HCPSS MPIA Request #2022-079

Colleen Morris
Howard County Education Association
Requested Information
Can I please have a copy of any and all COVID related recommendations Dr. Maura Rossman (HCHD) has sent to HCPSS from August to January 5th?
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, and per discussions to date, below are emails and attachments resulting from a search of the @hcpss mailbox for our Coordinator of Health Services between August 1, 2021, through January 13, 2021, from either Dr. Maura Rossman or Dr. Kelly Russo of the Howard County Health Department where the keyword "Recommendation(s)" included what mitigation strategies the school system should be using.

Please note, the above parameters may not identify every time a recommendation was made by the Howard County Health Department regarding mitigation strategies if other terms were used. Unless additional search parameters can be provided, a manual search would take significant additional time for staff to review all communications during the timeframe requested. 

Responsive Documents
Exemptions found within these records include:
- Under MPIA GP § 4-330, we have redacted sociological information where it contains personal phone numbers, addresses (also under MPIA GP § 4-331 for personal contact information specifically of public employees), and/or has the potential to pose a risk to individual safety or privacy.
- Under MPIA GP § 4-329 we have redacted medical or psychological information about an individual.
- Under MPIA GP § 4-338, which requires a custodian to deny inspection of information about the security of an IT system, we have redacted unique internal meeting identifiers such as login information.
Redactions on pages 3-5 are for non-responsive content that, although in the same email chain, does not contain recommendations fitting the parameters of this request.

*Some request language is summarized to include the requester's specific document requests and legally protected information (such as personally identifiable information of a student) or personal, defamatory and malicious content removed at the discretion of the school system.

**Responses containing legally protected information available only to the person of interest are omitted from the above report.

***Howard County Public Schools reserves the right to remove erroneous or outdated documents from this site.