COVID-19 Daily Udate - May 14, 2020

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May 14, 2020



 May 14, 2020


Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, the team at Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs has been communicating, in real time, with our clients on all major announcements and circumstances impacting their specific sectors.  We will, of course, continue to rapidly provide such industry specific information, as such circumstances warrant.

As an additional resource for our clients and interested parties, this Arizona COVID-19 Daily Update is intended to provide a broader perspective on the COVID-19 response in Arizona.

By the Numbers  UPDATED DAILY

Number of Cases: 12,674 - as compared to 12,176 (5/13)

Number of Deaths: 624 - as compared to 594 (5/13)

Number of Tests: 175,455 - as compared to 165,810 (5/13)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Arizona Enrichment Centers to Offer Child Care to Grocery Store, Food Bank Employees - Office of the Governor  NEW
House and Senate Democrats Crafting Pandemic Package for Additional COVID-19 Relief - Arizona House Democrats  NEW
Governor Ducey Announces $500,000 for Food Banks to Fight Hunger - Office of the Governor  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
Less Than Zero? Fed's Powell Shows No Love for Negative Rates - Reuters
FBI Serves Search Warrant on Sen. Richard Burr Amid Stock Trading Controversy - TheHill
How Virginia and Other States Are Juking COVID-19 Data - The Atlantic
Scientist Suggests Coronavirus Originated Outside of Wuhan -  US News & World Report
As Unemployment Soars, Lawmakers Push to Cover Workers’ Wages - New York Times
Between a Furlough and a Hard Place: U.K. COVID-19 Response Costs Millions of Jobs, Billions of Pounds or Both - Newsweek
Trump Threatens to 'Cut Off the Whole Relationship' With China, Says U.S. Would Save $500 Billion - Newsweek

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Arizona Coronavirus Cases Top 12,600; 1,696 in Tucson Area - Arizona Daily Star

As Arizona Begins to Reopen, Where Does the State Stand on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths? - The Arizona Republic

Long-term Care Facilities in Maricopa County Report Sharp Increase in Deaths as Testing ‘Surge’ Announced - The Arizona Republic

DES Overcharges Parents Paying Child Support, Leaving Them with Little Unemployment Aid - AzMirror

AZ Businesses Have Gotten $489M in CARES Act Money So Far. Here's Where it's Going - AzMirror

CVS Announces 10 Arizona Drive-thru Sites for Free COVID-19 Testing - The Arizona Republic

Spanish-language Coronavirus Campaign Launched by UA Students Gains Traction - Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Gyms Jump at Opportunity to Re-open While Others Take Slower Approach - Arizona Daily Star

New County Guidelines Target Coronavirus Spread as Gyms, Restaurants Reopen - Arizona Daily Star 

Wickenburg Shop Owners Say Those Who Reopened Early Don't Represent Town - The Arizona Republic
This Arizona Strip Club Opened with Restaurants. Thanks to a Loophole, that May be Fine - The Arizona Republic 

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Governor’s Extension of Stay-at-Home Order - The Washington Post

Trump Expresses Support for Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Against State’s Stay-at-Home Order Amid Coronavirus Pandemic - US News & World Report

3 Million Americans Filed Jobless Claims Last Week, Pushing Eight-week Total to 36.5 million - The Washington Post

U.S. Weekly Jobless Benefits to Stay Elevated as Coronavirus Layoffs Widen - Reuters

Michigan Suspends License of Barber Who Vowed to Keep his Shop Open ‘Until Jesus Comes’ - TheHill

Expert Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Vaccine Timeline. In Testimony Before Congress - The Washington Post
Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright Warns 'Window is Closing' to Address Coronavirus in Congressional Testimony - Newsweek

Colleagues Paint a Mixed Picture of Ousted Vaccine Chief - POLITICO

Ousted Vaccine Official to Warn of ‘Darkest Winter’ if Virus Returns Without Better Response - The Washington Post

Fed Chief Warns Coronavirus Could Permanently Damage Economy If Congress Fails to Provide Sufficient Support - Newsweek

Fed Chair Warns the Economy May Need More as Congress Hesitates - New York Times
Abbott Coronavirus Test Missed a Large Number of Positive Results Caught by a Rival Firm, Preliminary Study Says - The Washington Post

State, Local Governments Slash Services as Demand Rises - POLITICO

Multimillion-dollar Food Bank Delivery Contracts Go to Firms with Little Experience - POLITICO

Some Washington State Nursing Homes Refuse Hospital Patients Due to COVID-19 Fears - US News & World Report

Trump Counters Fauci, Says States Should ‘Absolutely’ Reopen Schools - US News & World Report

With Colleges Shuttered, More Students Consider Gap Years. But Those May be Disrupted, Too - The Washington Post


The COVID Tracking Project  

COVID-19 - Receiving IRS Economic Impact Payments - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 

COVID-19 State Action Center - National Academy for State Health Policy 

COVID-19 Screening Tool - Apple and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill:  What It Means For States - National Conference of State Legislatures  

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:  Summary of Key Health Provisions - Kaiser Family Foundation  

Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience:  Massive Scale Testing, Tracing, and Supported Isolation (TTSI) as the Path to Pandemic Resilience for a Free Society - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

Gubernatorial Executive Orders Issued to Date

Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger – May 12, 2020 

Reporting By Nursing Care Institutions, Residential Care Institutions, ICF-IIDs And DD Medical Group Homes To Residents And Families Regarding COVID-19 – May 4, 2020  

Building On COVID-19 Success - Resuming Additional  Business Operations for Barbers, Cosmetologists and Dine-in Restaurants – May 4, 2020  

Return Stronger — Amending the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order – April 29, 2020  

Requesting Exemption From Executive Order 2020-10 Elective Surgeries – April 22, 2020 

Expanding Food Options for Commercial Vehicle Drivers - April 15, 2020

Enhanced Surveillance Advisory - April 14, 2020

Increased Telemedicine Access for Workers’ Compensation - April 14, 2020

On the Job Training for Assisted Living Facility Caregivers - April 14, 2020

The “Good Samaritan Order” Protecting Frontline Healthcare Workers Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak - April 9, 2020

Remote Online Notarization - April 8, 2020

Flexible Food Item &. Sale of Goods at Restaurants - April 8, 2020

Requirements for Individuals Traveling to Arizona - April 8, 2020

Enhanced Surveillance Advisory - April 8, 2020

Protection of Vulnerable Residents at Nursing Care Institutions, Residential Care Institutions, ICF-IIDs and DD Medical Group Homes from COVID-19 - April 8, 2020

Prohibiting Small Business Evictions - April 7, 2020

Expanding Access to Pharmacies - April 2, 2020

Telemedicine for Pets and Animals - April 1, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected - March 30, 2020

Continuity of Work - March 26, 2020

Increasing Hospital Capacity for COVID-19 Preparedness - March 26, 2020

Expansion of Telemedicine - March 25, 2020

Postponement of Eviction Actions - March 24, 2020

Enhanced Surveillance Advisory - March 23, 2020

Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services - March 23, 2020

Ensuring Individuals Whose Employment is Affected by COVID-19 Have Access to Unemployment Insurance - March 20, 2020

Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve Personal Protective Equipment Necessary to Test and Treat Patients with COVID-19 - March 19, 2020

Limiting the Operations of Certain Businesses to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - March 19, 2020

Limiting In-Person Motor Vehicle Division Visits for License Driver Renewals - March 19, 2020

Protective Measures to Protect Against COVID-19 - March 19, 2020

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