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

Date Updated: June 1, 2021

Date Added: June 1, 2021

Bay County, MI

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, MI

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)

Barry-Eaton District Health Department COVID-19 variant emails and contact tracing notes

Date Updated: April 19, 2021

Date Added: April 19, 2021

Barry and Eaton counties, MI

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 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: February 1 to April 8, 2021

Format Details: .zip of .pdf file with related .eml and .msg files (3.2 MB)

Ionia County Health Department COVID-19 variant emails and contact tracing notes

Date Updated: April 19, 2021

Date Added: April 19, 2021

Ionia County, MI

Principal Subject: Ionia County Health Officer Ken Bowen

This material includes the Ionia 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: February 1 to February 17, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (173 pages, duplicative material, 7 MB)

Ingham County Health Department COVID-19 variant emails and contact tracing notes

Date Updated: April 17, 2021

Date Added: April 17, 2021

Ingham County, MI

Principal Subject: Dr. Adenike Shoyinka, medical director of the Ingham County Health Department

This material includes the Ingham 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: February 1 to April 5, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (596 pages, duplicative material, 87 MB)

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 variant emails and contact tracing notes

Date Updated: April 17, 2021

Date Added: April 17, 2021

Washtenaw County, MI

Principal Subject: Washtenaw County Health Officer Jimena Loveluck

This material includes the Washtenaw 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: December 15, 2020, to February 17, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (490 pages, duplicative material, 84.5 MB)

Ionia County Health Department COVID-19 emails and migrant farm response

Date Updated: February 26, 2021

Date Added: February 19, 2021

Ionia, MI

Principal Subject: Ionia County Health Officer Ken Bowen

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Ionia County Health Officer Ken Bowen regarding local response to COVID-19, including migrant farm response.

Date Range: June 2 to September 1, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (49.3MB, 1046 pages)

Oceana County Health Department COVID-19 emails and migrant farm response

Date Updated: February 26, 2021

Date Added: February 19, 2021

Oceana, MI

Principal Subject: Oceana County Administrator Robert Sobie and Emergency Manager James Duram

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Oceana County Administrator Robert Sobie and Emergency Manager James Duram regarding local response to COVID-19, including migrant farm response.

Date Range: June 1 to July 7, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (1.8MB, 47 pages)

Newyago County COVID-19 emails and migrant farm response

Date Updated: February 26, 2021

Date Added: February 19, 2021

Newaygo, MI

Principal Subject: Newyago County Administrator Christopher Wren and County Emergency Manage Abby Watkins

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Newyago County Administrator Christopher Wren and County Emergency Manage Abby Watkins regarding local response to COVID-19, including migrant farm response.

Date Range: June 29, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (975KB, 31 pages)

Michigan CDC Data Use Agreement

Date Updated: February 10, 2021

Date Added: February 10, 2021

MI

Principal Subject: State of Michigan, Department of Health and Human Services

A copy of Michigan's Data Use Agreement for Covid-19 vaccine information with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date Range: December 2, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (22 pages)

Battle Creek Police Department COVID-19 drone emails and response

Date Updated: February 9, 2021

Date Added: November 16, 2020

Battle Creek, MI

Principal Subject: Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker

This material includes emails and underlying attachments sent to, from or copied to Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker, regarding the use of drones during COVID-19.

Date Range: April 22 to April 26, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (715KB, 12 pages)

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, MI

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)

Branch County Health Department COVID-19 emails and migrant farm response

Date Updated: December 28, 2020

Date Added: August 11, 2020

Branch, MI

Highlighted Documents: Email indicating farm outbreaks and how companies were not interested in testing

Principal Subject: Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency Director Rebecca Burns

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency Director Rebecca Burns regarding local response to COVID-19, including migrant farm outbreaks.

Date Range: June 1

Format Details: .pdf (51.2MB, 942 pages)

Michigan District Health Department #10 COVID-19 emails and migrant farm response

Date Updated: December 28, 2020

Date Added: August 11, 2020

MI

Principal Subject: Michigan District Health Department #10 Director Jennifer Morse

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Michigan District Health Department #10 Director Jennifer Morse regarding local response to COVID-19, including migrant farm outbreaks.

Date Range: June 1 to Aug 1, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (6.9MB,240 pages)

Saginaw County COVID-19 outbreak reports

Date Updated: November 20, 2020

Date Added: November 20, 2020

Saginaw, MI

Principal Subject: Saginaw County Health Officer Christina Harrington

This material includes emails sent to, from or copied to Saginaw County Health Officer Christina Harrington regarding Covid-19 outbreaks.

Date Range: October 1 to November 16, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (2.1MB, 71 pages)

Wayne County Department of Health, Human & Veterans Services COVID-19 deaths

Date Updated: September 23, 2020

Date Added: September 23, 2020

Wayne County, MI

Principal Subject: Carl Schmidt, chief medical examiner for Wayne County

This material includes the Wayne County Department of Health, Human & Veterans Services response to a Michigan Freedom of Information Act request for case records dating January 1, 2020, to June 11, 2020. Information sought in the request, filed by Matt Kiefer, includes details such as: date of death, race, ethnicity, age, gender, location; cause(s) of death.

Date Range: January 1, 2020, to June 11, 2020

Format Details: Zipped file, 1 spreadsheet

Michigan state health COVID-19 emails and response

Date Updated: July 12, 2020

Date Added: July 13, 2020

MI

Principal Subject: Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, regarding statewide response to COVID-19.

Date Range: March 1 to March 16, 2020

Format Details: .zip with attachments

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