COVID-19 Daily Update - May 6, 2020

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May 6, 2020



 May 6, 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.

By the Numbers  UPDATED DAILY

Number of Cases: 9,707 - as compared to 9,305 (5/5)

Number of Deaths: 426 - as compared to 395 (5/5)

Number of Tests: 91,737 - as compared to 88,260 (5/5)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Providers Can Be Reimbursed for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment of Uninsured Arizonans Through Federal HRSA Web Portal - AHCCCS  NEW
Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
OPINION:  Gov. Doug Ducey Fires the Scientists Who Warn He's Making a Mistake by Reopening Arizona - The Arizona Republic
Trump's Tax Cut Dreams Hit Republican Resistance - POLITICO
OPINION:  Arizona's Stay-at-Home Order May Now be Moot. But the Issues it Raises Are Not - The Arizona Republic
Trump’s Demand for Payroll Tax Cut is Rebuffed on Capitol Hill as Lawmakers Spar Over Next Virus Aid Bill - The Washington Post
IRS Sends Some $1200 Checks For Coronavirus Pandemic Relief To Deceased People - National Public Radio

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

State Health Department Tells University COVID-19 Modeling Team to Stop Work, Limits Data Access - The Arizona Republic
Some Arizona Parents Haven't Received Federal Unemployment Aid - AzMirror
78-year-old Mesa Nursing Home Resident Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 Has Died - The Arizona Republic
How Phoenix Plans to Spend Nearly $300 Million in Federal COVID-19 Aid - The Arizona Republic
Council says Budget Incomplete Until it Factors in CARES Act Reimbursement - Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona Opens Up Coronavirus Antibody Testing to Community Members - Arizona Daily Star
What We Learned about Honeywell N95 Mask Production From Trump's Visit - The Arizona Republic
2 Detention Officers, 1 Inmate at County Jail in Flagstaff Test Positive for COVID-19 - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Researchers Hypothesize that a Highly Contagious Strain of the Coronavirus is Spreading, but Other Experts Remain Skeptical - The Washington Post

Illinois Announces It Will Reopen In Phases As It Battles The Coronavirus - National Public Radio

Study Reports Mutant Coronavirus that May Be More Contagious - Los Angeles Times

Texas Sees Highest Single Day Jump in Coronavirus Cases Since Outbreak Began Within Two Days of Reopening - Newsweek

Ousted U.S. Whistleblower Says Trump Health Official Played Down Coronavirus Threat - Reuters

Trump Urges Reopening Economy Amid Pandemic, Acknowledges Decision Will Affect Some People ‘Badly’ -  Newsweek

Trump Says U.S. Must Reopen Even If More Americans Get Sick, Die - Bloomberg

Without 100,000 Americans Mobilized to Trace Coronavirus Exposure, 'We're Going to Be in Big Trouble’ - Newsweek

Next Round of Small Business Relief May Come with Fewer Strings Attached - POLITICO

Coronavirus Task Force To Wind Down Around Memorial Day - National Public Radio

Americans Deeply Wary of Reopening as White House Weighs Ending Covid-19 Task Force - The Washington Post

Doctors Without Patients: ‘Our Waiting Rooms Are Like Ghost Towns’ - New York Times
Children Are Falling Ill With a Baffling Ailment Related to Covid-19 - New York Times
Trump Executive Order Didn't Stop Meat Plant Closures. Seven More Shut in the Past Week - USA Today
Trump Tours, Touts Mask Factory — But No Mask for Him - Associated Press


The COVID Tracking Project  

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

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

County Government Resources 

Apache County

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Coconino County

Gila County

Graham County

Greenlee County

La Paz County

Maricopa County

Mohave County

Navajo County

Pima County

Pinal County

Santa Cruz County

Yavapai County

Yuma County

Prepared by the team at Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs
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