COVID-19 Daily Udate - May 17, 2020

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May 17, 2020



 May 17, 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: 13,937 - as compared to 13,631 (5/16)

Number of Deaths: 680 - as compared to 679 (5/16)

Number of Tests: 203,006 - as compared to 194,5044 (5/16)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency Releases


Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
How France Lost the Weapons to Fight a Pandemic - New York Times
OPINION:  Be Selfless in Deciding Whether to Wear a Mask - Arizona Daily Star
Urban Density is Not the Problem - The Atlantic
China Will 'Nuke Bomb' Apple With Endless Investigations in Retaliation for Huawei Penalties, State Media Say - Newsweek
Obama Criticizes Trump Administration's Coronavirus Response - US News & World Report
Democratic Governors Hit with Flurry of Legal Challenges to Coronavirus Lockdowns - POLITICO
New York Will Allow Horse And Auto Racing To Restart Without Fans June 1 - National Public Radio
As Deadline Looms, Companies Rush to Return Small Business Funds - POLITICO

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Arizona Coronavirus Updates: Latest Case Counts, Closures, Advisories - The Arizona Republic
Ducey asks Business Leaders in Arizona to help Control Virus as Tourism Resumes - Arizona Daily Sun 
Many Arizona Children Missing Shots, Doctor Visits During Pandemic - Ariozna Daily Star
Social-Distance Choices Challenge Our Worlds - Arizona Daily Sun
Grounded in Arizona: Ghost Flights Arrive But Don’t Leave as Ailing Airlines Park Fleets - The Arizona Republic 
Northern Arizona National Parks, Monuments Open with Social Distancing Measures in Place - Arizona Daily Sun

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Americans Head Back to Shops and Restaurants Amid Early Signs of Recovery - The Washington Post

With No leader, commission Overseeing Virus Relief Struggles - Associated Press 

How Many Americans Have Been Tested for the Coronavirus? - The Atlantic

Congress Nowhere Close to a Coronavirus Deal as Unemployment Spikes - POLITICO

States Struggle to Overcome Privacy Fears, Tech Glitches in Contact Tracing Push - POLITICO

New Orleans Begins Re-Opening : Coronavirus Live Updates - National Public Radio

Wisconsin Business Owner Bans Wearing of Masks After Court Overturns Stay-At-Home Order - Newsweek

Disney Says it Will Reopen Shopping Area at Florida Resort on Wednesday - Reuters

'COVID Toes,' Other Rashes Latest Possible Rare Virus Signs - Associated Press

Reviving New York’s Economy Means Luring Back Tourists. Will They Want to Come? - The Washington Post
A Pediatrician Treating Adults In The COVID-19 Pandemic Remembers His Patients - National Public Radio 

No Spike in Coronavirus in Places Reopening, U.S. Health Secretary Says - Reuters

A Coronavirus Turf War in Klickitat County, Washington - The New Yorker


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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