COVID-19 Daily Update - May 10, 2020

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May 10, 2020



 May 10, 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:

11,119 - as compared to 10,960 (5/9)

Number of Deaths:

536 - as compared to 532 (5/9)

Number of Tests:

137,739 - as compared to 128,940 (5/9)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Governor and Government Agency News Releases 



Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

How Bats Spread the Coronavirus Without Getting Sick - The Atlantic

Economist Stephen Moore Predicts Economy will have ‘Swift Kind of Recovery for the Fall’ - TheHill

How Pandemics End - New York Times

The Lack of Testing Is Holding Science Back - The Atlantic

China Finds a Flare-Up of Coronavirus Infections Near Russian Border - New York Times

OPINION: COVID-19 Stopped Arizona's Public Groundwater Debate - and Just When it Was Getting Good - The Arizona Republic

OPINION:  For Tribal Lands Ravaged by COVID-19, Broadband Access is a Matter of Life and Death - The Arizona Republic


Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

COVID-19 Leads Arizona Businesses to Innovate for Doctors, Community - The Arizona Republic

COVID-19 Complicates Budget as Flagstaff City Council Looks Towards 2021 - Arizona Daily Sun

Tucson Churches, Religious Centers Weigh Benefits, Risks of Reopening During Pandemic - Arizona Daily Star

What you Need to Know for Your Taxes If You're Getting Coronavirus Relief from Unemployment or Tapping Retirement Funds - The Arizona Republic

Attorney for Reopened Wickenburg Restaurants Questions Order from Town - The Arizona Republic

Tucson's Fox Theatre to Stay Closed Through Summer Due to Coronavirus - Arizona Daily Star

Flagstaff Summer Running Series Faces Waiting Game Amid COVID-19 Closures - Arizona Daily Sun

Navajo Officials Weigh Plans for Federal Aid to Help Deal with the Pandemic - The Arizona Republic

Tucson Mothers on the Front Lines Doing it all for Patients, Families - Arizona Daily Star

Cars, People Stream Through COVID-19 Testing Sites as Arizona Blitz Continues Into 2nd Week - The Arizona Republic


National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Pork Chops vs. People: Battling Coronavirus in an Iowa Meat Plant - New York Times

For Most States, At Least A Third Of COVID-19 Deaths Are In Long-Term Care Facilities - National Public Radio

Mysterious Coronavirus Illness Claims 3 Children in New York - New York Times

In the Early Days of the Pandemic, the U.S. Government Turned Down an Offer to Manufacture Millions of N95 Masks in America - The Washington Post

White House Aides Rattled After Positive Coronavirus Tests and Officials Send Mixed Messages on How to Respond - The Washington Post

Virus Outbreak Hits Members of White House Task Force - Associated Press

Virus Case Rise in China, South Korea, Obama Bashes Trump - Associated Press

Mayor of Seoul Closes all Bars and Clubs Fearing 'Explosion of Infections’ - Newsweek

As Deaths Mount, Trump Tries to Convince Americans it’s Safe to Inch Back to Normal - The Washington Post

California Cancels $800 Million Masks Order with Firm of Ex-Alabama AG - Los Angeles Times

Coronavirus Hits U.S. Secret Service Staff with 11 Active Cases, 23 Recoveries and 60 in Quarantine - Newsweek

Our Cities May Never Look the Same Again After the Pandemic - CNN

Fauci and Birx's Public Withdrawal Worries Health Experts - POLITICO

States Build Contact Tracing Armies to Crush Coronavirus - TheHill

Researchers Warn of 'Deaths of Despair' as Hardship and Grief in COVID-19 Lockdowns Create Mental Health Crisis - Newsweek

Public Health Experts Say Many States Are Opening Too Soon To Do So Safely - National Public Radio

Tesla Sues California County in Virus Factory Closure Fight, Threatens to Leave - Reuters

Trudeau Warns Premature Reopening Could Send Canada ‘Back Into Confinement' - Reuters

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test - National Public Radio



The COVID Tracking Project  

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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