COVID-19 Daily Update - July 25, 2020

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July 25, 2020



 July 25, 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:

160,041 - as compared to 156,301 (7/24)

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

7/24 - 3,748 (+2.2%)

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:

3,286 (+144) - as compared to 3,142 (7/24) 

Number of Tests:

1,076,168 - as compared to 1,053,832 (7/24) 

Hospital Assets In-Use:  

Acute Care Beds:  84%, unchanged from yesterday

ICU Beds:  86%, up from yesterday’s 85%

Ventilators:  48%, unchanged from yesterday


Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Support for Arizona’s “Open for Learning” Plan - Office of the Governor  NEW

AHCCCS Receives Federal Suicide Prevention Emergency Grant - Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System  NEW

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



Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

Originally Set to Open Friday, 2020 Tokyo Olympics Hope to Return in a Year - United Press International

33% of U.S. Museums are “Not Confident” The Will Survive Next Fall - Axios

McDonald's Will Require Face Masks at Its More Than 14,000 U.S. Restaurants - National Public Radio

Dr. Anthony Fauci Says Photo of Him Without a Mask at Baseball Game is 'Mischievous' - Washington Times 

NFL, Players Union Strike Deal to Ease Impact of Pandemic Strain - TheHill 

Does the Candle Test Tell You if Your Mask is Doing a Good Job? - National Public Radio




Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

What Arizona’s Tenuous Virus Plateau Could Teach Us - New York Times

Arizona Takes Steps to Reduce COVID-19 Patient Bottleneck in Hospitals - The Arizona Republic

Case of Human Plague Confirmed in Navajo County - The Arizona Republic

Why Casinos Remain Open Despite Experts Saying Gambling is a High Risk Activity During Arizona's COVID-19 Spike - The Arizona Republic

Focus on Governor and Agency Enforcement 

Party at Paradise Valley Short-Term Rental With 300 People Leads to Citations, Police Say - The Arizona Republic 

Grant Will Help Council on Aging Deliver More Meals to Homebound Seniors - Arizona Daily Star

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

Navajo Casino Employees Might Stop Receiving Paychecks - Arizona Daily Sun

Focus on Education

What Arizona's School Reopening Plan Means for Students, Parents and Teachers - The Arizona Republic

Tucson Education Officials Decry 'Lack of Leadership' at State Level on School Openings - Arizona Daily Star

AZ Educators Have Mixed Reactions to Ducey's Executive Order - KJZZ

Peoria School District Extends Remote Learning to Labor Day - KJZZ

NAU President: University to Postpone In-Person Classes to Aug. 31, Remote Learning Unchanged - Arizona Daily Sun

Northern Arizona University Delays In-Person Class Start Date to Aug. 31 - The Arizona Republic




National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

Trump Says Fauci Would Like to Close Up the U.S. for Years - Newsweek

US Agency Vows Steps to Address COVID-19 Inequalities - Associated Press

‘Make America Normal Again’: Trump Backers Plead for a Virus Plan - POLITICO

Young, Healthy Adults With Mild COVID-19 Also Take Weeks to Recover - Reuters 

Why COVID-19 is Killing U.S. Diabetes Patients at Alarming Rates - Reuters

Mild COVID-19 Symptoms Can Last Up to 3 Weeks, CDC Says - United Press International

More Layers Are Better With Homemade Face Masks - United Press International

More Than a Third of Patients Feel Symptoms for Weeks, CDC Says - CNN

U.S. Deaths Top 1,000 for Fourth Consecutive Day - The Washington Post

Focus on Education

Gallup poll: 75% of U.S. Teachers Concerned About COVID-19 in Schools This Fall - United Press International 

CDC Issues Coronavirus Guidelines for Reopening Schools - Wall Street Journal

C.D.C. Calls on Schools to Reopen, Downplaying Health Risks - New York Times

CDC Director Concedes Schools in ‘Hot Spots’ Face Tougher Call on Reopening - The Washington Post

Trump Officials Focused on How, and Not Whether, Schools Reopen - Washington Times

40 Million Americans Face Student Loan Cliff - POLITICO

Focus on State and Local Government

U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots: Mid-Atlantic And Northeast Could Backslide - National Public Radio 

California's COVID-19 Surge Compared to New York's in Spring - Los Angeles Times

Newsom Economic Task Force Has Star-Studded Cast. Why Can't It Solve The Reopening? - POLITICO

Indiana Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Statewide Mask Order That Makes Not Wearing One Punishable by 6 Months in Jail - Newsweek

Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rejects Nevada Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Restrictions - New York Times 

Supreme Court Denies Plea From Nevada Church That it is Hurt While Casinos Reopen - The Washington Post

Cuomo Says NY Coronavirus Hospitalizations Continue to Drop - Associated Press

A Texas Hospital Overwhelmed by Coronavirus May Send Some Patients Home to Die - CNN

Tennessee COVID-19 Deaths Spike 50 Percent, With Record Hospitalizations - Newsweek

In Rural Texas, Skeptics Prevail Even With Virus Mounting - Bloomberg

26 Deaths in 3 US Convents, as Nuns Confront the Pandemic - Associated Press

Focus on Vaccine

Vaccine Reality Check From Ex-CDC Director - Axios

A COVID-19 Vaccine Reality Check - The Atlantic

Researchers Identify Enzyme That Helps COVID-19 Evade Immune System - United Press International

Novavax’s 3,500% Surge on a COVID-19 Vaccine Faces First Test - Bloomberg

One-Quarter of Drugs Approved by FDA Had Reviewer Objections - United Press International

Corporate Insiders Pocket $1 Billion in Rush for Coronavirus Vaccine - New York Times

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

Pandemic Shows the Future of Aid is Cash - Axios

30 Million Are Unemployed and More Pain is on the Way: Here Are 8 Numbers That Sum Up the Destruction in the U.S. Labor Market - Forbes

Extra Unemployment Aid Expires as Virus Threatens New States - Associated Press

Renters Brace for Evictions as Moratorium Ends - POLITICO

Mnuchin Makes Deficit Hawks Nervous on Relief Bill Talks - TheHill

McConnell Says Stimulus Deal Could Take ‘a Few Weeks,’ Putting Millions With Expiring Jobless Aid in Limbo - The Washington Post 

State Unemployment Agencies Could Take Months to Adapt to WH Proposal, Memos Show - National Public Radio

Republicans' 'Wait and See' Stimulus Approach Has Left Workers, Renters and Themselves in Limbo - Newsweek

Eviction Bans, $600 Unemployment Payments, and Student Loan Forbearance: Here’s When the Key Benefits of the CARES Act Expire - Forbes

Second Stimulus Package Will Focus on 'Kids, Jobs, and Healthcare’ - Newsweek

Stimulus Checks for 17-Year-Olds Gets Support From Virginia Rep. - Newsweek

Nancy Pelosi Rejects Short-Term Unemployment Extension: 'Do You Understand No?' - Washington Times

Republicans Agree on $1,200 Checks, But Negotiations Are Still Faltering. Here’s the Latest on the Next Big Stimulus Bill - Forbes




International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Calls Anti-Vaxxers ‘Nuts’ - Newsweek

After Early Success, Israel’s Netanyahu Faces Fury for Flubbing Virus Fight - New York Times

The Coronavirus Unleashed Along the Amazon River - New York Times

'Could Already Be a Second Wave': Some Restrictions Return as Cases Spike in Spain - National Public Radio

South Korea Sees Largest Daily Increase of Coronavirus Since April  - United Press International

French Infections Rise, Spain Cracks Down on Nightclubs -Associated Press

Brazil's Bolsonaro Says He Tested Negative for Coronavirus - Associated Press




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 Services

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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