COVID-19 Daily Update - May 2, 2020

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May 2, 2020



 May 2, 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: 78,364 - as compared to 7,962 (5/1)

Number of Deaths: 348 - as compared to 330 (5/1)

Number of Tests: 77,997 - as compared to 74,879 (5/1)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Governor Ducey, ADHS Release Guidelines for Retail Businesses and Customers as Openings Resume Next Week - Office of the Governor  NEW
Guidance for Retail - Office of the Governor  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

Reopening the Economy Would Add 233,000 Deaths by July but Save Millions of Jobs - US News & World Report
Capitol Lacks Tests for Returning Senators While White House Tests Many in Trump’s Circle - New York Times
Colleges Won’t Refund Tuition. Autumn May Force a Reckoning - New York Times
Trump Uses White House Coronavirus Events to Project Return to Normalcy While Relying on Testing That Public Lacks - Washington Post

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

53 Test Positive for COVID-19 at Chandler Nursing Home; 4 Residents Have Died - AzCentral

Anti-shutdown Activists Launch Recall Effort Against Ducey - AZMirror

Restless Republican Lawmakers Not Ready to Overturn Ducey — Yet - AZMirror

Ducey Releases Reopening Guidelines for Arizona Retailers, Customers - AzCentral

Backlash Over Ducey's Stay-at-Home Order Leads to Recall Effort - AzCentral
First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Maricopa County Jail - AzCentral

COVID-19 Testing Blitz' Begins in Arizona - AzCentral

Backlash Over Ducey's Stay-at-Home Order Leads to Recall Effort - AzCentral

Businesses Vowed To Defy Ducey’s Stay-Home Orders. Today, Some Are Following Through – AzCentral

Arizona Still Seeking Input On Reopening Economy, Even As Restrictions Ease – AzCentral

These Arizona Sheriffs Say They Won't Enforce Governor's Stay-at-Home Order. But They Don't Expect a Free-For-All - AzCentral
Page, Flagstaff Hospitals Begin to See COVID-19 Slowdown - AzCentral
Phoenix Firefighters Pleased With Low Number Of Positive Antibody Tests – KTAR

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Another Wave of Coronavirus Will Likely Hit the US in the Fall. Here's Why and What We Can Do To Stop It - CNN

States Moving Fastest to Reopen Lack Enough Health Workers to Track New Outbreaks - POLITICO

Coronavirus Protests: Newsom Faces More Pushback on Rules - Los Angeles Times

States Rely on Residents’ Trust as Restrictions Are Loosened - New York Times
White House Blocks Fauci Congressional Testimony - National Public Radio
People Are Social Distancing Less, Cell Phone Data Show - National Public Radio
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Remdesivir - US News & World Report
As Businesses Resurface After State Shutdowns, So Does Divisiveness - New York Times
As More States Reopen, Protesters Chafe at Restrictions - New York Times
Americans Begin to Surface From Isolation as States Ease Clamp-downs - Reuters

COVID-19 Pandemic Liley To Last Two Years, Report Says – Bloomberg

White House Blocks Fauci From Testifying To Congressional Panel – Bloomberg

Governors Face Criticism For Reopening Or Not Reopening States – National Public Radio

Senate To Return Under New Guidelines To Avoid Gatherings, Wear Masks When Possible – National Public Radio


The COVID Tracking Project  

COVID-19 State Action Center - National Academy for State Health Policy 

COVID-19 Screening Tool - Apple and Centeres 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 

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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