COVID-19 Daily Update - July 26, 2020

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July 26, 2020



 July 26, 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:

162,014 - as compared to 160,041 (7/25)

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

7/26 - 1,973 (+1.2%)

7/25 - 3,748 (+2.2%)

7/24 - 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:

3,305 (+19) - as compared to 3,286 (7/25) 

Number of Tests:

1,087,547 - as compared to 1,076,168 (7/25) 

Hospital Assets In-Use:  

Acute Care Beds:  84%, unchanged from yesterday

ICU Beds:  86%, unchanged from yesterday

Ventilators:  46%, down from yesterday’s 48%


Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Governor and Government Agency News Releases

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



Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

COMMENTARY: A Social Contract for Pandemics - TheHIll

America’s Looming Primary-Care Crisis - The New Yorker

Can America Benefit from COVID? Ask 14th-Century Florence - POLITICO

Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All - Wall Street Journal

Is It OK to Go Into a Store or Restaurant During the Coronavirus Pandemic? - US News & World Report

Is it Safe to Go to the Doctor? Here’s What Health Experts Say - CNN

Sinclair Pulls Show Where Fauci Conspiracy Theory is Aired - Associated Press

Sinclair Broadcast Group Delays Airing Controversial Interview With COVID-19 Conspiracy Theorist - Washington Times

Michigan State's Entire Football Team in 14-Day Quarantine After Positive Tests - United Press International 


Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

Arizona Reports 3,748 New COVID-19 Cases, 144 Deaths; Hospitalizations Decline - The Arizona Republic

'You Could Die, You Could Recover, or You Could Not Die and Not Recover': Meet the COVID-19 'Long Haulers - The Arizona Republic 

Text Thread Keeps Family Connected; Help for Bereaved Spouses: Tucsonans Share Coronavirus Experiences - Arizona Daily Star

Focus on Governor and Agency Enforcement

Democratic Legislative Candidates on Tucson's South Side Focus on Pandemic - Arizona Daily Star

Candidate Question #3: What More Can Be Done Locally to Respond to COVID-19? - Arizona Daily Sun

Art of the Times: Flag Arts Council Hosting Pandemic-Focused Art Contest - Arizona Daily Sun

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

In Struggle to Stop COVID-19 Related Evictions, Landlords Need Help, Too - The Arizona Republic

1,300 Companies Here Got $450M in Federal Loans to Stay Afloat During Virus Crisis - Arizona Daily Star

Focus on Education

UA Requires Antigen Testing for Fall 2020 - KJZZ




National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY 

Focus on Public Health

OPINION: Health Bureaucrats Have Crippled America - Washington Times

‘You Do the Right Things, and Still You Get It’ - New York Times

How 20 Lifeguards Got Coronavirus: Experts Say Gatherings Among Family, Friends Spread the Virus - Forbes

Azar: If We Wear Masks, We Can Avoid Further Shutdowns - TheHill

‘I’ll Kill You’: Tensions Over People Not Wearing Mask Continue to Boil Over - Forbes

Top HHS Official Concedes Turnaround Time for Testing is Still Too Long - Axios

Meadows Defends US COVID-19 Testing Amid Criticism - TheHill

Focus on Education 

Amid Virus, Uncertainty, Parents Decide How to School Kids - Associated Press 

'I've Been a Teacher for 23 Years—I Wrote My Will Because of COVID-19 - Newsweek

Focus on State and Local Government 

Country Tops 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths 4 Days in a Row as Experts Urge Shut Down - CNN

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Surge in States Across the U.S. - National Public Radio

Republican Governors See Approval Ratings Drop as Coronavirus Outbreak Worsens - US News & World Report

Florida Now Has More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Than New York - Time

Florida Records 9,300 New Coronavirus Cases, Blows Past New York - Reuters

Florida Reports 12,199 New Infections, New York's Numbers Dip - United Press International 

Kentucky Pastors Fight Unconstitutional COVID-19 Church Closures - Washington Times

Texas is at War With Itself Over How to Handle Virus - Wall Street Journal

Focus on Vaccine

Meadows Says White House is 'Hopeful' it Can Announce New Coronavirus Therapies ‘in the Coming Days' - TheHill

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

U.S. Economy Compared With Europe: Changing Trends - Bloomberg

Kudlow on Economic Recovery: 'On the Whole the Picture is Very Positive' - TheHill

Mark Meadows: GOP Unemployment Insurance Extension Proposal Coming Monday - Washington Times

Trump Officials Say Unemployment Payments Are Priority for Stimulus Package - Forbes

Kudlow Says Federal Government Will Extend Moratorium on Evictions - TheHill

Second Stimulus Check Coming in August, Mnuchin Says, But Many Haven't Received First - Newsweek

GOP Senators Push for Stimulus Checks to Almost 2M Excluded Americans - TheHill

Meadows, Mnuchin Make Rare Weekend Trip to the Hill Amid Coronavirus Relief Talks - POLITICO

Mnuchin: White House to Propose Reducing Unemployment Benefits to 70% of Wages - Axios

Mnuchin: It 'Wouldn't Be Fair to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Pay More People to Sit Home’ - TheHill

Pelosi Suggests House Could Stay in Session Longer to Complete COVID-19 Relief Bill - TheHill

Pelosi Criticizes Stimulus Proposal Giving Workers 70% of Their Wages - Forbes

Big Chains Filed for Bankruptcy and Closed Stores Every Week in July - CNN 

The Virus Turns Midtown Into a Ghost Town, Causing an Economic Crisis - New York Times




International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Record Numbers of Coronavirus Cases in Every Global Region: Reuters Tally - Reuters

In Jerusalem's Old City, the Devout Adjust to Worship in the Coronavirus Era - National Public Radio

Vietnam Goes on Coronavirus Alert After First Local Infection in 100 Days - Reuters

France, Spain, Germany Suddenly Facing New Coronavirus Surge - Forbes

France Expands Free COVID-19 Testing as Infection Rates Rise - Reuters

Spain Says Outbreaks Under Control After UK Orders Quarantine - BBC

Spain is Safe, Minister Insists as British Quarantine Move Sows Dismay - Reuters

Spain’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to Worrying Levels After Weeks of Staying Low - Forbes

Luck? Genetics? Italian Island Spared From COVID Outbreak - Associated Press

Modi Says Coronavirus Risk Persists in India, Recoveries Rise - Reuters




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 

Arizona Open for Learning - July 23, 2020 

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


County Government Resources 

Apache County

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Graham County

Greenlee County

La Paz County

Maricopa County

Mohave County

Navajo County

Pima County

Pinal County

Santa Cruz County

Yavapai County

Yuma County