University of Colorado Boulder lacks public coronavirus data on race, ethnicity

Daily Camera (Boulder): Somewhere at the University of Colorado Boulder, the site of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak, there are records containing public health data related to more than 1,000 students who have tested positive for the disease on campus since March 1.

But data about the racial breakdown of those students is not available to the public or Boulder County Public Health because of backlogged reporting and delays in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment rolling out a new data system for tracking coronavirus, CU Boulder officials said.

The Daily Camera filed an open records request with CU Boulder for data about its coronavirus cases broken down by students, faculty, staff and by race for three periods of time between March 1 and Sept. 25.

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