COVID-19 Daily Update - May 1, 2020

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May 1, 2020



 May 1, 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: 7,962 - as compared to 7,648 (4/30)

Number of Deaths: 330 - as compared to 320 (4/30)

Number of Tests: 74,879 - as compared to 71,786 (4/30)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Return Stronger - A Gradual Step-By-Step Plan For Reenergizing Arizona - Office of the Governor  NEW
Application of Executive Order 2020-18 to Religious Worship - Arizona Attorney General  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
OPINION:  Arizona Restaurants Won’t Survive on that 30% that Want to Eat in Now - AzCentral
OPINION:  Recall Gov. Doug Ducey Over His Handling of COVID-19?  Oh, Get a Life - AzCentral 
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Predicted To Fall Nearly 8% — Largest Decrease Ever - National Public Radio 
Coronavirus was ‘Not Manmade or Genetically Modified': U.S. Spy Agency - Reuters 
How Coronavirus Mutates and Spreads - New York Times 

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Gov. Doug Ducey's Stay-at-Home Extension, Reopening Plans Explained - AzCentral

Legislature Won't Yet Reconvene, as Some Lawmakers Call for Immediate End to Stay-at-Home Order - AzCentral

How a “Testing Blitz” Could Change What We Know About COVID-19 In Arizona – AzCentral
Coronavirus Infections Surge in Navajo Nation, Surrounding Areas - Arizona Daily Sun

The Deliberative Governor: Ducey's ‘Methodical' Approach to COVID-19 - AZMirror

The Next Big Clash on Capitol Hill: State Bailouts for COVID-19 Deficits - AZMirror

Romero Urges Tucsonans to Wear Masks in Public to Fight Spread of COVID-19 - Arizona Daily Star

Video Illustrates the ‘Dynamic’ of Coronavirus in Tucson - Arizona Daily Star

Masked Waiters, More Technology Among Changes Expected When Restaurants Reopen - Arizona Daily Star

ASU President Michael Crow Announces In-person Classes Will Resume in Fall - AzCentral

NAU Researchers Testing Northern Arizona Wastewater for COVID-19 - Arizona Daily Sun
Mountain Line Extends Anti-COVID Measures Following Governor’s Announcement - Arizona Daily Sun

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Trump Outlines Initiatives to Protect Nursing Homes - The Hill

Experimental Coronavirus Drug Neumifil Shows Promise in Lab, Scientists Hope to 'Rapidly' Start Clinical Trials - Newsweek

Expect Two More Years of Coronavirus Misery - CNN

Fauci Says States Should Have ‘Wiggle Room' on Reopening But Cautions: 'Don't Wiggle Too Much' - CNN

Trump Administration Skimps on Coronavirus Aid for Medicaid Providers - Los Angeles Times

Half of U.S. States Easing Coronavirus Restrictions as Jobless Numbers Grow - Reuters

Trump Says He is in Charge of ‘Operation Warp Speed’ for Coronavirus Vaccine Development - US News & World Report 

Labs Across U.S. Join Federal Initiative to Study Coronavirus Genome - New York Times

China Urges Trump to Focus on Battling Coronavirus as U.S. Draws Up Plans to Punish Beijing for Pandemic - Newsweek

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US - CNN

Coronavirus: Trump Hails PPE Airlift, But Sales Details Unknown - Bloomberg

Investors Beware, Virus’s Long-Term Pain Just Becoming Clear - Bloomberg


The COVID Tracking Project   NEW

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

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 

Apache County

Cochise County

Coconino County

Gila County

Graham County

Greenlee County

La Paz County

Maricopa County

Mohave County

Navajo County

Pima County

Pinal County

Santa Cruz County

Yavapai County

Yuma County

Prepared by the team at Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs
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