COVID-19 Daily Update - May 18, 2020

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May 18, 2020



 May 18, 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: 14,170 - as compared to 13,937 (5/17)

Number of Deaths: 686 - as compared to 680 (5/17)

Number of Tests: 212,784 - as compared to 203,006 (5/17)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Government and Government Agency News Releases

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
POLL: Arizonans Concerned About Reopening Too Soon - OH Predictive Insights
OPINION: State Won't Name Nursing Homes Where Seniors are Dying Because it's .... Bad Publicity? - The Arizona Republic
Medicaid Providers at the End of the Line for Federal COVID Funding - Kaiser Health News
Preventing a Great Depression Will Cost $10 Trillion - The Atlantic

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Arizona Routinely Ranks Last in the Nation for COVID-19 Testing. Here are Some Reasons Why - The Arizona Republic

Arizona House to Resume Work Despite Senate Vote to Adjourn - Associated Press

Facilities for Seniors Should Keep Their Guard Up for Virus as Public Life Resumes, Health Experts Say - Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Worried About ‘Bad Publicity' if it Reveals Nursing Homes with COVID Cases - 12 News
Dining in is Risky. If you do, Here are 6 Tips from Arizona Restaurant Owners and Experts - The Arizona Republic
Some Churches Resume In-person Services on Sunday as Arizona Reopens - The Arizona Republic
Sports Fans will Have Plenty to Get Used to When the Action Resumes in 2020 - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Encouraging Early Results in Human Safety Trial - The Washington Post

As Coronavirus Testing Expands, a New Problem Arises: Not Enough People to Test - The Washington Post

Why the U.S. Is Not Heading For a Second Great Depression, According to Jerome Powell - Newsweek

How Many Americans Have Been Tested for the Coronavirus? - The Atlantic

Unprecedented World Health Assembly Convenes Online As Pandemic Rages - National Public Radio

As Coronavirus Testing Expands, a New Problem Arises: Not Enough People to Test - The Washington Post

Where Chronic Health Conditions and Coronavirus Could Collide - New York Times

As the Toll of COVID-19 Mounts Behind Bars, Many Cases Go Uncounted - Reuters

COVID-19 Kills 20 times More People per Week on Average than Flu, Scientists Estimate - Newsweek

A California Cafe Reopens with a Payroll Loan, but the Future Unclear - Reuters

‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Covid Syndrome - New York Times


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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