Covid-19 Public Documents & Reports

Witness testimony, reports, government records, and more — read the key documents produced by the Covid-19 oversight investigations conducted by Congress, inspectors general, and outside watchdogs.

The Public Documents and Reports database collects the key primary source documents and reports produced by the oversight inquiries into the Covid-19 response. More information about the ongoing investigations themselves can be found in the Oversight Tracker, and you can view all of the priority issues that American Oversight is investigating in the Covid-19 Oversight Hub.

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Date Title Topic(s)
09/09/2020
SBA and Pandemic Loan Fraud
Source: Project on Government Oversight
Type: Documents
Relief Funds and Loans

Internal Small Business Administration (SBA) emails showed the agency enacting key anti-fraud controls in its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program in late July through mid-August after $160 billion had already been disbursed. Emails obtained by Project on Government Oversight cast doubt on SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza’s July 23 statement to the inspector general that SBA was “doing all it can to reduce the risk of fraud on the loan side.”

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Project on Government Oversight
08/09/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (Aug. 9, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s August 9, 2020, report (released on Aug. 31). The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis noted that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House and include confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. The task force noted that 48 states and Washington, DC, were in either the red or yellow zones; Indiana was highlighted as needing mitigation efforts, testing, and contact tracing to be implemented aggressively.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
08/02/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (Aug. 2, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s Aug. 2, 2020 report (released Aug. 31). The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis noted that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House. The report captures information including confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. In this report, the Task Force noted that 23 states were in the “red zone”; widespread transmission from rural to urban areas was occurring in Louisiana; an aggressive continuation of mitigation efforts would need to occur in South Carolina to control spread across the state; and the virus was spreading deeper into rural Oklahoma.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
07/26/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (July 26, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s July 26, 2020, report (released Aug. 31). The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis noted that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House. The report captures information including confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. In this report, the task force noted that 22 states were in the “red zone,” and that Georgia continued to see wide community spread without signs of improvement.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
07/19/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (July 19, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s July 19, 2020, report (released Aug. 31). The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis notes that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House. The report captures information including confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. In this report, the task force noted that 20 states were in the “red zone,” and that South Carolina in particular was seeing broad community spread across the state.

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Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
07/14/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (July 14, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s July 14, 2020, report released Aug. 31). The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis noted that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House. The report captures information including confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. In this report, the task force noted that 19 states were in the “red zone,” and that Georgia in particular was facing record numbers of new cases in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
07/05/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (July 5, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s July 5, 2020, report (released Aug. 31). The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis noted that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House. The Task Force’s report captures information including confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. In this report, the task force noted that 15 states were in the “red zone,” and that Florida in particular was seeing a “significant increase” in new cases.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
06/29/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (June 29, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s June 29, 2020, report (released Aug. 31). The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis noted that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House. The report captures information including confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. In this report, the task force noted that ten states were in the “red zone,” with “significant” increases in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
06/23/2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force Report (June 23, 2020)
Source: White House Coronavirus Task Force
Type: Documents
Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

The White House Coronavirus Task Force’s June 23, 2020, report (released Aug. 31). The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis noted that the report’s contents contradict public statements by the White House. The report captures information including confirmed cases and deaths (both per 100,000), total tests (per 100,000), and positivity rate. The report noted that seven states were in the “red zone” (highest risk of Covid-19 spread) and increases in positive cases were seen in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, and Idaho.

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House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
05/14/2020
50 States Open Records Project: Idaho
Source: Idaho
Type: Documents
State and Federal Coordination, State Issues

Independent watchdog group Accountable.us filed open records requests in all U.S. states and territories to understand how the Trump administration hindered the states’ ability to adequately respond to the pandemic. These are the documents from Idaho.

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Accountable.us
04/24/2020
50 States Open Records Project: Oregon
Source: Oregon
Type: Documents
State and Federal Coordination, State Issues

Independent watchdog group Accountable.us filed open records requests in all U.S. states and territories to understand how the Trump administration hindered the states’ ability to adequately respond to the pandemic. These are the documents from Oregon.

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Accountable.us
04/01/2020
50 States Open Records Project: Georgia
Source: Georgia
Type: Documents
State and Federal Coordination, State Issues

Independent watchdog group Accountable.us filed open records requests in all US states and territories to understand how the Trump administration’s incompetence hindered the states’ ability to adequately respond to COVID-19. These are the documents from Georgia.

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Accountable.us