COVID-19 Daily Update - May 21, 2020

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May 21, 2020



 May 21, 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: 15,315 - as compared to 14,897 (5/20)

Number of Deaths: 763 - as compared to 747 (5/20)

Number of Tests: 237,417 - as compared to 22t,099 (5/20)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases 

VIDEO:  Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Christ, Maj. Gen. McGuire Share COVID-19 Updates - Office of the Governor  NEW
Governor Ducey Announces $300,000 For Arizonans In Need – Office of the Governor  NEW 

Governor Ducey Announces $500,000 To Further Expand Child Care – Office of the Governor  NEW

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY
POLL:  A Quarter of Americans are Hesitant About a Coronavirus Vaccine - Reuters
OPINION: Will an 'honor' system keep restaurant patrons safe from COVID-19? - The Arizona Republic
After the Coronavirus, Prepare for the Roaring Twenties - The Atlantic
Trump's Washington is Failing Badly with No End in Sight to Pandemic Battle - CNN
Barbers Cut Hair On The Michigan Capitol Lawn To Protest Anti-Coronavirus Shutdown - National Public Radio
Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots - National Public Radio
Apple, Google Release Coronavirus-Tracing Software — But Will it Help? - POLITICO
Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts - New York Times
A New Entry in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine: Hope - New York Times
Trump’s Promise of ‘Warp Speed’ Fuels Anti-Vaccine Movement in Fertile Corners of the Web - The Washington Post

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Majority of Arizonans Support Increase in State Unemployment Benefits, Morrison Institute-Republic Poll Finds - The Arizona Republic 

Outbreak on Edge of Navajo Nation Overwhelms Rural Hospital - Arizona Daily Sun

University of Arizona Launches Task Force to Plan for Campus Reopening - Arizona Daily Star

Trump's COVID-19 Prescription Couldn't be Filled in Arizona, and Ducey Won't Change That - Arizona Daily Star

Gov. Ducey: Arizona Hopes to Reopen Schools This Fall, Camps This Summer - The Arizona Republic 

Arizona Has Yet to Report Promised COVID-19 Recovery Numbers. Why the Continued Delay? - The Arizona Republic 

In Green Valley, 7 of 10 Seniors in 1 Home Die During COVID-19 Pandemic - The Arizona Republic 

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

Why The Race For A Coronavirus Vaccine Will Depend On Global Cooperation - National Public Radio

How Many People are Infected with the Coronavirus? A Major Study will Attempt to Provide an Answer - The Washington Post
Lockdown Delays Led to at Least 36,000 More Deaths, Models Find - New York Times

4 Republican Senators Call for More Stimulus Payments After McConnell Pumps Breaks on Further Relief - Newsweek

Wisconsin Sees Highest Single-Day Rise in Coronavirus Cases Days After Supreme Court Struck Down Lockdown Extension - Newsweek

Divided by COVID-19: Democratic U.S. Areas Hit Three Times as Hard as Republican Ones - Reuters

Tech Firms Deploy Bluetooth Chips for Coronavirus Contact Tracing in Office - Reuters

Reopened States Revive Economy as Doomsday Predictions Don't Materialize - Washington Times

Reopening Reality Check: Georgia's Jobs Aren’t Flooding Back - POLITICO

Home Mortgage Delinquencies Soar by Most on Record in April - Bloomberg

All 50 U.S. States Have Now Started To Reopen, Easing COVID-19 Shutdown - National Public Radio

The CDC and States Are Misreporting COVID-19 Test Data - The Atlantic

Ford Shuts Two U.S. Assembly Plants Due to COVID-19 Infections - Reuters

Backlogs, Second Wave of Layoffs Keeping U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims High - Reuters

Emergency Relief Screw-up Hits 5 Million Student Loan Borrowers - POLITICO

Shut Down the ‘Experience Economy.’ Can It Come Back? - New York Times

Coronavirus Hot Spots Erupt Across the Country; Experts Warn of Second Wave in South - The Washington Post


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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