Press Herald sues to force state to identify schools that had chickenpox outbreaks

Portland Press Herald

Sig Schutz is mentioned in this article on the chickenpox outbreak in Maine schools. The Portland Press Herald has sued the state in an attempt to force it to release names after the Maine CDC refused.


Sigmund Schutz, the Press Herald’s attorney, said the state has no legal basis for denying the newspaper’s request.

“I completely support the CDC’s decision to release immunization data by school,” Schutz said. “The same logic would apply relative to releasing the names of the schools that had chickenpox outbreaks.”

Schutz wrote in the court complaint that there’s “no meaningful legal or logical difference” between the two data sets.

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Maine releases chickenpox outbreak records after Press Herald sues