COVID-19 Daily Update - July 29, 2020

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July 29, 2020



 July 29, 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:

168,273 - as compared to 165,934 (7/28)

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

7/29 - 2,339 (+1.4%)

7/28 - 2,107 (+1.3%)

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: 3,454 (+46) - as compared to 3,408 (7/28)  

Number of Tests:

1,125,705 - as compared to 1,112,825 (7/28) 

Hospital Assets In-Use:  

Acute Care Beds:  83%, up from yesterday’s 81%  

ICU Beds:  85%, up from yesterday’s 84%

Ventilators:  48%, up from yesterday’s 47%


Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Governor Ducey Announces Task Force on Long-Term Care - Office of the Governor  NEW

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



Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

Declassified Intel Says Russia is Spreading Coronavirus Disinformation - TheHill

US Officials: Russia Behind Spread of Virus Disinformation - Associated Press

Russia's Attempt to Steal COVID-19 Research Signals a Cybersecurity Crisis in U.S. - Washington Times

Why We Grow Numb to Staggering Statistics — And What We Can Do About it - National Public Radio 

The Back-To-Work Puzzle - Axio

Dental and Doctors’ Offices Still Struggling with COVID Job Loss - Kaiser Health News

Some Doctors Met With Pence After Their Group's Video Was Removed for Misleading Info - CNN

The Labs Handling Coronavirus Testing for Pro Sports Leagues - Axios




Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

Hospitalizations Continue Gradual Decline as State Reports 104 New Known COVID-19 Deaths - The Arizona Republic

'No Guarantee, Just Hope': Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Launching in Arizona - The Arizona Republic

OPINION: When You Beg for Me to Get COVID-19, Your’ve Agreeing With Me. So, Thanks? - The Arizona Republic

Focus on Government and Agency Enforcement

Here’s How Scottsdale Will Spend Nearly $30M in CARES Funds to Combat COVID-19 Impacts - The Arizona Republic

Jail Lobby to Reopen in Early August; COVID-19 Suspension on Visitation Continues - Arizona Daily Sun

Republicans Cry Foul After Twitter Silences Arizona GOP Chair for Violating Platform's Rules - Washington Times

Twitter Limits Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward's Account for Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation - The Arizona Republic 

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

Nike 'Will No Longer Be Investing' in Goodyear Facility That Was to Bring 500 Jobs, Company Says - The Arizona Republic

Child Care Centers Carry on During COVID-19, With Changes - Arizona Daily Sun

Gaggle Podcast: What Does The Debate Over the Next Stimulus Package Mean for Arizonans? - The Arizona Republic 

Focus on Education

Health Department: Reopening Tucson Schools for Traditional Learning Unsafe - Arizona Daily Star

Protest Planned to Support Reopening In-Person Classes at Schools During Pandemic - The Arizona Republic

Microschools on the Rise in Arizona, With COVID Providing Added Boost - Arizona Mirror

University of Arizona Takes 3-Stage Approach to In-Person Instruction - Arizona Daily Star

Some UA Employees Concerned About Returning to Campus With Opening Weeks Away - Arizona Daily Star




National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces - New York Times

The Trump Administration Was Slow to Recognize Coronavirus Threat From Europe, CDC Director Admits - CNN

Antibodies From Recovered COVID-19 Patients Being Tested as Way to Prevent Infection - Natonal Public Radio

Young People Are Infecting Older Family Members in Shared Homes - The Washington Post

Average U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Have Been Rising Every Day for Past 14 Days - Newsweek

77% of Americans Trust CDC Over White House on COVID-19 Information - United Press International

Certain COVID-19 Antibodies May Treat, Prevent Infection - United Press International

What Scientific Tests Reveal About Dr. Immanuel's Hydroxychloroquine Claims - Newsweek

Trump Doubles Down on Hydroxychloroquine, Praises Doctor in Viral Video - TheHill

Flouting Scientific Evidence, White House Trade Adviser Defends Debunked COVID-19 Treatment - POLITICO

Trump Defends Disproved COVID-19 Treatment - Associated Press

Trump Sticks by Unproven Hydroxychloroquine - BBC

Dr. Anthony Fauci: 'We Just Can't Afford Another Surge' of COVID-19 Cases - United Press International

Trump Questions How Fauci Has a High Approval Rating 'But Nobody Likes Me' - TheHill

When is a Coronavirus Test Not a Coronavirus Test? - Kaiser Health News

COVID Testing: Latinos See More Cases Due to Inadequate Outreach, Data - USA Today

'I Cannot Save Everybody': Houston Doctor Fights Newest COVID-19 Surge - Reuters

At The Heart of Dismal U.S. Coronavirus Response, a Fraught Relationship With Masks - The Washington Post

Louie Gohmert, Who Refused to Wear a Mask, Tests Positive for Coronavirus - POLITICO

A Wrinkle in Stores’ Mask Policies: Enforcement - New York Times

Senate GOP's COVID-19 Response Sets Up Battle Over Medicaid - TheHill

Large Gatherings Are Fueling Rising COVID-19 Cases, But They Keep Happening - CNN

Can I Get a Job? Wife Tries it All for Nursing Home Reunion - Associated Press

Focus on Education

As Coronavirus Cases Rise, Teachers Union OKs Potential 'Safety Strikes’ - National Public Radio

OPINION: Here’s What it Could Look Like if Schools Reopened Today - The Washington Post

COVID Cases, College Reopening: Fall Semester 2020 Heading Online - USA Today

More Than 6,300 Coronavirus Cases Have Been Linked to U.S. Colleges - New York Times

Undergraduates Approach New School Year With Hope — and Uncertainty - The Washington Post

Reopening Schools is a Lose-Lose Dilemma for Many Families of Color - Axios

Focus on State and Local Government

Fauci Says Southern States Should Be Warning to Others Over Dangers of Opening Too Fast - Newsweek

Coronavirus Surges in Smaller Cities Test Hospital Capacity - National Public Radio

OPINION: GOP Governors Are Handling COVID-19 Better Than Democrats, But You’d Never Know it From the News - The Washington Post

Coronavirus Outbreaks in Florida, Arizona and Texas Show Some Signs of Slowing - US News & World Report

Atlanta Mayor Defends Legal Face-Off With Georgia's Governor Over Masks - National Public Radio 

California Officials Eye $600 State Unemployment Benefit - TheHill

Where Mask-Wearing Isn’t Gospel: Colorado Churches Grapple With Reopening - Kaiser Health News

Coronavirus Outbreaks in Florida, Arizona and Texas Show Some Signs of Slowing - US News & World Report

Is New York, New Jersey, Region Ready for Coronavirus Spike? - USA Today

City Praises Contact-Tracing Program. Workers Call Rollout a ‘Disaster.’ - New York Times

Minnesota Republican County Official Resigns After Posting Image Comparing Mask Wearing to Nazi Germany - CNN

North Carolina Sees Record Hospitalizations, New York Adds States to Quarantine List - US News & World Report

CEO South Dakota’s Largest Fair Says It’s COVID-19 Ready - Associated Press

Focus on Vaccine

Yet Another Study Finds Vaccines Are Safe - United Press International

The Ultimate Geopolitical Game — Distributing a Coronavirus Vaccine - POLITICO

Moderna’s Mysterious Coronavirus Vaccine Delivery System - Forbes

'Vaccine Nationalism': Is it Every Country for Itself? - Reuters

Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Imminent, Source Says - Reuters

Coronavirus Vaccine Unlikely to Be Widely Available Before Mid-2021 - Reuters

Most Voters Say They'd Rather Wait for An Effective Coronavirus Vaccine - POLITICO

Mike Pence Has 'Great Confidence' U.S. Will Have Coronavirus Vaccine by Fall - Newsweek

United Kingdom Signs Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Deal With Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline for 60 Million Doses - US News & World Report

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

Fed Wrestles With Its Next Moves as Virus Stalls US Economy - Associated Press

Consumer Confidence Falls in July Amid Coronavirus Surge - US News & World Report

A Staggering 72,000 Businesses Have Now Been Shut Down From COVID-19 - Newsweek

Mitch McConnell Faces Toughest Test in Fight to Save Senate Majority - Washington Times

GOP Under Mounting Pressure to Strike Virus Deal Quickly - TheHill

Congress’ Fight Over the Next Coronavirus Stimulus Isn’t Ending Soon - Axios

‘It’s a Mess’: Republican Senators Deride Key Proposals in GOP Virus Package - POLITICO

Democrats, GOP Appear Far Apart on COVID-19 Relief Deal - TheHill

Mnuchin Says GOP, Democrats 'Very Far Apart' on Coronavirus Relief Negotiations - TheHill

Senate Republicans Criticize Their Own Stimulus Bill - Axios

Pelosi Says GOP Not Ready to Negotiate Stimulus Amid Senate Rebellion - Newsweek

Trump Calls New Senate GOP Coronavirus Bill ‘Semi-Irrelevant’ - The Washington Post

GOP’s Jobless Benefit Plan Could Mean Delays, States Warn - Associated Press

Majority of Swing State Voters Want a Second Stimulus Check, Extension of $600 Unemployment Benefits - Newsweek

Is $600 a Week in Extra Jobless Aid Keeping Workers on the Sidelines? - Wall Street Journal

AMC, Universal Reach Deal to Shorten Theatrical-Only Movie Release Window to 17 Days - TheHill

How COVID-19 May Impact the Future of Work - National Public Radio

Almost Half of All Jobs Lost During Pandemic May Be Gone Permanently - USA Today

U.S. Small Businesses Face Mass Closures Without More Pandemic Aid - Reuters 

PERSPECTIVE: Coronavirus Child-Care Crisis Will Set Women Back a Generation - The Washington Post




International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Coronavirus Makes a Comeback Around the World - The Washington Post

Asia Facing Second Wave of Coronavirus as China Records Most Cases in a Single Day Since April -Newsweek

Early in Pandemic, Frantic Doctors Traded Tips Across Oceans - Associated Press

Spain, Germany Eye Lockdown as Coronavirus Returns - Washington Times

Spain Quarantine Rules: The Businesses Fearing for Their Futures - BBC 

New Virus Outbreak Dashes Hopes for Quick Hong Kong Economic Recovery - Reuters

How COVID-19 Could Give Kim Jong Un a Doomsday Weapon - POLITICO

Maduro's Hold on Venezuela Tightens as Coronavirus Surges - Associated Press

Russia's Putin Says Coronavirus 'May Worsen - 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 

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 

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