Mask Mandates (Office of the Governor)
|Multi Request||Mask Mandates|
|Submitted||Aug. 25, 2021|
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From: Emma North-Best
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
Emails, memos, letters, documents and other records discussing or mentioning implemented or proposed mask mandate policies, as well as discussions regarding their expiration or termination between January 1, 2020 and the present.
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.
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 10 business days.
From: Office of the Governor
Thank you for your inquiry. The NC Department of Administration does not have the records you are requesting. Please contact the Governor's Office for your record request.
You may submit your record request to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Assistant Communications Director
NC Department of Administration
984 236 0031 office (NEW NUMBER)
116 W Jones St
1301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1301
Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the
North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.