Documenting COVID-19

Documenting COVID-19 is a repository of searchable documents related to the COVID-19 pandemic obtained through state open-records laws and the Freedom of Information Act. Click on a state for details about the 216 record sets available as of January 15, 2021, and news coverage that have used those materials.

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Recently Added Record Sets

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 data and contact tracing notes

Date Updated: January 5, 2021

Date Added: January 4, 2021

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

These documents include Michigan Department of Health and Human Services UP Region 8 data and contract tracing notes.

Date Range: October 6 to December 22, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (306.7MB)

Duval County Health Department COVID-19 emails and Trump convention response

Date Updated: December 29, 2020

Date Added: December 29, 2020

Duval, Florida

Principal Subject: Dr. Pauline Rolle, Interim Director for the Florida Department of Health in Duval County

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Dr. Pauline Rolle, Interim Director for the Florida Department of Health in Duval County regarding local response to COVID-19 and the Trump convention.

Date Range: June 1 to July 24, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (51MB)

Miami-Dade health department COVID-19 emails and response

Date Updated: December 29, 2020

Date Added: December 29, 2020

Miami-Dade, Florida

Principal Subject: Dr. Yesenia Diaz Villalta, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Dr. Yesenia Diaz Villalta, administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County regarding local response to COVID-19.

Date Range: June 1 to June 20, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (52.7MB)

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