COVID-19 Daily Update - May 15, 2020

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May 15, 2020



 May 15, 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: 13,169 - as compared to 12,674 (5/14)

Number of Deaths: 651 - as compared to 624 (5/14)

Number of Tests: 186,904 - as compared to 175,455 (5/14)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Governor Announces $100,000 for Organizations Supporting Kids with Special Needs - Office of the Governor  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
How Much Coronavirus Testing Does the U.S. Need to Reopen? - The New Yorker
Trump Blames Biden, Obama for Depleted National Stockpile of Medical Supplies - Washington Times
OPINION:   The Staggering Coronavirus Toll at Nursing Homes Justifies Extreme Measures - The Washington Post
'They are angry': Pandemic and Economic Collapse Slam Trump Across Rust Belt - POLITICO
Trump says Testing may be ‘Frankly Overrated’ - TheHill
Experts Have Jobs. They Need to Understand Those Who Don’t - The Washington Post
Europe Relaxes Virus Restrictions but Cases Flare Elsewhere - Associated Press
Caught in Trump-China Feud, WHO Leader Under Siege - Reuters
Apple and Google Got Their Way in the Coronavirus Tracking Fight in Europe - POLITICO
Amazon Invites Democrats Calling for Federal Investigation Into Company Over COVID-19 Allegations to Visit Site - Newsweek

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

'You Have a Patriotic Duty to Open up Safely,' Arizona Governor Tells Business Owners - Arizona Daily Star

Tempe Long-term Care Facility Reports 54 Coronavirus Cases, 14 Deaths Among Residents - The Arizona Republic

92% of Arizona Rent Relief Hasn't Gone to Renters - The Arizona Republic

Ducey Posts Photos with Legislators at Phoenix Restaurant. No Masks Were Seen - The Arizona Republic

Theaters Can Reopen Saturday Under New Arizona Guidelines, But Most Won’t - Arizona Daily Star

Many Phoenix Area Parks, City Halls Reopen as Stay-at-home Order Expires - The Arizona Republic

San Carlos Apache Tribe Allows First COVID-19 Patient to Return to Reservation, a Phoenix Resident with ‘No Other Health Care Options - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Tensions Rise as Texas Governor Readies to Lift More Rules - Associated Press

Wisconsin's New Coronavirus Cases Rise as People Flock to Reopened Bars After Court Overturns Stay-at-Home Order - Newsweek

Abbott’s Virus Test Has Potential Accuracy Issues, FDA Warns - Bloomberg

States are Letting Stay-at-home Orders Expire, Regardless of Virus Metrics - POLITICO

Retail Sales Plunged 16.4 Percent in April as Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Record Decline - The Washington Post

Whistleblower Rick Bright Warns Against Developing Coronavirus Vaccine Too Quickly - US News & World Report

Operation Stolen Promise Probes Coronavirus Phishing Scams, Fake Tests - Washington Times

Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Governor, Facing Lawsuit Over ‘Drastic' Coronavirus Lockdown - Washington Times

Social Distancing in US Drops Significantly, Poll Finds - USAToday

Trump Administration to Expand Strategic Stockpile for Pandemic Needs -  POLITICO

As Pandemic Wrecks Budgets, States Cut and Borrow to Balance Books - New York Times

Pelosi Moving Swiftly on $3 Trillion Relief Plan Despite Dem Gripes - POLITICO

CDC Offers Brief Checklists to Guide Businesses, Schools and Others on Reopening - The Washington Post

CDC Issues Guidelines on how to Reopen Schools, Transit and Workplaces - Reuters

Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes -  New York Times

‘Rolling Shock’ as Job Losses Mount Even With Reopenings -  New York Times

The Pandemic Helped Topple Two Retailers. So Did Private Equity - New York Times

McConnell Admits he was Wrong to say Obama Administration Failed to Leave a Pandemic Playbook - CNN

Colleges Push Viral Testing, Other Ideas for Reopening in Fall  - The Washington Post

Ousted Vaccine Official Testifies Country Still Lacks Master Plan Amid Pandemic - The Washington Post

Five New York Regions Now Ready to Start Reopening on Friday: Governor - Reuters

A Majority of Americans Going to Work Fear Exposing their Household to the Coronavirus - 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

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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