List of Washington County schools with reported COVID-19 cases

Open Justice Baltimore filed this request with the Washington County Health Department of Washington County, MD.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Open Justice Baltimore


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting a list of the names of all Washington County schools (both public and private) that have reported positive cases of COVID-19, along with the total number of cases reported at each of those schools. The information I am requesting should not contain any personally identifiable information (and any such information should be redacted), only numbers reported by the schools. For background information, the data I am requesting is discussed in the article "Maryland schools will have to report any coronavirus cases — but health officials don’t plan to publicize the data", which can be found here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/education/bs-pr-md-schools-coronavirus-data-20201005-20201009-3zwydnjpqjhbfemnblepumy3ii-story.html.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Open Justice Baltimore

From: Washington County Health Department

Hello,

We are in discussions with the Maryland Department of Health and state and
local education officials about the best way to release this information.
Some school systems have expressed concerns about the release of any
identifying information. We also continue to encourage school systems to be
communicative with families in conveying relevant COVID-19 information that
may impact students.

Thank you,
Danielle

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Danielle R. Stahl
Public Information Officer/Program Coordinator
Washington County Health Department
Office: 240-313-3302
Fax: 240-313-3305
washcohealth.org
facebook.com/washheal <http://www.facebook.com/washhealth>th
<http://www.facebook.com/washhealth>

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From: Washington County Health Department

Hello Open Justice Baltimore,

Please see the attached response regarding your PIA request for COVID-19
cases in Washington County Schools.

Thank you,

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Danielle R. Stahl
Public Information Officer/Program Coordinator
Washington County Health Department
Office: 240-313-3302
Fax: 240-313-3305
washcohealth.org
facebook.com/washheal <http://www.facebook.com/washhealth>th
<http://www.facebook.com/washhealth>

washcopathfinder.com

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the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may
contain information that is privileged, or exempt from disclosure under
applicable law. If the reader of this email is not the intended recipient,
you are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from reading,
disseminating, distributing, or copying this communication. If you have
received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and
destroy the original transmission.

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