COVID-19 Daily Update - May 19, 2020

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May 19, 2020



 May 19, 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.

Arizona Numbers  UPDATED DAILY

Number of Cases: 14,566 - as compared to 14,170  (5/18)

Number of Deaths: 704 - as compared to 686 (5/18)

Number of Tests: 220,612 - as compared to 212,764 (5/18)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Governor Ducey Announces $100,000 to Support Children in Out-of-Home Care - Office of the Governor   NEW 

SRP Donates $100,000 to Support Arizonans in Need, Frontline Medical Professionals - Office of the Governor   NEW 

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
Apple Store Shoppers to Have Temperatures Taken, Must Wear Face Coverings - National Public Radio
Walmart Hires 235,000 Workers As Pandemic Sales Soar - National Public Radio
‘Way Too Late’: Inside Amazon’s Biggest Outbreak - New York Times
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Agrees to Coronavirus Response Probe - Washington Times
No More Watercooler Talk and Other Ways Offices Will Adapt to the Pandemic - National Public Radio

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Another 31,901 Arizonans Applied For First-Time Unemployment Benefits Last Week - Arizona Daily Star 

ASU Publishes New COVID-19 Data Website, First Updated Model After DHS Dust-Up - The Arizona Republic

House Resumes Legislative Session, But Senate Says it Won’t Cooperate - AzMirror

House Panel Hears From Anti-Lockdown ‘Experts,' But Not Public Health Officials - AzMirror

Some PUA Applicants Unable to File Weekly Claims for Last Week, DES Says Will Not Affect Benefits - The Arizona Republic

Arizona Paid More Than $500 Million in Unemployment Benefits in One Week as State Shrinks Backlog - The Arizona Republic
Young Flagstaff Researchers Adapt to COVID-19 - Arizona Daily Sun
Fox Tucson Theatre is Preparing for ‘New Normal' as it Waits Out Pandemic - Arizona Daily Star 
Advocates ask Phoenix to Provide COVID-19 Relief Funds to Undocumented Arizonans - The Arizona Republic
Diné College Distributes CARES Act Stimulus Checks to Students - The Arizona Republic
Mesa Tags $1 million — 8 Times the Usual Funding — to Help Residents Catch Up on Utility Bills - The Arizona Republic
Smaller Arizona Cities, Counties Want Fair Share of State's $1.86 Billion in COVID-19 Aid to Help Their Communities - The Arizona Republic
Is It Safe To Send Your Child Back To Daycare? It Depends. - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Mnuchin, Powell Face Questions from Senate About Speed and Effectiveness of Economic Relief Efforts - The Washington Post

As White House Pushes Firms to Reopen, New Report says Much of Bailout Stimulus Money Remains Unspent - The Washington Post

States Weigh the Future of Housing Aid in a Post-COVID-19 World - National Academy for State Health Policy

President Trump’s Senior Advisers Now Predict Swift Economic Recovery, Despite Warnings that Major Problems Could Persist - The Washington Post

Don’t Get Misled by the Yo-Yo Effect in Economic Data - New York Times

Professional Sports to Resume, Day Cares and Bars to Reopen in Texas as Coronavirus Cases Surge - US News & World Report 

White House Economic Adviser: U.S. Might Not Need More Coronavirus Stimulus - US News & World Report 

Covid Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Aren’t Infectious - Bloomberg

Trump Threatens WHO With Permanent Cutoff of U.S. Funds - Bloomberg

Clash Over Government Role In Worker Safety Intensifies As Businesses Reopen – POLITICO

Governors Are Allowing Some Businesses to Reopen, But CustomersMay Not Be Ready - National Public Radio

Trump Says He Is Taking Hydroxychloroquine, Drug He Touted as Coronavirus Treatment - US News & World Report 

As Flying Returns, Jetmakers Seek to Quell Fears Over Cabin Air - Reuters

Trump to Tap New Company to Make Covid-19 Drugs in the U.S. - New York Times
The Need to Go is a Big Barrier to Going Out. Why Public Bathrooms are a Stumbling Block for Reopening - The Washington Post
Trump says He is Taking Hydroxychloroquine to Protect Against Coronavirus, Dismissing Safety Concerns - The Washington Post
Coronavirus Vaccine From Moderna Appears Safe, Shows Promise In Data From Eight People – Reuters


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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