COVID-19 Daily Update - May 24, 2020

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May 24, 2020



 May 24, 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: 16,339 - as compared to 16,039 (5/23)

Number of Deaths: 800 - as compared to 799 (5/23)

Number of Tests: 260,660 - as compared to 253,789 (5/23)

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:  COVID-19 Has Shown America's Income Inequality. We Can't Return to That - The Arizona Republic 
OPINION: There is one Ingredient Essential to Reopening the Economy, and Still No Federal Plan to Get it - The Washington Post
Another Casualty of the Coronavirus: Summer Internships - New York Times 
Is a Pandemic the Right Time to Start a Business? It Just Might Be - New York Times 
We Don’t Even Have a COVID-9 Vaccine, and Yet the Conspiracies Are Here - The Atlantic
Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Open the Door to a Four-Day Workweek? - The Washington Post

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY
Evictions are Still Happening in Arizona. But They've Dramatically Dropped - The Arizona Republic 
New Coronavirus Cases in Arizona May Have Peaked, Data Suggest - Arizona Daily Star
Survey Shows Most Tucson-Area Residents Not Ready to Venture From Home Just Yet - Arizona Daily Star
Navajo Police Issue 134 Citations During Sixth 57-Hour Curfew Weekend - The Arizona Republic 
Arizona Child Care Centers Fight Financial Collapse - Arizona Daily Star
COVID-19 Hit Metro Phoenix's Housing Market in April, But Fewer Home Buyers on the Sidelines in May - The Arizona Republic
Union Says UPS Distribution center in Tucson has COVID-19 Outbreak, Calls for Temporary Closure - The Arizona Republic
Northern Arizona University Announces Furloughs, Pay Cuts for Faculty - The Arizona Republic
Will NBA Season Continue Without Phoenix Suns? - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

White House Goal on Testing Nursing Homes Unmet - Associated Press

Wuhan Lab's Director Denies Rumors That Coronavirus Originated There - Newsweek

The Complex Question of Reopening Schools - The New Yorker

The Coronavirus is Exposing Wall Street’s Reckless Gamble on Bad Debt - The New Yorker

North Carolina Reports Highest 1-Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases - National Public Radio

On the Front Lines of the Pandemic, Grocery Workers are in the Dark About Risks - The Washington Post
After Trump Orders Churches to Reopen, Some Chicago Faith Leaders Say No, It's Too Soon - Newsweek
Parents Really Need a Break. But Is Summer Camp Too Risky? - New York Times 
GOP Governor Offers Emotional Plea to the Anti-Mask Crowd: Stop this Senseless Culture War - The Washington Post
These States Received the Most Stimulus Check Payouts - Utah, Alaska Among the Highest Average Per Person - Newsweek
Michigan Governor Extends Stay-At-Home Order Through June 12 -  US News & World Report
The government Has Spent Decades Studying What a life is Worth. It Hasn’t Made a Difference in the Covid-19 Crisis. - The Washington Post
Most Publicly Listed Companies Keep U.S. Small-Business Aid Loans - Reuters
Semiconductors - America is determined to sink Huawei - The Economist
The Pandemic has Already Altered How Tens of Millions of Americans Can Cast Their Ballots This Year - 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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