Other (indicate in message) Submitted: August 13, 2020 | Updated: November 19, 2020

(August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

Hello Buncombe County, NC Department of Health:

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information:

Please provide all report data of COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings in Buncombe County, NC from March 1, 2020 to August 15, 2020.

Specifically, this request seeks Outbreak Event data reporting COVID-19 clusters, including COVID-19 Outbreak/Cluster Worksheets submitted by the Buncombe County, NC Department of Health to the Communicable Disease Branch of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, as well as all North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System outbreak events and clusters reported by calls, emails and other contacts to the Epidemiologist on Call and Communicable Disease Branch staff of NC DHHS of events listed in the settings below.

Please provide public records of all Buncombe County, NC Outbreak Events and Clusters in the following settings from March 1, 2020 to August 15, 2020:

1) Occupational settings, including:
o Food processing plants
o Production facilities
o Distribution facilities
o Factories
o Construction sites
o Retail settings
o Office buildings

2) Educational settings, including:
o Childcare facilities
o Schools
o Colleges or universities

3) Other community settings, including:
o Religious gatherings
o Camps
o Other large gatherings or events

Thank you for your assistance!"
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Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 19, 2020 3:33 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    Lillian Govus <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 19, 2020, 3:33 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. We’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • November 13, 2020 1:38 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    Lillian Govus <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 13, 2020, 1:38 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Hello Sunshine, I can provide the following information from Buncombe County Health & Human Services: In response to your request, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-143, all information and records that identify a person who has or may have a disease or condition required to be reported pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall be strictly confidential. This information shall not be released or made public except for certain exceptions. This public record request does not meet any of the exceptions.
    NCDHHS provides the CV-19 clusters report here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/outbreaks-and-clusters

    Thanks,

     

    Kassi Day

    Communications & Public Engagement PIO

    p. (828) 250-4119 c. (828) 767-3226

    199 College St. – Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Honesty. Integrity. Collaboration. Equity.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 11, 2020 12:29 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 11, 2020, 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We’re checking in again on this request to see if there’s any update to report? We will follow up again at the end of this month if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 7, 2020 3:19 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 7, 2020, 3:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Thank you! We will follow up again in late-October if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 28, 2020 8:40 am

    3 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 28, 2020, 8:40 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Hello Sunshine, my apologies, I thought I had confirmed receipt. This has been received and forwarded to the Health Department. Thanks

     

    Kassi Day
    Communications & Public Engagement PIO
    p. (828) 250-4119 c. (828) 767-3226
    199 College St. – Asheville, NC 28801
    Respect. Honesty. Integrity. Collaboration. Equity.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 25, 2020 4:04 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 25, 2020, 4:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    We just wanted to follow up on this request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Can you please confirm that it has been received and is being processed?

     

    If your office is not the appropriate contact for this request and there’s someone else at the health department we should send requests like this to please let us know.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 13, 2020 4:42 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 13, 2020, 4:42 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings 03/01/20 – 08/15/20

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Department of Health:

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    Please provide all report data of COVID-19 Clusters in Occupational, Educational, and Community Settings in Buncombe County, NC from March 1, 2020 to August 15, 2020.

     

    Specifically, this request seeks Outbreak Event data reporting COVID-19 clusters, including COVID-19 Outbreak/Cluster Worksheets submitted by the Buncombe County, NC Department of Health to the Communicable Disease Branch of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, as well as all North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System outbreak events and clusters reported by calls, emails and other contacts to the Epidemiologist on Call and Communicable Disease Branch staff of NC DHHS of events listed in the settings below.

     

    Please provide public records of all Buncombe County, NC Outbreak Events and Clusters in the following settings from March 1, 2020 to August 15, 2020:

     

    1) Occupational settings, including:
    o Food processing plants
    o Production facilities
    o Distribution facilities
    o Factories
    o Construction sites
    o Retail settings
    o Office buildings

     

    2) Educational settings, including:
    o Childcare facilities
    o Schools
    o Colleges or universities

     

    3) Other community settings, including:
    o Religious gatherings
    o Camps
    o Other large gatherings or events

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Editor’s Note: Please note that we cannot commit to covering any fees or associated costs related to any requests on our site. If there will need to be any potential costs incurred in order to process the request, please let us know – In that case, we would ask that you please do not proceed, and we will note any info you provide on our site. We would then mark the request as “Completed.” Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 13, 2020 3:52 pm

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending