COVID-19 Daily Update - June 27, 2020

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June 27, 2020



 June 27, 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: 70,051 - as compared to 66,458 (6/26)

Tracking of the Daily Increase in New Positive Arizona COVID-19 Cases:  
6/27 - 3,593
6/26 - 3,428
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: 1,579 - as compared to 1,535 (6/26)

Number of Tests: 665,777 - as compared to 636,950 (6/26)

Hospital Assets In-Use:  
Acute Care Beds:  86%, unchanged from yesterday
ICU Beds:  87%, down from yesterday’s 88%
Ventilators:  45%, unchanged from yesterday

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Release

EPCOR Contributes $50,000 to Support Arizonans in Need - Office of the Governor  NEW

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

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
The Coronavirus Surge That Texas Could Have Seen Coming - The New Yorker
How Do You Politely Tell Someone to Follow Pandemic Rules? - National Public Radio
Going Up? Not So Fast: Strict New Rules to Govern Elevator Culture - New York Times
16 NBA Players Test Positive for Coronavirus - Axios
Significant Spread of COVID-19 in Orlando Could Halt NBA Season, Commissioner Silver Says - Reuters
Measures to Protect Trump From Coronavirus Scale Up Even as He Seeks to Move on - CNN
Sweeps of Homeless Camps Run Counter to COVID Guidance and Pile on Health Risks - Kaiser Health News
Making Men Feel Manly in Masks is, Unfortunately, a Public-Health Challenge of Our Time - The Washington Post
What to Wear: Feds' Mixed Messages on Masks Sow Confusion - Associated Press
With the Novel Coronavirus, Suddenly at 60 We’re Now Old - The Washington Post
Why Out-of-Work New Yorkers Are Starting Cooking Businesses - New York Times  POSITIVE NEWS

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY
Latino COVID-19 Rates Continue to Rise - The Arizona Republic
National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY
Fauci Says All States Remain “Vulnerable” if Outbreaks Persist - Axios

More Than a Dozen States See Worst Day Yet on New COVID-19 cases - TheHill 

Some States Revert to Restrictions as Virus Cases Surge - Associated Press

Reopening Reverses Course in Texas and Florida as Coronavirus Cases Spike - The Washington Post
Newsom Charges Ahead as California Virus Cases Reach New Record - POLITICO

Florida Governor Scoffs at Fresh Virus Tactics: ‘Like What?’ - Bloomberg

Greg Abbott Expresses Regret Over Bar Reopenings Amid Coronavirus - The Texas Tribune

Texas, Florida Governors Order Bars Closed, Impose New Restrictions as Cases Surge - POLITICO

Packed Bars Serve Up New Rounds of COVID Contagion - Kaiser Health News

Coronavirus Task Force Flags Rising Cases, Renews Calls for Vigilance - National Public Radio

Coronavirus Task Force Returns, But Downplays New Flareups as Local 'Hot Spots' - POLITICO

Coronavirus Task Force Briefs — But Not At White House - Associated Press

Pence Tries to Put Positive Spin on Pandemic Despite Surging Cases in South and West - The Washington Post

Fauci Pleads With Public on Virus Peril; Pence Sees Progress - Bloomberg

Dr. Fauci: Some States Facing 'Serious Problem' as COVID-19 Cases Surge - United Press International

Seniors in Low-Income Housing Live in Fear of COVID Infection - Kaiser Health News

Virus Visitor Bans Renew Interest in Nursing Home Cameras - Associated Press

COVID-19 May Raise Risk for Stroke, Confusion, Other Brain Effects, Study Shows - United Press International

CDC: Here Are 3 ‘New’ Covid-19 Coronavirus Symptoms To Make 12 - Forbes

Consumer Spending Sees 8.2% Uptick in May - United Press International

Bar Owners Worry as Virus Surges in Their Workplaces - Associated Press

People Pare Spending as Sunbelt Cases Surge - National Public Radio

$38 billion in PPP Loans Canceled - United Press International

Nurse Union Leader on COVID-19: 'We're Being Treated Like We Don't Matter’ - US News & World Report

Why Coronavirus Contact Tracing is Failing - Axios

International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY 

Coronavirus Traces Found in March 2019 Sewage Sample, Spanish Study Shows - Reuters

How the World Missed Covid-19’s Silent Spread - New York Times

Swedish Expert Says WHO Made ‘Total Mistake’ in COVID List - Bloomberg

E.U. Plans to Bar Most U.S. Travelers When Bloc Reopens - New York Times

EU Reaches Provisional Deal on Reopening Borders — But the U.S. Wouldn't Make the Cut - POLITICO

Hungry Neighbors Cook Together as Virus Roils Latin America - Associated Press

Venezuelans Take Extraordinary Steps to Beat Water Shortage - Associated Press

Germany Cautions Virus Risk Still High as Economies Restart - 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


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 

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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