Memorandum from Dr. Thompson to Dr. Whalen at the New York State Department of Health on the topic of mass gatherings. The memo explains an amendment to section 225 of the Public Health Law, which was enacted in response to problems at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969.
The writer specifies that future events should be required to provide a “wholesome food and sanitary food service” along with “insect and noxious weed control”.
May 11 1970
New York State Archives. New York (State). Dept. of Health. Commissioner's Office. Subject files. 13307-82. Box 41, Folder 17, Pages 3-4.
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