COVID-19 Daily Update - May 28, 2020

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May 28, 2020



 May 28, 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: 17,763 - as compared to 17,262 (5/27)

Number of Deaths: 857 - as compared to 831 (5/27)

Number of Tests: 287,605 - as compared to 279,550 (5/27)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Nearly $600 Million Going to Local Governments, Nonprofits - Office of the Governor

AZCARES Distribution List - Office of the Governor

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
OPINION: COVID-19 Has Killed 100,000 People in the U.S., But That Means Nothing to Many Americans - The Arizona Republic 
When COVID-19 Starts to Feel Normal - The New Yorker
‘Just Sitting in Limbo.’ For Many Professionals, Careers Are on Hold - New York Times
Pools? Planes? Camps? What Public Health Experts Will — and Won’t — Do This Summer - The Washington Post 
One-Third of U.S. Adults Have Signs of Depression, Anxiety During Pandemic - US News & World Report
Florida's Disney, SeaWorld Parks to Reopen in June and July - United Press International
How Some Countries Brought New Coronavirus Cases Down To Nearly Zero - National Public Radio
Despite rally, 2020 to be Worst Year for Stocks in Nearly a Decade - Reuters
The pandemic Has Parents Working Harder Than Ever — and Quarantines Mean Kids Might Actually See it - The Washington Post
Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

As Americans Hope for Second Stimulus Check, Some Risk Mistaking First Payment for Junk Mail - Newsweek

U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Top 100,000 as Country Reopens - Reuters

Four Months After First Case, U.S. Death Toll Passes 100,000 - New York Times 

Bad State Data Hides Coronavirus Threat as Trump Pushes Reopening - POLITICO

Illinois Is Only State to Meet All Federal Criteria for Reopening, Will Move to Phase 3 on Friday - Newsweek

How One Blue State Reopened Early - POLITICO

Researchers Ponder Why Covid Appears More Deadly in the U.S. and Europe Than in Asia - The Washington Post
The World Is Still Far From Herd Immunity for Coronavirus - New York Times

California Hospitals Struggle Financially After Preparing for COVID-19 Surge That Never Came - Reuters

White House Bids for ‘Surprise' Billing Fix Ahead of Next Rescue Package - POLITICO

Should the Child Care Industry Get a Bailout? - New York Times 

DeVos Demands Public Schools Share Pandemic Aid With Private Institutions - New York Times 

Unemployment in Construction Industry Tops National Average - US News & World Report

How Mask Mandates Were Beaten Down in Rural Oklahoma - The New Yorker

LA Sues California Company, Alleging 'Sophisticated' COVID-19 Fraud - National Public Radio

Anthony Fauci Says Hydroxychloroquine Ineffective as Coronavirus Treatment - United Press International 

What a Second Peak of Coronavirus Could Look Like - CNN

Americans on Unemployment Benefits Post First Drop of Pandemic - Bloomberg

Americans Have Filed More Than 40 million Jobless Claims in Past 10 weeks, as Another 2.1 Million Filed for Benefits Last Week - The Washington Post

American Airlines Says to Cut Management and Support Staff by 30% - Reuters

Boeing Cutting More Than 12,000 U.S. Jobs, Thousands More Planned - Reuters

Coronavirus Unleashing New Wave of U.S. Layoffs - Reuters


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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