COVID-19 Daily Update - May 29, 2020

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May 29, 2020



 May 29, 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: 18,465 - as compared to 17,763 (5/28)

Number of Deaths: 885 - as compared to 857 (5/28)

Number of Tests: 297,495 - as compared to 287,605 (5/28)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

DES Announces $24.6M in Additional CARES Act Funding to Assist Low-Income Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 – Arizona Department of Economic Security  NEW 

Governor Ducey Announces Michael Wisehart as Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security – Office of the Governor  NEW

Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Christ Provide Public Health Updates – Office of the Governor  NEW

Guidance for Organized Youth Activities – Office of the Governor  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
No One is Telling Americans How to Reopen Their Lives - The Atlantic
The End of Life as We Know it? Get Real - The Washington Post
Cuomo’s Coronavirus Halo Begins to Fade - POLITICO
Young Americans Face a Cruel Summer - The Atlantic
For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off a Pandemic of Despair - Kaiser Health News
OPINION: Why is Gov. Ducey Going Soft on Scottsdale Bars that Are Making a Mockery of His Orders - The Arizona Republic
Wisconsin Election Commission Approves Sending Absentee Ballots to 2.7M Voters - US News & World Report
2020 Boston Marathon Canceled, Will Move Online - National Public Radio

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Studies Detail Rates of Asymptomatic Cases of Coronavirus - US News & World Report

Coronavirus Antibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate For Infection - National Public Radio

Illinois is Reopening But Chicago isn't Because of Coronavirus Cases - National Public Radio

White House and CDC Remove Coronavirus Warnings About Choirs in Faith Guidance - The Washington Post

U.S. Senators Offer Bill to Prepare for the Next Pandemic - Reuters 

Another 2.1M in U.S. File for Unemployment; 10-Week Total Over 40M - United Press International 

C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices - New York Times

Antibody Tests Cause Confusion Instead of Clarity - US News & World Report

Senate Democrats Pump Brakes on New Stimulus Checks - TheHill

UPS Adds ‘Peak' Surcharge Amid Coronavirus Fueled Delivery Spike - Reuters

Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Dentists Face a Fraught Road to Reopening - The Washington Post

With 'Main Street' in View, Fed Weighs Risks of Job, Productivity Shocks - Reuters

Los Angeles Union, Joined by 'Pandemic Pig,' Demands Meatpacking Plant Closure - Reuters 

CBP Seizes 360 Unauthorized Pills Falsely Marketed to Treat COVID-19 - United Press International 

Millions Relying on Pandemic Aid Can See Its End, and They’re Scared - New York Times


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

Ensuring Statewide Access to Care for COVID-19 Arizona Surge Line - May 28, 2020  NEW

Assisting Arizona Families with Child Care - May 28, 2020  NEW

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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