Dear Middlesex County,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
The total number of, if any, Covid_19 related complaints/Investigations/compliance checks/outdoor seating assistance (for retail food establishments) conducted by Middlesex county registered environmental health specialists(REHS') between March 2020 and March 2021.Excluding Edison and Woodbridge Townships/ including any all aforementioned responses to all other middlesex county municipalities. Please submit any and all of said numbers broken down by month and municipality.
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December 7, 2021
[OPRA #27421 email]
Re: "The total number of, if any, Covid_19related
complaints/Investigations/. . ." (March '20-21) – GovQA Reference
Dear Mr. Rear:
We are in receipt of your OPRA Request as referenced. As you may know, the
purpose of OPRA is to make“identifiable records accessible” [see MAG
Entertainment, LLC v. Division ofAlcohol Beverage Control, 375, N.J.
Super. 534 (App. Div. 2006)] tothis end:
“A recordscustodian is not required “to conduct research among its
records…and correlatedata from various government records in the
custodian’s possession.” To qualify under OPRA, then, the requestmust
reasonably identify a record and not generally data, information
orstatistics.” [See Bent v. Twp. of Stafford Police Department,
Custodianof Records, 381 N.J. Super. 30, 37-38 (App. Div. 2005).]
Pursuant to your OPRA request concerning records on thereferenced
matter(s),please be advised that this Office does not have any records
which match yourrequest.
Middlesex County Office of Health Services
35 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick, NJ08816
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