The Empire Center has filed
62 Freedom of Information Law requests for coronavirus-related records from the Department of Health and other state agencies. The requests demand a broad range of public records documenting the toll of the virus across New York as well as officials’ attempts to contain what became one of the deadliest disasters in state history.
Data Sets Made Available:
8 of 62
Originally compiled and posted on behalf of signatories by Reinvent Albany.
View the original letter as a PDF here, the list of datasets here, and the press release here.
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