAVE COME OVERWHELMINGLY TO TRY TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THEIR FAMILIES IT’S OFTEN FROM VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND EVEN TRAGIC SITUATIONS WHERE THEY CAME FROM SO, I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE FEARS, THE FIRST IMPULSE IS THAT IF SOMEONE NEEDED TESTING, THEY WOULD GET TESTING AND KNOW THAT IT WOULD BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK, BECAUSE WE KEEP EVERYTHING CONFIDENTIAL IN TERMS OF YOUR LARGER QUESTIONS, HAS THE GUIDANCE CHANGED IN A SENSE? YES, BUT I WOULDN’T SAY ALL THE WAY IT’S CHANGED IN THE SENSE THAT WE ONCE HAD ALMOST NO TESTING IN THIS CITY AND THEN WE HAVE TO TRY TO USE THE LITTLE BIT WE HAVE TO FOCUSED ON THE SICKEST PATIENTS AND THE HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS NOW, AND THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WE ARE OPENING IT UP TO BROADER COMMUNITIES THAT IS A CHANGE OUR MESSAGE IS THAT GETTING TESTED IS IMPORTANT, PARTICULARLY IF YOU ARE VULNERABLE, OLDER OR HAVE PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS THAT HAS BEEN CONSISTENT WHAT WILL CHANGE, FOR SURE, MUCH MORE DEEPLY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, IS WHEN WE GO TO A HUGE TEST AND TRACE APPROACH, THEN, WE ARE SAYING TO TENS OF

THOUSANDS AND ULTIMATELY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS, WE WANT TO MAXIMIZE TESTING AND WE WANT TO TEST ANYONE THAT IF THEY TEST POSITIVE, WE WANT TO TEST THE PEOPLE YOU HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE GUIDANCE IS CHANGING, BUT WILL CHANGE A LOT MORE ON THE QUESTION OF CERTIFICATES, THAT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT FOR THE FUTURE IT HAS BEEN USED AS A TOOL IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. A CERTIFICATE OR SOMETHING ONLINE HAS BEEN USED IN DIFFERENT PLACES AND CERTAINLY IS A COMMENDABLE IDEA WE HAVE NOT MADE ANY CONCLUSIONS ON THAT IT WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE IN A SMART WAY WITH A LOT OF THINGS TO THINK ABOUT, LEGALLY, WITH PRIVACY AND OTHER ISSUES IT IS CERTAINLY ON THE TABLE AND SOMETHING TO LOOK AT WITH HOW YOU SUPPORT A BROAD GAUGE TESTING SYSTEM AND HOW YOU GET BACK TO NORMAL WITH THE INFORMATION THE TESTING SYSTEM PROVIDES THOSE ARE SOME ANSWERS DOCTORS, ANYTHING TO ADD? >> YES, MR. MAYOR I WILL ADD THAT IT’S IMPORTANT TO TEASE APART THE TWO TESTS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. I THINK, ALL TOO OFTEN, ANTIBODY TESTING IS LUMPED IN WITH TESTING FOR THE ACTUAL INFECTION IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US, A, TO TEASE THAT APART AND WITH REGARD TO TESTING FOR INFECTION, THE GUIDANCE IS IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE CHRONIC AND UNDERLYING ILLNESSES THAT PUT THEM AT GREATER RISK FOR BACKUP IS PRIORITIZED FOR TESTING BUT AS THE ABILITY FOR TESTING INCREASES, WE WANT THEM TO TEST MORE INDIVIDUALS IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF WAYS IN WHICH WE INCREASE ACCESS TO TESTING RECENTLY, WE ANNOUNCED THAT WE ARE MOVING FORWARD THROUGH THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAB TO DO NASAL SWABS INSTEAD OF NASOPHARYNGEAL SWABS, PUTTING LESS STRAIN ON PPE THAT IS HOW THAT TESTING ARM HAS EVOLVED WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TESTING FOR ANTIBODIES, WE HAVE TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT THERE IS NO SCIENCE TELLING US THAT THERE IS DURABLE PROTECTION OR IMMUNITY IF SOMEONE TESTS POSITIVE FOR THOSE ANTIBODIES WE WANT TOBE VERY CAREFUL WITH FALSE HOPE BEING GIVEN BECAUSE THERE IS NO CORRELATION WITH IMMUNITY AND THERE HAVE BEEN PRELIMINARY STUDIES THAT INDICATE THAT PEOPLE CAN POTENTIALLY BE REINFECTED WITH COVID-19 IN THE SAME SEASON WE ARE WAITING FOR MORE STUDIES TO TELL US WHETHER THOSE FINDINGS ARE CORROBORATED OR NOT WHERE ANTIBODIES MAY BE HELPFUL FOR US IN THE FUTURE IS TO GIVE US A BETTER UNDERSTANDING IN THE NEXT SEASON. IF WE HAVE ANTIBODIES FOR THIS SEASON, YET THEY REINFECTED NEXT SEASON, WE HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THOSE ANTIBODIES REALLY MEAN AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE PROTECTIVE AND IF THEY ARE PROTECTIVE, HOW LONG THEY LAST >>> DR. WEI, ANYTHING TO ADD? >> THANKS, MR. MAYOR AND I REINFORCE WHAT DR. BARBOT SAID ANTIBODY TESTING, THERE IS BENEFIT TO OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN TERMS OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY OF KNOWING I’VE BEEN EXPOSED AND WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE IMMUNITY AND WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO RELAX SOCIAL DISTANCING OR USAGE THE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT COMMENT, THAT REALLY RESONATES WITH HEALTH AND HOSPITALS WITH THE MAYOR’S ADMINISTRATION IT IS PART OF OUR ETHOS AND IN OUR MISSION STATEMENT, THE TWO IMPORTANT WORDS ARE WITHOUT EXCEPTION WE WANT TO HELP NEW YORKERS LIVE THEIR HEALTHIEST LIFE WITHOUT EXCEPTION AND WE DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR HEALTH IS AT RISK BECAUSE OF COVID-19 AND I WANT YOU TO GET A TEST AND GET APPROPRIATE TREATMENT AND RESULTS SO, I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO THINK THAT WE WOULD BE ASKING IMMIGRATION STATUS WE DON’T WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH >> NICELY SAID, DR. AND THANK YOU LET ME CONCLUDE BY GOING BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED EXTRAORDINARY WORK, THE HEROIC WORK SO MANY HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND SO MANY FIRST RESPONDERS, OVER THESE WEEKS, UNPRECEDENTED AND

UNIMAGINABLE, WHAT SO MANY HAVE GONE THROUGH AND NO ONE COULD HAVE FORESEEN THIS BUT THE HAIR WAS A MAN HAS BEEN SO CLEAR AND SO SHARP I WANT TO THINK THE FIRST LADY AND OUR POLICE COMMISSIONER THE IDEA THAT WE ALL SUPPORT OR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN EVERY WAY, IT’S ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL OF COURSE, EVERYTHING THAT HAS GONE THROUGH UP UNTIL NOW, WITH THE PPE, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, THAT EFFORT WILL BE ONGOING AND WE WILL DEEPEN THAT EFFORT ALL WE’VE DONE TO SUPPORT THEM AND THANK THEM, WITH TESTING GOING DEEPER WITH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT, WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR THEM AND THEN BEYOND THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE WHEN THEY SAY THAT PHRASE, LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED THAT IS WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WITH THE HEROES OF THIS FIGHT THERE’S A LOT THEY NEED AND WHAT WE HAVE TO GIVE TO THEM TO SUPPORT THEM AND EVERYONE RECOGNIZES THAT EVERY TIME YOU SAY THANK YOU TO ONE OF THESE HEROES, EVERY TIME YOU OFFER TO HELP THEM IN WAYS BIG AND SMALL, ALL OF THOSE WONDERFUL PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT TO APPLAUD AT 7:00 AT NIGHT, PEOPLE THAT HAVE BROUGHT FOOD AND SUPPORT TO HOSPITALS AND TO OUR EMTs AND PARAMEDICS AND FIRST RESPONDERS, EVERY BIT OF IT HELPS AND WE WILL BE THERE FOR THEM THEY HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN THERE FOR ALL OF US AND THANK YOU, EVERYBODY >>> IN 60 YEARS, WE WENT FROM 100,000 FACTORY WORKERS TO ABOUT 7000 >> OFTEN THE DISTANCE, YOU CAN SEE SOME FACTORIES STILL HUMMING BUT MOST OF THEM ARE KIND OF ABANDONMENT >> THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY, RIGHT NOW, IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRIES IN AMERICA YET, IT CONTINUES TO BE THE ABSOLUTE LOWING LOWEST PAYER IN THE U.S >> BARELY ANYBODY IS MAKING ENOUGH TO LIVE >> WE ARE DONATING PLASMA TO GET BY >> IT’S LITERALLY A SLAVE WAGE I DIDN’T GROW UP LIKE THIS MY MOM DIDN’T HAVE TO GO TO FOOD BANKS IT’S PRETTY SAD >>> GO TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WE’VE GOT SOMETHING CRAZY REACH FOR THE STARS >> IT’S MY COMEBACK >> >> THIS IS PRETTY FUN >> THERE IS MORE >> EXPERIENCE THOUGHT- PROVOKING, INNOVATIVE AND TRULY ORIGINAL REPORTING THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING >>> HOW DO WE PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE ABOUT HOW WORRIED WE SHOULD BE? >> WE WILL SHARE NEW NUMBERS ON CRITICAL INFORMATION >> VLADIMIR DUTHIERS IS TRACKING THE PLIGHT OF THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS >> WHAT ARE DOCTORS SAYING? >>> GOOD TO SEE YOU I’M VLADIMIR DUTHIERS REPORTING HERE FROM THE CBS NEWS UPPER WEST SIDE BUREAU IN MANHATTAN MY COLLEAGUE, ANNE-MARIE GREEN, IS JUST ACROSS THE WAY IN PHILADELPHIA FROM HER HOME OFFICE WE HAVE A LOT TO GET TO TODAY >> A BIT OF A MILESTONE WITH 1 MILLION TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE COVID VIRUS IT’S A GRIM MILESTONE AND THE PRESIDENT IS FOCUSING ON MORE WIDESPREAD TESTING IN THE HOPES OF GETTING THE ECONOMY UP AND RUNNING AGAIN WE ARE JOINED BY MAJOR GARRETT TO TALK MORE ABOUT WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS SAYING AND FIRST OFF, HAS THE ADMINISTRATION OR THE PRESIDENT COMMENTED ON THIS 1 MILLION

PEOPLE POSITIVE MILESTONE? >> Reporter: NO NOT IN THE SENSE THAT THE MILESTONE IS SHOCKING AND NUMERICALLY UNIMAGINABLE FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS AGO IT’S FOCUSED MUCH MORE ON ADAPTATION AT THE STATE LEVEL, WHETHER TESTING OR PHASED REOPENING WITH FEDERAL GUIDELINES AND A VERY IMPORTANT EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENT LAST NIGHT USING THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT TO ASSERT THAT MEAT PROCESSING SLAUGHTER HOUSES FOR ALL PROTEIN INDUSTRIES, IS IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY, IS AN IMPERATIVE PART OF THE U.S. FOOD CHAIN AND THROUGH THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER, SETTING UP A VERY SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR WORKER SAFETY AND MANDATING THAT THE SLAUGHTER HOUSES AND THE MEAT PROCESSING PLANTS STAY UP AND RUNNING THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT MOVE BY THE ADMINISTRATION TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY AND REALITY, IN TERMS OF WORKER SAFETY AND KEEPING THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN UP AND RUNNING AND DECLARING THAT THESE PROCESSING HOUSES HAVE TO STAY OPEN >> YOU KNOW, MAJOR, IT’S A TOUGH CALL YOU ARE ESSENTIALLY’S — IT GOES TO THE QUESTION WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT — THIS PUSH TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY AND TO REOPEN THE COUNTRY, CERTAIN PARTS OFTHE COUNTRY ON ONE HAND, PEOPLE WANT TO GET BACK TO WORK AND TO GET A SENSE OF NORMALCY IN THEIR LIVES AND ESSENTIALLY, YOU ARE SAYING TO FOLKS THAT YOU’VE GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK EVEN THOUGH THESE CONDITIONS MAY NOT BE SAFE THERE ARE LAWS FOR COMPANIES TO KEEP EMPLOYEES SAFE WHEN THEY ARE WORKING I’VE SEEN, FOR EXAMPLE, CERTAIN GOVERNORS SUGGESTING THAT IF PEOPLE CHOOSE NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH OR SAFETY, THEY MAY BE CONSIDERED NOT EMPLOYABLE AND MAY GET FIRED FOR ONE OF THOSE REASONS HOW IS THE ADMINISTRATION SEEKING TO BALANCE THOSE TWO POLAR OPPOSITES? >> YES >> Reporter: THE EXECUTIVE ORDER, IT’S AN EXAMPLE OF THE ADMINISTRATION DECLARING SOMETHING PART OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND THAT IS A TERMINOLOGY FOR THE SLAUGHTER HOUSES AND MEAT PROCESSING WITH POULTRY, PORK, CATTLE, EVERYTHING OVER THE WEEKEND, OSHA, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, AND THE CDC, PLACED GUIDELINES FOR SAFE WORKER TREATMENT WITHIN THESE PLANS THEY ARE NO LONGER GUIDELINES, THEY ARE FEDERAL POLICIES UNDER THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT WHAT WOULD THEY DO IN TERMS OF WORKER SAFETY? THEY WOULD CODIFY THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER THEY SAW THE EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THERE WAS SOME REAL TEETH FOR THE WORKER SAFETY AND IT GIVES HARD-CORE GUIDELINES ABOUT DOING THIS AND, THE MEANS TO KEEP THE PROCESSING HOUSES GOING IN THAT EXAMPLE, IT APPEARS THERE IS AN EQUITABLE WEIGHING OF DESIRES AND PRESSURES WITH WORKER SAFETY KEEPING THINGS OPEN AND KEEPING THE FOOD CHAIN AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN FUNCTIONING AS WE’VE LEARNED, WHEN THE COVID-19 EXPERIENCE WAS JUST DAWNING, ANXIETY ABOUT FUTURE SUPPLIES CAN LEAD TO OVERCONSUMPTION WE SAW PEOPLE INTERPRETING OR BRANDING THIS AS HOARDING AND THAT KENDRA SWAPPED THE SUPPLY CHAIN EVEN IF FULLY FUNCTIONING IN THIS INSTANCE, AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT EVERY INSTANCE, BUT THERE ARE MILLIONS OF ADAPTATIONS GOING ON IN EVERY STATE AND EVERY HOUSEHOLD RIGHT NOW THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE ADMINISTRATION, IT APPEARS, TRYING TO WAY DIFFERENT AND DIFFICULT, AT TIMES, PRESSURE POINTS AND DOING SO IN RATHER QUICK ORDER OVER THE WEEKEND, THERE WERE ALARMS BEING RAISED BY THOSE IN THE VARIOUS POULTRY INDUSTRIES, MEATPACKING AND PORK AND EVERYTHING ELSE, SAYING THERE MIGHT BE SOME PROBLEMS QUICKLY, THERE WAS THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER WITH THE DEEPER QUESTION, HOW DO GOVERNORS DO THIS, THE ADMINISTRATIONS, THROUGH THE PRESIDENT’S VOICE, SAID, I’M GOING TO LET YOU MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND OUR GUIDELINES WILL BE THERE TO REINFORCE OR TO QUESTION YOU IF YOU ARE MOVING TOO RAPIDLY IN GEORGIA, TO THE PRESIDENT’S OWN POINT OF VIEW, TO REOPEN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE ECONOMY TOO RAPIDLY, ALL BRIAN GOVERNOR KEMP GOT WHAT SHARP WORDS AND NOTHING ELSE THERE IS A LOT OF LATITUDE BEING GIVEN TO THIS BY GOVERNORS BUT ON SOMETHIG LIKE

THIS, WHERE IT COMES TO PROCESSING AND SLAUGHTERING OF THOSE THINGS AND THE MEAT SUPPLY CHAIN, VERY SPECIFIC GUIDELINES AND VERY SHARP DECLARATIONS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT THIS IS CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND MUST STAY OPEN AND MUST STAY PRODUCTIVE >> I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT SOME OF THESE FACILITIES WERE SHUT DOWN BECAUSE THOUSANDS WITHIN THE MEATPACKING INDUSTRY HAVE ALREADY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS I ASSUMED THEY WERE MAINTAINING GUIDELINES TO DIMINISH THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IT’S ALREADY AN ISSUE AND THAT’S WHY THEY WERE SHUTTING DOWN OR SLOWING DOWN PRODUCTION BUT I HAVE TO ASK YOU ABOUT THIS THERE WERE BIG TIME HEADLINES VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE VISITED THE MAYO CLINIC YESTERDAY AND HE DID NOT WEAR A MASK THERE IS A STUNNING PHOTO CIRCULATING OF EVERYONE IN THE ROOM, DOCTORS AND PATIENTS AND WHOEVER ELSE, ALL WEARING MASKS AND THE VICE PRESIDENT IS NOT HAVE YOU HEARD FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OR HIS TEAM OR ANY EXPLANATION FOR THIS? >> Reporter: SURE THE VICE PRESIDENT SAID IT TO REPORTERS TRAVELING WITH HIM HE SAID, I’M TESTED ALL THE TIME I WAS TESTED RECENTLY AND I’M NEGATIVE AND I DON’T NEED TO WEAR A MASK YESTERDAY, I TALKED TO A DOCTOR , THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST BY TRAINING WITH THE CDC FOR MANY, MANY YEARS AND IS NOW THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AND HE SAID EVERYONE COULD AND MUST BE WEARING MASKS PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO GIVE THOSE GUIDELINES OUGHT TO REINFORCE THAT MESSAGING BECAUSE IT’S JUST GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE AND IT’S GOOD MODELING PRACTICE THE VICE PRESIDENT KNOWS THAT THE MAN HE WORKS FOR AND THE MAN HE ANSWERS TO EVERY SINGLE DAY HAS SAID I’M NOT WEARING ONE IN PUBLIC AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE KNOWS THAT THERE ARE THINGS ABOUT MODELING IN THE ERA OF COVID-19 THAT THE PRESIDENT PERCEIVES AS WEAK AND MASKS IT AND SAYS I’M NOT DOING IT THE VICE PRESIDENT KNOWS IF HE DID IT, THERE WOULD BE ANOTHER ARRAY OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN’T DOING THAT PLACING PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, POSSIBLY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS NOT GOING TO DO THAT AND HE’S WILLING TO TAKE THE HEAT FOR NOT WEARING A MASK IN PUBLIC, EVEN THOUGH EVERYONE AROUND HIM IS AND HE WAS GREETED BY MAYO CLINIC WITH THE POLICY OF WEARING MASKS BUT HE WASN’T GOING TO CROSS THAT LINE WITH THE PRESIDENT >> ALL RIGHT MAJOR GARRETT, I KNOW YOU’VE GOT TO RUN REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT THE MAYO CLINIC DELETED A TWEET WHERE THEY HAD INDICATED THAT THEY HAD GIVEN THE VICE PRESIDENT THOSE GUIDELINES MAJOR, THANK YOU WE APPRECIATE IT >>> TONIGHT AT 10:30 p.m EASTERN TIME, THERE IS SOMETHING SO PROFOUNDLY SAD ABOUT THIS YOUNG WOMAN >> THEY CLASSIFIED HER AS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL >> THE ONLY TREATMENT YOU ARE GETTING IS THAT MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY SAYING, ARE YOU WANTING TO KILL YOURSELF? >> WHY DIDN’T SOMEBODY HELP HER WE ARE NOT PEOPLE TO THEM >> I DON’T CARE WHO IS AT FAULT YOU NEED TO GET IT DONE PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB >>> AS DJs AND ARTISTS TURNED TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO STREAM LIVE MUSIC, ONE STARTUP IS INNOVATING BY OFFERING WHAT THEY SAY IS A RICHER AND MORE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE HERE IS MORE FOR WHAT SETS US APART >> IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, WE’VE SEEN A DECLINE IN MEDIA BECAUSE OF RECORDING AND THE PRICE WE PAY FOR 10,000 SONGS IN OUR POCKET FROM THE VINYL ERA TO THE CD ERA AND NOW THIS DIGITAL ERA, WE’VE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO QUALITY AUDIO WHEN WE LISTEN OR ENGAGE WITH LIVE MUSIC, IT’S A NEW EXPERIENCE AND WE ARE PICKING UP SPATIAL INFORMATION REFLECTING THE SHAPE OF THE ROOM AND THE ARTIST THIS TAKES YOU BACK TO A HEIGHTENED LIFE EXPERIENCE AND GIVES YOU THE INFORMATION AS IF YOU WERE ALMOST IN THE INFINITE SEAT IN THE ARENA AND THE LAST YEAR OR SO, PEOPLE ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH AUDIO GUN WITH THE BOOM OF PODCASTS AND THERE IS A HUGE FOLLOWING AND I THINK IT’S THE RIGHT TIME TO BEGIN TO INTEGRATE IN THIS SPACE AND CONNECT WITH THE WORLD TO REDEFINE THE QUALITY

OF AUDIO AND OUR OWN PERSONAL WELL-BEING AT ITS CORE, IRIS IS A B2B SOFTWARE BUSINESS WE INTEND TO SELL OUR CONTENT INTO OTHER PROVIDERS TO GIVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE THIS WAY TO LISTEN WE TOOK THE CHALLENGE TO DEVELOP WHAT WE THINK IS THE PERFECT LISTENING DEVICE AND WE CREATED A HEADPHONE THAT WE WILL LAUNCH IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO, WHICH HAS THE TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED IN IT AND EARLY ON IN RESEARCH, INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY, WE ARE WORKING WITH MAJOR RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES TO UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT FACETS OF THE TECHNOLOGY AND HOW IT BENEFITS THE BRAIN WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH ASTON MARTIN ON THE FORMULA ONE TEAM FOR HOW DRIVERS CAN TRAIN TO GET A REAL EXPERIENCE IT ENGAGES THE BRAIN IN A UNIQUE WAY IF YOU TRY TO DISRUPT ANY INDUSTRY, YOU MAY RUFFLE FEATHERS THERE ARE LOT OF CHALLENGES IN THAT THIS IS NEW AND THEREFORE CATCHES PEOPLE BY SURPRISE WE’VE GOT SOME PUSHBACK BUT WE ARE VERY WELL SUPPORTED BY SOME LEADERS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND ONE OF OUR BEST IS ROGER TAYLOR FROM QUEEN VALIDATION IS THERE FROM THE INDUSTRY, AS WELL >>> IN 60 YEARS WE WENT FROM 100,000 FACTORY WORKERS TO PROBABLY 7000 >> IN THE DISTANCE, YOU CAN SEE SOME FACTORIES HUMMING AND MOST OF THEM ARE ABANDONED >> THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY, RIGHT NOW, ONE OF THE LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING IN AMERICA BUT IT CONTINUES TO BE THE ABSOLUTE LOWEST PAYING EMPLOYER IN THE U.S >> BARELY ANYBODY IS MAKING ENOUGH TO LIVE >> WE ARE DONATING PLASMA TO GET BY >> WE LITERALLY ARE MAKING A SLAVE WAGE I DIDN’T GROW UP LIKE THIS MY MOM DIDN’T HAVE TO GO TO FOOD BANKS >> IT’S CRAZY >>> GO TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WE HAVE SOMETHING CRAZY REACH FOR THE STARS >> YES IT’S MY COMEBACK >> THERE IS MORE EXPERIENCE THOUGHT-PROVOKING, INNOVATIVE AND TRULY ORIGINAL REPORTING THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING >>> HOW DO WE PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE? >> WE SHARE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OUTBREAK >> VLADIMIR DUTHIERS IS TRACKING THE PLIGHT OF THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS >>> LET’S TAKE YOU NOW TO NEW YORK STATE, WHERE GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO IS DELIVERING HIS DAILY BRIEFING ON THE PANDEMIC AND HOW IT AFFECTS NEW YORK STATE AND THERE ARE GRIM NUMBERS WITH 330 PEOPLE DYING IN THE STATE IN THE LAST 24 HOURS LET’S LISTEN TO THE GOVERNOR >>> WE HAVE 30% OF ICU BEDS THAT HAVE A BUFFER BEFORE WE WILL START BUMPING UP THE TOTAL CAPACITY WE HAVE TO WATCH THE HOSPITALIZATION RATE AND THE DIAGNOSTIC TESTING RATE, HOW MANY POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE TO TAKE ON THE CONTINUOUS BASIS AND YOU CAN SEE THAT NUMBER START GOING OUT IT IS ALL BASED ON THE DATA AND THE NUMBERS AND, THE RATE OF TRANSMISSION, THE T RATE OF TRANSMISSION, IT HAS TO BE 1.1 OR LESS THE 1.1, THAT IS TEXTBOOK OUTBREAK. SO, WATCH THE NUMBERS AND WATCH THE TRANSMISSION RATE HOW TO DO THAT? YOU DO THAT WITH TESTING THAT IS WHY EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT TESTING BECAUSE IT ALLOWS YOU TO CONTINUALLY TEST SAMPLES HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE POSITIVE, HOW MANY NEGATIVE AND YOU SEE THE POSITIVE INCREASING THROUGH YOUR DAY TO DAY TESTING AND THAT IS A SIGN WE ARE DOING ABOUT 20,000 TESTS AND WE WANTED TO DOUBLE THAT WE NOW ARE, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 30,000 TESTS PER DAY AND THAT IS A DRAMATIC INCREASE AND NOT

WHERE WE NEED TO BE, BUT A DRAMATIC INCREASE WHERE WE ARE NOW, YOU SHOULD KNOW, NEW YORK STATE IS DOING MORE THAN MOST COUNTRIES ARE DOING WE HAVE BEEN VERY AGGRESSIVE IN TESTING AND WE HAVE MADE GREAT PROGRESS NEW YORKERS SHOULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT THAT BUT WE HAVE MORE TO DO WITH ELECTIVE SURGERIES, WE HAD CANCELED ALL OF THEM AND WE COULD HAVE INCREASED CAPACITY THAT WAY IN THE HOSPITALS WHEN YOU CANCEL DOCTORS, HOSPITALS FEEL A FINANCIAL PINCH BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY, ON ELECTIVE SURGERIES SO, FOR AREAS THAT DON’T HAVE A FEAR OF A COVID SURGE, WE ARE GOING TO ALLOW ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO BEGIN AND THAT IS PRIMARILY IN COUNTIES UPSTATE AND AGAIN, COUNTIES WHERE WE ARE STILL WORRIED ABOUT A SURGE IN COVID BEDS, WE WON’T OPEN UP TO ELECTIVE SURGERY UNTIL WE KNOW WE ARE OUT OF THE WOODS ON THE COVID VIRUS THIS IS THE LIST OF COUNTIES ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND I WILL DO AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON THAT TODY WE’VE BEEN WORRIED ABOUT FRONT- LINE WORKERS, THE HEROES OUT THERE EVERY DAY SO EVERYBODY ELSE CAN STAY HOME SOMEBODY ASKED ME YESTERDAY ON A RADIO INTERVIEW, WELL, YOU KNOW, YOU ARE OUT THERE EVERY DAY. ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF? I’M OUT THERE EVERY DAY FORGET ME I WILL TELL YOU WHO IS OUT THERE EVERY DAY, THE NURSES IN THE EMERGENCY ROOMS, THE DOCTORS, THE POLICE OFFICERS GOING INTO HOMES AND APARTMENTS BECAUSE THERE IS A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE THE EMTs, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE DELIVERY WORKER, 50 DOORS A DAY AND GETS PAID THEY ARE THE ONES REALLY DOING THE WORK COMPARED TO THEM, WHAT I DO IS DE MINIMIS AND THEY ARE DOING IT NOT BECAUSE THEY GET PAID A LOT OF MONEY OR BECAUSE PEOPLE SAY THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU, BUT THEY ARE DOING IT BECAUSE IT IS THEIR VALUE AND THEIR HONOR AND THEIR PRIDE AND DIGNITY AND THEY SHOW UP EVEN WHEN IT’S HARD MY HAT IS OFF TO THEM AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO PROTECT THEM THEY HAVE EQUIPMENT, PPE, RESPECT AND OUR GRATITUDE AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE TESTING SO THAT WE GET THE RESULTS OF THE TESTS SO THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES I ALSO WANT TO SEE IF WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM IN ANY OF THOSE FRONTLINE WORKFORCES WE ARE DOING TESTING AND WE’VE STARTED WITH THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WHAT WE FOUND SO FAR, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THEY HAVE THE EMTs AND THAT IS 17% POSITIVE, NYPD TESTED POSITIVE, MUCH HIGHER IN THE FDNY EMTs WE’VE BELIEVED THAT BECAUSE THE EMT NUMBER IS DRIVING IT UP, BUT WE HAVE TO DO MORE NUMBERS AND MORE RESEARCH TO DETERMINE THAT REMEMBER, EMTs ARE THE FRONT LINE LINE, THOSE WHO ARE ASSISTING IN CLOSE CONTACT, IN MANY WAYS THE FDNY, ALSO, BUT WE WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON COMPARED TO A DOWNSTATE AVERAGE OF THE GENERAL POPULATION OF ABOUT 18% WE WILL DO FURTHER RESEARCH, FURTHER SURVEYS BY RACE AND GENDER AND WE WILL ALSO DO THE SAME WITH TRANSIT WORKERS AND PEOPLE DRIVING BUSES AND THE SUBWAYS AND CLEANING THE BUSES ON THE SUBWAYS WITHOUT THOSE BUSES AND SUBWAYS, ESSENTIAL WORKERS COULDN’T GET TO WORK. WHY DIDN’T WE JUST CLOSE DOWN THE SUBWAYS AND BUSES? DON’T EXPECT NURSES AND DOCTORS TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE HOSPITAL IF WE CLOSE DOWN THOSE SYSTEMS DON’T EXPECT DELIVERY OF FOOD WHEN YOU RING ON YOUR TELEPHONE WE NEED THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO TRANSPORT ESSENTIAL WORKERS THOSE FRONTLINE WORKERS ARE AT RISK AND WE WILL DO ADDITIONAL TESTING FOR THESE WORKERS I ALSO COMMENTED YESTERDAY THAT THE DAILY NEWS HAD PICTURES OF THINGS GOING ON IN THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY SYSTEM WHERE CARS WERE FILTHY AND DISGUSTING AND HOMELESS PEOPLE WERE THERE WITH ALL THEIR BELONGINGS. IT WAS NOT JUST THE DAILY NEWS PICTURE, IT REFLECTED WHAT HAS BEEN IN THE PRESS AND WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

SAYING, THE DETERIORATION OF THE CONDITIONS IN THE SUBWAYS SOME CRIMES ARE UP IN THE SUBWAYS RIDERSHIP IS DOWN 90% I DON’T KNOW HOW, MATHEMATICALLY, THAT IS POSSIBLE THE TRAINS ARE FILLED WITH HOMELESS PEOPLE AND YOU AREN’T DOING THE HOMELESS ANY FAVORS I’VE WORKED WITH THE HOMELESS ALL MY LIFE IF YOU LET HOMELESS PEOPLE STAY ON THE TRAINS IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL HEALTH PANDEMIC WITH NO MASKS, NO PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, YOU ARE NOT HELPING THE HOMELESS LETTING THEM ENDANGER THEIR OWN LIFE AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS, IT’S NOT HELPING ANYONE IN THE TWO DAYS, WHICH MEANS TOMORROW, I WANT A FULL PLAN OF HOW WE DISINFECT EVERY TRAIN, EVERY NIGHT, PERIOD ANY ESSENTIAL WORKER WHO SHOWS UP AND GETS ON A TRAIN SHOULD KNOW THAT THE TRAIN WAS DISINFECTED THE NIGHT BEFORE WE DON’T WANT THEM TO STAY HOME WE OWE IT TO THEM TO BE ABLE TO SAY, THE TRAIN YOU RIDE, THE BUS YOU RIDE HAS BEEN DISINFECTED AND IS CLEAN THE STATE AND LOCAL FUNDING FROM WASHINGTON, IT’S ESSENTIAL AND IT’S NOT TURNING INTO A POLITICAL BRAWL ON STATE AND LOCAL FUNDING SOME OF THE OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON ARE SAYING THEY ARE AGAINST IT AND IT’S LED BY SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL LEADING THE SENATE AND HE MAKES IT BLATANTLY POLITICAL NO BLUE STATE BAIL OUT. WHAT IS HE TRYING TO SAY? THE STATES THAT HAVE CORONAVIRUS ARE DEMOCRATIC STATES? HE IS A REPUBLICAN AND DOESN’T WANT TO HELP THE DEMOCRATIC STATES HE WENT SO FAR AS TO SAY THAT HE WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF THE STATES GOING BANKRUPT. FIRST, STATES HAVE NEVER GONE BANKRUPT THEY CAN GO BANKRUPT THERE ARE SERIOUS CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER A STATE CAN GO BANKRUPT OR DECLARE BANKRUPTCY YOU NEED A FEDERAL LAW THAT WOULD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN FOR STATES DECLARING BANKRUPTCY, EVEN IF YOU GOT AROUND THE CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION IF YOU BELIEVED THAT, IF IT WASN’T JUST POLITICAL RHETORIC AND PERSONAL VICTORY ALL, PASSING A LAW THAT ALLOWS STATES TO DECLARE BANKRUPTCY? YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO THAT I DARE HIM TO DO THAT AND GET THAT BILL SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT TO MAKE IT PARTISAN, IT’S MOST DISTURBING AND YOU CAN SEE THE RALLY OF THE PARTISAN TROOPS WITH SENATOR SCOTT FROM FLORIDA SAYING WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL THEM OUT WE VERSUS THEM WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL THEM OUT IT’S WE AND THEM THAT’S NOT RIGHT WHO IS WE AND WHO IS THEM? WHO IS WE AND WHO IS THEM? THEM, THE PEOPLE WHO HAD CORONAVIRUS? THEY HAD THE CORONAVIRUS? WE, WITHOUT THE VIRUS ARE SUPPOSED TO BAIL OUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE VIRUS? WHAT AN UGLY SENTIMENT. FIRST OF ALL, ON THE FACTS, IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WRITE WHY THEY WOULD EVEN WANT TO GO DOWN THIS ROAD WHEN THE FACTS ARE DAMNING EVERYTHING THEY ARE SAYING? THEY ARE STILL FACTS BUT I KNOW IT’S HARD TO COMMUNICATE FACTS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT I KNOW A LOT OF THE FILTERS DON’T COMMUNICATE FACTS, AND EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN SPIN BUT THERE ARE STILL FACTS THAT ARE NOT POLITICAL THEATER, RIGHT? NEW YORK STATE BAILS THEM OUT EVERY YEAR, NOT BAILING US OUT WE BAIL THEM OUT EVERY YEAR NEW YORK STATE PAYS $29 BILLION INTO THAT FEDERAL POT $29MILLION MORE EVERY YEAR THAT WE NEVER GET BACK. OUR STATE CONTRIBUTION INTO THE FEDERAL

POT, THE UNITED STATES POT, EVERY YEAR WE PUT IN $29 MILLION MORE THAN WE TAKE OUT THEY TAKE OUT EVERY YEAR $37 BILLION MORE THAN THEY PAID TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL, YOU ARE BAILING OUT NEW YORK WHEN EVERY YEAR YOU TAKE OUT MORE FROM THE FEDERAL POT, $37 MILLION MORE THAN YOU PUT IN? WHO IS BAILING OUT HOME? SENATOR SCOTT IN FLORIDA? YOU ARE GOING TO BAIL US OUT? YOU TAKE OUT $30 BILLION MORE EVERY YEAR THAN YOU PAY IN HOW DARE THEY, HOW DARE THEY, WHEN THOSE ARE THE FACTS? HOW LONG ARE YOU PLAYING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO ASSUME THEY ARE STUPID? THEY ARE NOT THEY CAN ADD THEY KNOW FACTS AND I DON’T CARE WHAT THE NEWS MEDIA TRIES TO DO TO DISTORT THESE FACTS THEY ARE NUMBERS AND THEY ARE FACTS THEY CAN’T BE DISTORTED THIS IS EVERY YEAR WITH THIS IS REALLY ABOUT, IT’S THE WASHINGTON DOUBLESPEAK YOU LOOK AT THE BILLS THEY WANT TO PASS AND WHO THEY WANT TO HELP THEY WANT THE HOTELS IN THE RESTAURANTS AND THE AIRLINES AND THE BIG CORPORATIONS BUT WHO DO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FUN? THEY FUND POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, NURSES AND SCHOOLTEACHERS AND FOOD BANKS THAT’S WHO I WANT TO FUND THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO FUND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THAT IS THE CHOICE THAT THEY ARE MAKING EVERYBODY APPLAUDS HEALTH CARE WORKERS WITH JETS FLYING OVER IN TRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND THAT IS NICE SAYING THANK YOU IS NICE BUT HOW ABOUT ACTUALLY REWARDING THEM AND MAKING THEIR LIFE EASIER? HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM HAZARD PAY AND HELPING WITH CHILDCARE? HOW ABOUT HELPING FAMILIES WHO CAN’T FEED THEIR KIDS RIGHT NOW? HOW ABOUT HELPING THE POLICE AND THE FIREFIGHTERS AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW KILLING THEMSELVES TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR US? THAT’S WHAT THIS IS REALLY ABOUT THEY WANT TO FUND CORPORATE AMERICA THAT IS WHO PUTS MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS AND I SAY, LET’S FUND WORKING AMERICANS THAT’S THE CHOICE BAIL OUT, US, THEM? NO, IT’S JUST THEATER, SMOKE AND MIRRORS TO AVOID THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SEEING THE REALITY, WHICH IS WHOSE POCKET THEY WANT TO PUT MONEY IN VERSUS WHOSE POCKET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WANT TO FUND? THE REASON IT IS SO DISTURBING TO ME — AND I’M NOT SURPRISED BY ANYTHING IN POWER — I’VE SEEN THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY FOR MANY, MANY YEARS I WAS IN WASHINGTON FOR EIGHT YEARS AND I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE IF THERE EVER WAS A TIME THAT ONE COULD REASONABLY BELIEVE YOU COULD PUT ASIDE PARTISAN POLITICS, IF THERE EVER WOULD BE A MOMENT WHERE WE COULD SAY, YOU KNOW, LET’S STOP JUST FOR ONE MOMENT, THE PARTISANSHIP, THE UGLINESS, THE ANGER AND THE DECEPTION LET’S STOP FOR ONE MOMENT IF THERE IS GOING TO BE A MOMENT TO HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON, THE MOMENT WOULD BE NOW YOU HAVE HUMAN SUFFERING AND YOU HAVE PEOPLE DYING YOU CAN’T STOP THE POLITICS EVEN IN THIS MOMENT? EVEN IN THIS MOMENT WHEN PEOPLE ARE DYING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY? YOU STILL WANT TO PLAY YOUR POLITICS? THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT AND THAT IS WHY IT’S SO DISTURBING ON A FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL POLITICS, I’M GETTING UP AND READING THAT DEATH TOLL NUMBER I’M SPEAKING TO THE WIDOWS AND THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND CHILDREN, PEOPLE WHO’VE DIED THEN, WE ARE GOING TO PLAY

POLITICS WITH FUNDING NECESSARY TO SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES? I MEAN, WHEN DOES IT STOP? THE DISCONNECT IS BETWEEN THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND THE PEOPLE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IT’S NOT THEM THEY ARE PRINCIPLED, KIND AND THEY ARE BETTER THAN WHAT THEY ARE GETTING THE AMERICAN INSTINCT IS TO HELP EACH OTHER IN CRISIS THE AMERICAN INSTINCT IS TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS THE AMERICAN INSTINCT IS THE FARMER WHO SENT ME THE ONE MASK TO HELP A NEW YORKER WHEN HE ONLY HAD FIVE MASKS AND A WIFE WITH ONE LUNG AND UNDERLYING ILLNESS HE SENDS ONE OF HIS FIVE MASKS TO NEW YORK? THINK ABOUT THAT GENEROSITY, THAT CHARITY, THAT SPIRIT THAT IS AMERICA WE ARE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND WE CARE ABOUT ONE ANOTHER AMERICA WAS WHEN I SAID WE NEED HELP IN OUR EMERGENCY ROOMS AND HOSPITALS AND 95,000 NURSES AND DOCTORS FROM ACROSS THE NATION SAID SAID, WE WILL COME TO NEW YORK TO HELP. WE WILL COME INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND COME TO THE HOSPITAL. I UNDERSTAND IT’S COVID BUT I WILL LEAVE MY FAMILY AND I WILL COME TO HELP YOURS THAT’S AMERICA, WHO WE ARE THAT IS WHO WE’VE SHOWN OURSELVES TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CRISIS BRINGS OUT THE BEST AND WORST, YES, AND THE BEST OF AMERICA IS BEAUTIFUL THAT’S WHAT WE’VE SEEN WE ARE SMART, DISCIPLINED AND UNITED AND YES, WE ARE LOVING, LOVING WE ARE AMERICANS THAT’S WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE ARE AS AMERICANS I JUST HOPE THAT POLITICAL LEADERSHIP OF THIS NATION WILL UNDERSTAND HOW GOOD WE ARE AS PEOPLE THE TEXTBOOK SAID POLITICIANS LEAD, ELECTED OFFICIALS LEAD NO SOMETIMES THE PEOPLE READ AND THE POLITICIANS FOLLOW AND THAT’S WHERE WE ARE TODAY FOLLOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LOOK WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND HOW THEY ARE REACTING POLITICIANS, TRY TO BE HALF AS GOOD AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I WANT TO SHOW YOU A SELF- PORTRAIT THAT WAS DONE BY AMERICAN PEOPLE THIS IS A SELF-PORTRAIT OF AMERICA. THIS IS A SELF- PORTRAIT OF AMERICA DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT SPELLS? IT SPELLS LOVE, THAT’S WHAT IT SPELLS THAT’S WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAYING WE’VE RECEIVED THOUSANDS OF MASKS FROM ALL ACROSS AMERICA, UNSOLICITED, IN THE MAIL, HOMEMADE, CREATIVE AND PERSONAL WITH BEAUTIFUL NOTES FROM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY LITERALLY JUST SAYING WE CARE, WE LOVE YOU AND WE WANT TO HELP THIS IS PEOPLE’S WAY OF SAYING WE CARE AND WE WANT TO HELP THIS IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS ABOUT AND THIS IS WHAT AMERICANS ARE ABOUT A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THIS AND A LITTLE BIT LESS OF THE PARTISANSHIP AND THE UGLINESS IN THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE THANK YOU THANK YOU, GUYS QUESTIONS, BERNADETTE? >> REGARDING MBTA, YOU WANT THIS ON A 24 HOUR BASIS? >> I DIDN’T SAY 24 HOUR BASIS HE SAID WHEN PEOPLE GET INTO THE TRAIN, THEY HAD TO KNOW THAT THAT TRAIN WAS DISINFECTED

THE NIGHT BEFORE >> IT WILL IMPACT SERVICE? >> I DON’T KNOW I TOLD THE MTA TO GIVE ME A PLAN WHEREBY YOU WILL CLEAN AND DISINFECT EVERY TRAIN, EVERY NIGHT, SO THAT I CAN SAY TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO ARE KILLING THEMSELVES FOR OUR STATE, WE ARE KEEPING THE SUBWAYS OPEN FOR YOU AND WHEN YOU GET ON THE SUBWAY IN THE MORNING OR IN THE AFTERNOON, KNOW THAT THE CAR WAS DISINFECTED THE NIGHT BEFORE >> IS THERE MONEY FOR THAT? >> IT’S REALISTIC IT’S ESSENTIAL HOW REALISTIC IS IT? WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE? ESSENTIAL WORKERS GO TO WORK AND BY THE WAY, YOU MAKE AN INFECTED ON THE WAY TO WORK ON THE TRAIN THAT’S NOT REALISTIC AND I’M NOT GOING TO DO THAT WE HAVE BEEN STARTING AND IT IS A TREMENDOUS UNDERTAKING THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE AND YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GET HOMELESS PEOPLE INTO SHELTERS WHERE THEY CAN GET HOUSING AND SERVICES THEY NEED. THAT IS A SECOND OPERATION AND THE MTA HAS BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THE NYPD ABOUT THIS FOR WEEKS AND WEEKS AND WEEKS THE MTA HIRED PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS TO HELP. ALL THE PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS CAN DO IS CALL 311, THE CITY HOTLINE, WHICH HAS THEM CALL THE NYPD, WHO ARE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE THE MTA STORY, THEY ARE AT THEIR WITS END WHAT I’VE SAID IS I DON’T CARE WHO’S TO BLAME I DON’T WANT TO POINT FINGERS AND I DON’T CARE I’M IN A PLACE WHERE I’M DEALING WITH PEOPLE LOSING THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY I JUST WANT TO GET IT DONE AND I WILL GET IT DONE JUST TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO DO TO GET IT DONE LET’S TELL THE TRUTH AND LET’S STOP WITH FILTERS AND EVERYONE COVERING THEIR OWN REAR END PEOPLE ARE SKEWING FACTS TO COVER THEIR OWN REAR END LET’S START TELLING THE TRUTH, THE BLUNT TRUTH IF IT MAKES SOME PEOPLE UNHAPPY, THAT’S THE WAY IT’S GOING TO BE BUT, IT HAS TO STOP. THE TRAINS HAVE TO BE CLEANED AND THE HOMELESS NEED SERVICES THAT THEY NEED AND WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT AS A SOCIETY, WE HAVE TO TELL ME WHAT IT TAKES TO CLEAN THE TRAINS AND DISINFECT THE TRAINS SO THAT I KNOW I CAN SAY TO THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS, IT’S SAFE TO GO ON THOSE TRAINS >> YOU DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE 24 HOUR BASIS? RIGHT NOW, THEY DO A 72 HOUR CLEANING >> I’M NOT DOING A CLEANING SCHEDULE I DON’T DO THAT I SAID, GIVE ME A PLAN TO MAKE SURE EVERY TRAIN IS CLEANED SO THAT WHEN THE TRAIN COMES IN IN THE MORNING, IT IS CLEAN IT’S THEIR JOB TO FIGURE OUT THE SCHEDULING AND HOW THEY DO IT HOWEVER IT HAS TO BE DONE, I WILL DO WHATEVER I HAVE TO DO TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN YOU CAN’T BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU SAY WE ARE GOING TO SEND THE TRIBUTE TO THE NURSES AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO APPLAUD THE NURSES AT ELMHURST HOSPITAL AND YESTERDAY I GOT OUT OF MY CAR AND I APPLAUDED THE NURSES IN SYRACUSE AND THE DOCTORS IN SYRACUSE AND I SAID, ON BEHALF OF EVERY NEW YORKER, I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR WHAT YOU DID, ON BEHALF OF EVERY NEW YORKER I BELIEVE THAT BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IF THAT’S WHAT YOU BELIEVE, THEN HELP THEM YOU KNOW THEY ARE GETTING ON THE SUBWAYS TO GO TO WORK AND MAKE SURE THE SUBWAYS ARE CLEAN >> WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH HOMELESS PEOPLE? >> LOOK, I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE HOMELESS ISSUE — BERNADETTE — I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE HOMELESS SITUATION SINCE I WAS 20 SOMETHING YEARS OLD AND I DID THE FIRST PLAN FOR MAYOR DAVID LINCOLN ON HELPING IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA RUDY GIULIANI ACCEPTED IT AND WE MADE TREMENDOUS PROGRESS ON THE HOMELESS. I WENT TO WASHINGTON AND IN A HOMELESS PLAN FOR BILL CLINTON AND FOR THE NATION ON HOW TO HELP THE HOMELESS HE ACCEPTED IT AND WE IMPLEMENTED IT

IT MADE TREMENDOUS PROGRESS AND WAS CALLED THE CONTINUUM OF CARE THIS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL IS OPERATING THE PROGRAM WE HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE THIS IS A FALSE CHOICE THE HOMELESS ON THE TRAINS, THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO BE ON THE TRAINS — NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE THEIR LIVES ON A SUBWAY TRAIN WE HAVE A HIGHER OBLIGATION, AS A SOCIETY THAN TO SAY, OKAY, YOU CAN SLEEP IN A SUBWAY CAR NO YOU DESERVE A SHELTER THAT IS SAFE AND SERVICES, IF YOU NEED THEM, TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR LIFE THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD OFFER AND THAT’S WHAT WE WILL >> THE PROBLEMS IN NURSING HOMES WITH INFECTIONS OR DEATHS, IS THE STATE TAKING ACTION TO SET UP FACILITIES FOR NURSING HOME PATIENTS? >> WHAT FACILITY? >> IS YOUR POLICY THAT NURSING HOMES EXCEPT COVERT PATIENTS, SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS? IT SEEMS LIKE AN IMPOSSIBLE STANDARD WHEN NEW YORK SET UP AN OVERFLOW FACILITY? >> LET’S REVIEW THE FACTS, AGAIN WE’VE DONE THAT LET ME GIVE YOU THE FACT, OKAY? THE FACTS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT FACTS YOU CAN HAVE AN OPINION, BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR OWN FACTS A NURSING HOME TAKES A COVID PERSON IF, CAPITAL LETTER I N O F, IF THEY CAN ADEQUATELY CARE FOR THAT PERSON PERSON IF THEY CANNOT ADEQUATELY CARE FOR THAT PERSON, IF THEY SAY I CAN’T ADEQUATELY CARE FOR A COVID PERSON, FINE EITHER THEY TRANSFER THAT PERSON TO A DIFFERENT FACILITY OR THEY CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SAY WE HAVE TO TRANSPORT THAT PERSON WE HAVE COVID ONLY OVERFLOW FACILITIES, JUST WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT WE HAVE IT WE’VE DISCUSSED THIS SO, WE CAN DO THAT BUT, IT STARTS WITH THEIR DETERMINATION THEY HAVE TO SAY, I CAN’T PROVIDE FOR THIS PERSON. AS LONG AS THEY SAY I CAN’T PROVIDE FOR THIS PERSON — AND BY THE WAY — NOBODY EVEN ASKED WHY? IT’S JUST I CAN’T PROVIDE FOR THIS PERSON OKAY WE WILL TAKE THE PERSON AND, WE HAVE OVERFLOW FACILITIES >> GOVERNOR, MAYBE THIS IS FOR THE COMMISSIONER THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GUIDANCE ESSENTIALLY ALLOWS ASYMPTOMATIC NURSING HOME STAFFERS TO WORK WITH COVID POSITIVE PATIENTS SOME LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE RAISING CONCERNS BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO WORK WHILE ASYMPTOMATIC IS THERE CONCERN WITH NURSING HOME STAFFERS STILL GOING TO WORK EVEN THOUGH THEY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS? >> THE PATIENTS WHO ARE — YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE CASE — THEY MAKE SURE THERE ARE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO GO TO CARE FOR OTHER INDIVIDUALS WITH PPE AND WE MONITOR THEM AND WE ARE WORKING ON A WAY TO TEST AND WE ARE TESTING INDIVIDUALS IN THE NURSING HOMES, WORKERS AND THE PATIENTS >> IS THERE AN INDICATION OF HOW MANY NURSING HOME STAFFERS ARE COVERT POSITIVE AND ASYMPTOMATIC AND GOING TO WORK EVERY DAY? >> WE ARE LOOKING AT THOSE NUMBERS >> GOVERNOR, #LOCKDOWN IS TRENDING ONE OF YOUR FEARS EARLY ON WAS THAT ESSENTIAL WORKERS WOULD NOT GO TO WORK OUT A FEAR OF CORONAVIRUS AS YOU GET READY TO OPEN BUSINESSES IN THE STATE, ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THE NEXT ROUND OF WORKERS WILL NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK? THEY WILL BE FEARFUL OF GOING BACK TO WORK? >> AS I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION, EXTEND THE LOCKDOWN IS TRENDING, MEANING PEOPLE WANT TO EXTEND THE LOCKDOWN AND NOT OPEN UP? >> YES >> OKAY LAST WEEK, YOUR QUESTION WAS, WE HAD A PROTEST OUTSIDE AND PEOPLE WANTED TO GO TO WORK AND I WAS SUPPRESSING PEOPLE BY KEEPING THEM ON LOCKDOWN TODAY, I’M ARTIFICIALLY OPENING

THE LOCKDOWN? >> THE PEOPLE OUTSIDE SAID THEY WANTED TO GO BACK TO WORK >> THESE PEOPLE ARE SAYING THEY DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK? >> THEY ARE FEARFUL OF THE VIRUS >> SO, WE HAD PEOPLE LAST WEEK PROTESTING TO GO BACK TO WORK IN THIS WEEK WE HAVE PEOPLE PROTESTING BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK? WELCOME TO AMERICA THAT’S RIGHT YOU HAVE SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK LIBERATE DEMOCRACY. YOU HAVE OTHER PEOPLE WHO SAY I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK, I WANT TO LIVE BUT WHAT I’M SAYING IS, I HEAR BOTH VOICES, I HEAR POLITICS AND I FEEL THE TENSION I GET THE ATTENTION LET’S DECIDE ON THE FACTS THIS IS A MOTION ON BOTH SIDES, RIGHT? I GET THE EMOTION BECAUSE THIS IS AN EMOTIONAL TIME EVERYBODY IS UNDER STRESS AND EVERYBODY IS ANXIOUS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE WAY UP IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS UP, ALCOHOLISM IS WAY UP, SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS WAY OUT PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS THESE DECISIONS, WE HAVE TO MAKE THEM WITHOUT EMOTION AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THEM ON THE FACTS I’M NOT GOING TO BE SWAYED THIS WEEK BY THIS ONE AND NOW THE NEXT WEEK BY THE OTHER ONE WE MAKE THE DECISIONS ON THE FACTS AND WE MAKE THE DECISIONS ON THE NUMBERS I LAID OUT, YESTERDAY, 12 STEPS IT’S THE FIRST PLAN WE’VE EVER SEEN ON THE NUMBERS YOU CAN REOPEN IF YOU DON’T INCREASE HOSPITALIZATIONS AND YOU DON’T INCREASE THE INFECTION RATE BECAUSE YOU CAN’T OVERWHELM THE HOSPITAL WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? HERE ARE THE NUMBERS WE WILL MAKE THE DECISION ON THE NUMBERS WE’VE SAID FROM DAY ONE, FOLLOW THE DATA, FOLLOW THE NUMBERS >> WHAT ABOUT THE CONCERN FROM SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THAT THERE ARE EMPLOYEES ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND NOW THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET THOSE EMPLOYEES BACK? IS THERE A WAY TO DEAL WITH THAT IF A BUSINESS TRIES TO REOPEN AND THEY CAN GET THE WORKERS BACK TO FUNCTION? >> FORCING LABOR? NOT IN THIS COUNTRY >> GOVERNOR, WHO ARE THE 900 WORKERS COMING THROUGH WHAT ABOUT YESTERDAY WITH THE FRONTLINE WORKERS? >> I DON’T KNOW THAT WE HAVE A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN 1000 PEOPLE ARE TROUBLING TO ME, FOR ALL THE PROGRESS WE MADE PUT IT INTO PERSPECTIVE IF I CAME IN ONE DAY AND SAID WE HAVE 1000 PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE COVID VIRUS, I WOULD SAY, WOW, IN ONE DAY? SO, IT S STARTLING NEWS THE THING THAT MAKES IT LESS STARTLING IS THAT RELATIVE TO EVERYTHING WE’VE GONE THROUGH, IT’S RELATIVELY POSITIVE NEWS. I DON’T KNOW THAT WE HAVE ANY DATA, THOUGH PREDOMINANTLY IN DOWNSTATE NEW YORK, THEY TRACK THIS WITH STATEWIDE NUMBERS AND PREDOMINANTLY DOWNSTATE IN WESTERN NEW YORK AND UPSTATE, BUT I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE A BREAKDOWN OF WHO THEY ARE? >> WHICH HOSPITALS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE OCCUPATIONS? THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO A STUDY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ON DIAGNOSTIC TESTING TO COLLECT MORE DEMOGRAPHIC DATA WE WOULD KNOW WHO WOULD BE TESTING POSITIVE AND THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY RESULT IN HOSPITALIZATION RATES, BUT WILL GIVE A BETTER SENSE OF TESTING POSITIVE IN THE STATE AND THEY’VE JUST BEGUN THAT STUDY >> STATES HAVE RESPONDED SWIFTER BUT WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THE NEW YORK RESPONSE GOING FORWARD, BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW NOW AS A LESSON LEARNED? >> I SAID, AT THE TIME, NEW YORK WAS THE FASTEST STATE TO SHUT DOWN WE WENT FROM OUR FIRST CASE TO TOTAL SHUT DOWN IN 19 DAYS AT THE TIME, THAT WAS THE FASTEST SHUT DOWN SINCE THEN, OTHER STATES THAT CAME LATER AND SAW WHAT WAS GOING ON MOVED FASTER >> IF I READ YOUR CHARTS CORRECTLY, IT APPEARS THAT SARATOGA HOSTS CAPITAL CAN RESUME ELECTIVE PROCEDURES BUT FALLS HOSPITAL CANNOT? WHY IS THAT? SARATOGA, HOW ABOUT THE RACE TRACK OPENING UP THIS SUMMER IF THEY CAN GUARANTEE THE EMPLOYEES AND STAFF ARE SAFE? >> SARATOGA? >> SOME INDIVIDUAL HOSPITALS, THEY HAVE TO MEET THE GOVERNOR’S CRITERIA ESTABLISHED

BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 30% BED CAPACITY OVERALL AND 30% IBC YOU BED CAPACITY AND NOT AN UPTICK IN THE COVID PATIENTS PER DAY SOME OF THE INDIVIDUAL HOSPITALS DON’T NEED THOSE TESTS AND SOME OF THE COUNTIES HAVEN’T MET THAT TEST AND THAT IS WHY YOU SEE DIFFERENCES BASED ON THE HOSPITALIZATIONS OF THOSE REGIONS >> HOSPITALS ARE NOT TERRIBLY FAR APART BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE SAME REGION? >> RIGHT THE ISSUE IS THEY HAVE THE BED CAPACITY THEY HAVE AND IF THERE ARE EMERGING ISSUES WHERE THEY THINK THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ESTABLISHED AN EXEMPTION POLICY BUT THEY WANT TO REVIEW THAT TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS ACTUAL CAPACITY WHAT THEY ARE SEEING IN THAT DATA IS INCREASES IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, POTENTIALLY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THOSE BEDS ARE AVAILABLE AS POTENTIAL INFECTIONS INCREASE >> THIS IS THE NEW CONCEPT OF ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE THE LAWYERS WOULD SAY THIS IS AN IMPROPER USE OF THE TERM, WHICH IT IS. BUT, YOU CAN’T OPEN AN ATTRACTION THAT COULD BRING PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE STATE TO THAT ATTRACTION AND OVERWHELM A REGION THE STATE FAIR IN SYRACUSE, SARATOGA RACE TRACK, I DON’T THINK WE HAVE TIME, FIRST OF ALL BUT, TODAY, I DON’T THINK YOU CAN OPEN THOSE UNLESS WE DO IT, STATEWIDE THERE IS SUCH A PENT-UP DEMAND TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND DO SOMETHING YOU OPEN THE SARATOGA RACE TRACK AND I GUARANTEE YOU THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE HIGHEST ATTENDANCE IN THE HISTORY OF THE SARATOGA RACETRACK YOU WILL HAVE PEOPLE FROM THE ENTIRE NORTHEAST REGION DRIVING THROUGH WHEN YOU WANT TO GET OUT THEY WOULD SAY THAT’S GREAT FOR THE SARATOGA RACETRACK BUT EVEN WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THIS, YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE PATIENTS AND OPENING THE VENUES, TWO SEATS APART WHEN YOU HAVE DOUBLE THE ATTENDANCE AND PEOPLE ARE CRAMMED IN, YOU HAVE TO BE HAVING A STATEWIDE OPENING COORDINATED WITH NEW JERSEY YOU WILL HAVE A MUCH MORE DENSE SITUATION IF YOU WIND UP BEING THE ONLY ATTRACTION IN TOWN AND IT’S A TRI-STATE REGION LET ME PUT AN EXCLAMATION POINT ON A POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE EARLIER THIS POLITICAL PATINA, THE POLITICALIZATION OF WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH IN THIS COUNTRY IS EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS WE ARE DEALING WITH PROBABLY THE MOST DRAMATIC SITUATION WE’VE DEALT WITH IN MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY WE ARE DEALING WITH THE SITUATION WE DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND AND WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH AND THIS IS ALL IN CHARTERED WATER I’VE TALKED TO EVERY EXPERT ON THE GLOBE AND NOBODY HAS BEEN HERE BEFORE AND IT WILL TAKE US AT OUR BEST TO NAVIGATE THIS TO SAVE LIVES, AT OUR BEST AT OUR BEST, WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER, WE HAVE TO BE LOGICAL AND WE HAVE TO BE COOPERATIVE AND SANE AND WE HAVE TO WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO SOMETIMES WE DON’T LIKE AND WE HAVE TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE. WE HAVE TO BE AT OUR BEST WHEN YOU START TO POLITICIZE THIS SITUATION AND USE A RED & BLUE AND THIS TEAM AND THAT TEAM, YOU MAY AS WELL TAKE A WEDGE AND HAMMER IT RIGHT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THIS COUNTRY IF YOU DO THAT DURING THIS TIME AND THIS BECOMES A POLITICAL FOOTFALL OR CLOSING AND OPENING BECOMES A POLITICAL FOOTBALL OR FUNDING BECOMES A POLITICAL FOOTBALL OR THIS BECOMES A FINGER-POINTING BLAME GAME AND YOU DIVIDE THIS COUNTRY, THE WORST COULD LIE AHEAD WE THINK WE ARE COMING OUT OF IT, BUT THAT IS ONLY IF WE DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU HEAR COMING OUT OF WASHINGTON — AND I WAS THERE FOR EIGHT YEARS — I’VE HEARD THIS MUSIC BEFORE THIS IS THE MUSIC OF A CAMPAIGN SEASON, THE MUSIC OF A RALLY WITH BALLOONS AND IT IS US VERSUS THEM AND WE ARE GOOD AND THEY ARE BAD AND THAT IS POISON

RIGHT NOW, AS TO WHERE WE ARE THANK YOU, GUYS >>> WE’VE JUST BEEN LISTENING TO GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO GIVE HIS REGULAR BRIEFINGS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ARE PIVOTING TOWARD INCREMENTAL REOPENING. HE WAS TALKING A LOT ABOUT THE FACT THAT ALL FACILITIES HAVE TO BE WORKING TOGETHER. WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN NEW YORK CITY WELL THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS BEEN OCCURRING WITH PEOPLE STAYING HOME, HOMELESS PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN OVER THE SUBWAYS THE SUBWAY SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE CLEANED ON A REGULAR BASIS AND ACCORDING TO SIMILAR REPORTERS, IT’S CLEAN EVERY 72 HOURS PEOPLE AREN’T GOING TO WANT TO TRAVEL TO WORK, EVEN IF IT OPENS UP, BECAUSE THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THE SUBWAY SYSTEM IS SAFE AND OTHER FACILITIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE, YOU HEARD THE GOVERNOR WRESTLING WITH THE INCREMENTAL STEPS. VERY HIGH NUMBERS OF PEOPLE ARE DYING AS A RESULT OF THE CORONAVIRUS BUT THE NUMBER IS NOT GOING UP AND FOR NOW, WE WILL TAKE A QUICK BREAK AND CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE OF THE PANDEMIC AND ALL OF THE OTHER NEWS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW >>> WE WENT FROM 100,000 FACTORY WORKERS TO PROBABLY ABOUT 7000 >> SOME FACTORIES ARE STILL HUMMING BUT MOST OF THEM HAVE ENDED >> THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND FASTEST INDUSTRIES IN AMERICA YET, IT CONTINUES TO BE THE ABSOLUTE LOWEST PAYING EMPLOYER IN THE U.S >> BARELY MAKING ENOUGH TO LIVE >> WE ARE DONATING PLASMA TO GET BY >> IT LITERALLY IS A SLAVE WAGE I DIDN’T GROW UP LIKE THIS AND MY MOM DIDN’T HAVE TO GO TO FOOD BANKS IT’S PRETTY SAD >>> GO TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WE’VE GOT SOMETHING CRAZY >> THERE WE ARE >> THIS IS MY COMEBACK >> EXPERIENCE THOUGHT-PROVOKING , INNOVATIVE AND TRULY ORIGINAL REPORTING >> LOOKED THROUGH THE TELESCOPE >> THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING >>> HOW DO WE PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE ABOUT HOW WORRIED WE SHOULD BE? >> WE WILL SHARE NEW NUMBERS AND CRITICAL INFORMATION ON THE OUTBREAK >>> LETTER MAYOR PUGH D.A IS TRACKING THE PLIGHT OF THE RESTAURANT WORKER >>> AS COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE EASING THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL GO BACK TO THE WAY LIFE WAS IN THE WORLD BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS WE WANT TO BRING IN THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND SENIOR FELLOW AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL AND WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT LIFE IN THE U.S., YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE, BUT THE WORLD AND THE U.S. ON THE WORLD STAGE >> THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA ON THE WORLD STAGE — I DON’T THINK IT COULD BE CATEGORIZED AS BEING PARTICULARLY POSITIVE THE U.S. AND CHINA HAVE BEEN IN AN ONGOING SPAT OVER TRADE AND RULES SURROUNDING TRADE FOR QUITE SOME TIME THERE WAS AND STILL IS A RISING CONCERN IN WASHINGTON AND IN THE POLICY CIRCLES ABOUT WHAT CHINA’S INTENTIONS ARE ON THE GLOBAL STAGE AND WHETHER OR NOT CHINA IS GOING TO BECOME A FULL PARTNER IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM AND WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL RETURN TO BE A RIVAL TO THE U.S. AND POSSIBLY INTO THE ADVERSARY THAT WAS WHERE THE U.S./CHINA RELATIONSHIP WAS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC STRUCK

THE QUESTION, NOW, IS HOW HAS THAT PANDEMIC CHANGE THAT RELATIONSHIP AND HOW MIGHT IT CHANGE THAT? >> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES AROUND THE WORLD? HOW HAS THE U.S. RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IMPACTED THE CREDIBILITY OF THIS PERCEPTION, PERHAPS, THAT HAS EXISTED FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, PERHAPS GOING BACK TO THE INITIATION OF THE MARSHALL PLAN AS A GLOBAL LEADER? RUSSIA AND CHINA, AND THE ALLIES WITHIN NATO, FOR EXAMPLE, DO THEY SEE THE UNITED STATES AS A GLOBAL LEADER THAT IS A RELIABLE PARTNER WHEN IT COMES TO ATTACKING OR TAKING ON OR CONFRONTING A CRISIS SEEN AS A GLOBAL THREAT? >> IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THE EUROPEAN PARTNERS EXPANDED TO MANY OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND THE U.S. LED AN EFFORT TO BUILD OUT OF THE RUBBLE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, A SET OF INSTITUTIONS AND RELIANCE IS BASED AROUND THE PREMISE THAT COOPERATING AND COORDINATING IS BETTER THAN FINDING ONE ANOTHER THAT WORLD AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND UP THROUGH THE U.S., HISTORICALLY, THE U.S HAS PLAYED THIS ROLE AND YOU ARE CORRECT THAT THE ALLIES AND PARTNERS IN EUROPE’S AREAS IN EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA, ETC., HAVE LOOKED TO THE U.S. FOR LEADERSHIP CONSISTENTLY DURING THE POSTWAR PERIOD THE QUESTION NOW, IS THE U.S STILL SEEN IN THAT LIGHT? IT IS FRAMED APPROPRIATELY. ARE WE STILL THAT RELIABLE PARTNER? I THINK THE ANSWER RIGHT NOW IS THE WORLD WANTS US TO BE A RELIABLE PARTNER AND THEY WANT US TO STEP UP AND LEAD IN THE QUESTION IS, WILL WE DO SO? THE U.S. IS NOT DOING PARTICULARLY WELL WITH THE PANDEMIC FATALITIES, SADLY NOT ONLY WOULD WE BE ABLE TO BE LOOKED AT IN TERMS OF HOW WE WOULD HANDLE THIS PROBLEM, GOING FORWARD, IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH FALLOUT AND THE ECONOMIC FALLOUT, BUT WHAT WILL WE BE DOING ON THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FRONT? IN MY MIND, IT IS A QUESTION WILL HE CONTINUE BOLSTERING OUR HISTORIC LEADERSHIP POSITION? OR, GOING IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO TAKE UP THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP? TO ME, THAT’S THE SIMPLE QUESTION >> THAT WAS ALMOST A CONVERSATION HAPPENING EVEN BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS AS YOU KNOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP CONTINUED PUSHING THAT THE AMERICA FIRST AGENDA THERE WAS ALWAYS A CONCERN THAT WHERE THERE IS A VACUUM, ANOTHER COUNTRY WILL SLIP IN, PARTICULARLY CHINA THE CORONAVIRUS, THEY’VE TURNED THE CORNER AND WE FIND OURSELVES INCREASINGLY DEPENDENT ON THEM FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT CHINA REALLY BENEFITS FROM THIS? >> SURE MY CO-AUTHOR AND I PUBLISHED THREE SCENARIOS AND ONE IS ESSENTIALLY A CHINA FIRST SCENARIO WITH THE OUTCOME AS YOU DESCRIBED, WHERE CHINA RECOVERS FASTER AND IT MANAGES TO LOOK BETTER IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD, COMPARED TO THE U.S AND IT’S EUROPEAN ALLIES IT IS QUICKER THAN OURS AND IT ALSO GOES ON THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFENSIVE, IF YOU WILL, IN TERMS OF TYING OTHER COUNTRIES INTO ITS ORBIT, RELATIVE TO WHAT THE U.S. AND EUROPE ARE ABLE TO DO I SHOULD SAY, NOT ABLE TO DO, IN THIS PARTICULAR SCENARIO WE STRUGGLE ECONOMICALLY AND EUROPE STRUGGLES ECONOMICALLY, IF WE DON’T STEP UP FOR THE OFFENSIVE AROUND COOPERATING AND COORDINATING WITH OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, IT’S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT CHINA MAY ACTUALLY COME OUT STRONGER, RELATIVE TO THE UNITED STATES, THEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THAT IS A REAL RISK >> SO, PETER, WHAT IS THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO HERE? IS THERE A HOPE? IT’S A STRANGE QUESTION TO ASK, BUT I’M TRYING

TO UNDERSTAND IF YOU ARE SEEING THAT THROUGH THE RUBBLE, AS YOU POINTED OUT AFTER WORLD WAR II AND THE RUBBLE OF THAT HORRIFIC WAR THAT TOOK MILLIONS OF LIVES, HERE WE ARE, ONCE AGAIN, FACED WITH A GLOBAL THREAT A LOT OF IT WILL DEPEND ON MEASURES TAKEN NOT JUST TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE CITIZENS IN A PARTICULAR STATE OR COUNTRY, BUT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF CITIZENS ALL AROUND THE WORLD PEOPLE TRAVEL AND MOVE BETWEEN BORDERS HOW DO YOU SEE THIS PLAYING OUT? THE QUESTION BECOMES, ARE YOU HOPEFUL ABOUT THAT SCENARIO? >> WE NEED TO BE HOPEFUL, AT THIS TIME I DON’T WANT TO MINIMIZE WHAT WE ARE FACING THERE IS ALMOST NO ONE LEFT TO RELY UPON ON EARTH WHO SURVIVED OR WAS ALLOWED, AT THAT TIME, THE LAST PANDEMIC WAS THE SPANISH FLU IN 1918 AND NONE OF THOSE PEOPLE, FRANKLY, WOULD BE ALIVE BECAUSE THEY WERE VERY, VERY YOUNG IT IS IMPORTANT TO STAY HOPEFUL AMIDST ALL OF THIS AND IMPORTANT BECAUSE ALTHOUGH THERE IS A REAL DOWNSIDE RISK THAT THE PANDEMIC WILL CREATE A LOT OF ECONOMIC DISLOCATION AND CERTAINLY THE PUBLIC HEALTH EFFECTS ARE CONSEQUENTIAL INCLUDING MORTALITY, BUT THERE IS REAL GEOPOLITICAL RISK, AS WELL GEOPOLITICAL RISK WITH ALLIANCES AND A FRACTION OF THE PARTNERSHIPS AND UP TO AND INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF CONFLICT AMONG MAJOR POWERS BUT, BY THE SAME TOKEN, THE REASON WE WROTE OUR REPORT, THREE SCENARIOS AND TWO ARE NEGATIVE AND ONE OF THEM IS POSITIVE THE POSITIVE IS FOR THE COUNCIL, CONSISTENTLY REINFORCING, WE BELIEVE THAT COOPERATION IS BETTER THAN NOT COOPERATING AND COOPERATING IS BETTER THAN NOT COOPERATING THE WORLD NEEDS U.S LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP OF THE U.S. IN CONCERT WITH THE PARTNERS AND EUROPE AND IN THE PACIFIC BASIN AND ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD ALSO, WE NEED TO BE WORKING ALONGSIDE THOSE COUNTRIES THAT WE DON’T NECESSARILY DEFINE AS ALLIES BUT WE MIGHT DEFINE AS RIVALS, INCLUDING CHINA, TO GET TO A MORE COOPERATIVE WORLD, A FUTURE WORLD WHERE WE ADDRESS THE SOURCES OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE SOURCES OF THE FUTURE PANDEMIC RISK BUT WE ARE ADDRESSING OTHER KINDS OF REAL, SYSTEMATIC RISKS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM, INCLUDING CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER KINDS OF RISKS THAT WE KNOW ARE ON THE HORIZON AND ARE COMING BUT THAT REQUIRE TRUE AND COORDINATED EFFORTS TO SOLVE THERE IS A HOPEFUL SCENARIO THAT WE HAVE THIS NEW RENAISSANCE IN THE U.S. WITH LEADERSHIP BOLSTERED BY AN AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT WANTS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS WE CAN PICK THAT UP BUT WE LEAD ALONGSIDE OUR ALLIES AND PARTNERS AND WE WORK WITH CHINA TO ADDRESS A HOST OF QUESTIONS ON THE MEDICAL FRONT, THE ECONOMIC FRONT AND THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY FRONT A VARIETY OF WAYS WHERE WE LIFT THE MAJOR THREE AND IT’S EAST ASIA AND CHINA AND THE EUROPEAN PARTS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE GLOBAL SOUND WE PAINT A HOPEFUL SCENARIO IN ORDER FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, IT WILL REQUIRE LEADERSHIP FROM THE UNITED STATES THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE UNITED STATES IN THIS WORLD WE INHABIT WE THINK THERE IS A WAY OUT OF THIS, BUT IT WILL REQUIRE VISION AND IT WILL REQUIRE WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE GOING BACK TO WHAT WE STARTED WITH THIS CONVERSATION, THE QUESTION IS, IS THE UNITED STATES PREPARED TO DO THAT? >> IT’S AN EXCELLENT QUESTION AND IT’S TO BE CONTINUED BUT, WE ENJOYED HAVING THIS CONVERSATION PETER ENGLEKEEP, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME ON >>> SUDDENLY, IT SEEMS EVERYTHING AROUND US HAS BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN >> WHAT CAN PEOPLE USE, IN TERMS OF THEIR FAITH, TO GET THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT TIMES? >> OUR NEW NORMAL IS SOMETHING WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT >> 10,000 PEOPLE WITH MEDICAL EXPERIENCE HAVE STEPPED UP TO VOLUNTEER >> WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER IT’S INCREDIBLE >> HOW SOON COULD WE HAVE THE THERAPEUTIC IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE?

>> SHOULD BE ADVISED PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS? JOINING US NOW IS THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, MARK ESPER LET’S GET TO THAT URGENT SITUATION ABOVE THE U.S.S THEODORE ROOSEVELT? >> WE ARE TRYING TO LEARN SOMETHING DURING THIS CRISIS >> WE HAVE TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT, NO MATTER WHAT >>> THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL ON CVS >>> GO TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH REACH FOR THE STARS >>> IT’S MY COME BACK >> THIS IS FUN >> THERE IS MORE >> EXPERIENCE THOUGHT-PROVOKING , INNOVATIVE AND TRULY ORIGINAL REPORTING THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING >>> AS HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOCUS ON TACKLING THIS PANDEMIC, PEOPLE WITH OTHER ILLNESSES ARE LEFT WAITING IN FEAR THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE AVOIDING GOING TO THE HOSPITAL OR CHOOSING TO GET TREATMENT AT ALTERNATIVE OUTPATIENT FACILITIES WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND WE ARE BRINGING IN DR. BRIAN LAMB, AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL PHYSICIAN IN NORTH CAROLINA I CAN TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO AVOID GOING TO HOSPITALS OFTEN, THEY ARE TOLD THAT IF YOU DON’T NEED TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, DON’T THERE IS A CONCERN ABOUT GOING TO URGENT CARE FACILITIES OR EVEN SOME OF THESE TESTING FACILITIES, TO GET ROUTINE TESTING THAT WAS SCHEDULED WHO ELSE IS SHOWING UP TO GET TESTS? MY FIRST QUESTION IS ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY NEED SOME MEDICAL INTERVENTION BUT ARE AFRAID TO GO TO THE ER? >> MY FIRST RECOMMENDATION, IS THAT I THINK WE’VE GOTTEN TO BE VERY SAFE WE’VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE VIRUS IN THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS AND WITH DISTANCING AND MASKS AND WASHING HER HANDS, WE CAN PROTECT PEOPLE THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS SAFE AND WE’VE BEEN SEEING PATIENTS OVER ONE MONTH AND NONE OF OUR STAFF HAS GOTTEN THE CORONAVIRUS OR COVID-19. I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE, THAT IT IS SAFE TO GET SEEN THERE IS VIRTUAL CARE AND THERE ARE URGENT CARE CENTERS AND THEN, THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TRYING TO DECIDE WHEN TO GO IS DIFFICULT PEOPLE ARE MAKING THE MISTAKE OF WAITING TOO LONG, SOMETIMES, AND MISSING THE CRITICAL LINE OF MAKING A GOOD INTERVENTION FOR PEOPLE >> PERHAPS FOR A LOT OF AMERICANS, THE PERCEPTION WAS THAT OUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, LIKE YOURSELF, ARE OVERWORKED AND UNDER PRESSURE AND STRAINING BECAUSE OF THE RISE OF THIS PANDEMIC AND WHERE WE ARE TODAY SO, IT’S WONDERFUL NEWS TO HEAR YOU SAY AT YOUR HOSPITAL AND IN YOUR EMERGENCY ROOM, THAT EVERYBODY IS SAFE AND HEALTHY THAT IS REALLY, REALLY WONDERFUL DOES THAT ALSO MEAN THAT THE SYSTEM, YOUR SYSTEM AND OVERALL, THE SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN TAXED BY THE PANDEMIC? IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY, IT CERTAINLY FEELS AS IF OUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS HERE ARE UNDER ENORMOUS PRESSURE PERHAPS, THE REASON WHY THE GOVERNOR HAD SUGGESTED PEOPLE PUT OFF SURGERIES THAT ARE ELECTIVE, WAS TO RELIEVE THAT PRESSURE IS THAT NOT THE CASE ACROSS THE COUNTRY? >> I THINK THAT WE NEEDED TO SLOW EVERYTHING DOWN AND TO TRY TO FLATTEN THE CURVE, ABSOLUTELY, THE IMPORTANT PROCESS WE ALSO NEEDED TO SLOW DOWN ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND WE ARE PREPARED FOR THE WORST NEW YORK WAS HIT MUCH HARDER THAN EVERYONE ELSE. A LOT OF DENSE AREAS HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS NOW THAT WE HAVE SLOWED THINGS DOWN ENOUGH, THE HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS, IN GENERAL, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ARE NOT OVERWHELMED IN FACT, WE’VE SEEN A 30% TO 40% REDUCTION IN VOLUME AND WE HAVE CAPABILITY TO CARE FOR PEOPLE IF WE COMPLETELY REMOVE THE PROCESSES WE ARE DOING, WE WILL SEE AN ESCALATION OF PATIENTS AND COULD RUN INTO THE SAME PROBLEM IF WE DON’T FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OF DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AND WASHING OUR HANDS AT THIS TIME, THAT IS NOT THE CASE AND WE ARE SEEING A LOT MORE >>> WE WANT TO TAKE HER TO THE WHITE HOUSE, WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MEETING WITH LOUISIANA GOVERNOR, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, AS THAT STATE EXTENDS ITS STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS LET’S TAKE A LISTEN

>>> IT IS THE FIRST TRULY HIGH- POWERED, RANDOMIZED PLACEBO- CONTROLLED TRIAL IT WAS AN INTERNATIONAL TRIAL INVOLVING MULTIPLE SITES NOT ONLY IN THE U.S., BUT IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, INCLUDING GERMANY, DENMARK, SPAIN, ETC THE PRIMARY INPUT WAS THE TIME TO RECOVERY, NAMELY THE ABILITY TO BE DISCHARGED WHEN YOU HAVE A STUDY LIKE THIS, WE HAVE DATA AND SAFETY MONITORING THAT LOOKS AT THE DATA THEY ARE INDEPENDENT AND THERE IS NO PREJUDICE ON THE PART OF THE INVESTIGATORS BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING THE TRIAL OR THE DRUG IS FROM A CERTAIN COMPANY THE DATA AND SAFETY MONITORING BOARD, ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, CONTACTED ME ON APRIL 27 FIRST ON FRIDAY, THE WEEK BEFORE, AND AGAIN ON APRIL 27 AND NOTIFIED THE STUDY TEAM, THE INVESTIGATORS DOING THE STUDY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THAT THE DATA SHOWS THAT REMDESIVIR HAS A CLEAR CUT AND SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE EFFECT IN DIMINISHING THE TIME TO RECOVERY THIS IS REALLY QUITE IMPORTANT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS I WILL GIVE YOU THE DATA IT’S HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT IF YOU LOOK AT THE TIME TO RECOVERY BEING SHORTER ON REMDESIVIR, 11 DAYS COMPARED TO 15 DAYS, THAT IS A P-VALUE FOR SCIENTISTS OF 0.001 THAT IS SOMETHING THAT ALTHOUGH AT 31% AS AN IMPROVEMENT, IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A KNOCKOUT 100%, BUT IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT PROOF OF CONCEPT WHAT IT HAS PROVEN IS THAT A DRUG CAN BLOCK THIS VIRUS I WILL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE IN A MOMENT OF WHY WE THINK, LOOKING FORWARD, THIS IS VERY OPTIMISTIC MORTALITY RATE TRENDED TOWARDS BEING BETTER, IN THE SENSE OF LESS DEATHS IN THE REMDESIVIR GROUP 8% VERSUS 11% ON THE PLACEBO GROUP IT HAS NOT REACHED STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE BUT THE DATA NEEDS TO BE FURTHER ANALYZED THE REASON WE MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT NOW, IS SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T FULLY APPRECIATE WHENEVER YOU HAVE CLEAR-CUT EVIDENCE THAT A DRUG WORKS, YOU HAVE AN ETHICAL OBLIGATION TO IMMEDIATELY LET THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE PLACEBO GROUP KNOW, SO THEY CAN HAVE ACCESS ALL OF THE OTHER TRIALS TAKING PLACE, THEY NOW HAVE A NEW STANDARD OF CARE WE WAITED SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL THE DATA GETS FURTHER TO.THE I AND CROSS THE T BUT THE DATA WON’T CHANGE SOME NUMBERS MAY CHANGE A LITTLE, BUT THE CONCLUSION WILL NOT CHANGE WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT THIS DATA WITH OUR TEAM THE OTHER NIGHT, IT WAS REMINISCENT OF 34 YEARS AGO, 1986, WHEN WE WERE STRUGGLING FOR DRUGS FOR HIV AND WE HAD NOTHING THERE WAS A LOT OF ANECDOTAL REPORTS ABOUT THINGS PEOPLE WERE TAKING DIFFERENT DRUGS AND WE DID THE FIRST RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL WITH A ZTE AND IT TURNED OUT TO GIVE AN EFFECT THAT WAS MODEST BUT THAT WAS NOT THE END GAME BECAUSE BUILDING ON THAT EVERY YEAR AFTER WE DID THAT, IT WAS BETTER AND BETTER WE HAD DRUGS OF THE SAME TYPES THIS? HAPPENS TO BE BLOCKING THE ENZYME THAT THE VIRUS USES AND THAT WAS A LOT OF ENZYMES THAT WAS USED THAT WOULD NOT BE TARGETS THIS WILL BE THE STANDARD OF CARE AND IN FACT, WHEN WE LOOK AT THE OTHER TRIALS, THERE WAS A TRIAL WITH ANOTHER ANTIVIRAL ACTUALLY, IT’S AN ANTI- INFLAMMATORY, A MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AND WE WILL COMPARE THE COMBINATION OF REMDESIVIR WITH THIS WHEN THE DRUGS COME IN, WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN ADD ON THAT AND YOU WILL SEE DETAILS ABOUT THAT IT WILL BE PEER REVIEWED APPROPRIATELY BUT WE THINK IT’S REALLY OPENING THE DOOR TO THE FACT THAT WE NOW HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF TREATING AND AS MORE AND MORE COMPANIES AND MORE INVESTIGATORS GET INVOLVED, IT’S GOING TO GET BETTER AND BETTER I WILL STOP THERE BUT I’D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VACCINES IT’S FOR TREATMENT OF PEOPLE ALREADY INFECTED >> DO YOU HAVE THE DATA? >> NOTHING MORE THAN WHAT I CAN TO THE PRESS CONFERENCES EVERYTHING IS ON TRACK WITH THE HASE 1 STUDY AND WE ARE IN THE THIRD PART OF IT AND WILL GO TO PHASE 2 BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED

WITH ANYTHING I’VE SAID FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE >> WE KNOW JOHNSON & JOHNSON IS WELL ADVANCED >> SEVERAL CANDIDATES ARE MOVING ALONG WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF SHOTS-ON- GOAL WITH VACCINES >> THAT’S GOOD >> DOES THIS NEWS INFLUENCE YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS ON STATES REOPENING? SHOULD PEOPLE BE MORE COMFORTABLE KNOWING THAT THERE IS A DRUG THAT HAS PROVEN EFFECTIVE? >> WELL, I THINK IT’S THE BEGINNING AND TONY EXPLAINED IT REALLY WELL IT’S A BEGINNING AND I LOVE THAT AS A BUILDING BLOCK. I LOVE THAT CERTAINLY, IT’S A POSITIVE, A VERY POSITIVE EVENT FROM THAT STANDPOINT WE ARE GOING TO BE VERY CAREFUL AS WE OPEN A LOT OF GOVERNORS AND PEOPLE ARE OPENING AND I KNOW YOU WILL BE VERY ADVANCED ON GETTING IT GOING BUT, WE ARE DOING IT VERY CAREFULLY WE’VE LEARNED A LOT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IF THERE IS A FIRE, WE WILL PUT IT OUT A LITTLE AMBER BURNING, WE WILL PUT IT OUT VERY QUICKLY I THINK WE’VE LEARNED HOW TO DO THAT AND THERE ARE SOME AREAS THAT HAVE REALLY STARTED UP AND WE PUT IT OUT VERY QUICKLY AND WE’VE LEARNED A LOT >> THE STOP THE SPREAD GUIDELINES EXPIRED TOMORROW DO YOU INTEND TO EXTEND THOSE? >> MIKE, DO WANT TO EXPLAIN? >> MR. PRESIDENT, WE’VE ISSUED THE GUIDELINES IT WAS 45 DAYS AGO, FIRST 15 AND THEN 30 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD. ARE INCLUDED IT WAS IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE WAY THE CURRENT GUIDELINES, THEY ARE INCORPORATED IN THE GUIDANCE >> THEY WILL BE FADING OUT úBEC IT I’VE HAD MANY CALLS AND MANY GOVERNORS, WE ARE SPEAKING TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND EXPLAINING WHAT THEY ARE DOING I’M VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING THEY ARE GETTING IT GOING AND WE ARE OPENING OUR COUNTRY AGAIN DO YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN THAT? >> FROM CALIFORNIA, THEY MAY SLOW THE SPREAD WITH THESE FOUR PHASES EVERY GOVERNOR IS ADAPTING WHERE WE ARE AND MOVING FORWARD, HOW TO MOVE THROUGH PHASE 1, PHASE 3 — THE GOVERNOR FEELS LIKE THEY HAVEN’T MET THE CRITERIA AND SOME OF THEM HAVE MADE IT THEIR OWN FIRST PHASE 1 AND OTHERS PHASE 0. WE’VE BEEN VERY ENCOURAGED TO SEE HOW THE FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE INFORMED OR PROVIDED A FRAMEWORK FOR GOVERNORS AND MOVING FORWARD ALL THE WAY THROUGH FROM WHAT THEY NOW CALL EITHER PHASE 0 ALL THE WAY THROUGH PHASE 3. BACK THE GOVERNOR GAVE A REALLY GOOD PRESENTATION ON HOW HE’S DOING IT AND WHAT HE’S DOING AND HOW HE IS OPENING YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN IT HE DID A VERY GOOD JOB >> MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD SAY THIS — IF YOU LOOK AT THE PLAN YOU PUT OUT TO STOP THE SPREAD, THE MITIGATION MEASURES TO CARRY THIS FORWARD AND THE GUIDELINES, IT’S A SEAMLESS WAY TO DO IT TO KEEP THOSE MITIGATION MEASURES IN PLACE THAT YOU NEED TO AS YOU REOPEN, ESPECIALLY FOR THE VULNERABLE POPULATION. I WOULD AGREE WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT THAT IT IS CARRIED FORWARD, NOT JUST THEORETICALLY, BUT ESPECIALLY IN THE DOCUMENT >> THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THE VULNERABLE PEOPLE BECAUSE WE MADE IT CLEAR FROM OVER THE LAST EIGHT WEEKS THAT THERE WERE CERTAIN RISK GROUPS THAT ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO SERIOUS DISEASE AND THAT HAS HELD UP WITH REPORTS ABOUT 95% TO 96% OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS DISEASE AND HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE STILL IN THOSE GROUPS AND IN A WAY, THAT’S REASSURING BUT IT SHOULD BE A MESSAGE TO THE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, AS WE’VE SAID THROUGH THE LAST EIGHT WEEKS IN PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2, TO SLOW THE SPREAD, WE’VE BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT THEM CONTINUING TO SHELTER AND THOSE FAMILIES PROTECTING THEM FROM BEING AFFECTED

>> MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT YOU HOPE TO LEARN ABOUT CHINA AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WITH THIS INVESTIGATION YOU’VE COMMISSIONED WITH THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY? >> IT’S COMING IN AND I’M GETTING PIECES ALREADY AND WE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT WE ARE BY FAR THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO W.H.O., WORLD HEALTH THEY MISLED US THEY MUST HAVE KNOWN MORE THAN THEY KNEW BECAUSE THEY CAME AFTER WHAT OTHER PEOPLE KNEW THAT WEREN’T EVEN INVOLVED WE KNEW THINGS THEY DIDN’T KNOW AND EITHER THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THEY DIDN’T TELL US IN RIGHT NOW, THEY LITERALLY ARE A PIPE ORGAN FOR CHINA WE ARE LOOKING AT IT AND WATCHING AND WE GIVE $500 MILLION AND OVER THE YEARS WE’VE HAD 400-500 AND FOUR LONG TIME, MANY YEARS, AND CHINA IS GIVING $38 MILLION YET, THEY SEEM TO WORK FOR CHINA THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THERE EARLY AND THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT WAS GOING ON AND THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STOP IT YOU TALK ABOUT STOPPING THE SPREAD, THAT COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED THERE WHY DID CHINA ALLOW PLANES TO FLY OUT BUT NOT INTO CHINA BUT THEY ALLOW PLANES TO FLY OUT? PLANES ARE COMING OUT OF WUHAN AND THEY’RE COMING OUT AND GOING ALL OVER THE WORLD, GOING TO ITALY, BIG TIME TO ITALY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD BUT NOT INTO CHINA WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT? YOU ARE COMING UP WITH A VERY DISTINCT RECOMMENDATION, BUT WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT EVEN TODAY, I’VE HEARD SOME STATEMENTS THAT ARE VERY POSITIVE THERE IS NOTHING POSITIVE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN CHINA, HAVING TO DO WITH THE SUBJECT, NOTHING POSITIVE AT ALL. I FINISHED A NUMBER OF MONTHS AGO WITH A TRADE DEAL AND YOU WOULDN’T HAVE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE LIKE SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE SAID, THEY COULD HAVE STOPPED THAT AT THE SOURCE THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO LET AIRPLANES FLY OUT AND LOADS OF PEOPLE COME OUT WE ARE LUCKY, AS TONY SAID, LUCKY THAT WE STOPPED IT IN JANUARY FLOWING INTO OUR COUNTRY FROM CHINA OUTSIDE OF OUR CITIZENS, PEOPLE NOW SO YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE LET OUR CITIZENS BACK IN LET’S FORGET ABOUT THAT ONE WE ARE LUCKY WE STOPPED IN JANUARY A LOT OF PEOPLE LONG AFTER THAT DATE, AS YOU KNOW, THOUGHT THAT THE MEASURE I TOOK WAS MUCH TOO STRONG WE ARE LUCKY WE STOPPED AT THE END PUT A BORDER, A BAN ON PEOPLE COMING IN FROM CHINA WE WILL HAVE A RECOMMENDATION PRETTY SOON, BUT WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION >> A RECOMMENDATION ON THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION? A RECOMMENDATION ON CHINA? >> WORLD HEALTH WAS CHINA TO FOLLOW >> MR. PRESIDENT? >> DR. FAUCI, THERE WAS A STUDY OUT OF CHINA, WITH TREATMENT AND I WONDERED IF YOU SAW THAT IN THE LANCET STUDY? >> IT’S AN UNDERPOWERED STUDY ANOTHER KIND OF STUDY — THAT’S WHY I WAS VERY EXPLICIT IN SAYING THIS IS A RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL THAT IS POWERED TO THE TUNE OF OVER 1000 IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS BUT THE ENDPOINT WAS A CLEAR AND YOU WOULD BE ESSENTIALLY DISCHARGE AND THE SECONDARY ENDPOINT’S DEATH THAT IS NOT AN ADEQUATE STUDY AND EVERYBODY IN THE FIELD FEELS THAT >> MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP BUSINESSES WITH LIABILITY ISSUES AS WORKERS COME BACK AND STATES THAT HAVE OPENED UP? >> WELL, AS YOU KNOW, WE JUST WORKED WITH THE MEAT PROCESSORS IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE FORM OF DELIVERY. WE HAVE TREMENDOUS PRODUCT AND AMPLE SUPPLY BUT THERE WAS A BOTTLENECK CAUSED BY THIS WHOLE PANDEMIC IT WAS POTENTIALLY PRETTY SERIOUS AND I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE BIGGEST DISTRIBUTORS THERE ARE IN THE WORLD, THE BIG COMPANIES YOU’VE BEEN READING ABOUT THEY ARE SO THRILLED AND HAPPY, ALL GUNG AND RESOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS WE UNBLOCKED SOME OF THE BOTTLENECKS I’M SURE YOU’VE SEEN IT AND HEARD. I SPOKE TO THEM ABOUT TWO HOURS AGO, SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT LAST NIGHT IN TERMS OF DEFENSE PRODUCTION IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT THEY WERE SO HAPPY IT WAS LIKE A NEW BUSINESS THEY WERE BEING VERY UNFAIRLY TREATED, VERY UNFAIRLY TREATED THE FARMERS ARE VERY HAPPY AND THE RANCHERS AND THE COMPANIES THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW THE ONES I’M TALKING ABOUT, THEY WILL ALL BECOME VERY WELL- KNOWN THEY WERE WELL KNOWN ANYWAY, BIG COMPANIES AND THEY WERE NOT BEING TREATED FAIRLY THEY ARE THRILLED AND THE WHOLE BOTTLENECK IS BROKEN WE USED THE DEFENSE ACT AND IT

HELPS THEM GREATLY, GREATLY, TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO THEY ARE READY TO DO IT, BUT THEY NEEDED SOME HELP >> THE WORKERS IN THOSE PLANS, WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING? >> WE WILL HAVE A REPORT ON THAT THIS AFTERNOON WITH A GOOD FORM OF PREVENTION AND THROUGH QUARANTINE THEY WILL BE VERY CAREFUL THEY ARE CAREFUL WHO IS GOING INTO >>> WE ARE JUST ABOUT NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF SUCCESS GERMANY IS DOING WELL WE ARE DOING WELL A COUPLE OF COUNTRIES ARE DOING OKAY WE ARE DOING VERY WELL THE STATISTICS ARE VERY GOOD ON THAT >> WHEN WHITE MIGHT WE SEE REMDESIVIR ON THE MARKET? >> RIGHT NOW IT IS HAPPENING THAT THE FDA LITERALLY AS WE SPEAK IS WORKING WITH GILEAD TO FIGURE OUT MECHANISMS TO MAKE THIS EASILY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT WITH REGARD TO GETTING TO THE MARKETPLACE, WE HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE FDA FOR LICENSURE AND THE FDA IS VERY WELL AWARE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT I AM SURE THEY WILL BE MOVING EXPEDITIOUSLY BUT I CAN’T GIVE YOU A DATE >> WILL THIS BE USED IN THE EARLIER PHASES OR THE LATER PHASES? >> THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PRESENTATIONS ON HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS THE ENDPOINT WAS THE TIME TO DISCHARGE IT IS UNCLEAR RIGHT NOW FROM THIS STUDY WHETHER OR NOT IT WOULD BE BETTER. WE ONLY MAKE STATEMENTS ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE PROVEN THE ONLY THING THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN IS IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON WHERE THE MARKETS ARE AT 24,000, THIS CAME FROM US BLIND WE HAD THE GREATEST ECONOMY EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD NOBODY EVEN CHALLENGES IT THEY WOULD IF THEY THOUGHT I WAS WRONG WE HAVE THE BEST ECONOMY EVER AND WE WILL HAVE IT AGAIN LOOK AT THE MARKET TODAY, ABOUT 24,000. I WILL ASK YOU TO SAY A COUPLE OF THINGS ABOUT THAT BUT IF YOU WOULD HAVE SAID THAT WE WOULD HAVE HAD THE WORST PANDEMIC SINCE 1917, OVER 100 YEARS AGO WITH A DISTURBANCE TO 184 COUNTRIES, AT LEAST AND THAT OUR MARKET — WE ARE AT 29,000 AND NOW WE WILL BE AT 24,000 I THINK WE ARE HAVING ONE OF THE BEST WEEKS WE ARE HAVING ONE OF THE BEST PERIODS IN TERMS OF STOCK MARKET WHICH TO ME IS JOBS AND FUTURE. I VIEW IT AS JOBS AND FUTURE IF YOU WOULD HAVE SAID TO ME THAT WE WOULD BE 24,000, WE STARTED OFF WHEN I WAS ELECTED, THE NUMBER WAS MUCH LOWER MUCH, MUCH LOWER AS YOU KNOW IT IS CALLED IN THE TEENS IF YOU WOULD HAVE SAID WE WOULD BE AT 24,000 WITH WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH AS A COUNTRY, THAT IS PRETTY AMAZING I READ WHERE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST WEEKS IN THE STOCK MARKET, THIS SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THAT WE HAVE HAD SINCE THE 1950s OR 1940S. I THINK THERE IS A TREMENDOUS FEELING OF OPTIMISM IN THIS COUNTRY I CAN ONLY SAY THAT THERE WILL BE A TREMENDOUS LEVEL OF OPTIMISTIC THE THIRD QUARTER IS TRANSITIONAL WE ARE TRANSITING INTO BUT IT IS A VERY TRANSITIONAL PERIOD I THINK IT WILL DO GOOD BUT I THINK THE FOURTH QUARTER WILL BE FANTASTIC I THINK NEXT YEAR, ALL OF THE FRUITS OF WHAT WE HAVE ALL DONE TOGETHER BETWEEN THE DOCTORS AND THE BUSINESS PEOPLE AND YOUR SELF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OF COURSE YOU ARE A DOCTOR ALL OF THE WORK FROM THE TASK FORCE, ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE WORKED SO HARD, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A TREMENDOUS YEAR NEXT YEAR YOU ARE GOING TO START TO SEE THAT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, MAYBE EVEN IN PIECES OF THE THIRD QUARTER BUT THAT IS VERY TRANSITIONAL >> IS THERE A DAY OF RECKONING COMING? >> NO IT IS ABOUT GROWTH WE WILL BE IN GREAT SHAPE BECAUSE WE ARE GROWING WE COULD HAVE DONE IT THE OTHER WAY YOU DON’T SPEND ANYTHING THERE ARE WAYS OF LOOKING AT IT YOU HAVE TO THROW MONEY AT IT WE ARE THROWING MONEY AT THE PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR JOB UNFAIRLY YOU SAW SOME OF THE PEOPLE YESTERDAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE THEY WERE DOWN AND OUT AND WE CAME ALONG AND HELPED THEM WE COULD HAVE BEEN FLAT FOR A

LONG TIME AS A COUNTRY OR WE COULD GROW I THINK YOU WILL SEE TREMENDOUS GROWTH IT IS A STIMULUS AND IT IS A GREAT STIMULUS NOW THEY WANT MORE STIMULUS AND THEY ARE PUSHING FOR THINGS BUT I DON’T KNOW IF WE SHOULD BE WORKING WITH STATES THAT HAVE BEEN SUFFERING THROUGH BAD LEADERSHIP OR BAD MANAGEMENT FOR 25 YEARS AND NOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO FIX THAT WE WILL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THAT >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I DON’T KNOW HIM I HAVE NEVER SPOKEN WITH HIM I THINK HE IS A VERY GOOD MAN WHO HAD A VERY BAD DAY AND THEN HE WANTED TO BE ERNEST HEMINGWAY HE STARTS WRITING LONG MEMOS YOU CAN’T DO THAT WHEN YOU ARE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP THAT IS THE ULTIMATE. NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER, THE BEST IN THE WORLD 5000 CREWMEMBERS AND HE DECIDES TO BECOME ERNEST ANYWAY YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH THAT BEING SAID — HE HAD A BAD DAY WE ALL HAVE BAD DAYS >> I DON’T WANT TO COMMENT BUT I HAVE MY FEELINGS ON IT. I THINK HE IS A VERY GOOD MAN WHO HAD A BAD DAY THE ACTING SECRETARY IS A GOOD MAN ALSO HE HAD A BAD DAY THEY BOTH HAD BAD DAYS AND, THAT CAN HAPPEN THEY WERE UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE BECAUSE IT WENT VERY PUBLIC THEY WILL BE SEEING IT AT A CERTAIN POINT BUT I THINK THEY’RE BOTH VERY GOOD MEN >> IT STARTED WITH TWO PEOPLE THAT WENT TO 12 PEOPLE I GOT A REPORT YESTERDAY THAT IT WAS 851 PEOPLE. NOW THEY HAVE 5000 PEOPLE IT STARTS WITH A LITTLE GROUP AND THEN A FEW WEEKS LATER, 800 SOME PEOPLE. THEY ARE SAILORS THEY ARE YOUNG THERE IS ONE DEATH AS YOU KNOW THERE ARE 10 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW BUT WE EXPECT THEY WILL ALL GET BETTER THERE IS ONE DEATH OUT OF IT BUT THAT SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE, RIGHT? THINK OF IT WE THOUGHT IT ENDED AT 41 I DON’T THINK YOU THOUGHT SO, RIGHT? >> IT WAS JUST THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT TO SPREAD >> YOU SAID WE WILL VERY SOON BE TESTING 5 MILLION PEOPLE >> I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT CAME UP I WOULD LIKE TO REFER TO THESE TWO PEOPLE >> YOU SAID IT >> I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT CAME UP THAT WAS A STUDY THAT CAME OUT SOMEBODY CAME OUT WITH A STUDY OF 5 MILLION PEOPLE DO I THINK WE WILL? I THINK WE WILL BUT I NEVER SAID THAT WE ARE TESTING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WE ARE TESTING MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD BY FAR BY DOUBLE BY MUCH MORE THAN DOUBLE MORE THAN EVERYBODY ELSE COMBINED WE ARE TESTING BUT SOMEBODY STARTED THROWING AROUND 5 MILLION I DID NOT SAY 5 MILLION SOMEBODY SAID 5 MILLION I THINK IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE HARVARD REPORT THERE WAS A REPORT FROM HARVARD AND THEY SAID 5 MILLION BUT, WE WILL BE THERE BUT I DID NOT SAY IT. SOMEBODY CAME OUT WITH A REPORT SAYING 5 MILLION IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT YESTERDAY I LOOKED AT DEBORAH I SAID WHAT IS WITH THE 5 MILLION? I THINK IT WAS FROM A HARVARD REPORT WE ARE GOING TO BE THERE AT A CERTAIN POINT WE WILL BE THERE BUT WE ARE MORE ADVANCED THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ON TESTING NOT ONLY THAT, EVEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT SO MANY PEOPLE, THEY LOVE THE ABBOTT LABORATORIES TEST YOU MIGHT HAVE HAD IT DID YOU HAVE IT TODAY? >> YES >> HE IS OKAY IN FIVE MINUTES THEY KNOW THEY ARE OKAY. SO FAR WE HAVE NOT FOUND ANYBODY NOT OKAY IT IS A GREAT TEST NOBODY EVEN THOUGHT OF THAT TWO MONTHS AGO THAT WAS DEVELOPED OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, BRILLIANTLY DEVELOPED BY ABBOTT WE ARE SO FAR ADVANCED IT WOULD BE REALLY GOOD IF THE PRESS WOULD GIVE CREDIT TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS SAYING YOU ARE DOING MILLIONS BUT WHAT ABOUT 5 MILLION? I KEEP ASKING WHERE THE NUMBER COMES FROM I REALLY LEARNED THIS MORNING, I THINK IT WAS PROBABLY THAT HARVARD SAID IT IT WOULD BE NICE SURE IT WILL BE NICE WE WILL BE THERE BUT AGAIN WE NEVER SAID IT WE HAVE OTHER REPORTS TALKING ABOUT A MUCH LOWER NUMBER BUT WE ARE DOING BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD BY FAR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED ON IT HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE JOHN BELK WAS TESTED TESTING IS ONE OF THE GREAT REASONS THAT HE HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFUL IN LOUISIANA >> WITH A LOT OF HELP FROM OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS, THE BEST NEWS WE GOT IN THE STATE QUITE FRANKLY WAS ON MONDAY WHEN WE WERE ABLE TO RESOURCE THE TESTING KITS I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE 5 MILLION FOR THE COUNTRY BUT WE WILL DO OUR PART WITH 200,000 PER MONTH. I THINK IF YOU CALCULATE THAT OUT IT COMES CLOSE TO 5 MILLION >> 5 MILLION TESTS PER DAY IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT? >> WHAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT AND WHAT IS IN THE BLUEPRINT, YOU CAN SEE — THIS IS LOUISIANA’S CURB THEY GOT TO THIS CURVE OF MITIGATION AND PAIN MEDS ACROSS THE STATE WITH ABOUT 26,000 TESTS PER MILLION OR ABOUT 26,000 TESTS PER MILLION, YEAH 1 MILLION OF THEIR POPULATION I HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT THESE TESTS ARE RNA TESTS YOU TAKE THE VIRUS OUT OF THE NOSE, YOU CRACK THE VIRUS OPEN, EXTRACT OUT THE RNA, AMPLIFY THE RNA AND THEN YOU HAVE AN ANSWER THAT IS HAPPENING INSIDE OF MACHINES SOMETIMES LAB DIRECTORS AND LAB TECHNICIANS PHYSICALLY MIX ALL OF THE FREE AGENTS THAT IS WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT EXTRACTION REAGENTS AND WHY THEY ARE NEEDED WHAT WE HAD IN THE BLUEPRINT IS REALLY A CALL TO ACTION TO REALLY WORK ON DEVELOPING ANTIGEN TESTS LIKE WE USE FOR THE FLU WHEN YOU ARE USING AN ANTIGEN TEST IN A DOCTOR’S OFFICE, THEN YOU CAN GET TO POTENTIALLY THE NUMBER I AM NOT SURE WE NEED THAT NUMBER I DON’T WANT TO VALIDATE THAT NUMBER BUT WITH ITS CURRENT TEST AND THE COMPLICATION OF HOW IT HAS TO BE RUN, THAT IS NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE I THINK THAT IS WHAT ADMIRAL GERARD IS SPEAKING TO WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP MORE TESTING ON DIFFERENT PLATFORMS BUT I THINK WE DO NEED THAT KIND OF NEW BREAKTHROUGH TO A NEW TECHNIQUE AND A NEW MEASUREMENT TO GET TO THE KIND OF NUMBERS THAT HARVARD IS TALKING ABOUT IT I THINK WE HAVE MADE IT CLEAR ALL ALONG THAT STATES HAVE CONTROLLED AND MITIGATED WITH THE CURRENT NUMBER ZERO FROM THE GOVERNOR, HE DID NOT SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN HE HAS A CURVE LIKE THIS WITH STILL A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF LOUISIANA’S WORKING I THINK WHAT EVERY GOVERNOR IS WORKING ON IS HOW DO I GET THE MOST PEOPLE I CAN BACK TO WORK AND STILL MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF SAFETY I THINK WHAT THE ROADMAP AND THE CRITERIA AND THE TESTING COME TOGETHER IS THAT THIS WILL NOT BE ATTESTING ALONE PIECE AS YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT, THIS ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD WILL BE IMPORTAT WE JUST HEARD ABOUT 800 CASES OR LESS THAN 10 IN THE HOSPITAL IF YOU ARE ONLY DIAGNOSING SYMPTOMATIC CASES, YOU MAY BE MISSING A LARGE PART OF THE SPREAD AND I THINK THAT IS WHY STRATEGICALLY USING TESTING IN A NEW WAY, A MONITORING WAY, TO PROACTIVELY FIND ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUAL, PARTICULARLY WHERE THEY SURROUND OUR MOST VULNERABLE GROUPS WHETHER IT IS NATIVE AMERICANS OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WE WANT GOVERNORS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY WORK ON FINDING THE CASES AS THEY DID SO SUPERBLY AND THEN WORK ON APRIL AT THE OF MEASUREMENT ON ASYMPTOMATIC CASES I THINK THOSE TWO PIECES HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AND THAT IS WHAT IS IN THE BLUEPRINT THAT IS WHY WE ARE HAVING CALLS WITH STATES. HOW DO WE EFFECTIVELY USE OUR CURRENT TESTING CAPACITY TO ENSURE WE ARE BOTH MONITORING AND DIAGNOSING >> WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT THE NUMBER IS I REMEMBER WHEN WE DID 1 MILLION, WE SAID WE JUST DID 1 MILLION AND THE MEDIA SAID WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO 2 MILLION? I SAID SOON, PRETTY SOON WE DO 2 MILLION AND THEN THEY SAY WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO 5 MILLION? IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS SORT OF A SET UP BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT — BY THE WAY, WHEN WE HAVE 5 MILLION, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HIT 10 MILLION IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF A TRAP IT IS CALLED THE MEDIA TRAP IT PERTAINS TO ME IT DOES NOT PERTAIN TO OTHER PEOPLE BUT IT IS WHAT I HAVE HAD TO EXPERIENCE I HEARD THE 5 MILLION IS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE NOT OWING TO HIT IT EASILY BUT I THINK IT IS A MEDIA TRAP ALL I KNOW IS THIS PRESIDENT MOON OF SOUTH KOREA — WE HAVE HEARD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT SOUTH KOREA HE CALLED ME TO CONGRATULATE ME ON THE TESTING HE SAID YOUR TESTING IS THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I KEPT HEARING ABOUT SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA HE SAID I WANTED TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH TESTING IS INCREDIBLE OKAY?

OUR PEEP SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED WHAT THEY WILL DO IS NO MATTER WHAT, IF WE TEST 325 MILLION PEOPLE, THEY WILL SAY WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO TEST THEM TWICE? OKAY? IT IS A TRAP. IT IS REALLY A MEDIA TRAP BUT THAT IS OKAY WE ARE BETTER THAN ANYBODY IN THE WORLD ON TESTING WE HAVE TESTED MORE THAN ANYBODY IN THE WORLD AND WE HAVE THE BEST TESTS IN THE WORLD THEY HAVE ALL BEEN DEVELOPED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS BECAUSE WE STARTED OFF WITH NOTHING WE HAD NOTHING WE HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THAT INCLUDED VENTILATORS THAT INCLUDED — I ALWAYS SAY THE CUPBOARDS WERE BARE THEY WERE BARE IN THE MILITARY AND THEY WERE BARE MEDICALLY IN TERMS OF PANDEMICS OR EPIDEMICS OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT OUR PEOPLE HAVE DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> SAY IT AGAIN? >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS THEY PLAY THE GAME WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS WHO NEVER FOCUSED ON THAT GAME WHO WOULD THINK YOU WOULD HAVE TO PLAY THE GAME? AND, IT IS PUBLIC RELATIONS OR WHAT EVER. CHINA IS NOT TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR WHAT HAPPENED, JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND THEY ARE NOT TO BE CONGRATULATED W.H.O IS ESSENTIALLY CONGRATULATING THEM. WHEN THEY START DOING THAT, WE’VE GOT PROBLEMS AGAIN, THE UNITED STATES PAYS ALMOST $500 MILLION AND WE PAY $38 MILLION A YEAR SO, THERE ARE LOTS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE WE CAN GIVE THIS TO WE CAN GIVE THIS MONEY TO LOTS OF DIFFERENT INCREDIBLE GROUPS THERE ARE A LOT OF GROUPS OUT THERE IT DOES NOT HAVE TO GO TO THE W.H.O WE CAN GIVE IT TO GROUPS THAT ARE VERY WORTHY AND GET MUCH MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK BUT WE WILL MAKE A DECISION IN THE NOT- TOO-DISTANT FUTURE IF I COULD, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE JOHN BELL FINISH UP YOU WORKED WITH OUR TWO GREAT SENATORS >> ABSOLUTELY >> THEY WERE REALLY CALLING ME A LOT AND SAYING WE GOT TO TAKE CARE OF LOUISIANA YOU HAD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM >> I KNOW SENATOR CASSIDY AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT TESTING AND WHAT WE CAN DO GOING FORWARD WITH THE BLUEPRINT BUT, WE HAVE OBVIOUSLY TURNED A CORNER IN LOUISIANA WE ARE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE THAN WE THOUGHT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FIVE OR SIX WEEKS AGO THAT IS BECAUSE OF OUR LOCAL PARTNERS AND OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS AND THE HARD WORK WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF LESSONS TO LEARN BECAUSE THERE IS NO BLUEPRINT FOR THIS THERE IS NO BLUEPRINT FOR A GOVERNOR ON HOW TO RESPOND TO A PANDEMIC WE HAVE HAD A STEEP LEARNING CURVE BUT WE ARE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE THE FIELD MEDICAL STATION THAT YOU PROVIDED, THE NAVY MEDICAL PERSONNEL THAT YOU SENT TO LOUISIANA, THE TESTING THAT WE HAD EARLY HAS INFORMED OUR TESTING STRATEGY GOING FORWARD WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE TEST KITS THAT WE NEED ALLOCATED STARTING IN THE MONTH OF MAY TO GET TO THE 200,000 WE WILL DO 43 PERSONS >> THAT IS GREAT >> WE WILL BE IN MUCH BETTER SHAPE WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING PAST THIS AND RETURNING TO A NEW SENSE OF NORMALCY WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MOVING AHEAD. WE JUST APPRECIATE YOUR WORK >> THE PEOPLE OF LOUISIANA ARE GREAT THEY HAVE REALLY GONE THROUGH A LOT >> I WILL JUST SAY THEY ARE THE BEST >> DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TEST KITS AND SUPPLIES TO RUN AS MANY TESTS AS YOU NEED? >> WITH THE COMMITMENTS THAT WERE MADE THIS PAST MONDAY THAT HAVE NOT LOOKED AT ALL 50 STATE PLANS GOING FORWARD, THEY HAVE COMMITTED TO RESOURCING LOUISIANA’S REQUEST FOR 200,000 TEST KITS PER MONTH THAT GIVES US 43 OUT OF EVERY 1000 TESTED EVERY MONTH WE BELIEVE THAT THAT IS SUFFICIENT FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD AS WE ARE ABLE TO START REOPENING THE ECONOMY WE KNOW THE LAB CAPACITY IS THERE WE HAVE GREAT DOCTORS WHO HAVE DONE PHENOMENAL JOBS WE FEEL PRETTY GOOD AT THAT LEVEL THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS I WANTED TO COME APPEAR TODAY THE PRESIDENT’S INVITATION TO THANK HIM FOR THAT I AM ONLY SPEAKING FOR MYSELF BUT THIS IS THE BIG PIECE THAT WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR

WITH THAT COMMITMENT WE REALLY FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT GOING FORWARD >> GREAT JOB. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING? >> WE KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF TESTING WE CAN’T TREAT WHAT WE DON’T FIND EARLY ON WE KNEW WE HAD A PROBLEM AND WE KNEW WE NEEDED TO SEARCH OUR TESTING WE WERE GRATEFUL TO HAVE THAT SUPPORT ESPECIALLY IN THE EPICENTER, IN NEW ORLEANS AND THE PARISH IS RIGHT AROUND THERE SO WE CAN GET A SENSE OF WHAT IS GOING ON >> IT HAS BEEN GREAT. ALL THAT IS COMING EVERYTHING WENT AND NOW IT IS COMING YOU WILL BE IN A POSITION, I THINK YOU SAID 43 THAT IS A BIG NUMBER THAT IS A GREAT NUMBER SO, WE REACHED 1 MILLION CASES THAT IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT THE REASON IS CAUSE OF TESTING IF YOU DON’T TEST, YOU WILL NOT FIND CASES THE REASON WE HAVE 1 MILLION — TAKE A LOOK AT NUMBER TWO NUMBER TWO IS A FRACTION OF THAT BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT WE ARE DOING IT IS A NUMBER THAT IN ONE WAY SOUNDS BAD BUT IN ANOTHER WAY IS AN INDICATION THAT OUR TESTING IS SUPERIOR TO THINK THAT WE HAVE MORE CASES THAN CHINA — DOES ANYBODY REALLY BELIEVE THAT? THE TESTING IS DIFFERENT I THINK ALSO, THE TRANSPARENCY IS MUCH DIFFERENT THE TRANSPARENCY IS FROM DAY OR NIGHT BECAUSE OF OUR GREAT TESTING AND BECAUSE OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN THE AMOUNT WE HAVE DONE, WE ARE ABLE TO POINT OUT FAR MORE CASES THAN ANYBODY ELSE HAS. IF OTHER COUNTRIES DID THE KIND OF TESTING THAT WE HAD, YOU WOULD SEE NUMBERS THAT ARE MUCH DIFFERENT THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>> I WANT TO TAKE YOU LIVE TO

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY IS GIVING US AN UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS HE JUST CAME OUT A SHORT TIME AGO IN HIS STATE OF NEW JERSEY, GOLF COURSES AND PARKS WILL REOPEN STARTING THIS SATURDAY LET’S LISTEN IN >> EXPANDING ACCESS TO TESTING IS AMONG OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES WE HAVE GONE AS A NATION FROM BEING COMPLETELY UNPREPARED IN NEW JERSEY FROM A STANDING START TO NOW TESTING THE THIRD OR FOURTH HIGHEST MOST TESTED STATE IN AMERICA IT IS AMONG OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES AS A ROBUST AND ACCESSIBLE TESTING PROGRAM NOT ONLY A NEED FOR THE HERE AND NOW BUT A NEED FOR US AS WE DISCUSSED ON OUR ROAD TO RECOVERY IT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AS WE RESTART OUR ECONOMY OF THIS WE ARE CONTINUALLY SEEKING WAYS TO MAXIMIZE OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH RUTGERS UNIVERSITY WITH OUR PRIVATE LABS AND WITH OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS TO REACH OUR GOALS REMEMBER, PUBLIC HEALTH CREATES ECONOMIC HEALTH. THAT IS THE ORDER THAT IS THE MANTRA HAVING A STRONG TESTING PROGRAM IN PLACE IS CRITICAL FOR US TO ENSURE THE FORMER SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE TOGETHER A LETTER BEFORE HAND THINGS OVER TO JUDY, I WANT TO CONTINUE OUR PRACTICE OF GETTING CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE AND HIGHLIGHTING SOME OF THE ORDINARY NEW JERSEY AND STEWING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS THAT ARE HELPING US THROUGH THIS EMERGENCY I JUST LOOKED AT THE CALLS AND THANKED THAT I HAVE MADE TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF ORGANIZED LABOR AND JUST ADDED UP WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON OVER THE PAST NUMBER OF DAYS DISTRICT COUNCIL 71 TOTING A COUPLE OF THOUSAND FACEMASKS TODAY I HEARD FROM THE BRICKLAYERS UNION WHO IS GIVING MONEY TO SEVERAL OF THE HARDEST HIT HOSPITALS THE IEW BROTHERS AND SISTERS HAVE COME FORWARD, AS ALWAYS, IN OUR HOUR OF NEED TO MY FRIEND DAN COSTNER AND HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS, TO WAYNE D’ANGELO AND STEVE ALLDREDGE, TO JOE EGAN AND ALL OF HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IT JUST SORT OF GOES ON AND ON IF THAT WERE NOT ENOUGH, I LOOK IT UP TODAY AND SAW THAT ASSEMBLY MEN ROY FEYNMAN HAS DONATED HIMSELF A PALLET OF LYSOL SPRAY AND A PALLET OF LYSOL WIPES TO THE STATE POLICE SO GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM LET’S COME UP WITH A PICTURE OF A GUY WHO LIVES NOT TOO FAR FROM ME FIRST UP IS BOBBY HOY BOBBY IS A SENIOR WHERE HE WAS CAPTAIN OF THE TRACK TEAM BOBBY WAS TRAINING FOR WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS FIRST MARATHON, THE NEW JERSEY MARATHON WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR THIS PAST SUNDAY WHY LET ALL THAT TRAINING GO TO RACED? BOBBY DECIDED TO RUN HIS MARATHON ANYWAY IN HIS HOME ON A TREADMILL AND TO USE IT HAS HENCE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO PLEDGE MONEY TO SUPPORT JERSEY SHORE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY CENTER COVID- 19 RELIEF FUND. HE ENLISTED THE HELP OF HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW SENIOR PEYTON MANNING TO HELP LIVESTREAM HIS RUN IN FIVE HOURS 25 MINUTES AND 16 SECONDS, AND NEARLY $6000 LATER, BOBBY FINISHED HIS MARATHON HE DID NOT GET A FINISHERS METAL BUT HE IS OUR DEEPEST ADMIRATION AND RESPECT FOR AND SEEK EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER RUN THREE MILES ON THE TREADMILL AS I HAVE ON MANY OCCASIONS, THAT IS HARD ENOUGH COULD YOU IMAGINE RUNNING 26.2 OF THEM? HE DID IT NEW JERSEY THANKS YOU GO BULLDOGS! NEXT, I HAVE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO ONE OF NORTH JERSEY IS TRULY ICONIC — MANY OF US HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES MANY FOR ME WOULD BE MEASURED IN THE HUNDREDS THE PARK CHATEAU AND THE PARK SAVOY ARE OWNED BY JOE MORELLO PULLING THE STAFF AND RESOURCES TOGETHER, THEY HAVE BEEN CATERING ROUGHLY 2000 MEALS A WEEK FOR WORKERS AT SAINT

BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER AND THE MOORESTOWN MEDICAL CENTER THEY ARE ALSO GETTING MEALS TO LOCAL POLICE AND THEY MADE A DONATION TO HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH AS WELL SO, THANK YOU YOU REPRESENT THE TREMENDOUS SPIRIT THAT WAS SEEN FROM SO MANY BUSINESS OWNERS ACROSS OUR STATE WHO HAVE BEEN STEPPING UP TO SUPPORT OUR FRONTLINES TO THEM AND THE ENTIRE TEAM, NEW JERSEY THANKS YOU I KNOW THE HUNGRY FOLKS ON OUR FRONTLINES ESPECIALLY THINK YOU THAT IS AS GOOD A PLACE OF ANY TO FINISH IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY IN YOUR COMMUNITY STEPPING UP, WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT TELL US THEIR STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND USE #NJTHANKSYOU THESE STORIES ARE GIVING US HOPE AND OPTIMISM FOR THE BETTER DAYS WE KNOW WILL COME WE CAN HASTE IN THEIR ARRIVAL IF WE KEEP DOING WHAT I KNOW MILLIONS OF YOU ARE ALREADY DOING, KEEPING UP WITH YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASHING YOUR HANDS, AND STAYING AT HOME WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY UP AND DOWN THE STATE THIS WEEKEND I AM HAPPY AT ONE LEVEL THAT WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE THIS STEP BUT WE WILL ENFORCE THIS AND IF WE DON’T LIKE WHAT WE SEE, I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REVERSE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT I AM SIGNING TODAY SO PLEASE ENJOY THE PARKS BUT STAY AWAY FROM EACH OTHER DO NOT CONGREGATE WEAR A FACE COVERING WE HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND THIS WEEKEND, THAT HOPEFULLY CAN LEAD TO BETTER DAYS AHEAD AND WE CAN KEEP THE PARKS OPEN AGAIN, WE WILL WIN THIS WE WILL GET THERE, I PROMISE YOU WE WILL GET THERE TOGETHER WE ARE ONE NEW JERSEY FAMILY REMEMBER, WE ARE NEW JERSEY NOBODY CAN TOUCH US WITH THAT, PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME THE WOMAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, JUDY PERSICHILLI >> THANK YOU GOVERNOR GOOD AFTERNOON WE ARE GETTING REPORTS THAT INDIVIDUALS IN THE STATE MAY BE DELAYING NEEDED HEALTHCARE THAT THEY REQUIRE. TODAY, THE NEW JERSEY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, KATHLEEN BENNETT AND I, WILL BE FILMING A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT TO REMIND THE PUBLIC THAT IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS THAT COULD BE A HEART ATTACK OR A STROKE OR UNRELENTING ABDOMINAL OR BACK PAIN, YOU SHOULD NOT DELAY IN SEEKING CARE CALL 911 AND GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM SLURRED SPEECH, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, HIP OR BACK PAIN REQUIRING OPIOIDS OR CHEST DISCOMFORT, LIGHTHEADEDNESS, ARE SYMPTOMS TO TAKE SERIOUSLY AND TO ACT UPON YES, WE KNOW THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED PANDEMIC WE ARE FACED WITH AND I KNOW THAT PEOPLE MAY BE FEARFUL, WONDERING IF IT IS SAFE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL ARE THEY READY? IS THERE ROOM FOR ME? WILL I BE TAKEN CARE OF? I HAVE WORKED IN HOSPITALS FOR THE ENTIRE OF MY CAREER AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT OUR HOSPITALS AND OUR EMERGENCY ROOMS ARE SAFE AND WAITING AND READY TO CARE FOR YOU OUR HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN SAFE HAVENS FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE WALKED THROUGH THEIR DOORS FOR OVER A CENTURY. OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR, THEY ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE I URGE YOU, DO NOT DELAY GOING TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. FACE DROOPING, ARM WEAKNESS OR NUMBNESS, SLURRED SPEECH, OR DIFFICULTY SPEAKING SAID IN CONFUSION OR TROUBLE SEEING MAY BE SIGNS OF AN IMPENDING STROKE CHEST PAIN OR PRESSURE, PAIN OR DISCOMFORT IN ARMS, BACK, NECK, JAW, STOMACH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, NAUSEA, OR LIGHTHEADEDNESS MAY BE SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK EVERY MINUTE COUNTS WHEN EXPERIENCING A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. PLEASE, DO NOT DELAY SEEKING CARE DON’T DELAY. IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE LAST EVENING, AL HOSPITALS REPORTED 6289 HOSPITALIZATIONS OF COVID-19 POSITIVE PATIENTS 1811 OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS ARE IN CRITICAL CARE WITH 73% ON VENTILATORS. LAST EVENING, ONLY TWO HOSPITALS IN THE STATE AND THEY WERE IN THE CENTRAL REGION, WENT ON DEIBERT ONE HOSPITAL WAS ON FULL DEIBERT AND ONE HOSPITAL WAS ON DEIBERT FOR SPECIALTY SERVICES ONLY TODAY, AS THE GOVERNOR SHARED, WE ARE REPORTING 2481 NEW CASES FOR A TOTAL OF 116 264 CASES IN THE STATE I AM SAD TO SHARE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN 329 NEW DEATHS FOR A

TOTAL OF 6770 FATALITIES. THE BREAKDOWN OF DEATHS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY IS AS FOLLOWS WHITE, 52.3% BLACK, 20.1% HISPANIC, 16.9% ASIAN, 5.1%. OTHER, 5.5% THERE ARE 489 LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES IN THE STATE REPORTING AT LEAST ONE CASE OF COVID-19 THAT IS A TOTAL OF 18,045 CASES IN OUR LONG-TERM CARE AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES AT THE STATE VETERANS HOMES, AMONG THE CENSUS OF 704 RESIDENTS, THERE HAVE BEEN 274 RESIDENTS THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR A TOTAL OF 104 TESTS. 45 AT THE PARK FACILITY AND 59 AT THE PARAMUS FACILITY UNIVERSAL TESTING OF RESIDENTS AND STAFF TAKING PLACE AND YESTERDAY, THEY STARTED AND IT SHOULD BE COMPLETED TODAY OR TOMORROW AT OUR STATE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, 157 PATIENTS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE AND THERE HAVE BEEN NINE DEATHS AVENUE I HAVE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED ACCORDING TO LAB DATA, LABS HAVE REPORTED 216 221 TESTS PERFORMED 99,967 HAVE RETURNED POSITIVE FOR A POSITIVITY RATE OF 42.16% THAT CONCLUDES MY DAILY REPORT STAY CONNECTED, STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY >> THANK YOU THE POSITIVITY, TO UNDERSCORE THAT, THAT IS AN IMPORTANT DATAPOINT THAT IS AS LOW AS IT HAS BEEN IN A WHILE REMEMBER, WE ARE TESTING OVERWHELMINGLY SYSTEMATIC FOLKS WHO AS A COUNTY MATTER, I ALWAYS TRY TO FOLLOW-UP IN TERMS OF POSITIVE CASES BERGEN FOLLOWED BY HUDSON, ESSEX , UNION, PASSAIC, AND MIDDLESEX IF YOU LOOK AT THE CASES WE ANNOUNCED TODAY, THE TOP THREE COUNTIES IN ORDER ARE PASSAIC, MIDDLESEX, AND ESSEX. THE MIDDLESEX WAS IN THERE BOTH YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND IT GIVES YOU SOME SENSE OF THE MIGRATION OF THINGS I THOUGHT YOU AND I, JUDY, ALONG WITH SHEILA OLIVER AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WERE ON LAST NIGHT WITH A GOOD GROUP OF BLACK LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE. REVEREND BOYER AND HIS COLLEAGUES, WE HAD A VERY GOOD DISCUSSION THE FACT OF THE MATTER, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FATALITY NUMBERS CONTINUE TO BE BOUNCING IT IS MEANINGFULLY ABOVE THE REPRESENTATION ON THE WHOLE OF NEW JERSEY AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SPOKE OF THAT CONCERNS US NOT JUST IN THE NEAR TERM BUT ALSO AS WE ARE ON THAT ROAD TO RECOVERY WE MENTIONED RESILIENCY PART OF IT IS TO SEE THAT DISPARITY AS IT RELATES TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR SO, THAT WAS A GOOD DISCUSSION THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP TODAY AND AS ALWAYS PAT, LIKEWISE TO YOU ANY UPDATE ON PPE, CAPACITY, COMPLIANCE, ETC.? >> GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY WITH REGARD TO THE OVERNIGHT COMPLIANCE, THE ORGANIZER OF YESTERDAY’S PROTEST, CHARGES HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED AGAINST HER IN NEWARK, 120 INDIVIDUALS WERE CITED FOR EO VIOLATIONS 17 INDIVIDUALS WERE CITED WHO HAD GATHERED FOR THE PURPOSE OF FILMING A VIDEO IN LAKEWOOD, ONE SUBJECT WAS CITED WITH HAVING OVER 20 PEOPLE GATHERING IN FRONT OF A RESIDENCE THERE. ALSO, IN AND WHY, POLICE CITED 15 INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE PATRONS OF AN UNLICENSED SOCIAL CLUB. IF I CAN TAG ONTO YOUR COMMENT ABOUT THE MASSACHUSETTS DONATION, I DID SPEAK WITH THE OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FROM MASSACHUSETTS THIS MORNING AND WE ARE COMPLETELY GRATEFUL I THINK IT IS ALSO A GOOD SIGN THAT THOSE 50 ARE COMING FROM THE 100 AT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN WERE RETURNING TO OUR WAREHOUSE WE CAN HAVE THEM UP TO MASSACHUSETTS WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS I SAID, KAREN WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY KNEW HOW GRATEFUL THE

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS IS. IT IS A GOOD SIGN WHEN WE ARE GETTING VENTILATORS BACK FROM THE HOSPITALS THAT WE DELIVERED TO THEM OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS THAT IS ALL I’VE GOT >> THAT HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT OF FAMILY UP THERE AND THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A TOUGH STRETCH I HAVE ALSO KNOWN THEIR GOVERNOR FOR 48 YEARS HE AND I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TOGETHER HE IS A GREAT GUY THESE ARE NOT ANY OF THE 500 THAT WE BOUGHT THESE ARE ONES THAT — I WANT TO HIS KNOWLEDGE THE ADMINISTRATION — IT IS A VIRTUAL PASS FROM HACKENSACK IT IS A GOOD SIGN THAT THEY ARE GIVING THEM BACK TO US I HOPE WE GET A LOT MORE BACK SOONER THAN LATER BUT THERE IS A VIRTUAL PASS THROUGH THE FEDERAL STOCKPILE ON THE WAY UP TO MASSACHUSETTS WE HAVE MADE THAT OFFER AND I WANT TO ALSO THANK THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR BLESSING IT >> THAT IS CORRECT THE SAME PROCESS, THE 100 THAT CALIFORNIA GAVE US A FEW WEEKS AGO HAVE BEEN DISINFECTED AND RETURNED BACK OUT TO CALIFORNIA WE WILL HOPEFULLY TAKE THIS ON AS THE NATIONAL MODEL THAT WE USED TO CASCADE THESE VENTILATORS AND ANYTHING ELSE >> WE HAD PROMISED THAT WE WOULD DO THIS IN OUR HOUR OF NEED A LOT OF FOLKS STOOD UP AND HELPED US OUT WHEN IT WAS UNSPEAKABLY CHALLENGING FOR US BY THE WAY, FOLKS, PLEASE KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING BECAUSE WE COULD SEE THAT AGAIN I HOPE WE DON’T WE PROMISED WE WOULD SEND UP AND HELP PEOPLE WHEN WE COULD DO SO WE ARE GOING TO START OVER HERE WITH MATT GOOD AFTERNOON >> KEEP THESE TO A COUPLE IF YOU COULD, OR THREE >> JUST WITH THE PARKS OPENING UP, IS THIS ANY SIGN ABOUT WHAT IS TO BE EXPECTED WITH BEACHES IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS OR AFTER MEMORIAL DAY? WE CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM READERS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS FOR MORE THAN A MONTH OR MORE I KNOW YOU HAVE ANNOUNCED STEPS TO INCREASE THE OUTPUT BUT ARE THERE ADDITIONAL EFFORTS BEING MADE TO REDUCE THE BACKLOG ESPECIALLY CNSIDERING GOING MONTH WITHOUT ANY INCOME IS A BIG DEAL FOR MANY PEOPLE? GOVERNOR, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAID HE WOULD SUPPORT STATE AND LOCAL AID IF WE WANTED CERTAIN THINGS ECCENTRICITY ADJUSTMENTS I’M CURIOUS WHAT YOUR REACTION IS TO THOSE COMMENTS DO YOU THINK IT IS A TRADE-OFF? >> I THINK THESE WILL ALL BE — MATT, I INTRODUCED YOU WE WILL SEE HOW IT GOES IN TERMS OF OPENING PART’S. IF FOLKS DO WHAT WE ARE ASKING THEM TO DO, IT WILL ALLOW US TO TAKE WHAT I CALL BABY STEPS I’M NOT IMPLYING OPENING PARKS AS A BABY STEP BUT THE HIP BONE IS CONNECTED TO THE THIGH BONE LET’S WIND OUT HOW THE PARKS GO AS MATT REMINDS ME, THERE IS TECHNICALLY ONE BEACH WE CONTROL WHICH IS ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK THE OTHER BEACHES WILL BE GUIDANCE THAT WE OFFERED TO MUNICIPALITIES I KNOW THAT THE LABOR DEPARTMENT HAS SHOT THROUGH AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF THE BACKLOG AND I HAVE SYMPATHY FOR FOLKS WHO ARE OUT THERE WHO HAVE NOT GOTTEN THEIRS AND THEY ARE FRUSTRATED WE WILL HAVE AN EXACT DATA POINT FOR FRIDAY’S BRIEFING. WE HAVE A LOT OF BALLS IN THE AIR SO I DID NOT WATCH THE PRESIDENT’S DAILIES BUT I DO SEE CLIPS OR READ ABOUT IT I DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY REACTION I WOULD JUST SAY THE ONLY REACTION I HAVE IS WE ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF MONEY WE ARE STILL NOT IN THE END ZONE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE CARE ZACH I THINK WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS BUT WE ARE NOT THERE YET AND THAT WILL BE A FRACTION OF WHAT WE NEED OVERALL AND THAT IS A CONVERSATION THAT I LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING WITH THE PRESIDENT, I HOPE SOONER THAN LATER WE HAVE OTHER GOVERNORS, I MENTIONED I WAS ON WITH GOVERNOR HOGAN. I LOST TRACK YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE HE IS THE CHAIR OF THE NGA IT IS NOT JUST THE DEMOCRATIC NEED IT IS NOT JUST THE NEW JERSEY NEED IT IS LITERALLY TO PAY FOR THE FOLKS AT THE FRONTLINE WHO WE NEED TO KEEP ON THE PAYROLL THE ALTERNATIVE HERE IS AN UGLY ONE FOR EVERYONE THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD GET LAID OFF FOR THE LACK OF SERVICE THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE, IT WOULD BE A MESS UNEMPLOYMENT WOULD GO UP, NEVERMIND FOLKS WOULD NOT BE

SERVED IN THEIR HOUR OF NEED I LOOK FORWARD TO FOLLOWING UP WITH HIM AND WE WILL GET YOU THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S SPECIFICALLY >> MARK PETROSKI, WHO OVERSAW THE VETERANS HOMES, IS NO LONGER ON THE JOB. DID HE RESIGN? WAS HE FORCED OUT? ALSO, WITH REGARD TO THE PARAMUS VETERANS HOME, THERE IS SWIFT ACTION ON A STATE INVESTIGATION IN THE CASE OF THE ANDOVER HOME DOES PARAMUS WARRANT ONE AS WELL? >> IS THAT IT? TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, GENERAL PUT TROSKY RESIGNED I HAVE NO OTHER COLOR THE ONLY THING I WOULD SAY AND JUDY CAN COME IN HERE BEHIND ME, THE VA IS IN PARAMUS IN A BIG WAY I WAS ASKED THIS QUESTION BY JOHN McALPINE THE OTHER DAY, WHETHER RIGHT COULD TALK ABOUT WHETHER THE STATE WAS BEING RUN TO THE PROPER STANDARDS REMEMBER, THE VA IS UP IN PARAMUS AND IN THE CASE OF PARAMUS, THEY ARE HELPING US RUN THE OPERATION I AM LOOKING TO MAKE SURE — JUDY, I AM NOT SURE YOU WENT THROUGH THE DAILIES BUT WE HAVE FIVE CONFIRMED CASES. TWO FOLKS PENDING AND TWO FOLKS HOSPITALIZED AT THE MOMENT, NO DEATHS WE HAVE ONE CONFIRMED CASE AMONG STAFF THERE. PART OF THE REASON WHY THE VA IS THERE IS TO BE OUR EYES AND EARS. I WILL DEFER ON THAT. THEY ARE THERE FOR A REASON IT IS TO HELP OVERSEE THE MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS PLUS UP THE STAFFING IN PARAMUS DO YOU WANT TO ADD TO THAT? >> WE HAVE TWO CONFERENCE CALLS WITH THEM TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WOULD BE DOING. THEY ARE ASSESSING LEADERSHIP, ASSESSING THE TRAINING. WE ARE LOOKING AT ALL OF THE SANITATION PROCESSES IT IS A COMPLETE ASSESSMENT OF NOT ONLY PARAMUS BUT ALSO PARK >> THANK YOU, JUDY >> I JUST HAVE A COUPLE AND I HAVE ONE FROM MY COLLEAGUE AS WELL CAN YOU GIVE ANY UPDATED DETAILS ON THE STATE’S PLAN TO TEST PRISON INMATES AND WHETHER ANY MORE HAVE BEEN RELEASED? IS THE DATA ON DEATHS AND CASES AT THE NURSING HOMES NOW CLEAN AND DOES IT INCLUDE BOTH STAFF AND RESIDENTS OR JUST RESIDENTS? DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THE OPEN LETTER FROM EDUCATION GROUPS INCLUDING THE AND JA? THEN, FROM MY COLLEAGUE, THE REDBANK REGIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION PLANNED TO MEET IN PERSON TONIGHT BUT RECENTLY DECIDED NOT TO IS THAT A SIGNAL YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHERE YOU MIGHT HAVE SCHOOL BOARDS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SEEMING TO DEFY YOUR EXECUTIVE ORDER AND WHAT TOOLS DO YOU HAVE IN RESPONSE IF THAT HAPPENS? >> WHAT WAS THE LAST PART? >> WHAT TOOLS DO YOU HAVE IN RESPONSE IF GOVERNMENTS ARE MEETING IN PERSON >> I WILL TAKE THE LAST TWO AND THEN MATT, IF YOU DON’T MIND, YOU CAN DO THE PRISON INMATE RELEASE QUESTION AND JUDY, MAYBE YOU CAN HIT THE TESTING IN PRISONS AS WELL AS DATA IN NURSING HOMES NOTHING NEW ON THE SCHOOL CLOSINGS LITERALLY NOTHING TO REPORT ON THAT WE SAID THEY ARE VIRTUAL UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 15 AND THAT WE WOULD MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THAT DATE THE ANYTHING NEW I WOULD SAY IS REGARDLESS OF WHICH WAY WE GO, WE WILL PROBABLY BEAT THAT MEANINGFULLY BY AT LEAST SOME NUMBER OF DAYS IN TERMS OF WHEN WE MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT WE RESPECT THE INPUTS WE HAVE GOTTEN BUT NOTHING TO REPORT I WAS NOT AWARE OF REDBANK REGIONAL FOLKS SHOULD NOT BE GATHERING WE WILL ENFORCE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE SET OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT MATTER AND IT IS HOURS FOLKS SHOULD BE MEETING VIRTUALLY. AGAIN, IF WE SEE BAD COMPLIANCE AND BAD BEHAVIOR THIS WEEKEND, JUST AS QUICKLY AS WE HAVE REOPENED PARKS, WE

WILL CLOSE THEM AGAIN I HAVE NO INSIGHT ON WHETHER IT WAS AN ACTIVE DEFINES BUT WE SHOULD NOT BE CONGREGATING MEETINGS SHOULD BE DONE VIRTUALLY ANYTHING ON THE PROGRESS OF RELEASING OF FOLKS FROM OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM? >> 54 INMATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED THERE ARE AN ADDITIONAL 24 THAT ARE SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE. THIS REVIEW IS ONGOING THAT NUMBER WILL CHANGE. WITH RESPECT TO TESTING, THEY ARE ROLLING OUT PLANS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RUTGERS TO TEST INMATES AND EVENTUALLY TEST STAFF AS WELL TWO ADDITIONAL POINTS THAT WERE SENT TO ME FROM MATT’S QUESTIONS THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF AND IMPLEMENT CLAIMS THAT ARE STILL OUTSTANDING THAT ARE OLDER FOR THE PANDEMIC AND IMPLEMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WHICH IS NOW UP AND RUNNING NOT, WE CAN GET YOU MORE DETAILS IF WE NEEDED WITH RESPECT TO BEACHES NOTHING IN TODAY’S ORDER CHANGES THE FACT THAT MUNICIPALITIES CAN CLOSE BEACHES ON THEIR OWN AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO >> JUDY, ANY COMMENT ON THE NURSING HOME DATA? >> SURE THE SOUTH JERSEY NURSING HOMES THAT WE REVIEWED, 16% OF THE RESIDENTS TESTED POSITIVE. THAT IS 92% OF THE RESULTS IN WE ARE WORKING WITH ALL OF THOSE NURSING HOMES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY FOLLOW ALL THE GUIDANCE THAT WE PUT OUT AND FAST >> OKAY >> MATT, YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION ON TESTING, RIGHT? >> THANK YOU >> YOU MOVED BACK YOU ARE MESSING WITH ME >> KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES >> EXACTLY >> AND YOU HAVE REOPENED THE PARKS HOW WILL SOCIAL DISTANCING BE ENFORCED IN PARKS? THE RESTART AND RECOVERY COMMISSION ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY — WILL THE MEMBERS BE PAID? WHERE IS THAT NUMBER EXPECTED TO COME FROM? COULD YOU GIVE US SOME COLOR ON WHICH CHARGES WERE ORGANIZED YESTERDAY? >> PAT, I WILL START AND THEN ASK YOU TO CLEAN IT UP IF THAT IS OKAY THE PARKS, I WOULD NOT SAY ANSWER THE ABRUPT CHANGE THESE ARE MUCH MORE — ANY DECISIONS WE TAKE ARE MUCH MORE THOROUGH THAN THEY APPEAR. I CAN APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT IT FEELS ABRUPT BECAUSE YESTERDAY WE SAID THEY ARE CLOSED AND TODAY WE ARE SAYING AS OF SATURDAY MORNING THAT THEY WILL BE OPEN NONE OF THIS IS ABRUPT WE ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING AT ALL SIDES OF THIS IT IS SOMETHING WE ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING AT I WOULD SAY IT IS A COMBINATION OF THINGS WE MENTIONED ALL OF THE INCOMING’S WE TOOK THAT DID NOT IMPACT US A BIT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER EXCEPT FOR THE ARGUMENTS THAT JUDY HAS SPOKEN ELOQUENTLY ABOUT WE HAVE HAD OTHER COMMISSIONERS THE MENTAL HEALTH ARGUMENT DID PLAY INTO THIS BUT I WILL SAY THIS IF THE CURBS THAT WE SHOW YOU EVERY DAY WERE RAGING UP, WE WOULD NOT BE DOING WHAT WE DID TODAY, EVEN NOTWITHSTANDING THAT MENTAL HEALTH ARGUMENT THERE IS SOME AMOUNT OF REDUCTION IN SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CURBS WE ARE LOOKING AT WITH HOSPITALIZATIONS MOST IMPORTANTLY — EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT THE UNIVERSE IS OF FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN INFECTED, THE POSITIVITY RATE COMING DOWN, SORT OF EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE PAST 7 TO 10 DAYS OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TESTED REMEMBER, TWO THINGS THEY ARE OVERWHELMINGLY SYSTEMATIC. AS AT LIFSHITZ REMINDED ME, THAT IS ACCUMULATIVE NUMBER, THE NUMBER ON ANY GIVEN DAY LATELY IN A PARTICULAR COUNTY IS MEANINGFULLY LOWER THAN THAT THIRDLY, WE ARE BASICALLY SAYING WE ARE PREPARED TO TRUST YOU YOU HAVE BEEN TRUSTING US AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET THAT. WE ARE RETURNING SOME AMOUNT OF THAT TRUST TO SAY LISTEN, WE WILL OPEN THESE UP BUT YOU GOT TO BEHAVE IN A CERTAIN WAY THAT IS YOU CAN’T CONGREGATE YOU GOT TO KEEP YOUR DISTANCE WE ARE NOT MAKING YOU BUT I AM TELLING YOU WE ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDING TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS HOW WILL WE ENFORCE IT? WE SAW SOME HORRIFYING RESULTS

THE PARKING CAPACITIES WILL BE MENTIONED. YOU CAN’T BHAT 1000, RIGHT? YOU CAN’T GO TO EVERY CORNER OF EVERY PARK WITH SOMEBODY ON A ONE-ON-ONE BASIS FOLLOWING YOU AROUND BUT WE WILL BE PRETTY PERVASIVE I AM NOT TRYING TO BE A JUREK ABOUT THIS IF WE SEE CONGREGATIONS OF PEOPLE AND THEY ARE NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING OR WEARING FACE MASKS, WE WILL RECONSIDER MEMBERS ARE NOT PAID SO NO QUESTION ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM I AM GOING TO TURN IT TO PAT ON EITHER THE PARKS OR WHAT THE CHARGES WERE FOR YESTERDAY AGAIN, I SAID THE FOLLOWING ABOUT YESTERDAY PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTEST I WISH THEY WOULD DO IT FROM HOME I DON’T AGREE WITH THEM ON THIS PLEASE DON’T CLAIM THAT WE ARE NOT PATRIOTIC BY FLYING THE AMERICAN FLAG AND IMPLYING THAT WE DON’T FLY IT I FLY FIVE OF THEM AT MY HOUSE I LOVE MY COUNTRY I LOVE MY STATE WE ALL DO WE ARE TRYING TO SAVE LIVES THE THING THAT REALLY BOTHERED ME WAS THEY WERE CONGREGATING THEY WERE NOT WEARING MASKS FOR THE MOST PART AND THEY WERE ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND THAT IS WHAT LED TO THE ANSWER PAT WILL GIVE YOU >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR BASICALLY IT IS ABOUT ELATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT IS FILED THROUGH THIS PROSECUTORS OFFICE >> THANK YOU BY THE WAY, IS IT FAIR TO SAY — I WISH FOLKS WOULD PROTEST FROM HOME AND VIRTUALLY BUT IF THEY’RE GOING TO PROTEST, WE WILL BE TOUGH ON ENFORCING THE NO CONGREGATION >> THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS DON’T PROHIBIT PEOPLE FROM EXERCISING THEIR RIGHT TO PROTEST BUT THEY ARE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THE BAN ON GATHERINGS. WITH THAT BACKDROP IN LINE WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BOOTS ON THE GROUND LIKE YESTERDAY, WE HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS ON HOW TO ENGAGE WITH THOSE PROTESTERS WE ARE DOING IT BOTH WITH PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH AT THE FOREFRONT I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY THEY SHOWED A TREMENDOUS OUNT OF RESTRAINT YESTERDAY SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR THOSE PROTESTS, I PUT IT OUT THERE AND ORGANIZERS WILL BE ADVISED AHEAD OF TIME SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACE COVERINGS IF THAT IS NOT IN PLACE AND WE DON’T WITNESS THAT, YOU WILL BE CITED ACCORDINGLY WITH VIOLATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER >> THANK YOU AGAIN LET’S GO TO DANIEL >> THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMMISSION FIRST, WONDERING WHAT YO ARE HOPING TO HEAR FROM THESE MEMBERS OF WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SECOND, I AM CURIOUS ABOUT THE CENTERS FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS THIRD, IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THERE IS ANY REPRESENTATIVE FROM LEADERSHIP OF OUR WA. WHY IS THAT? >> WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR FROM THESE FOLKS? WISDOM AND COUNSEL WE ARE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING THAT NONE OF US HAVE EVER GONE THROUGH BEFORE AND WE ARE DOING OUR BEST. I THINK WE HAVE USED AN ANALOGY THAT MANY HAVE USED WE DON’T SEE A LIGHT SWITCH, WE SEE A DIMMER SWITCH BEING TURNED ON GRADUALLY WE NEED AS MUCH INPUT AND ADVICE, PARTICULARLY FROM A VARIETY OF PERSPECTIVES. I CAN SAY DEFINITIVELY WE ARE NOT CLOSE TO HAVING ALL THE ANSWERS WE NEED FOLKS WHO HAVE SEEN IT ALL, DONE IT ALL FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. I WOULD JUST SAY EACH OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMISSION BRINGS SOMETHING VERY SPECIFIC AND I WOULD USE THE WORD EXCEPTIONAL TO THE GROUP I WOULD COMMENT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE HAVE THESE BIASES WE ARE NOT JUST AMERICANS LEADING STEAM STATES WHEN THE DUST SETTLES ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINK TANKS OF THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN EXPLICITLY AND PARTICULARLY GOOD HERSELF, NOT JUST HER ORGANIZATION AT HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS PANDEMIC AND EVERYTHING FROM HOW DO YOU SHUT

DOWN VERSUS HOW DO YOU REOPEN? WE — NO ONE TURNED US DOWN I AM HONORED BY THAT. WE COULD HAVE HAD A COMMISSION THAT WAS MULTIPLES THE SIZE OF WHAT WE HAD WE HAD TO PICK OUR SPOTS AND MAKE SURE WE FELT COMFORTABLE WITH NOT JUST THE PEOPLE BUT I’M EXTREMELY HUMBLED THAT THEY ARE SERVING AGAIN, THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS YOU REFERENCED, THOSE ARE FOLKS WE KNOW INTIMATELY WE KNOW THE SYSTEMS INTIMATELY JUDY DEALS WITH THEM EVERY DAY IDEA WITH THEIR LEADERSHIP MOST DAYS THEY ARE PART OF US WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE THERE THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS HAVE DONE AN ALMOST UNIVERSALLY EXTRA NERI JOB WE WILL NEED THEM TO HELP US THERE IS A BIG ECONOMIC ELEMENT TO THIS AS WELL OF THE SIX MILEPOSTS, FOUR OF THEM ARE HEAVY WE THINK WE ARE GETTING OUR ARMS AROUND WHAT WE NEED TO DO WE HAVE A LOT OF HELP WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE THEN? NOT JUST YOUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY BUT YOUR RESILIENCY HOW WILL YOU DEAL WITH THESE? WE ARE DISCUSSING THESE LITERALLY EVERY DAY THEY ESTIMATE 25% OF ALL THE PEOPLE TESTED IN NEW YORK CITY HAVE COVID-19 ANTIBODIES LABCORP ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THEY ARE OFFERING THIS TESTING ALONG WITH QUEST I GOT AN EMAIL. WHAT CAN ANTIBODY TESTING DO OR NOT TO FOR NEW JERSEY IT IS ONLY A POINT IN TIME SNAPSHOT AND DOESN’T NECESSARILY FOLLOW WITH CONTACT TRACING, BUT IS THERE A VALUE IN GETTING A BETTER SENSE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 IN OUR STATE AND THE SECOND QUESTION, AS YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, WE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY GOVERNOR, YOU KNOW, YOU ARE CALLED A FASCIST FOR CLOSING PART OF THE STATE ONE STATE SENATOR HAS BEEN REFERRING TO YOU AS KING MURPHY, ALTHOUGH YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN SOUND MUSIC WHEREVER YOU GO, SO THAT MIGHT BE QUESTIONABLE BUT THIS WHOLE ISSUE WITH THE PARKS AND GOLF COURSES, YOU KNOW, DOES THIS SEND A SIGNAL THAT YOU ARE NOT ACTING IRRATIONALLY DO YOU THINK? I UNDERSTAND YOU ARE SAYING IT IS NOT FROM THE PUSHBACK YOU GOT, BUT I MEAN, WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR JERSEY RESIDENTS TO KEEP IN MIND IN TERMS OF THE WAY YOU ARE LOOKING AT MAKING DECISIONS IS THIS A SITUATION WHERE YOUR DECISION-MAKING PROCESS IS BASED ON REASONABLENESS DO YOU THINK? IS IT BASED ON SCIENCE AND FACT? INSTEAD OF YOU JUST TRY TO USURP OUR? WHAT YOU WANT PEOPLE IN OUR STATE TO KNOW ABOUT THIS? >> THANK YOU FOR BOTH OF THOSE QUESTIONS I SUSPECT THAT THE RIGHT PERSON TO HAND YOUR FIRST QUESTION TWO WITH ONE BRIEF COMMENT WOULD BE CHRISTINA AS SHE IN FACT IS THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST BUT YOU MAKE A VERY GOOD, I WILL MAKE TWO POINTS, NUMBER ONE, WE HAVE GOT AN ARMY RIGHT NOW WORKING LITERALLY MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT ON TESTING OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, INCLUDING ANTIBODY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE SPEND THIS APPROPRIATELY THERE IS, I THINK FOR FOLKS OUT THERE WHO MAY NOT HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF IT IN A NONMEDICAL SENSE, I WILL PUT, YOU HAVE GOT SORT OF TWO OPTIONS HERE, THE SNAPSHOT OF A MOMENT IN TIME VERSUS WATCHING THE MOVIE SEEING YOUR LIFE PLAY OUT, THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE OF THE REGIMES HERE I SUSPECT WE WILL FIRMLY COME DOWN AND NEED BOTH, AND WE NEED THEM FOR BOTH DIFFERENT REASONS BUT CHRISTINA WILL CLEAN THIS UP BEFORE I — AGAIN, THE INCOMING, I DON’T EVEN, LITERALLY, I HAVE A THICK SKIN IT LITERALLY IS IRRELEVANT TO ME I DO WANT FOLKS TO, I WANT TO REMIND FOLKS RATHER, THAT WE OVERWHELMINGLY MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON FACTS AND SCIENCE AND DATA PERIOD AND SOME OF THAT IS HARD FAST NUMBERS, THE CURSE WE ARE

WATCHING, AGAIN, NOTWITHSTANDING WHAT IS A SOFTER BUT VERY IMPORTANT ARGUMENT THAT JUDY HAS BEEN MAKING, OTHER COMMISSIONERS HAD BEEN MAKING WE ALL HAVE AS IT RELATES TO MENTAL HEALTH AND THE IMPACT ON THAT THAT IS HARDER TO PUT ON A CURVE, BUT WE ARE INCREDIBLY AND DEEPLY SYMPATHETIC TO THAT ARGUMENT. MORE THAN ANECDOTALLY, BUT CERTAINLY ANECDOTALLY, BUT MORE THAN THAT WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT OUR NUMBERS NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT WE MAY BE SYMPATHETIC TO THE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES — >> YOU BEEN LISTENING TO A LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE FROM NEW JERSEY, GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WILL BE REOPENING BEACHES AND PARKS DURING THIS SATURDAY MUCH MORE THE HEAD AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR STAY WITH US YOU ARE STREAMING CBSN.>>> IN 60 YEARS WE WENT FROM 100,000 FACTORY WORKERS TO PROBABLY 7000 >> OFF IN THE DISTANCE YOU CAN SEE SOME FACTORIES ARE STILL HUMMING, MOST OF THEM ARE ABANDONED >> THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRIES IN AMERICA AND YET, IT CONTINUES TO BE THE ABSOLUTE LOWEST PAYING EMPLOYER IN THE UNITED STATES >> BARELY ANYBODY IS MAKING ENOUGH TO LIVE >> YOUR DONATING PLASMA TO GET BY >> IT IS LITERALLY A SLAVE WAGE BUT I REMEMBER I DIDN’T GROW UP LIKE THIS MY MOM DID NOT HAVE TO GO TO FOOD BANKS >>> IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY, >> DR. FAUCI, IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE MAKING THIS UP AS WE GO ALONG >> WHEN YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS >> THIS LANDING SEE A DECREASE OR A PLATEAU? >> THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION >> THERE IS ONE VOICE TO TURN TO FOR TRUTH >> WE WANT TO TURN OUT TO THE IMPORTANT ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH >> UNDERSTANDING >> HOW DO WE SOCIALLY DISTANCE WITHOUT EMOTIONALLY DISTANCING OURSELVES? >> AND MAKING SENSE OF OUR WORLD >> WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL ON CBS >>> HI EVERYONE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US I’M COMING TO YOU FROM MY HOME STUDIO HERE I WANT TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR JOINING US THE UNITED STATES HAS NOT — HAS NOW ACTUALLY CROSSED INTO YET ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE JUST A DAY AFTER PASSING THE MARK OF 1 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES NATIONWIDE IN LESS THAN THREE MONTHS, COVID-19 HAS KILLED MORE THAN 58,000 PEOPLE, THAT IS MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS WHO DIED OVER NEARLY 2 DECADES OF FIGHTING IN THE VIETNAM WAR AT LEAST NINE STATES HAVE ALREADY BEGUN REOPENING NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO THE PUBLIC, ANOTHER 10 HAVE STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS EXPIRING TOMORROW

WE REPORT FROM FLORIDA, WHICH IS PLANNING TO REOPEN AFTER SEEING ITS HIGHEST SINGLE DEATH TOLL YESTERDAY >> Reporter: — >> UNTIL I FEEL BY FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE THAT WE ARE READY TO OPEN, WE WILL NOT OPEN >> Reporter: THE BOOKS MAY BE COLLECTING DUST, BUT THE OWNER OF SEVEN COMMUNITY BOOKSTORES IN FLORIDA SAYS HE IS NOT QUITE READY TO LET CUSTOMERS BACK IN >> THE STAKES ARE HIGH, AND IF YOU ARE GOING TO REOPEN, YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION AND KNOW WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE >> Reporter: WHICH COULD BE WHAT? >> AN EMPLOYEE GET SICK, COULD BE A CUSTOMER GET SICK, WE COULD BE THAT YOU HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN ONCE AGAIN >> Reporter: FLORIDA IS AMONG THE LATEST DATES TO ANNOUNCE ITS LIFTING PARTS OF ITS LOCKDOWN >> EFFECTIVE MAY 1 RESTAURANTS, FITNESS CENTERS, RETAIL STORES, AND ENCLOSED MALLS MAY REOPEN AT 50% OF NORMAL OPERATING CAPACITY >> Reporter: THE IOWA GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED BUSINESSES IN 77 OF THE 99 COUNTIES IN IOWA COULD OPERATE WITH LIMITS, DESPITE