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 265 record sets available as of June 1, 2021, and news coverage that have used those materials.

Do you need help with COVID-19 public records, want to collaborate with us or want to contribute records you've obtained? Subscribe, follow us on Twitter and email us at info@documentingcovid19.io

If you would like to support the independent journalism behind this project, use this form and select "Other" and write "Documenting COVID-19" in the text box.

1
2
3
4 +
1
2
3
4 +
10
100
500
1000
2000
4000
8000

Select a State

ALAKAZARCACOCTDEFLGAHIIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMIMNMSMOMTNENVNHNJNMNYNCNDOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVTVAWAWVWIDCWY

Data from The New York Times, based on reports from state and local health agencies. View their tracking page here.

Featured Themes

migrant farms education Covid budgets impact on the black community meatpacking facilities jail outbreaks hotspots nursing homes

Recently Added Record Sets

Bay County Health Department COVID-19 variant response emails and memos

Date Updated: June 1, 2021

Date Added: June 1, 2021

Bay County, Michigan

Principal Subject: Bay County Public Health Officer Joel Strasz

This material includes the Bay County Health Department's internal emails, memos and contact tracing notes related to COVID-19 variants, including the U.K. B.1.1.7 strain of the virus.

Date Range: March 1 to May 14, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (676 pages, 34.1 MB)

St. Clair County Health Department COVID-19 variant response emails and memos

Date Updated: June 1, 2021

Date Added: June 1, 2021

St. Clair County, Michigan

Principal Subject: St. Clair County Medical Health Officer Dr. Annette Mercatante

This material includes the St. Clair County Health Department's internal emails, memos and contact tracing notes related to COVID-19 variants, including the Brazilian P.1 variant of the virus.

Date Range: March 1 to May 7, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (1,349 pages, 419.2 MB)

Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency OptumServe emails

Date Updated: May 24, 2021

Date Added: May 20, 2021

Tulare County, California

Principal Subject: OptumServe

This material includes the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency internal emails, memos and notes related to OptumServe vaccination and testing sites.

Date Range: March 24 to May 4, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (17 pages)

Related News Articles

Uncooperative Bay County hair stylist made tracking P.1 variant in Michigan even harder

Uncooperative Bay County hair stylist made tracking P.1 variant in Michigan even harder

June 1, 2021
Detroit Free Press
By Kristen Jordan Shamus and Derek Kravitz

A dozen counties criticized OptumServe for vaccine clinic problems, documents show

A dozen counties criticized OptumServe for vaccine clinic problems, documents show

May 25, 2021
CalMatters
By Caitlin Antonios and Bianca Fortis


The Brown Institute
Documenting Covid-19
Search