FOIA Number: GA-DPH-20-1137

No Records Response from Georgia Department of Public Health Related to Collection of COVID-19 Patients’ Racial or Ethnic Identities

May 6, 2020
The Georgia Department of Public Health stated that it had no records of guidance, instructions, or similar concerning the Department’s collection of the racial or ethnic identities of COVID-19 patients.

ORR to Georgia DPH for Directives Addressing the Collection of COVID Patient Racial Demographic Data

May 1, 2020
An Open Records Act to the Georgia Department of Public Health seeking agency directives and guidance addressing the agency’s failure to record the race or ethnicity of patients being tested or treated for COVID-19, which reduced the ability of national health experts to evaluate whether the virus is disproportionately affecting communities of color.