COVID-19 Daily Update - May 9, 2020

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May 9, 2020



 May 9, 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: 10,960 - as compared to 10,526 (5/8)

Number of Deaths: 532 - as compared to 517 (5/8)

Number of Tests: 128,940 - as compared to 119,907 (5/8)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases

PAX Tools Available to Support Parents as they Teach Children at Home - AHCCCS  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
Coronavirus Hot Spots See Rare Good News as the Nation Debates Over Reopening - CNN
America's Racial Contract Is Showing - The Atlantic
Would You Let The Government Track Your Smartphone If It Meant We Could Reopen Sooner - Newsweek
What Comes Next for Stock Markets in Coronavirus Lockdown - Bloomberg

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Arizona's Daily Reported COVID-19 Deaths Have Skyrocketed. But Many are From Weeks Prior - The Arizona Republic

COVID-19 Testing Blitz Under Way at State Farm Stadium, Many Other Sites - The Arizona Republic

Senate Votes to End 2020 Session, Puts Decision on Recalcitrant House - AzMirror

Arizona Senate, House Remain at Odds Over Ending Session - Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Senate Votes to End Legislative Session, Forcing House to Make a Move - The Arizona Republic
Federal Judge says Arizona's Stay-at-Home Order Does Not Violate Constitution - The Arizona Republic
This Weekend's Arizona ‘Testing Blitz' Set for at Least 9 Counties - The Arizona Republic
517 deaths, 10,526  Cases in Arizona: Here's What We Know About the Spread of Coronavirus in the State - The Arizona Republic
Anxiety, Relief, Joy: Metro Phoenix Businesses Start to Reopen with Mixed Emotions - The Arizona Republic
No More ‘Coronacuts' as Tucson's Barber Shops, Salons Get Back to Work - Arizona Daily Star
Retired Tucson Paramedic Released to Rehab After 6-Week Battle with COVID-19 - Arizona Daily Star
Downtown Phoenix Homeless Shelter has First Known COVID-19 Case - The Arizona Republic

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Outbreaks in Germany, S. Korea Show the Risks in Easing Up - Associated Press

Coronavirus Inflicts Huge U.S. Job Losses as Pandemic Breaches White House Walls - Reuters

As Job Losses Mount, Lawmakers Face a Make-or-Break Moment - New York Times

Poll: 1 in 4 Americans Say They Will Not Get a Coronavirus Vaccine - US News & World Report

South Dakota Governor Tells Sioux Tribes They Have 48 Hours to Remove Covid-19 Checkpoints - CNN

US Governors Aim to Boost Production of Medical Supplies - Associated Press

Trump Flouts Coronavirus Protocols as Security Experts Warn of Need to Protect President from a Lethal Threat - The Washington Post

How Bad Is Unemployment? ‘Literally Off the Charts’ - New York Times
Soaring Joblessness Could Shake U.S. Economy, Politics for Years - The Washington Post
The U.S. Still Has No Plan to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing - The Atlantic
Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next - POLITICO
Katie Miller, Pence Spokeswoman, Tests Positive for Coronavirus - POLITICO
‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus Joblessness Prompts Comparisons to Great Depression - US News & World Report
White House Misled Public, Buried CDC Reopening Guidelines and is Now Preparing for Second Coronavirus Wave - Newsweek
How Bad Is Unemployment? ‘Literally Off the Charts’ - New York Times


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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