COVID-19 Daily Update - July 31, 2020

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July 31, 2020



 July 31, 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:

174,010 - as compared to 170,798 (7/30)

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

7/31 - 3,212 (+1.9%)

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: 3,694 (+68) - as compared to 3,626 (7/30)  

Number of Tests:

1,161,640 - as compared to 1,139,572 (7/30) 

Hospital Assets In-Use:  

Acute Care Beds:  84% up from yesterday’s 83%

ICU Beds:  86%, unchanged from yesterday

Ventilators:  45%, down from yesterday’s 47%


Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Governor and Government Agency News Release

AHCCCS Receives Leadership in Policy Award for COVID-19 Response - Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System  NEW

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



Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

Don’t Fall for This Video: Hydroxychloroquine is Not a COVID-19 Cure - Kaiser Health News

Fauci, Birx Say Hydroxychloroquine Has No Benefit Against COVID-19, as Scientists Blast Study Touted by Trump - Newsweek

Louie Gohmert’s Coronavirus Case Reveals a Dangerous Reality in Congress - New York Times

For Parents, Coronavirus Child Care Options Come With Trade-Offs - National Public Radio

Don’t Count on Lower Premiums Despite Pandemic-Driven Boon for Insurers - Kaiser Health News

Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death - Kaiser Health News

The NHL is back - Axios




Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

Arizona Deaths in June Far Exceeded A Typical Year. Is it Just COVID-19, or is Something Else Happening? - The Arizona Republic

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Continue Decline in Arizona - KJZZ

Here's What You Need to Know About Arizona's COVID-19 Death Rate - The Arizona Republic

'It's Unacceptable': Arizona's Main COVIDF-19 Lab is Still Backlogged - The Arizona Republic

Focus on Government and Agency Enforcement

‘Anything Helps’: Chandler Offers Safety Grants to Businesses - KJZZ

Yes, That Really Was a Parachuting Hot Dog in Doug Ducey's COVID-19 Briefing - The Arizona Republic

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

Ducey Declines to Back Increase in Arizona Unemployment - Arizona Daily Sun

Ducey: Feds Need to Increase Unemployment Aid, But Arizona Won’t - Arizona Mirror

Amid Impending Loss of Federal Unemployment Aid, Arizona Won't Boost State Payments - Arizona Daily Star

Balky Technology, Expiring Unemployment Aid Worry Workers, State Leaders - Arizona Mirror

Arizona Will Wait for Congress to Act on Jobless Benefits As Enhanced Payments Expire, Ducey Says - The Arizona Republic

Ducey: State Not Considering Raising $240 Weekly Unemployment Payments - Arizona Daily Star

McSally Clashes With Schumer Over COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits - The Arizona Republic

Focus on Education

Yes, Kids Can Get COVID-19: What Risks Do They Face at School? - Arizona Mirror

Gov. Ducey Having Arizona High Schools Take The Lead on When to Play Football - The Arizona Republic

How the AIA Can Salvage a Fall Arizona High School Football Season - The Arizona Republic

AIA Transfer Rune Not Changing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic - The Arizona Republic

Arizona's Major Universities Will Open for the Fall Semester. Here's How and When They Plan to Do it - The Arizona Republic

NAU Students Faced With New Move-In Dates - Arizona Daily Sun

UA Taking Phased Approach on In-Person Classes in Fall Semester - KJZZ

University of Arizona’s Initial Wave of Students to Test Campus Health Protocol - Arizona Daily Star

ASU Requiring COVID-19 Tests for Students Moving Into Dorms - KJZZ


National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Focus on Public Health

U.S. Records Nearly 25,000 Coronavirus Deaths in July - Reuters

It's 'Impossible to Predict' How Long the Pandemic Will Last, Fauci Says - CNN

New Trump COVID-19 Hospitalization Data System is Not Faster Nor More Complete - National Public Radio

Coronavirus Bounces Back Where it Had Been Knocked Out - Axios

Public Health Experts Issue Urgent Call for Change of Course as U.S. Economy Tanks - The Washington Post

Fauci Back on Capitol Hill as Virus Surge Drives New Fears - Associated Press

Coronavirus Hotspots Ease, But Officials Warn Normal is a Long Way Off - TheHill

Coronavirus Testing Still Can't Keep Up With Demand - Axios

New COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Again Top 70,000; Experts Urge More Mask Use - United Press International

Deborah Birx, Anthony Fauci Recommend Face Shields - Washington Times

Wear Your Mask. Please. No, Not on Your Chin - New York Times

Stop Turning Retail Workers Into Mask Police, Union Leader Says - The Washington Post

Will Herman Cain’s Death Change Republican Views on the Virus and Masks? - New York Times

President Donald Trump Calls on COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Blood Plasma - United Press International

Seasonal Flu Reports Hit Record Lows Amid Global Social Distancing - Reuters

House Democrats Find Trump Officials Overpaid for Ventilators By As Much as $500 Million - TheHill

Why Some People Who Haven't Had COVID-19 Might Already Have Some Immunity - CNN 

Focus on Education

The Risk That Students Could Arrive at School With the Coronavirus - New York Times

School Nurses Prepare to Fight the Coronavirus In the Classroom - National Public Radio

HBCU President: 'I Slept Better' After Deciding on All Online Classes in the Fall - National Public Radio

When Schools Go Online, These Kids Are Left Behind - CNN

Focus on State and Local Government

Governors Who Took Strict Measures on Coronavirus Are Seeing Better Political Outcomes - The Washington Post

Contact Tracing is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why - New York Times

U.S. Coronavirus Epicenter Shifts Toward Midwestern States - Reuters

Florida Prepares for a Challenging Hurricane Season as COVID-19 Cases Rise - US News & World Report

Ohio Bans Hydroxychloroquine For Coronavirus Treatment as State Records One of Highest Days for New Cases

OPINION: Florida Face Mask Hell a Chilling Warning for America - Washington Times 

Focus on Vaccines

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Produces ‘Robust’ Immune Response in Monkeys - United Press International

2 New But Early Studies Suggest COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Given in 1 Dose - National Public Radio

US Pledges $2.1 Billion to Glaxo, Sanofi for Coronavirus Vaccine - TheHill

Chinese-Backed Hackers Targeted COVID-19 Vaccine Firm Moderna - Reuters

Pfizer, BioNTech to Supply 120 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine to Japan - Reuters

In Race for Vaccine, African Countries Fear Coming in Last - POLITICO

On the Hunt for Its Own Supply of COVID-19 Vaccines, Canada Champions Access for Poorer Countries - POLITICO 

Focus on Economy and Unemployment

GDP Shrank by Record 32.9% in Second Quarter During Coronavirus Shutdowns - Washington Times

A Collapse That Wiped Out 5 Years of Growth, With No Bounce in Sight - New York Times

White House, Democrats at Coronavirus Stimulus Stalemate - Axios

Senate Adjourns Without Extending Expiring Unemployment Benefits - Axios

U.S. COVID-19 Aid Bill Talks Ongoing As Jobless Benefit Nears End - Reuters

Mitch McConnell Business Liability Protection Delays Relief Bill - Washington Times

Democrats Reject Short-Term Deal Ahead of Unemployment Deadline - TheHill

Millions to Lose $600 Weekly Jobless Aid Amid Senate Stalemate - POLITICO

The Next Stimulus Takes Center Stage — Just as it Runs Dry - Axios

Congress Can't Cut Unemployment Deal as Millions Go Over Financial Cliff - Newsweek

Unemployment Benefits to Expire as Coronavirus Talks Deadlock - TheHill

Coronavirus Recession Hits Social Security, Medicare, Highway Funding - TheHill

The Economy Is in Record Decline, but Not for the Tech Giants - New York Times

Amazon Doubles Profit to $5.2 Billion as Online Shopping Spikes - National Public Radio

Airlines Pivot to Cargo During Pandemic - Axios




International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

WHO Warns of Unknown Long-Term Effects From Coronavirus - US News & World Report

Up-and-Coming Countries Have Some of the Largest Outbreaks of COVID-19 - National Public Radio

Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's First Lady, Tests Positive for Coronavirus - National Public Radio

Boris Johnson Pauses England's Coronavirus Reopening - Axios

Vietnam Records First Coronavirus Death Amid New Outbreak - US News & World Report

Spain Dives Into Deep Recession, Tourism Woes Bode Ill for Rebound - Reuters

Pandemic at the Disco: The COVID Outbreak That Began in a French Bar - Reuters

COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Global Food Security, Researchers Say - United Press International

'If Coronavirus Doesn't Kill Me, Hunger Will': Mexico's Poor Bear Brunt of Pandemic - National Public Radio

How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity - New York Times



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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Maricopa County

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Pima County

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Yavapai County

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