COVID-19 Daily Update - July 24, 2020

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July 24, 2020



July 24, 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:

156,301 - as compared to 152,944 (7/23)

Tracking of the Daily Increase in New Positive Arizona COVID-19 Cases:  

7/23 - 3,349 (+2.2%)

7/23 - 2,335 (+1.6%)

7/22 - 1,926 (+1.3%)

7/21 - 3,500 (+2.4%)

7/20 - 1,559 (+1.1%)

7/19 - 2,359 (+1.7%)

7/18 - 2,742 (+2.0%) 

7/17 - 3,910 (+2.9%)

7/16 - 3,259 (+2.5%)

7/15 - 3,257 (+2.5%)

7/14 - 4,273 (+3.5%) 

7/13 - 1,357 (+1.1%)

7/12 - 2,537 (+2.1%)

7/11 - 3,038 (+2.6%)

7/10 - 4,221 (+3.7%)

  7/9 - 4,057 (3.7%)

  7/8 - 3,520

  7/7 - 3,653

  7/6 - 3,352

  7/5 - 3,536

  7/4 - 2,695

  7/3 - 4,433

  7/2 - 3,333

  7/1 - 4,878


Number of Deaths:

3,142 (+79) - as compared to 3,063 (7/23) 

Number of Tests:

1,053,832 - as compared to 1,037,924 (7/23) 

Hospital Assets In-Use:  

Acute Care Beds:  84%, down from yesterday’s 85%

ICU Beds:  85%, down from yesterday’s 87%

Ventilators:  48%, down from yesterday’s 51%


Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order to Further Protect Public Health - Office of the Governor  NEW

Governor Ducey Announces Additional Dollars, Flexibility and Clarity to Arizona Schools - Office of the Governor  NEW

Governor Ducey Announces Statewide Campaign to Promote Mask Use Developed in Partnership With Arizona Advertising Agencies - Office of the Governor  NEW

Municipal Government Face Coverings Declarations - League of Arizona Cities and Towns  ONGOING



Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

Will Coronavirus Deaths Affect the U.S. Population? - The Atlantic

Take Coronavirus More Seriously, Say Olympic Rowers Who Got it -New York Times

Trump Cancels Republican National Convention, His Latest Reversal as Coronavirus Spreads - The Washington Post

Marine Assigned to Trump's Helicopter Squadron Tests Positive for COVID-19 - TheHill

Coronavirus Lockdowns Reduced Human 'Rumble' - BBC

Fauci Throws Out First Pitch as MLB Officially Starts Season - TheHill

Chris Christie Cashes in on Coronavirus Lobbying - POLITICO


Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

Arizona Reports 3,349 New Covid-19 Cases as Hospitalizations Continue Gradual Decline - The Arizona Republic

OPINION: Reimposing a Ban on Nonemergency Surgeries Could Have Bad Health Outcomes for Arizonans - The Arizona Republic

Navajo Nation May Soon Require 14-Day Quarantine for Residents Who Travel to 'Hot Spots’ - The Arizona Republic

UA Tells Tumamoc Hill Visitors to Wear Masks or Walking Trail Will Close Again - Arizona Daily Star

2 Phoenix Coronavirus Testing Sites Seeing Short Wait Times - KJZZ

At Least 3 Health Care Workers in Arizona Have Died of COVID-19. Each Had a Special Gift - The Arizona Republic


Focus on Governor and Agency Enforcement

Ducey: Arizona Bars, Gyms, Theaters, Water Parks to Remain Closed; School Start Date Still Aug. 17 - The Arizona Republic

Ducey Orders Gyms, Bars and Water Parks to Stay Closed - Phoenix Business Journal

Arizonans Split on Ducey's Handling of COVID-19, Survey Shows - The Arizona Republic


Focus on Economy and Unemployment

Arizona Renters Hurt by COVID-19 Must Follow These 4 Steps by Aug. 22 to Avoid Eviction - The Arizona Republic

Optimism Fades Jobs Lost During Pandemic Will Return. Here's the Latest - Arizona Daily Sun

Arizonans on Medicaid at an All-Time High, Expected to Increase - KJZZ

Census Data Shows COVID-19 Impact on Phoenix, AZ Households - KJZZ


Focus on Education

How Ducey's School Reopening Announcement Will Affect the School Year - The Arizona Republic

Arizona Will Leave Decision on Reopening to School Leaders - Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Won't Require Schools to Open as Planned in 3 Weeks - Arizona Daily Sun

Ducey Unveils K-12 Back to School Plan for Arizona - Phoenix Business Journal

Ducey: School Districts Will Decide When to Reopen Classrooms - Arizona Mirror

Arizona Won't Require Schools to Open as Planned in 3 Weeks - KJZZ

Largest Navajo Nation School to Cancel Fall Sports Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic - The Arizona Republic

University of Arizona: Students Who Ignore Health-Safety Rules Could Face Suspensions - Arizona Daily Star

Kyrene School Board Member Appears to Threaten Constituent's Law Career After Email About Reopening - The Arizona Republic




National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health 

How the U.S. Compares With the World’s Worst Coronavirus Hot Spots - New York Times

As US Coronavirus Cases Surpass 4 Million, Medical Experts Urge to Shut Down and Start Over - CNN

Fauci: 'I Certainly Don't Think We're Near the End of This' - TheHill

The Confounding Range of COVID-19 Symptoms - Axios

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass 4 Million - Axios 

U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Top 1,100 for a Third Day in a Row - Reuters 

Spiking or Plateauing? COVID-19 Case Counts Spur Debate - POLITICO

Coronavirus Surges Show Worst is Yet to Come - TheHill

The Mystery of Long-Term Coronavirus Patients - Axios

Trump's Favorite Coronavirus Metric, the Case Fatality, is Unreliable - National Public Radio 

As Long Waits for Results Render COVID Tests ‘Useless,’ States Seek Workarounds - Kaiser Health News 

AP-NORC Poll: 3 in 4 Americans Back Requiring Wearing Masks - Associated Press

Fauci Says That He and His Family Have Experienced 'Serious Threats' During Pandemic - TheHill

26-Day-Old Baby Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Autopsy, County Coroner Says - CNN

Pepcid as a Virus Remedy? Trump Admin's $21M Gamble Fizzled - Associated Press

Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response - Kaiser Health News

Incentivize Innovations That Make Telemedicine Indispensable Amid COVID - TheHil


Focus on Education

New CDC Coronavirus Guidelines Push Opening Schools - CNN

New CDC Guidelines Emphasize Reopening Schools in Person - National Public Radio

In Shift, Trump Says Some Schools May Need to Delay Opening - Associated Press

In Reversal, Trump Says Schools in Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening - National Public Radio

Parents in a County With One of Georgia's Highest Coronavirus Rates Are Protesting to Get Children Back in School - CNN

The Pandemic is Making Schools Even More Unequal - Axios


Focus on State and Local Governments

POLL: Coronavirus Sinks GOP Governors in Hard-Hit States - Axios

Birx Warns of Disturbing Rise of Coronavirus Cases in 12 Cities - TheHill

‘It’s Emotional Whiplash’: California is Once Again at the Center of the Virus Crisis - New York Times

California's Renewed Indoor Closures Have Some LA Businesses Worried They Won't Survive - CNN

Colorado Bars and Restaurants Sue Governor Over 'No Alcohol After 10 P.M.' Rule - TheHill

Two Florida Mayors Urge Residents to Wear Masks At Home - TheHill

Georgia's Governor and Atlanta's Mayor Ordered to Mediate Coronavirus Mask Fight - Reuters


Focus on Vaccine

Is Trump on Track for an October Vaccine Surprise? - POLITICO

Trump to Visit North Carolina, Cite Work on COVID-19 Vaccine - Associated Press

Without a Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved - National Public Radio


Focus on Economy and Unemployment 

EDITORIAL: How the Next Round of COVID-19 Spending Should Help Americans Help Themselves - Washington Times

COMMENTARY: Ivanka Trump’s Find Something New Career Campaign is More Hype Than Help - The Washington Post

The Unemployment Situation is Really, Really Bad - Axios

U.S. Economic Outlook Darkens, Job Recovery Risks Reversing: Reuters Poll - Reuters

‘A Band-Aid on a Bullet Wound’: Workers Are Getting Laid Off Anew as PPP Runs Out - The Washington Post

Congress Set for Brawl as Unemployment Cliff Looms - TheHill

Jobless Claims Rise as Cutoff of Extra $600 Benefit Nears - Associated Press

Unemployment Benefits: Employers Are Having Trouble Recruiting. They Blame the Federal $600 Bump - CNN

‘Oil on the Inequality Fire’: How Slashing Jobless Aid Could Widen the Wealth Gap - POLITICO

Wave of Evictions Could Be Coming for Nation's Renters - TheHill

Americans Broadly Back More Federal Coronavirus Relief: Reuters/IPSOS Poll - Reuters

Mitch McConnell Announces Coronavirus Relief Deal With Trump - Washington Times

Republican Stimulus Talks Stall Over Differences on Unemployment - New York Times

Republican Infighting Leads to Embarrassing Setback on Aid - POLITICO

Senate GOP Punts Coronavirus Package to Next Week - TheHill

GOP Coronavirus Plan to Include $1,200 Stimulus Check for Some Individuals - TheHill

Donald Trump Blames Democrats, and Some Republicans, for Ditching Payroll Tax Cut - Washington Times

Democrats Say Senate GOP COVID-19 Relief Bill Won't Pass - United Press International 

ICE, CBP, TSA Employees Join Lawsuit Seeking Hazard Pay for Work During Pandemic - United Press International 




International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Voice of Mask-Wearers and Opponents Around the World - Associated Press

Brazil Reports Record Infections as Coronavirus Spreads to All Regions - The Washington Post 

Jordan's Prime Minister Says His Country Contained COVID-19 by 'Helping the Weakest’ - National Public Radio

South Korea Slides Into Recession on COVID-19 Impact - United Press International 

Face Masks Now Mandatory in Shops, Supermarkets, Transportation in England - US News & World Report




Arizona  Department of Health Service Guidance 

Requirements for Business  

Guidance for Organized Youth Activities 

Guidance for Casinos

Guidance for Theaters

Guidance for Shopping Malls 

Guidance for Places of Worship

Guidance for Spas, Massage Therapists and Personal Services

Guidance for Retail

Guidance for Pools

Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Providers

Guidance for Restaurants Providing Dine-In Service 

Guidance for Barbers and Cosmetologists




Arizona Department of Education Guidance 

Roadmap for Reopening Schools

Considerations for Leaders in Reopening Schools

Considerations for Teachers in Reopening Schools

Considerations for Students in Reopening Schools

Considerations for Families in Reopening Schools




Pandemics Explained - Harvard Global Health Institute 

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

Continuation of Executive Order 2020-43 Slowing the Spread of COVID-19- July 23, 2020  NEW

Arizona Open for Learning - July 23, 2020  NEW

Protecting the Public’s Right to Vote - July 22, 2020  

Continued Postponement of Eviction Enforcement Actions - July 16, 2020 

Enhanced Surveillance Advisory - July 9, 2020  

Limited Indoor Dining - July 9, 2020  

Extending the Termination Date of Programs - July 1, 2020 

Protecting Public Health for Students and Teachers - June 29, 2020  

Pausing of Arizona’s Reopening - June 29, 2020  

Renewal of Executive Order 2020-27 (The Good Samaritan Order) - June 25, 2020  

2020-2021 School Year - June 24, 2020 

Containing the Spread of COVID-19, Continuing Arizona Mitigation Efforts - June 17, 2020 

Ensuring Statewide Access to Care for COVID-19 Arizona Surge Line - May 28, 2020 

Assisting Arizona Families with Child Care - May 28, 2020  

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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