Georgia CDC/Ebola emails

Anna Geary-Meyer filed this request with the Georgia Department of Public Safety of Georgia.
Tracking # 12730-14
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From: Anna Geary-Meyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All internal communications, memos, and emails sent to and from your agency containing the words "CDC," "Ebola," "high risk," or "quarantine."

Please conduct the search from September 1st, 2014 until the date on which this request is received.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Anna Geary-Meyer

From: Cindy R. Chapman

Good Afternoon,

We received your Open Records request this afternoon via fax requesting "All internal communications, memos, and emails sent to and from our Agency containing the words "CDC," "Ebola," "high risk," or "quarantine."

OCGA 50-18-71(g) provides that requests to inspect or copy electronic messages, whether in the form of email, text message or other format, should contain information about the messages that is reasonably calculated to allow the recipient of the request to locate the messages sought, including, if known, the name, title, or office of the specific person or persons whose electronic messages are sought and, to the extent possible, the specific data bases to be searched for such messages.

Could you please be more specific in your request? As it is written, it looks like you are requesting this from each and every DPS employee.
Thanks,

Cindy

Cindy R. Chapman
Open Records Manager
Georgia Department of Public Safety
Office: 404-624-7591
Fax: 404-624-7529

From: Anna Geary-Meyer

Hi Cindy,

Thanks so much for following up, and I apologize about the broadness of my request.

Here is a clarified statement of my request:
All internal communications, memos, and emails sent to (including cc and bcc) and from the DPS Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough or anyone acting in his place containing the words "CDC," "Ebola," "high risk," or "quarantine."

Please conduct the search from September 1st, 2014 until the day on which this request is process.

Thanks again. I appreciate your help!

Sincerely,
Anna Geary-Meyer
MuckRock News

From: Cindy R. Chapman

Good Morning,

Please see attached response to your Open Records Request for "All internal communications, memos, and emails sent to (including cc and bcc) and from the DPS Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough or anyone acting in his place containing the words "CDC," "Ebola," "high risk," or "quarantine."

You requested the search from September 1st, 2014 until the day on which the request was processed.
Thanks!

From: Georgia Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Georgia Department of Public Safety

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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