COVID-19 Daily Udate - May 16, 2020

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May 16, 2020



 May 16, 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: 13,631 - as compared to 13,169 (5/15)

Number of Deaths: 679 - as compared to 651 (5/15)

Number of Tests: 194,504 - as compared to 186,904 (5/15)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Government and Government Agency News Releases

Governor Ducey Announces $300,000 to Support Seniors, Individuals with Medical Needs - Office of the Governor  NEW
Arizona to Provide $116.4 Million in Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits to Children - Arizona Department of Economic Security  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
Germany’s Infection Rate Shows Coronavirus on the Decline - US News & World Report 
Coronavirus Cases Slow in U.S., but the Big Picture Remains Tenuous - New York Times
Is Reopening Safe After COVID-19? We Won’t Know for Weeks - The Atlantic
House Democrats Approve Remote Voting, Hearings During Pandemic - National Public Radio
Sweden Stayed Open. A Deadly Month Shows the Risks - New York Times
Peter Navarro Talks Up ‘Compensatory Damages’ for China’s Misleading on Coronavirus - Washington Times
OPINION:  How to Stop the Next Pandemic - POLITICO

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Arizona Small Business Owners Sign Letter in Solidarity for Not Opening Amid Expiration of Stay-at-Home Order - The Arizona Republic

Arizona: Revealing Nursing Homes with COVID-19 Outbreaks Would Hurt Businesses - The Arizona Republic

Arizona Reopening: Everyday Movement No Longer Limited as State Moves Into Weekend - The Arizona Republic

Pima County Supervisors Plan to Amend Rules for Businesses After Some Lawmakers Push Back - Arizona Daily Star

Arizona is on the honor system for social Distancing as State Reopens - The Arizona Republic 
Navajo Nation Residents to be Under Strictest Lockdown Yet - Arizona Daily Sun
Arizona Gets $21M More in Federal Housing Assistance for COVID-19 - The Arizona Republic
House Passes $3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Arizona's Delegation Split - The Arizona Republic
Pinal County Plans to Sue for Equal Distribution of Coronavirus Aid - ABC15 News

Maricopa Community Colleges Unveils Plan to Reopen Slowly. Here's How it Will Work - The Arizona Republic

'This Virus Nearly Killed Me': Chandler Doctor Survives Coronavirus After 55 Days in the Hospital - The Arizona Republic
UA Expands Antibody Testing to Healthcare Workers and First Responders for COVID-19 - Arizona Daily Star

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

School Superintendents Dismiss White House, Will Follow Leaked CDC Guidance on Reopening Schools - US News & World Report

Trump Sets Goal of Hundreds of Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses by January, but Scientists Doubt it - The Washington Post

Wisconsin's New Coronavirus Cases Rise as People Flock to Reopened Bars After Court Overturns Stay-at-Home Order - Newsweek

House Approves $3 Trillion Proposal For New Coronavirus Aid - National Public Radio

Most Americans Would Get Second $1,200 Check Under Bill Passed by House Democrats - Newsweek

Most US States Fall Short of Recommended Testing Levels - Associated Press

Researchers Say Pandemic Is Adding Fuel To Political Divisions - National Public Radio

Summer Weather Could Help Fight Coronavirus Spread but Won’t Halt the Pandemic - The Washington Post

TSA Now Finalizing Plan to Check Passenger Temperatures at Several Airports Nationwide, Lagging Far Behind Other Nations - Newsweek

Operation Warp Speed Will Deliver Coronavirus Vaccine ‘As Fast As Possible’ - US News & World Report

Drug Promoted by Trump as Coronavirus ‘Game Changer’ Increasingly Linked to Deaths - The Washington Post
WHO Releases Brief on Rare Illness in Children Possibly Linked to the Coronavirus - US News & World Report
J.C. Penney, 118-Year-Old Department Store, Files for Bankruptcy - New York Times
Insurers Seek Relief from Mandate to Pay for Virus Antibody Tests - POLITICO
Local Health Agencies Struggle to Ramp up Virus Tracking - Associated Press
Consumer Bureau Draws Fire for Pro-Business Tilt During Crisis - POLITICO
Instagram Posts Lead to Arrest of New Yorker Caught Violating Hawaii's Self-Quarantine Rule - Washington Times


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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