COVID-19 Daily Update - May 23, 2020

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May 23, 2020



 May 23, 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: 15,039 - as compared to 15,608 (5/22)

Number of Deaths: 799 - as compared to 775 (5/22)

Number of Tests: 253,789 - as compared to 245,486 (5/22)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
OPINION: The Opportunity to Rethink Arizona's Education System is Now - The Arizona Republic 
Ranking the Global Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Country By Country - POLITICO
Parenting A Child With Autism During The Pandemic - National Public Radio
Harvard Researchers Find 'Inequality on Top of Inequality' in COVID-19 Deaths - National Public Radio
Did Trump Really Take Hydroxychloroquine? - The Atlantic
COVID Will Shape the Class of 2020 for Their Entire Lives - Time
Why the Justice Department is Backing This Virginia Church - Time

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Arizona Says its Testing Blitz Has Been a Success. But Counties Have Had Uneven Results - The Arizona Republic

Tucson Airport Urges Visitors to Wear Face Masks; Sky Harbor to Require Them - Arizona Daily Star

Democrats Want Arizona to Increase Jobless Benefits, Make More People Eligible - The Arizona Republic

ASU Will Wait to Spend $32M in Coronavirus Relief Money for Students - The Arizona Republic

Groups Step Up Efforts to Help Refugees Grappling with COVID-19 Fallout - The Arizona Republic

2020 Census Staff Return to the Field Across Northern Arizona - Arizona Daily Sun 
Arizona DES Director Tom Betlach to Step Down June 3 -  KTAR

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

U.S. Plans Massive Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Effort to Meet Year-End Deadline - Reuters

Fauci Calls Coronavirus Vaccine Trial 'Quite Promising’ - US News & World Report

Coronavirus May Still Be Spreading Uncontrolled in 24 States, Study Suggests - The Washington Post
C.D.C. Test Counting Error Leaves Epidemiologists ‘Really Baffled’ - New York Times
COVID-19 Side Effect: Social Security Retirement Benefits For Boomers Born In 1960 Will Take A Big Hit - Forbes

CDC Advice on Surface Spread Of COVID-19 'Has Not Changed,' Agency Says - National Public Radio

As Alabama Reopens, Its Hospitals Are Running Out of ICU Beds - Newsweek

Trump’s Move to Block Travel From Europe Triggered Chaos and a Surge of Passengers from the Outbreak’s Center - The Washington Post

Dana Nessel, Michigan AG, Won't Be 'Silent' About Trump, COVID-19 - National Public Radio

Missouri Hairstylist with Coronavirus Worked While Symptomatic - CNN

How Upbeat Vaccine News Fueled a Stock Surge, and an Uproar - New York Times
As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll - New York Times
DOJ Warns Los Angeles Mayor Over Lockdown, Says Extending Order May Be 'Arbitrary and Unlawful’ - Newsweek

Large Employers Push Back on U.S. Healthcare Mergers During Coronavirus Crisis - Reuters 

Hertz Files for Bankruptcy - CNN

Newsom Vows to Reopen Churches Amid Trump Demand - Los Angeles Times

Trump Tells States to Let Houses of Worship Open, Sparking Cultural and Political Fight Over Pandemic Restrictions - 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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