COVID-19 Daily Update - July 30, 2020

  • Home
  • |
  • News
  • |
  • COVID-19 Daily Update - July 30, 2020   

July 30, 2020



 July 30, 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:

170,798 - as compared to 168,273 (7/29)

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

7/30 - 2,525 (+1.5%)

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: 3,626 (+172) - as compared to 3,454 (7/29)  NOTE:  78 of the reported 172 deaths are due to death certificate matching. 

Number of Tests:

1,139,572 - as compared to 1,125,705 (7/29) 

Hospital Assets In-Use:  

Acute Care Beds:  83% unchanged from yesterday

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

Ventilators:  47%, 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

Herman Cain, 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate, Dies After Contracting COVID-19 - Washington Times

Misinformation on Coronavirus Is Proving Highly Contagious - Associated Press

WHO: Coronavirus Isn’t Seasonal, World Experiencing ‘One Big Wave’ of Transmission - US News & World Report

Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus - Kaiser Health News

Should I Let My Grandma Go to the Salon? - The Atlantic

How the Coronavirus Helped Grow Amazon's Profits and Power - Time

Instagram Censors Madonna After Singer Touts Video Containing Coronavirus Misinformation - Washington Times




Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

He Contracted COVID-19. Now This Fox 10 Phoenix Reporter is Back With a New Perspective - The Arizona Republic

Tucson Grassroots Organization Gives Away Masks - Arizona Daily Star

'Please Don't Throw This World Away': Stevie Nicks Urges Fans to Mask Up, Fight COVID-19 - The Arizona Republic

Commission for Deaf, Hard of Hearing Urges Use of Clear Masks - KJZZ

Focus on Government and Agency Enforcement

OPINION: Congress Still Isn’t Helping Nursing Homes Fight COVID-19. It’s a Disgrace - The Arizona Republic

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

How Much Has COVID-19 Hurt Phoenix and AZ Construction Jobs? - KJZZ

Dems Urge Ducey to Boost State Unemployment Benefits - KJZZ

Navajo Nation Leaders Propose More Than $20 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Casinos Following Layoffs - The Arizona Republic

Focus on Education

With Little Guidance, Arizona Schools Offer Range of ‘Pandemic Schooling’ Plans - Phoenix Business Journal

TUSD Approves School Reopening Plan Amid Effort to Keep Campuses Closed - Arizona Daily Star 

COMMENTARY: Schools Need to Be Allowed to Be Creative, Flexible to Save This School Year - Arizona Mirror




National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY 

Focus on Public Health

Health Experts Urge a Shutdown Do-Over as COVID-19 Cases Surge - National Public Radio

Coronavirus Case Fatality Rate in U.S. Declines, Sparking Lockdown Merit Questions - Washington Times

Coronavirus Map: See How COVID-19 Has Spread - Time

OPINION: Yes, the Coronavirus Is in the Air - New York Times

Can the Coronavirus Spread Through the Air? - Associated Press

U.S. Reports Highest Number of Single-Days Coronavirus Deaths Since May - Axios

U.S. Surpasses 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths as States Set New Fatality Records - Newsweek

COVID-19 Deaths Have Topped 150,000 in the US. Here's Why That Loss of Life Can't Be Ignored - CNN

COVID-19’s Toll So Far: Nearly 150,00 Dead Americans - The Washington Post

TeleTracking Technologies Awarded Coronavirus Data Contract in Irregular Process - National Public Radio

Most Recovered COVID-19 Patients Left With Heart Damage, Study Shows - Newsweek

We're Only Just Beginning to Learn How the Coronavirus Affects the Brain - CNN

Birx Recommends Face Shields in Addition to Masks - TheHill

Virus Sparked Worldwide Mask-Wearing, But Not Much In U.S. - United Press International

Louie Gohmert Taking Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus - Washington Times

Nancy Pelosi Issues Mask Mandate for House - Washington Times

Pelosi Warns Maskless Lawmakers May Be Thrown Out - BBC

Kevin McCarthy Prods Nancy Pelosi on Rapid Coronavirus Testing for Congress - Washington Times

The Congressional Underclass Erupts in Fury After Gohmert Gets COVID-19 - POLITICO

FDA Opens Path for Quicker, Cheaper COVID-19 Tests at Home - United Press International

Focus on Education

As U.S. Schools Reopen, Will Kids Socially Distance? - The Atlantic

School Closures Reduced COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Up to 60%, Study Finds - United Press International

In Detroit Summer School, Temperature Checks and Health Questions Before Math and Reading - The Washington Post

Teachers Are Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction Too - New York Times

Reopening Schools Try to Decide When They Should Close Again Due to Coronavirus Cases - Wall Street Journal

What Back to School Might Look Like in the Age of COVID-19 - New York Times

$25,000 Pod Schools: How Well-to-Do Children Will Weather the Pandemic - New York Times

College Reopening Plans Already Challenged by the Coronavirus - Axios

Focus on State and Local Government

Governors' Approval Ratings Drop as COVID-19 Cases Mount - TheHill

Arizona and Texas Are Getting Better; California and Florida Aren’t - Axios

California, Florida and Texas See Record Rise in COVID-19 Deaths - Reuters

Hopeful Signs for LA County in Fight to Halt COVID-19 Spread - Associated Press

Over 50 Florida Hospitals Run Out of ICU Beds for COVID Patients - Newsweek

Florida Will Pause Coronavirus Testing Due to Impending Storm - National Public Radio

Florida Sets Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Record for Second Consecutive Day - US News & World Report

Michigan Limits Gatherings, Shuts Down Bars Amid Covid-19 Spike - TheHill

Virginia Governor, Senators Request CDC Aid With Coronavirus Outbreak at Immigrant Detention Facility - TheHill

Focus on Vaccine

Most in Poll Say They're Willing to Wait for COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Fully Tested - TheHill

COVID-19 Vaccines Must Go to Rich and Poor Countries, Warns Advocate - TheHill

Drugmakers Race to Build Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Chains - Wall Street Journal

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

U.S. Economy Contracted at Record Rate Last Quarter; Jobless Claims Rise to 1.43 Million - Wall Street Journal

Coronavirus Pandemic Pushes U.S. Economy to Worst-Ever Contraction - Axios

Another 1.4 Million U.S. Workers File for Unemployment - United Press International

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Already Caused Lasting Economic Damage - Axios

Fed Chair Warns Path of the Economy Depends on Path of Coronavirus - Axios

Fed to Keep Interest Rates Near Zero as Economic Outlook Worsens - US News & World Report

US is Expected to Report a Record-Breaking Economic Plunge - Associated Press

U.S. Economy Likely Suffered Historic Plunge in Second Quarter; Outlook Murky as COVID-19 Cases Surge - Reuters

Coronavirus Relief Talks Hit Impasse on Capitol Hill - The Washington Post

‘The Odd Couple’: Mnuchin and Meadows Struggle to Make a Deal - POLITICO

Meadows: White House and Democrats Are "Nowhere Close to a Deal" on Stimulus - Axios

GOP Hunts for 'Plan B' as Coronavirus Talks Hit Wall - TheHill

McConnell Calls for Stimulus Compromise, Doubles Down on Liability Red Line - Newsweek

Trump, Mnuchin Support Stopgap Stimulus Bill - United Press International 

Nancy Pelosi Rejects Trump Offer for Short-Term Deal to Extend Benefits - Washington Times

McConnell Opens Door to Smaller Coronavirus Relief Deal -  TheHill

An Extra $600 a Week Kept Many Jobless Workers Afloat. Now What Will They Do? - New York Times

Jobless Aid Set to Lapse Amid Impasse in Coronavirus Package Talks - POLITICO

House Approves Two Child Care Bills Aimed At Pandemic - TheHill

‘Revenge Travel’ is the Phenomenon That Could Bring Back Tourism With a Bang - The Washington Post

Boeing Begins New Round of Layoffs After Posting $2.4 Billion Loss - United Press International




International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

65% of Early COVID-19 Cases Globally Linked to Italy, China, Iran Travel - United Press International

Sweden, which Never Had Lockdown, Sees COVID-19 Cases Plummet as Rest of Europe Suffers Spike - Newsweek

Mysterious Coronavirus Outbreak Catches Vietnam by Surprise - New York Times

Second Wave of COVID-19 Is 'Rolling Across Europe,' British Official Warns - Newsweek

After 99 Days of Success, Virus Returns to Haunt Vietnam - Associated Press

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 17M; Japan, Australia, Africa See Surges - United Press International 

723 cases in Australia, Closures in Vietnam - Associated Press

Japan Breaks Daily Record for Coronavirus Cases - United Press International 

India Reports Another Record Coronavirus Surge - Associated Press

Auto Industry Set to Put Brakes on Central Europe's COVID-19 Recovery - Reuters

Coronavirus Surges in Asia Bring Warnings Over Complacency - Reuters 

A Virus Cluster in France Splits Generations, Raises Fears - Associated Press




Arizona  Department of Health Service Guidance 

Requirements for Business  

Guidance for Organized Youth Activities 

Guidance for Casino

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

Cochise County

Coconino County

Gila County

Graham County

Greenlee County

La Paz County

Maricopa County

Mohave County

Navajo County

Pima County

Pinal County

Santa Cruz County

Yavapai County

Yuma County