COVID-19 Daily Update - June 25, 2020

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June 25, 2020



 June 25, 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: 63,030 - as compared to 59,974 (6/24)

Tracking of the Daily Increase in New Positive Arizona COVID-19 Cases:  
6/25 - 3,056
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: 1,490 - as compared to 1,463 (6/24)

Number of Tests: 619,143 - as compared to 599,806 (6/24)

Hospital Assets In-Use:  
Acute Care Beds:  85%, down from yesterday’s 86%
ICU Beds:  88%, unchanged 
Ventilators:  46%, up from yesterday’s 44%

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Relea

Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman Announce “AZCares: Flexibility and Funding for Schools and Families” Plan - Office of the Governor  NEW

Arizona Working with Healthcare and Federal Partners to Expand COVID-19 Testing - Arizona Department of Health Services  NEW

COVID-19 Special Session Policy Proposal - Arizona House Democrats. NEW

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

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

How the Virus Won - New York Times

The Decline of the American World - The Atlantic

What Contact Tracing Tells Us About Cluster Spread of the Coronavirus And Protests - National Public Radio

California Disneyland Delays Reopening as Virus Cases Surge - Reuters

Starbucks Employee Receives More Than $16K in Tips After Refusing to Serve A Customer Who Wasn't Wearing A Mask - TheHill

Tesla Gave Workers Permission to Stay Home Rather Than Risk Getting COVID-19. Then it Sent Termination Notices - The Washington Post

Trump Rally Sparks Self Quarantine of Dozens of Secret Service Agents - TheHill

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

The Coronavirus Surge is Real, and it’s Everywhere - Axios

Another 1.48 Million Workers Are Newly Unemployed - The Washington Post

Chances of A Second Stimulus Check Just Got A Whole Lot Better - Forbes 

Top White House Economist Set to Depart Amid Coronavirus Recession - POLITICO

Tax Filing Date Hasn’t Budged, But Treasury is Thinking About it - Forbes 

U.S. Layoffs Remain Elevated as Weak Demand Persists After Businesses Reopened - Reuters

West Virginia's Top Health Official Ousted - TheHill

Coronavirus Deaths Lag Behind Surging Infections But May Catch Up Soon - The Washington Post

Trump Administration Moving to Close Federally Funded COVID Testing Sites - National Public Radio

Vaccine Alliance Finds Manufacturing Capacity for 4 Billion Doses of Coronavirus Vaccines - Reuters 

Vaccine Makers Face Biggest Medical Manufacturing Challenge in History - Reuters

The NIH Claims Joint Ownership of Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine - Axios

Breakthrough Drug for COVID-19 May Be Risky for Mild Cases - New York Times

Decades-Old Soviet Studies Hint at Coronavirus Strategy - New York Times

Type of Ultraviolet Light Kills Airborne Coronavirus; Effect on Platelets Helps Explain Blood Clot Issues - Reuters

Bungled Lancet Study Casts Shadow Over Health Data Industry - POLITICO

States Grapple With How to Respond as Coronavirus Cases Surge - US News & World Report

With COVID-19 Cases Rising, Some States Slow Their Reopening Plans - National Public Radio

Governor Says Texas Has 'Massive' Outbreak as New Cases Again Exceed 5,000 - Newsweek

Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option’ - New York Times

Florida’s Surging Coronavirus Outbreak Draws Local Mask Mandates - US News & World Report

North Carolina Pauses Reopening Plans, Requires Masks in Public as Coronavirus Cases Surge - US News & World Report

Women Are Rethinking Having Kids as They Face Pandemic Challenges - National Public Radio

On the COVID-19 Campaign Trail, Montana's Gov. Steve Bullock May Be Getting a Boost - National Public Radio

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll likely to Hit 150K in July, CDC Cautions - United Press International

Summer Might Kill Coronavirus, But Only if People Stay Outside, Researchers Say - United Press International

International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY 

Coronavirus is the Worst-Case Scenaior for Developing Countries - Axios

What Angela Merkel Wants - POLITICO

England COVID-19 Test and Trace System Fails to Reach a Quarter of Positive Cases - Reuters

Who Hasn't Heard of COVID-19 By Now? More Than You Think - Associated Press

Australia Posts Biggest One-Day Rise in Coronavirus Cases in Two Months - Reuters

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

2020-2021 School Year - June 24, 2020  NEW

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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