COVID-19 Daily Update - May 12, 2020

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May 12, 2020



 May 12, 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.

By the Numbers  UPDATED DAILY

Number of Cases: 11,736 - as compared to 11,380 (5/11)

Number of Deaths: 562 - as compared to 542 (5/11)

Number of Tests: 159,082 - as compared to 150,241 (5/11)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

UPDATE: Over $8 Million Donated For Coronavirus Relief Efforts - Office of the Arizona Governor  NEW
DES Launches Pandemic Unemployment Assistance - Arizona Department of Economic Security  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
OPINION:  Arizona's COVID-19 Data isn't Perfect, but it's Better Than Many Other States’ - The Arizona Republic 
Many Governors win Bipartisan Support for Handling of Pandemic, but Some Republicans Face Blowback Over Reopening Efforts - The Washington Post
G.O.P. Split Over State Aid That Could Mostly Go to Democratic Strongholds - New York Times
IRS Sets Deadline for Relief Payment by Direct Deposit - Associated Press
U.S. Auto Industry Workers Return to Jobs Amid Concerns of Second Virus Wave - Reuters
Trump Visit to Pennsylvania Factory that Produces PPE Materials was Scuttled After Plant Officials Expressed Concerns About Health Risks - The Washington Post
MLB Owners Propose Opening Day In Early July - National Public Radio
Elon Musk Reopens Tesla Plant, Defying Local Health Officials Again - National Public Radio
White House Implements Stringent Mask Policy — But Not for Trump - The Washington Post

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Glendale Nursing Home has Nearly 70 cases of Coronavirus, 7 Deaths - The Arizona Republic 
Pima County Issues Guidelines for Dine-in Services as State Eases Restaurant Restrictions - Arizona Daily Star
Disability Providers Say They Can't Get Personal Protective Equipment - KJZZ
'My Father Is Positive:' Coronavirus Hits Arizona Assisted Living Home - Phoenix New Times
'Life Has Got to Go on': Here's What Happened When Arizona Restaurants Started Reopening - The Arizona Republic
Coronavirus has Been Devastating to the Navajo Nation, and Help for a Complex Fight has Been Slow - The Washington Post
Conservative Attorney Planning Lawsuit over Ducey’s Stay-at-home Order - AzMirror
Contact Tracing is Needed to Manage COVID-19. Are Arizona Counties Prepared to do it? - The Arizona Republic 
Some Restaurants in Arizona with Virus Restrictions - Arizona Daily Sun
From Glendale to Chandler, Arizona Restaurants Start to Reopen for Dine-in to Mixed Results - The Arizona Republic
DES Acknowledges Problem Paying Extra $600 in Jobless Benefits as ‘Pandemic' Program Begins - The Arizona Republic
Donning Masks and with Reduced Seating, Tucson Restaurants Swing Open Their Doors - Arizona Daily Star
Navigating the Eviction Process Amid COVID-19 Proves Tricky for All - AzMirror
UA Students' Needs Mount as Pandemic Looms Large Over Campus - Arizona Daily Star
The Diocese of Phoenix Begins First Phase of Reopening Churches - The Arizona Republic
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino and Fort McDowell Casino to Reopen on Friday After COVID-19 Closures - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Fauci Expected to Warn Senate that Reopening U.S. Too Quickly Could Lead to ‘Needless Suffering and Death’ - The Washington Post

Fauci to Warn of ‘Needless Suffering and Death’ if States Open Too Soon - New York Times
Unreleased White House Report Shows Coronavirus Rates Spiking in Heartland Communities - NBC News

As Nations Reopen, Warning Emerges About Virus Tracing Voids - Associated Press

More Coronavirus Relief Hits a Snag Over Partisan Demands - US News & World Report

Trump Announces $11B For State Coronavirus Testing, Says Test Count Will Top 10M This Week - US News & World Report

Anthony Fauci, NIH Director Collins Say We'll Likely Need More than One Coronavirus Vaccine to End Pandemic - Newsweek

United Updates Social Distancing Policies After Viral Photo of Crowded Flight - The Washington Post

U.S. Officials: Beware Of China And Others Trying To Steal COVID-19 Research - National Public Radio

Business Owners Become Outlaws in Face of Shutdown Tactics - Washington Times

New York Governor Says Some Areas Outside New York City Ready to Reopen this Week - Reuters

Tom Wolf Threatens to Cut Funding for ‘Cowardly' Pennsylvania Counties Going Rogue - Washington Times
New Jersey Investigates State's Nursing Homes, Hotbed Of COVID-19 Fatalities - National Public Radio
Even Finding a Covid-19 Vaccine Won’t be Enough to End the Pandemic - The Washington Post


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

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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