Max Keller discussed on Tom and Curley


Where were all quarantine because we don't have to live like that right we go to answered phones and computers and everything in the known people this is the last step between us it happens anyway people good evening more interesting people and I know this is the first tank I spent my last moments on earth with Max Keller you know what you're going to comedy clubs all right I've only got a couple three times I've always had a blast but on as a regular basis I don't know either the people it's it's that it seems like a tough crowd yeah to me I don't like going always uncomfortable so I don't I don't laugh because I feel bad for them to not laughing so then a class like what like clapping for all right let's go to governor Insley here we go great fellow Washingtonians are some concerns we have an update on some important matters regarding our our statewide efforts against this virus I won't be issuing any legally binding orders today but that does not mean that we would not be back here soon to make further legally binding orders can we understand that perhaps the force of law will not be necessary yeah if Washingtonians act with the force of compassion in the force of responsibility in the force of a sense that we are indeed all in this together we remain concerned that some of our state are not taking the measures that are absolutely necessary to preserve health and life and limb in the state of Washington it is not rhetorical or hyperbolic when I say that everyone needs to change their behavior change the way we live temporarily if we are going to prevent significant loss of life for the people we love in the state of Washington and when I say everyone I I mean frankly everyone because we all are potential transmitters of this virus and we all to some varying degree or potential victims of this virus and if anyone is living a normal life today you are not doing what we need to do for you to do it for gonna save lives in the state we are still seeing people be behaving as if this virus was not a mortal threat to people in this state although I laid out orders last week for people to stop eating in restaurants and going to bars and other gathering places and put limits on large gatherings we are still seeing people ignoring both these orders and common sense about what it takes to protect our loved ones I've got to be unequivocal about the orders that are in place there are crucial to halt the transmission and spread of this virus and to stave off disaster both to our lives but to our economy and they are enforceable by law if people continue to ignore this common sense vision I will go for their for their to protect seven million Washingtonians so I'm asking you you may say I am pleading with you to stay home stay home unless it is necessary for you to go out and I am asking both businesses and individuals to help us accomplish this now not everyone is got the memo on this yeah I just talked to a friend of mine this afternoon who was who found out that her eighteen year old son was still going out hanging around in the in various places where the where the young folks hang out that is not responsible behavior and if you're seeing an eighteen year old doing that tell they're gonna get cut out of the will if they don't behave because we have got to be serious about this virus and if they don't respect out tell me they're here for the governor we've got to change the way we do business and run our family life in this state now players have an obligation as well they have a moral and legal obligation to the health and safety of their work force including biosecurity risks presented by covert nineteen workers that are older than sixty five and those with underlying health conditions as defined by the center for disease control are particularly vulnerable to exposure in the associated consequences so I am working on a proclamation to ensure that these what workers have a legal right to leave the workplace to protect their health into self isolate for the duration of this outbreak and make sure that they have the financial means to be able to do that in the legal protection to get their job back when this blows over so employers have got to do their part to help flattens Kerr and employers are encouraged to use all possible tools to offer high risk employees flexible options for telework and alternative job tasks were ministry of leave in order to maintain worker pay and benefits through this difficult time now today for the workers in this category without these protections that are given voluntarily by their employers are state unemployment insurance system is available as a back up as a backstop and we're working hard on establishing the guidance necessary to protect workers and support businesses in this regard if you are in one of these vulnerable groups I want to see to it that you have the right to stay home to protect yourself and I urge you to do so look if you're over sixty five or have some underlying health condition unless you are in some S. the central position and there are some that are necessary to the well being of your community physicians those to keeping the food system going look it if that is not necessary you have to be home and we want to protect you when you are there so at the moment we're trying to determine whether I can accomplish that by executive order or whether there is further legislative action but we intend to get this job done I really can't wait for that lawyers need to make a competition right now they were committed to doing this so we can because we want to ensure the health and the economic stability for high risk populations so that they can self isolate we ask employers to make appropriate accommodations for their employees social distancing distancing for all the employees different fact there on site we can't have to many people in the room we have to have clean and sanitizing in all places so regardless of your industry whether it's industrial or warehouse in an office or retail store you have a moral and legal obligation to make this work for your employees you've got to practice social distancing in the workplace and you've got to insure the bio security of your employees that we need to be protective have these people in our personal lives as well I'm asking every Washingtonian to have someone older in their family to call them tonight I'm telling you really can't go out anymore except for essential purposes like getting food the pharmacy sure it's okay to go out for a walk outside as long as you stay more than six feet away from other people but it is too dangerous particularly if you're of this age group to be going to dinner parties to be going to coffee clashes and and and and sewing needle get togethers that's just too dangerous right now it is too dangerous frankly for your grandkids and your family necessary to to to be close to you so may be a while well we're back to normal but we can help you everybody in this community get back to that position now this is important as well well it is important that we minimize our physical connectivity it is a moment to maximize our emotional connectivity we know that the stress of isolation for all of us particularly people of age is really really troublesome but we can do something about that we can call frequently we can tax we can send letters and flowers and this is really important too and I'm asking all Washingtonians to help their loved ones through this time this isn't just about people Vyvanse stage this is for everyone someone asked the other day what's the penalty for a young person going out to a restaurant or hanging in a social get together and it's true the penalty if you might kill your grandparent and that's something we need people to think about right now every Washingtonian is a leader in this effort you know you can be causing harm if we don't act responsibility technically it's a crime to violate any of these rules but it's a moral crime in my book to put other people at risk and the most important people are the seven million people in Washington who can get this job done so we're doing this to make sure people do get the message I'd like to brief Washingtonians and some of our efforts here as a state as you know we are very scientifically oriented and data driven in our decision making and since day one we have been very intent on making decisions based on the data and the science and fortunately we're very lucky to have some of the best scientist and epidemiologist in the world right the state of Washington but I have to tell you this and I'm gonna show you some statistics we have made some progress we have made some progress because of the some of the things we've done together to ban large gatherings to close our schools to close our restaurants or bars in our theaters but we have not done enough and I want to talk to you about that to show you some of the data that we're looking at on a daily basis our first I'd like to show you one of the things we have done is look closely at our traffic data from the department of transportation and the reason we have looked at this is that this is a fairly good proxy or representation of how many social interactions people are having by looking at how much they're traveling and there's some relatively good news there and there is some very disturbing news there I just want to share that with you this is our Washington state DOT told facilities so this is a chart since March one of the traffic in the places where we do toll are state highways and if you look at this for your journal the journal Seattle SR ninety nine we see a relatively steady decline well we now have about a reduction of sixty one percent below the typical or average evidence and we need that to continue to go down we've had some good measurable progress but we needed to continue to go down I guess are five twenty on the bridge we have seen again fairly consistent reductions over time for the last eighteen days down now to fifty nine percent less than typical travel but if we look at the Tacoma narrows bridge although we've had some improvement we're still only about twenty four percent down if we look at those are one six and seven we're still only about twenty eight percent down if you look at Spokane it's not on the chart but it's still only about twenty percent down this is not enough in the Lakewood area by five it's only about five percent the other day that is not enough it is clear that we have continuation of too many social interactions going on in.

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