Have you encountered a government blocking public information during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The FOI Foundation continues to hear from numerous Texans who have encountered barriers to obtaining public information amid the coronavirus pandemic. We are keeping track of these problems as we work on solutions for how the Texas Public Information Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act should function during such an unprecedented emergency.

If you have encountered a governmental entity stating it will not respond to or fill a Public Information Act request because their office is physically closed or operating with a “skeleton crew” because staff members are working remotely, please let the FOI Foundation know. We also want to know about Open Meetings Act issues related to COVID-19. Contact FOI Foundation executive director Kelley Shannon at kelley.shannon@foift.org.