FOIA Request for Communications Related to COVID-19 Response and Data Collection for the District of Columbia (U.S. Department of State)

Nicole Del Casale filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Multi Request FOIA Request for Communications Related to COVID-19 Response and Data Collection for the District of Columbia
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From: Nicole Del Casale


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking information regarding COVID-19 data for the District of Columbia, between the dates of June 15th - June 24th, and between the dates of September 11th - September 20th.

I am requesting information related to: emails, Microsoft Team Chats,

I am looking for correspondence from anyone related to the Contact Trace Force in D.C., and specifically from these people:

Bircan Tekin (OCTO Contractor - bircan.tekin@dc.gov)
Michael Bentivegna (OCTO - michael.bentivegna@dc.gov)
Michael Rupert (Communications Director - michael.rupert@dc.gov and octo.communications@dc.gov)
Benjamin Fritsch (Communications Specialist - benjamin.fritsch@dc.gov)
Nina Liggett (Deputy Communications Director - nina.liggett@dc.gov)
LaQuandra Nesbitt MD, MPH)
Web Maintenance Editor (mainteditor@dc.gov)
Elizabeth Brooks (OCTO - elizabeth.brooks@dc.gov)
Ramona Yun (EOM - ramon.yun1@dc.gov)
Stephanie Black (Messaging Director and Speechwriter, Office of Communications)
Shauntel Ellis (EOM)
Kimberly Henderson (DC Health Communications Director - kimberley.henderson@dc.gov),
Alison Reeves (Public Affairs Specialist - alison.reeves@dc.gov)
Dora Taylor-Lowe (DOH Public Information Officer - dora.taylor-lowe@dc.gov)
Sward Tondoneh (Communications Director for deputy may for health and human services - sward.tondoneh@dc.gov)
LaToya Foster (Director of Communications from Mayor's office of communications - latoya.foster@dc.gov)
Susana Castillo (press secretary - susana.castillo@dc.gov)

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,

Nicole Del Casale

From: Nicole Del Casale

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking information regarding COVID-19 data for the District of Columbia, between the dates of June 15th - June 24th, and between the dates of September 11th - September 20th.

I am requesting information related to: emails, Microsoft Team Chats,

I am looking for correspondence from anyone related to the Contact Trace Force in D.C., and specifically from these people:

Bircan Tekin (OCTO Contractor - bircan.tekin@dc.gov)
Michael Bentivegna (OCTO - michael.bentivegna@dc.gov)
Michael Rupert (Communications Director - michael.rupert@dc.gov and octo.communications@dc.gov)
Benjamin Fritsch (Communications Specialist - benjamin.fritsch@dc.gov)
Nina Liggett (Deputy Communications Director - nina.liggett@dc.gov)
LaQuandra Nesbitt MD, MPH)
Web Maintenance Editor (mainteditor@dc.gov)
Elizabeth Brooks (OCTO - elizabeth.brooks@dc.gov)
Ramona Yun (EOM - ramon.yun1@dc.gov)
Stephanie Black (Messaging Director and Speechwriter, Office of Communications)
Shauntel Ellis (EOM)
Kimberly Henderson (DC Health Communications Director - kimberley.henderson@dc.gov),
Alison Reeves (Public Affairs Specialist - alison.reeves@dc.gov)
Dora Taylor-Lowe (DOH Public Information Officer - dora.taylor-lowe@dc.gov)
Sward Tondoneh (Communications Director for deputy may for health and human services - sward.tondoneh@dc.gov)
LaToya Foster (Director of Communications from Mayor's office of communications - latoya.foster@dc.gov)
Susana Castillo (press secretary - susana.castillo@dc.gov)

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,

Nicole Del Casale

From: U.S. Department of State

Thank you for filing your FOIA request online on 10/30/2020. Here is a review of your request.

The records I request can be described as follows:

To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:I am seeking information regarding COVID-19 data for the District of Columbia, between the dates of June 15th - June 24th, and between the dates of September 11th - September 20th.I am requesting information related to: emails, Microsoft Team Chats,I am looking for correspondence from anyone related to the Contact Trace Force in D.C., and specifically from these people:Bircan Tekin (OCTO Contractor - bircan.tekin@dc.gov)Michael Bentivegna (OCTO - michael.bentivegna@dc.gov)Michael Rupert (Communications Director - michael.rupert@dc.gov and octo.communications@dc.gov)Benjamin Fritsch (Communications Specialist - benjamin.fritsch@dc.gov)Nina Liggett (Deputy Communications Director - nina.liggett@dc.gov)LaQuandra Nesbitt MD, MPH)Web Maintenance Editor (mainteditor@dc.gov)Elizabeth Brooks (OCTO - elizabeth.brooks@dc.gov)Ramona Yun (EOM - ramon.yun1@dc.gov)Stephanie Black (Messaging Director and Speechwriter, Office of Communications)Shauntel Ellis (EOM)Kimberly Henderson (DC Health Communications Director - kimberley.henderson@dc.gov),Alison Reeves (Public Affairs Specialist - alison.reeves@dc.gov)Dora Taylor-Lowe (DOH Public Information Officer - dora.taylor-lowe@dc.gov)Sward Tondoneh (Communications Director for deputy may for health and human services - sward.tondoneh@dc.gov)LaToya Foster (Director of Communications from Mayor's office of communications - latoya.foster@dc.gov)Susana Castillo (press secretary - susana.castillo@dc.gov)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,Nicole Del CasaleUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fdepartment-of-state-14%252Ffoia-request-for-communications-related-to-covid-19-response-and-data-collection-for-the-district-of-columbia-us-department-of-state-102665%252F%253F&url_auth_token=AAAVJmYZfvcbkG45Bq-akqGh4bI%3A1kYWbh%3A_iz6BmLnEw3smaDl21opV7Wj35k

The time period of my request is from 06/15/2020 to 09/20/2020

I am An individual seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use.

I am willing to pay $25 for my request.

I have a compelling need for expeditious handling:
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My additional comments are as follows:

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Contact Information
Ms. Nicole Del Casale
411A Highland Ave
MR102665
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
P: 6172991832
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From: U.S. Department of State

**THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.** Ms.Del Casale: This email responds to yourOctober 30, 2020, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) request received by the U.S. Department of State,Office of Information Programs and Services on October 30, 2020, regarding COVID-19 data for the District of Columbia, between the dates of June 15th - June 24th, and between the dates of September 11th - September 20th. related to the Contact Trace Force in D.C., including your listed @dc.gov email accounts. (Date Range for Record Search: From 6/15/2020 To 9/20/2020).  This Office assigned your request the subject reference number. ThisOffice denies your request because no connection exists between the informationrequested and the U.S. Department of State. Please be advised that most of the records maintained by the Departmentpertain to the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy. See 22 CFR § 171.2. Sincerely, /s/ R. Yousef, for NicholasJ. Cormier Chief,Requester Communications Branch Officeof Information Programs and Services **THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.**

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