COVID-19 Daily Update - May 26, 2020

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May 26, 2020



 May 26, 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: 16,783 - as compared to 16,561 (5/25)

Number of Deaths: 807 - as compared to 806 (5/25)

Number of Tests: 273,070 - as compared to 268,384 (5/25)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
Coronavirus Causing 'Unprecedented' Crisis, World Food Program Warns - Time
Armed with Whistleblower Tips, U.S. SEC Cracks Down on Coronavirus Misconduct - Reuters
A Pandemic Bright Spot: In Many Places, Less Crime - New York Times
Stockholm Won't Reach Herd Immunity In May, Sweden's Chief Epidemiologist Says - National Public Radio
OPINION: 2 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Served Integrity A La Carte…By Closing - The Arizona Republic
Japan Ends Coronavirus Emergency With 850 Deaths and No Lockdown - Newsweek
Italian Nightlife Comes Raging Back, and Some Politicians Are Alarmed - The Washington Post

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

‘This Is Not the Hunger Games’: National Testing Strategy Draws Concerns - New York Times

WHO Warns of ‘Second Peak’; Some US States See Uptick in Hospitalizations - The Washington Post

New York Governor Cuomo Says State Will Pay Benefits to Families of Essential Workers Who Died During Pandemic - Newsweek

‘An International Example of Bad Judgment’: Local Officials Stunned by Raucous Memorial Day Festivities - The Washington Post

As Residents Perish, Nursing Homes Fight for Protection From Lawsuits - POLITICO

New York's Stock Exchange Reopens — with Masks and a Waiver - NBC News 

Amid Pandemic, College-Bound Students to Miss Out on Billions in Aid - CNBC

House to Extend Small-Business Loan Aid, Restore Government Spy Powers in Historic Proxy Votes - Newsweek

As States Reopen, U.S. Hospitalizations Rise - CNBC

U.S. Small Firms Leave $150 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Untapped - Reuters 

Fears of Coronavirus Second Wave Prompt Flu Push at U.S. Pharmacies, Drugmakers - Reuters

‘Tell Me What to Do! Please!’: Even Experts Struggle with Coronavirus Unknowns - The Washington Post
Montgomery, Ala. Mayor Steven Reed Criticizes State's Eased COVID-19 Restrictions - Time 
WHO Pauses Trial of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients Due to Safety Concerns - Reuters 
The Meat Industry is Trying to Get Back to Normal. But Workers re Still Getting Sick — and Shortages May Get Worse - The Washington Post
As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data About Worker Illness Remains Elusive - New York Times
‘Something Isn’t Right’: U.S. Probes Soaring Beef Prices - POLITICO
Worker Shortage Concerns Loom in Immigrant-Heavy Meatpacking - Associated Press
Gyms are reopening. What if you’re not ready to return? - 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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