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Michigan mink COVID-19 cases emails
Date Updated: April 17, 2022
Date Added: April 17, 2022
Eaton County, Michigan
Principal Subject: J. Daniel Woodall and Colette Scrimger, medical director and health officer, Barry-Eaton District Health Department
This material includes the Barry-Eaton District Health Department's response to mink-to-human COVID-19 cases among a taxidermist and his wife in Eaton County, Michigan, in late 2020 and early 2021.
Date Range: February 8, 2021
Format Details: .pdf (4 pages)
Idaho hospital patient transfer data analysis, January to November 2021
Date Updated: March 16, 2022
Date Added: March 16, 2022
Highlighted Documents: Idaho hospital patient transfer data analysis
Principal Subject: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
An analysis of patient transfer data by the Documenting COVID-19 project, using data from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for the story: "Idaho COVID-19 surge drove patient transfers, strained out-of-state hospitals, new data shows," with the Idaho Capital Sun.
Date Range: January 1 to November 30, 2021
Format Details: .xlsx with a readme
Utah Test to Stay emails
Date Updated: March 7, 2022
Date Added: March 7, 2022
Highlighted Documents: Emails Attachments
Principal Subject: Utah Department of Health
Emails to and from Maggie Graul, the Utah DOH's program manager for COVID-19 testing in schools, discussing plans for Test to Stay events at K-12 schools in the fall 2021 semester.
Date Range: July 27 to Dec. 31, 2021
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