COVID-19 Daily Update - June 24, 2020

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June 24, 2020



 June 24, 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: 59,974 - as compared to 58,179 (6/23)

Tracking of the Daily Increase in New Positive Arizona COVID-19 Cases:  
6/24 - 1,795
6/23 - 3,591
6/22 - 2,196
6/21 - 2,592 
6/20 - 3,109
6/19 - 3,246
6/18 - 2,519
6/17 - 1,830
6/16 - 2,392

Number of Deaths: 1,463 - as compared to 1,384 (6/23)

Number of Tests: 599,806 - as compared to 589,7549 (6/23)

Hospital Assets In-Use:  
Acute Care Beds:  86%, up from yesterday’s 83%
ICU Beds:  88%, up from yesterday’s 84%
Ventilators:  44%, up from yesterday’s 41%

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releas

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

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
OPINION: The Pandemic is Still Raging. The President Pretends Otherwise - New York Times 
The Second Great Depression - The Atlantic
The Dudes Who Won't Wear Masks - The Atlantic
America's Mask Resistance is Just the Latest Example of a Perennial Struggle - CNN
How the Pandemic Will Reshape the Job Market - Axios
The Pandemic’s Lost Years - Axios
Amid Coronavirus, Kentucky, New York Report Few Voting Glitches - Reuters
Baseball's Back: MLB Sets 60-Game Sked, Opens July 23 or 24 - Associated Press
Ballpark Peanuts, a Classic Summer Pleasure, Have Been Benched - New York Times 
Do Movies Still Need Multiplexes? - The New Yorker
Our National Sports Withdrawal is Agony - The Washington Post
My Kids Are Fighting More Since They’ve Been Stuck At Home. How Do I Restore Order? - The Washington Post 

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Fauci, Top Health Officials Warn of COVID-19 Surge, Contradict Trump on Testing - The Washington Post 

Fauci: Next Few Weeks Critical to Tamping Down Virus Spikes - Associated Press 

Fauci, Redfield Testify on Trump Administration's COVID-19 Response - National Public Radio 

Approval of Trump's Coronavirus Response Sinks to Lowest on Record Amid Surge in Cases - Reuters

CDC Director: COVID-19 Has 'Brought This Nation to its Knees' Former CDC Chief Says - CNN

Less Than Half a Population Needs COVID-19 Infection for Herd Immunity, Study Says - United Press International

N.Y. Will Impose Quarantine on Visitors From States With Big Outbreaks - New York Times
States Might Not Need An 'Absolute Shutdown' Again, Dr. Fauci Says - CNBC

Ned Lamont: Texas, Arizona Should Shut Down Bars to Slow Virus Spread - CNBC

COVID-19 Sweeps the South - Axios

'Not a Care in the World': In Hard-Hit States, Younger Adults Increasingly Bear Brunt of COVID-19 Cases - NBC News

Here’s One More Economic Problem The Government’s Response to the Virus Has Unleashed: Zombie Firms - The Washington Post 

President Trump: Next Stimulus Bill Will Be ‘Very Generous’ And Announced in a ‘Couple of Weeks’ - Forbes

Amazon Warehouse in Minnesota Had More Than 80 COVID-19 Cases - NBC News

Washington State Makes Face Masks Mandatory as Some States See New Coronavirus Surge - Reuters

COVID-19 Spreads Quickly in Crowded Homes, Poorer Neighborhoods - United Press International

Why Reopening Isn't Enough to Save the Economy -  National Public Radio 

500 Delta Air Lines Staff Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus; Ten Have Died - USA Today

U.S. Backs Lawsuit Challenging Hawaii's Coronavirus Quarantine for Travelers - Reuters

Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Scientists Pursue Old and New Techniques - National Public Radio 

What Schools Can Learn From Child Care Coronavirus Safety Plans - National Public Radio 

The Pandemic Isn’t Over Yet, Despite Vaccine Optimism - Axios

Small Business Face Post-Lockdown Cash Crunch - Axios

Virginia to Create First Pandemic Workplace Safety Mandates in Nation, As Trump Labor Agency Sits on Sidelines - The Washington Post

International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY 

Judge Orders Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro to Wear Face Mask in Public or Pay Fine - United Press International

EU Prepares to Ban American Travelers as Borders Reopen on July 1 - Axios

EU Travel Recommendations May Impede Americans and Russians - Reuters

EU Weighs Barring Travelers From United States, Russia, Brazil in Border Reopening Plan - United Press International

Britain to Lift Some COVID-19 Restrictions on July 4 - United Press International

Women, Babies At Risk As COVID-19 Disrupts Health Services, World Bank Warns - Reuters

Virus Gains Steam Across Latin America - New York Times 

Chile Celebrated Success Against the Coronavirus — And Began to Open Up. Infections Have Soared - The Washington Post

South Korea Continues Upward Trend in New Infections - Associated Press

Germany Reckons With Second Wave Risk - POLITICO

UNICEF: Pandemic Raises Concern About Youth Suicide in South Asia - National Public Radio 

IMF Says Global Economic Collapse Caused By Coronavirus Will Be Even Worse Than Feared - The Washington Post

In Poor Countries, Many Covid-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen - New York Times

How the World is Learning to Live With a Deadly Pandemic - 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


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

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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