COVID-19 Daily Update - May 20, 2020

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May 20, 2020



 May 20, 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: 14,897 - as compared to 14,566 (5/19)

Number of Deaths: 747 - as compared to 704 (5/19)

Number of Tests: 22t,099 - as compared to 220,612 (5/19)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Arizona Celebrates Class of 2020 Graduates - Office of the Governor  NEW
Department of Health Services Awarded $150 Million From Federal Government for COVID-19 Response - Arizona Department of Health Services  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
Businesses Try to Navigate The World's Coronavirus Cargo Pileup - National Public Radio
Few Signs Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy Will Save it Any Economic Pain - POLITICO
College Calendars in the Pandemic: No Fall Break and Home by Thanksgiving - New York Times

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Pima County Delays Vote on COVID-19 Business Regulations, Adopts Tentative Budget - Arizona Daily Star

Will Arizona Get Hit By a Second Wave of COVID-19? Here's What We Know - The Arizona Republic 
Experts Say Health Care Workers Should Get Tested Frequently for COVID-19. Are They in Arizona? - The Arizona Republic 

VA Hospital Begins Re-Opening to In-Person Appointments, Elective Procedures - Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Council Votes to Explore Using CARES Act Money to Expand Coronavirus Testing - Arizona Daily Star

Tolleson Will Test 200 City and JBS Employees for COVID-19 as Virus Hits Meatpacking Industry Hard - The Arizona Republic
Fry's Extends Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing in Tempe as Stores Prepare to Return to Normal Hours - The Arizona Republic

House Republicans Thwart Effort by Democrats to End Regular Legislative Business - Arizona Daily Star

Flagstaff Parents Balance Kids and Work from Home - Arizona Daily Sun
Topgolf, OdySea and Other Phoenix Attractions are Opening - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Florida Ousts Top COVID-19 Data Scientist - National Public Radio

CDC Guidelines, Released at Last, Offer Low-Key Guide to Reopening - The Washington Post

Reopening Tension Pits State, Local Officials Against Each Other in Sign of What’s to Come - POLITICO

All 50 States Have Eased Coronavirus Restrictions - New York Times

Texas, North Carolina, Arizona See Rising Cases as They Reopen - TheHill

“Hard Stop”: States Could Lose National Guard Virus Workers – POLITICO

Trump Expresses Opposition to Extending Unemployment Benefits Enacted in Response to Pandemic - The Washington Post
As States Reopen, Contact Tracing Efforts Hobbled by Obstacles - NBC News
Florida and Georgia Questioned Over Public Access to Covid-19 Data - CNN
'We've Been Muzzled': CDC Staffers Say White House Putting Politics Ahead of Science - CNN


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

County Government Resources 

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