COVID-19 Daily Update - July 27, 2020

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July 27, 2020



 July 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:

163,827 - as compared to 162,014 (7/26)

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

7/27 - 1,813 (+1.1%)

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:

3,304 (-1) - as compared to 3,305 (7/26)  NOTE: Negative death reports happen frequently at the county level.

Number of Tests:

1,099,682 - as compared to 1,087,547 (7/26) 

Hospital Assets In-Use:  

Acute Care Beds:  86%, up from yesterday’s 84%

ICU Beds:  86%, unchanged from yesterday

Ventilators:  46%,  unchanged from yesterday


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

Last Thing Patients Need During Pandemic: Being Last to Know a Doctor Left Network - Kaiser Health News

Disney World During the Pandemic is Extremely Weird - The Atlantic

Workers Praise Disney Virus Safety, But Will Visitors Come? - Associated Press

Why Fast Food’s Smartest Operator is Expanding When Business is Terrible - Forbes

Pet Cat First Animal to Test Positive for COVID-19 in U.K. - Newsweek

2 MLB Games Postponed as Marlins Deal With Virus Outbreak - Associated Press




Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

Tucson Research Clinic Recruiting Participants for COVID-19 Vaccine Trial - Arizona Daily Star

What's it Like When You or Someone You Know Gets COVID-19? Valley 101 Shares Two Stories - The Arizona Republic

COVID-19 Study Offers Early Hope for Safe Breastfeeding - KJZZ

Focus on Government and Agency Enforcement

COVID-19 Made Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego a National Star.  At Home, It’s a Different Story  - The Arizona Republic

Regents Side With Gov. Ducey in Challenge to Closing Arizona's Bars  - Arizona Daily Star

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

How COVID-19 Impacts Real Estate Loans in AZ - KJZZ

Navajo Casino Employees Might Stop Receiving Paychecks - The Arizona Republic  

Focus on Education

Coronavirus Pandemic Has Arizona Law School Grads, Lawyers Rethinking the Bar Exam - KJZZ




National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY 

Focus on Public Health

Americans Back Tough Lockdown Restrictions as Trump Admin Pushes to Reopen - Newsweek

Robert O'Brien, National Security Adviser, Tests Positive for the Coronavirus - Washington Times

Trump's National Security Adviser Tests Positive for Coronavirus - TheHill

Azar Blames Testing Delays on States - POLITICO

How to Test More People for Coronavirus Without Actually Needing More Tests - New York Times

The U.S. Has More Covid-19 Testing Than Most. So Why is it Falling So Short? - Reuters

COVID-19 Testing at Universities Threatens to Strain Nationwide Capacity - TheHill

Three-Quarters of Adults With COVID-19 Have Heart Damage After Recovery - United Press International

The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data - New York Times

We’ll Be Wearing Masks for a While. Why Not Make Them Nice? - New York Times

Your Coronavirus Antibodies Are Disappearing. Should You Care? - New York Times

Focus on Education

OPINION: Schools Are Moving Toward Closing for the Fall.  That is Not Their Fault - The Washington Post

As Public Schools Go All Virtual in Fall, Parents Eye Private Schools That Say They Will Open Their Campuses - The Washington Post

Focus on State and Local Government

States With Stricter COVID-19 Restrictions Watch Lax Neighbors Warily, Knowing the Virus Does Not Respect Borders - The Washington Post

Police Chiefs, Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Mask Mandates - Washington Times

Florida Case Count Surpasses That of New York, the Country's Original Epicenter - National Public Radio

Florida Reports 9,344 New COVID-19 Cases, Surpasses New York in Total - United Press International

New Mexico Governor Says Her State is ‘at the Mercy of What's Going on Around the Country’ - TheHill

Transit Workers Were N.Y.C.’s Pandemic Lifeline. These 3 Paid a Price - New York Times 

Focus on Vaccine

Trump Goes All in on Vaccines and Therapeutics - Axios

Coronavirus Vaccine Update as Bill Gates-backed Firm Could Make 200 Million Kits a Year - Newsweek

It’s Not Over When the Vaccine Arrives - Axios

Virus Vaccine Put to Final Test in Thousands of Volunteers - Associated Press

The Color of COVID: Will Vaccine Trials Reflect America’s Diversity? - Kaiser Health News

Virus Vaccine Put to Final Test in Thousands of Volunteers - Washington Times

Moderna's Vaccine Candidate Heads to Testing in Up to 30,000 People - National Public Radio

Moderna Begins 3rd Stage of Trial for COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate mRNA-1273 - United Press International 

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine: First Phase 3 Clinical Trial in the United States Begins - CNN

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Moves Into Late-Stage Trial - Reuters 

EU Talks With Pfizer, Sanofi, J&J on Covid Vaccines Hit Snags - Reuters

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

This Will Be a Week to Remember for the U.S. Economy - US News & World Report

Stimulus Bets Boost Wall St. Ahead of Busy Earnings Week - Reuters

As Congress Fights, Analysts Warn Economy Needs Help Now - Associated Press

Slip in Job Growth Raises Fear of Broader Relapse - TheHill

Where Coronavirus Stimulus Talks Stand - Axios

Meadows, Mnuchin Push for Narrow Coronavirus Relief Bill - POLITICO

Pelosi Slams Delayed GOP Coronavirus Relief Plan: 'Republicans Want to Pause Again and Go Piecemeal' - Washington Times

Returning to Work? New Stimulus Legislation Could Ensure a $450 Per Week Raise—Here's Why - Newsweek

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

More Stimulus, School and Jobless Funds Expected in $1 Trillion GOP Relief Bill - United Press International

McConnell's Stimulus Plan Faces a Tall Hurdle—Senate Republicans - Newsweek

Senate Republicans, White House Seek to Reduce Weekly Unemployment Benefit From $600 to $200 - The Washington Post

Congress Set for Messy COVID-19 Talks on Tight Deadline - TheHill

Top White House Negotiators Are Pushing to Scale Back Next Coronavirus Legislation - CNN

Kudlow: GOP Stimulus Plan to Include $1,200 Checks, Eviction Moratorium Extension - United Press International

Pelosi Rules Out Liability Protections for Employers of “Essential Workers” - Axios

Senate Republicans Grow Weary with White House Over Stimulus Bill - Axios

How the $600 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Upended Household Economics - National Public Radio

Employers Require COVID Liability Waivers as Conflict Mounts Over Workplace Safety - Kaiser Health News

Small Businesses Are Drowning in Coronavirus Expenses - Axios

Google Will Let Employees Work From Home Until at Least Next Summer - CNN




International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

U.S., Brazil, Mexico, India Lead Surge of Coronavirus; Death Toll Passes 650,000 - United Press International

Brazil's Bolsonaro Accused of 'Crimes Against Humanity' Over Coronavirus - Newsweek

European Tourism Faces Turbulence Only Weeks After Restart - Associated Press

Morocco Shuts Down Major Cities After Spike in Coronavirus Cases - Reuters

Fans Return to Korean Baseball Stadiums Amid Pandemic - United Press International

Ryanair Expects Air Travel to Be Depressed for 2-3 years - Associated Press

New Social Distancing Measures in Belgium - Associated Press 

Hong Kong Official Says Next 2 Weeks 'Crucial' for Mitigation, as City Battles Another COVID Spike - Newsweek




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


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