COVID-19 Daily Upate - May 27, 2020

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May 27, 2020



 May 27, 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:

17,262 - as compared to 16,783 (5/26)

Number of Deaths:

831 - as compared to 807 (5/26)

Number of Tests:

279,550 - as compared to 273,0704 (5/26)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Governor and Government Agency News Releases 



Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

What's Behind the COVID-19 Racial Disparity? - The Atlantic

N.H.L. Announces Plan to Return Straight Into the Playoffs - New York Times 

The Cost of Rushing Back to Sports: A Star’s Life - New York Times

Nearly Half of Americans Delayed Medical Care Due to Pandemic - Kaiser Health News

Research Finds Concerning Drop in U.S. Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Surgeries - Reuters

The New Theatrics of Remote Therapy - The New Yorker

Ways to Support Health Care Workers During Coronavirus - US News & World Report

Feds Arrest 'The Mask Man,' New York Pharmacist Accused of Profiteering on N95 Mask - National Public Radio

My Daughter’s Sleep Issues Have Resurfaced with the Pandemic, and I’m Losing My Mellow Mojo - The Washington Post

A Socially Distanced Las Vegas? What Are the Odds? - New York Times  


Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Arizona Saw Highest Single-Day ER Visits; Yuma Sees Spike in Cases Related to COVID-19 Over Weekend - The Arizona Republic

Unemployed Parents See No Refunds as Child Support Overcharges Continue - AzMirror

Navajo Nation Passed Peak Demand on COVID-19 Health Care Resources in April, President Says - The Arizona Republic

Banner Health, Dignity Health Have Received $288M in Pandemic Aid - AzMirror

Data Shows Some Business Returning to Dine-In Restaurants in Arizona - Arizona Daily Star

Senate Ends Annual Legislative Session Without Taking Up Bills - AzMirror 

In Surprise Move, Arizona Senate Votes to End its Work Without Votes on Bills - The Arizona Republic 

UA Researcher Identifies 4 Compounds That Can Halt Coronavirus in Cells - Arizona Daily Star

ASU Develops New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test as Alternative to Nasal Swabs - The Arizona Republic

On-Campus Housing for University of Arizona Students Starts to Take Shape - Arizona Daily Star 

2 Immigrant Detainees in Arizona Test Positive for Coronavirus After Release - Arizona Daily Star 

Only Half of Americans Say They Would Get Vaccine - Arizona Daily Sun

Most of Arizona House Delegation Involved in Historic Proxy Vote Battle - The Arizona Republic


National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Virginia Reports Biggest Daily Spike in New Coronavirus Cases as Governor Issues Face Mask Requirements - Newsweek

Covid-19 Vaccine is a Long Way Off, Forecasters Say - Bloomberg

Grocery Workers Fear Confrontations Over Mask Rules - Time

Consumer Confidence Ticks Up in May After Steep Decline During Coronavirus Shutdowns - US News & World Report

Merck Working with Non-Profit IAVI to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine - United Press International

Taxpayers Paid to Develop Remdesivir But Will Have No Say When Gilead Sets the Price - The Washington Post

Gallup: More Americans Getting Used to Low-Contact Business - United Press International 

US Braces for COVID-19 ’Slow Burn’ - TheHIll

Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. is 'Early in this Outbreak’ - National Public Radio 

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living COVID-19 Outbreak Centers in U.S. - United Press International 

New Stimulus Could Come in 'Next Month or So,' McConnell Says as Pressure Mounts to Restart Economy - Newsweek

New York Stock Exchange Reopens Trading Floor After 2-Month Closure - NPR

US Jobs News: Salaries Get Cut for Many Who Kept Their Jobs - Bloomberg

An ‘Avalanche of Evictions’ Could Be Bearing Down on America’s Renters - New York Times 

The Second-Best Flower Shop in Naperville, Ill., is Struggling to Survive. Along with the American Dream - The Washington Post

Coronavirus Causing 'Unprecedented' Crisis, World Food Program Warns - Time

Emergency Child Hunger Program Is Far Behind on Rollout - 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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