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 217 record sets available as of January 18, 2021, and news coverage that have used those materials.

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Recently Added Record Sets

Ogle County Health Department case files related to Rochelle Foods

Date Updated: January 18, 2021

Date Added: January 18, 2021

Ogle County, Illinois

Principal Subject: Ogle County Health Department Public Health Administrator Kyle Auman

Emails, case investigation summaries, a CDC report and other files related to Rochelle Foods in Rochelle, Illinois

Date Range: March 1 to October 7, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (92 pages, 5.4 MB)

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)

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The Trump Administration told an Illinois health department to leave Rochelle Foods alone. Then a second COVID-19 outbreak struck the plant.

The Trump Administration told an Illinois health department to leave Rochelle Foods alone. Then a second COVID-19 outbreak struck the plant.

January 18, 2021
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
By Derek Kravitz, Georgia Gee, Madison McVan and Ignacio Calderon

One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure

One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure

January 17, 2021
The New York Times
By Sarah Mervosh, Mike Baker, Patricia Mazzei and Mark Walker

How COVID-19 'clobbered' the U.P. infecting 1,400 kids in latest surge

How COVID-19 'clobbered' the U.P. infecting 1,400 kids in latest surge

January 4, 2021
Detroit Free Press
By Tresa Baldas, Derek Kravitz and Georgia Gee

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