COVID 19 Protocols (Decatur Public Library)

Forest Gregg filed this request with the Decatur Public Library of Decatur, IL.
Multi Request COVID 19 Protocols
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From: Forest Gregg

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Documents created or issued from February 15, 2020 to the date this request is processed related to novel coronavirus (Covid, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) or any other contagious airborne pathogens and policies, procedures, and protocols to mitigate infections of COVID-19 or any other contagious airborne pathogens.

Please search specifically for:

1) Policies documents, including guidelines, protocols, directives, opinions, charts, diagrams, training manuals and/or instructions.
2) Communications sent to all staff describing any guidelines, protocols, directives, opinions, charts, diagrams, training manuals and/or instructions.
3) Documents posted for staff to see describing any guidelines, protocols, directives, opinions, charts, diagrams, training manuals and/or instructions.
4) Documents or webpages that include the term COVID posted to staff Intranet pages or other internal-only websites.
5) Any presentation materials, including PowerPoints, videos, & talking points, used to update staff on COVID mitigation policies.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Forest Gregg

From: Decatur Public Library

Dear Mr. Gregg,

Thank you for writing to the Decatur Public Library with your request for information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1, et seq.

On 11/15/2021 we received from you, via USPS, a request for the following records.

Documents created or issued from February 15, 2020 to the date this request is processed related to novel coronavirus (Covid, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) or any other contagious airborne pathogens and policies, procedures, and protocols to mitigate infections of COVID-19 or any other contagious airborne pathogens.

Please search specifically for:

Policies documents, including guidelines, protocols, directives, opinions, charts, diagrams, training manuals and/or instructions.
Communications sent to all staff describing any guidelines, protocols, directives, opinions, charts, diagrams, training manuals and/or instructions.
Documents posted for staff to see describing any guidelines, protocols, directives, opinions, charts, diagrams, training manuals and/or instructions.
Documents or webpages that include the term COVID posted to staff Intranet pages or other internal-only websites.
Any presentation materials, including PowerPoints, videos, & talking points, used to update staff on COVID mitigation policies.

Your request is granted, and denied in part.

Request number 1: All responsive documents are attached.
Request number 2 : All responsive documents are attached. Personal information has been redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(c).

Request number 3: All responsive documents are attached.
Request number 4. All responsive documents are attached.
Request number 5: No responsive documents were discovered.

These determinations were made by the DPL FOIA Officers.

You have a right to have the denial of your request reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Attorney General. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a).

You can file your request for review with the PAC by writing to:
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Fax: 217-782-01396
Email: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us

You also have the right to seek traditional review of your denial by filing a lawsuit in the state circuit court. 5 ILCS 140/11.
If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of this denial letter. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a).

Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this denial letter when filing a request for review with the PAC.

Cordially,
DPL FOIA Officers

From: Decatur Public Library

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This was filed via USPS letter dated 11/8/2021. It was received by Decatur Public Library on 11/15/2021, giving the library until 11/22/2021 to respond. We have responded with responsive documents attached.

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