|Submitted||July 9, 2020|
|Est. Completion||July 30, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
• The number of residents of long term care care facilities in Massachusetts as of February 29, 2020
• The number of residents of long term care care facilities in Massachusetts in dementia care units as of February 29, 2020
• The number of residents in dementia care units of log-term care facilities who have died from COVID-19 related complications as of the most recent figures available
• The number of residents of long term care care facilities in Massachusetts who were not in dementia care units as of February 29, 2020 who have died from COVID-19 related complications as of the most recent figures available
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute
Dear Ms. Connaughton,
Thank you for submitting a public records request to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We continue to process your request.
Paralegal Specialist - Public Records
MA Department of Public Health
Dear Mary Connaughton,
Attached is the response from the Department of Public health to your public records request below.
Records Access Officer
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
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