COVID19 in Puerto Rico report issued by CDC: Findings and recommendations (U.S. Department of State)

Periódico Nuestro filed this request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States of America .
Multi Request COVID19 in Puerto Rico report issued by CDC: Findings and recommendations
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From: Periódico Nuestro

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The COVID-19 Puerto Rico Response Report issued by the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention (CDC), which includes conclusions, findings and recommendations from at least four public health experts about the local Health Department's response to the pandemic. These CDC employees arrived to the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDH) on April 26 and conducted several interviews to PRDH personnel and its agency secretary, Dr. Lorenzo Gonzalez Feliciano:

The report was finalized and delivered on May and has been kept confidential since its delivery, according to several sources familiar with the process.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Periódico Nuestro

From: U.S. Department of State

**THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.** Nuestro: This email responds to your August 10, 2020, Freedom ofInformation Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) request received by the U.S. Department of State, Office ofInformation Programs and Services on August 21, 2020, regarding the COVID-19 Puerto Rico Response Report issued by the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention .he information requested falls underthe purview of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). T Therefore, this Office recommends filing yourrequest with CDC at the following address: CDC/ATSDR, Attn: FOIA Office, MS-D54, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30333.This action closesyour request in this Office. If you are not satisfied with thisOffice’s determination in response to your request, you may administrativelyappeal to: Appeals Officer, Appeals Review Panel, Office of Information Programsand Services, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW, Room B266,Washington, D.C. 20520; or facsimile at 202-485-1718. Your appeal must be postmarked orelectronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of this email. If you have any questions regarding yourrequest, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center or our FOIA PublicLiaison by email at FOIAstatus@state.gov or telephone at 202-261-8484. Additionally, you may contact the Office ofGovernment Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and RecordsAdministration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is asfollows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives andRecords Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland20740-6001, email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. Sincerely, /s/ R. Yousef, for Nicholas J. Cormier Chief, Requester Communications Branch Office of Information Programs and Services **THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.**

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