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 283 record sets available as of November 30, 2021, and news coverage that have used those materials.

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Recently Added Record Sets

Hart Island, New York, request for proposals (RFP) for burial management contract

Date Updated: November 12, 2021

Date Added: November 12, 2021

Bronx County, New York

Principal Subject: New York City Department of Social Services and Human Resources Administration

The New York City Department of Social Services and Human Resources Administration awarded a three-year, $33 million contract to manage Hart Island to a Brooklyn landscaping company, JPL Industries. It includes a 215-page request for proposals (RFP) and responses from prospective bidders.

Date Range: January 1 to August 3, 2021

Format Details: zipped file (10.3 MB) of several .pdf and .xlsx files

Missouri and Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 surge response emails and internal memos

Date Updated: October 28, 2021

Date Added: October 28, 2021

Greene County, Missouri

Principal Subject: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The files include thousands of emails and underlying attachments, including data and internal meeting minutes and memos, from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Springfield-Greene County Health Department regarding the summertime surge of COVID-19 and Delta variant cases in southwest Missouri

Date Range: July 4 to August 19, 2021

Format Details: zipped file (1.18 GB) of a combined .pdf file (4,043 pages, 1.23 GB, duplicative material) and individual .msg files (118 files)

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 resource requests

Date Updated: October 27, 2021

Date Added: October 27, 2021

Greene County, Missouri

Highlighted Documents: Springfield-Greene County resource requests

Principal Subject: Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

Five resource requests, including one modified request, filed by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, in coordination with Mercy and CoxHealth hospitals, for ambulance strike teams, additional staffing and an alternate care site, or COVID-19 overflow hospital, to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.

Date Range: July 14 to 19, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (8 pages, 1.9 MB)

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