COVID-19 Daily Upate - May 22, 2020

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May 22, 2020



 May 22, 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.

Arizona Numbers  UPDATED DAILY

Number of Cases: 15,608 - as compared to 15,315 (5/21)

Number of Deaths: 775 - as compared to 763 (5/21)

Number of Tests: 245,486 - as compared to 237,417 (5/21)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Monthly Fiscal Highlights - Joint Legislative Budget Committee (Arizona)  NEW
Western Alliance Bank Donates $150,000 to AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund – Office of the Governor  NEW
Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
More Evidence Emerges on Why Covid-19 is so Much Worse Than the Flu - The Washington Post
Are You Expecting PPP Loan Forgiveness? Don’t Forget This Step - Forbes
PPP News: Millions of Loan-Forgiveness Requests to Rain on Banks - Bloomberg
Florida Theme Parks Getting Ready To Reopen With Anti-Coronavirus Measures - National Public Radio
Facebook Starts Planning for Permanent Remote Workers - New York Times
You Probably Shouldn't Leave Hand Sanitizer in the Car During the Arizona Heat. Here's Why - The Arizona Republic

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Ducey's Multimillion-Dollar Coronavirus Charity Fund Draws Controversy, Questions - The Arizona Republic

House Ends Session, But Fate of Business Lawsuit Protections Uncertain - AzMirror

Experts Fear COVID-19 Pandemic Will Lead to More Summer Heat Deaths - AzMirror

Arizona Officials Making ‘Last-Ditch Attempt' to Withhold Names of Nursing Homes with Coronavirus -The Arizona Republic

House Ends Session, But Fate of Business Lawsuit Protections Uncertain - The Arizona Republic

Arizona House Votes to Make it Harder to Sue Businesses, Others Over COVID-19 Claims - Arizona Daily Star 

Arizona House Adjourns After Passing Bill to Block Many Coronavirus Lawsuits - The Arizona Republic

New Map Gives Detailed Picture of Coronavirus Outbreak on Navajo Nation - The Arizona Republic
Board of Supervisors Amends Controversial Business Regulations, Telecommuting Policy - Arizona Daily Star
COVID-19 Testing Blitz Continues in Tucson Next Two Saturdays - Arizona Daily Star
2 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Closed After Potential COVID-19 Exposure. But They Didn't Have to - The Arizona Republic

Arizona’s 4th “Testing Blitz” Set For Saturday – The Arizona Republic

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate More Than Doubles – The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

The Coronavirus Vaccine Is on Track to Be the Fastest Ever Developed - The New Yorker

Nearly Every U.S. State Dad Historic Levels of Unemployment Last Month, New Data Shows - The Washington Post

Senate Adjourns Without Passing change to PPP to Give Businesses More Time to Use Money - CNN

Oxford, AstraZeneca Begin Advanced Trials of Covid Vaccine - Bloomberg

Fauci Does First TV Interview for Two Weeks While Trump Allies Recruit Doctors to Campaign for Reopening Economy - Newsweek

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Testing - U.S. News & World Report 

Many Jobs May Vanish Forever as Layoffs Mount - New York Times

The State Budget Crisis is not Just a Blue-State Crisis. It’s an Every-State Crisis - The Washington Post

570 Workers Have Coronavirus At North Carolina Poultry Plant - National Public Radio

Colleges Stockpile Coronavirus Tests in Hopes of Reopening - National Public Radio

White House Looks at 'Opportunity Zone' Extension After COVID-19 - National Public Radio

Virus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ From Contaminated Surfaces or Animals, Revised CDC Website States - The Washington Post
Will Hot Weather Kill the Coronavirus Where You Live? - New York 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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