COVID-19 Daily Update - May 8, 2020

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May 8, 2020



 May 8, 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: 10,526 - as compared to 9,945 (5/7)

Number of Deaths: 517 - as compared to 450 (5/7)

Number of Tests: 119,907 - as compared to 111,086 (5/7)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

Going Above And Beyond “The Arizona Way” – Office of the Governor  NEW

COVID-19 Economic Indicators - Joint Legislative Budget Committee  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
How Many People Had the Coronavirus in January? - The Atlantic
Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next - POLITICO
Sen. Martha McSally: Next Coronavirus Relief Package Should Not Be A “Cash Cow” For Mismanaged Cities -  The Arizona Republic
What to Expect When Your Arizona Salon or Barbershop Reopens (as soon as Friday) - The Arizona Republic
‘I Cry Night and Day’: How It Took One Woman 8 Weeks to Get Unemployment - New York Times
Why Comparing the Fight Against COVID-19 to War Is Dangerous - Time
As Coronavirus Spreads, People Who Rely on Food Assistance Struggle to Get Groceries Safely - Time
White House Rattled by a Military Aide’s Positive Coronavirus Test - New York Times

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Federal Government to Release Names of Nursing Homes with Coronavirus — Information Arizona Refuses to Provide - The Arizona Republic

Plan to End Arizona Legislature's 2020 Session is in Limbo - Arizona Daily Star

After State Reversal, UA Professor ‘Excited' to Get Back to Coronavirus Modeling - Arizona Daily Star

In reversal, Arizona Announces ‘Ongoing Partnership' with University Coronavirus Modeling Experts - The Arizona Republic
Lawsuit Over Arizona’s Stay-at-Home Order to be Heard in Court Friday - Arizona Daily Sun
As Business Reopen, Employers Face A Legal Minefield. Here’s What They Should Know - The Arizona Republic
McSally to Ariz. Cities: The Cavalry Isn't Coming to Help You - AzMirror
Arizona Driver Now Face Coronavirus “Sanitizing Tunnels" in Nogales, Sonora - Arizona Daily Star
Grand Canyon's North Rim Unlikely to Open on Time Due to Coronavirus. Here's What We Know - The Arizona Republic
Can Lessons from the Great Recession Help States Avoid Budget Disasters? - The Arizona Republic
Child Dies from COVID-19-Related Illness; First Pediatric Death From Virus in Arizona - The Arizona Republic
Regents Approve UA Plan to Keep Tuition at Current Rate for Incoming Students - Arizona Daily Star
As Businesses Reopen, Employers Face a Legal Minefield. Here's What They Should Know - The Arizona Republic
Senate Will End 2020 Legislative Session Friday, House Plans Unknown - The Arizona Republic
'We Just Have to Adapt': While Some Arizona Restaurant Owners Prep to Reopen, Others Wait - The Arizona Republic
Former Arizona Health Director: Policy Decisions Conflict With Virus Modeling - KTAR News

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

U.S. Jobs Report Shows Clearest Data Yet on Economic Toll - New York Times

Explainer: Why Friday's U.S. Jobless Figures Won't Capture the True State of the Coronavirus Economy - Reuters

More Than 33 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment During Coronavirus Pandemic - US News & World Report

CDC Guidance For Reopening Schools, Child Care, and Summer Camps is Leaked – National Public Radio

F.D.A. Bans Faulty Masks, 3 Weeks After Failed Tests - New York Times

'It’s Going to be a Big, Gigantic, Gargantuan Fight' - POLITICO

FDA Gives Emergency Authorization for CRISPR-based Diagnostic Tool for Coronavirus - The Washington Post
Canada Loses Record 2 Million Jobs; Temporary Layoffs Add More Pain - Reuters
Canada is Raising Pay for Essential Workers as U.S. Proposal Languishes in Congress - Newsweek

As Restaurants and Stores Reopen, What’s Safe? - The Atlantic

U.S. Companies Got Emergency Government Loans Despite Having Months Of Cash – Reuters

Trump Administration Pushed Use of Remdesivir, But Unequal Rollout Angers Doctors - The Washington Post
Trump Tightens Grip on Coronavirus Information as he Pushes to Restart the Economy - The Washington Post
U.S. Post Office Board Meets as COVID Takes its Toll and Funding Dries Up - Reuters
White House Blocks C.D.C. Guidance Over Economic and Religious Concerns - New York Times
Hydroxychloroquine Fails to Help Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients in US Funded Study - CNBC News


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

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