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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, MO

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, MO

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)

Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 capacity hospital transport logs

Date Updated: October 27, 2021

Date Added: October 27, 2021

Greene County, MO

Highlighted Documents: Springfield-Greene County Transport Tracking Log Springfield-Greene County Daily Transport Log Details

Principal Subject: Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management

Springfield-Greene County hospital transport logs to other facilities include data, in spreadsheet form, from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and daily hospital log details, include some limited patient information, from the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management.

Date Range: July 23 to August 4, 2021

Format Details: .xlsx spreadsheet (tabs separated by 13 days, 46 KB)

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 resource request meeting minutes

Date Updated: October 27, 2021

Date Added: October 27, 2021

Greene County, MO

Highlighted Documents: July 22 Springfield/Greene County resource request meeting minutes July 29 Springfield/Greene County resource request meeting minutes

Principal Subject: Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

Meeting minutes from two meetings on July 22 and July 29, 2021, convened by the Missouri Emergency Management Agency, regarding resource requests, including for a COVID-19 overflow hospital, by Springfield/Greene County officials.

Date Range: July 22 and July 29, 2021

Format Details: .docx Word documents (7 pages, 37 KB total)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Draft Situation Report, July 26-30, 2021

Date Updated: October 27, 2021

Date Added: October 27, 2021

MO

Highlighted Documents: Draft Situation Report, July 26-30, 2021

Principal Subject: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

The draft situation report authored by Mark Buxton, the rapid response team coordinator for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, summarizes health and emergency response activities in Missouri during the week of July 26 to 31, 2021, and includes details about the ultimately withdrawn resource requests for a COVID-19 overflow hospital by Springfield/Greene County officials.

Date Range: July 31, 2021

Format Details: .docx Word document (4 pages, 25 KB)

Webster County Health Department COVID-19 delta variant emails

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Webster, MO

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, MO

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, MO

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)

Joplin County Health Department COVID-19 variant emails and response

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Joplin City, MO

Principal Subject: Ryan Talken, City of Joplin Health Department Director

This material includes the Joplic City Health Department 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 June 23 2021

Format Details: pdf ( 163 pages, 24.1 MB, duplicative material)

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services COVID-19 Delta variant response and internal emails

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 11, 2021

Columbia/Boone County, MO

Principal Subject: Stephanie Browning, director of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services

This material includes the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services 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 1 to June 30, 2021

Format Details: .pdf with embedded attachments (1,799 pages, 56.3 MB, duplicative material)

Laclede County Health Department COVID-19 Delta Variant Emails and Response

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Laclede County, MO

Principal Subject: Laclede County Health Administrator Charla Baker

This material includes the Laclede County Health Department 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 4 to June 29, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (26 pages, 8.81 MB)

Jefferson County Health Department COVID-19 delta variant internal emails and response

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Jefferson, MO

Principal Subject: Kelly Volmar, Jefferson County Health Department Director

This material includes the Jefferson County Health Department 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 7 to June 29 2021

Format Details: pdf (206 pages, 4.9MB, duplicative material)

Andrew County Health Department COVID-19 Delta Variant Internal Emails and Response

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Andrew, MO

Principal Subject: Andrew Hoffman, Andrew County Health Department Director

This material includes the Andrew County Health Department 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

Format Details: pdf, (240 pages, 19.5 MB, duplicative material)

Taney County Health Department COVID-19 Delta variant internal emails and response

Date Updated: July 12, 2021

Date Added: July 12, 2021

Taney County, MO

Principal Subject: Lisa Marshall, director of the Taney County Health Department

This material includes the Taney County Health Department 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 1 to July 1, 2021

Format Details: .pdf (440 pages, 120. 7 MB, duplicative material)

Missouri CDC Data Use Agreement

Date Updated: March 16, 2021

Date Added: March 16, 2021

MO

Principal Subject: State of Missouri, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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

Date Range: October 23, 2020

Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations COVID-19 Workplace Complaints

Date Updated: February 18, 2021

Date Added: February 18, 2021

MO

Principal Subject: Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations COVID-19 Workplace Complaints

These documents include Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations COVID-19 Workplace Complaints.

Date Range: March 1 to September 1, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (1.8MB, 39 pages)

St. Joseph Health Department COVID-19 emails and response

Date Updated: November 11, 2020

Date Added: November 11, 2020

Buchanan County, MO

Principal Subject: St. Joseph Health Department Debra Bradley

This material includes email correspondence, and all underlying documentation contained therein, between August 1 to November 10 2020, sent to, from or copied to St. Joseph Health Department Debra Bradley regarding local response to COVID-19.

Date Range: August 1 to November 10, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (98MB, 516 pages)

Jackson County Health Department COVID-19 emails and response

Date Updated: September 2, 2020

Date Added: September 1, 2020

Jackson County, MO

Principal Subject: Jackson County Health Director Bridgette Shaffer

This material includes emails sent to, from or copied to Bridgette Shaffer, Jackson County Health Department Director, regarding the local Covid-19 response, including community spread and school safety operations for Jackson County, Missouri.

Date Range: July 1 to July 17, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (1,226 pages)

West Nodaway School District, Missouri, COVID-19 emails and response

Date Updated: August 24, 2020

Date Added: August 21, 2020

Nodaway County, MO

Highlighted Documents: St. Louis Area Superintendents Return to School Work Group Suggested Practices

Principal Subject: Mitch Barnes, superintendent, West Nodaway R-I School District

This material includes emails sent to, from or copied to Mitch Barnes, superintendent of the West Nodaway R-I School District, regarding Covid-19 response and reopening plans.

Date Range: July 1 to August 11, 2020

Format Details: .pdf (216 pages)

St. Joseph Health Department COVID-19 emails and response

Date Updated: July 12, 2020

Date Added: June 19, 2020

St. Joseph, MO

Principal Subject: City of St. Joseph Health Director Debra Bradley

These documents include emails sent from, to or copied to St. Joseph Health Director Debra Bradley regarding local response to COVID-19.

Date Range: March 12 to May 13, 2020

Format Details: .pdf without attachments (8 MB)

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