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 275 record sets available as of September 14, 2021, and news coverage that have used those materials.

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Webster County Health Department COVID-19 delta variant emails

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Webster, Missouri

Principal Subject: Scott Allen, Webster County Health Administrator

This material includes the Webster Health Department's internal emails, memos and contact tracing notes related to COVID-19 variants, including the Delta or India-originated strain of the virus.

Date Range: June 2 to July 9

Format Details: Zip, pdf, eml (46.6 MB)

St. Joseph City Health Department COVID-19 delta variant emails and response

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

St. Joseph, Missouri

Principal Subject: Debra Bradley, St. Joseph Health Director

This material includes the St. Joseph Health Department's internal emails, memos and contact tracing notes related to COVID-19 variants, including the Delta or India-originated strain of the virus.

Date Range: June 2 to July 7 2021

Format Details: .pst (30.8MB)

Livingston County Health Department COVID-19 delta variant emails

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Livingston, Missouri

Principal Subject: Sherry Weldon, Livingston Health Center Administrator

This material includes the Livingston Health Center internal emails, memos and contact tracing notes related to COVID-19 variants, including the Delta or India-originated strain of the virus.

Date Range: June 21 to June 25

Format Details: pdf (16 pages, 465 KB)

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