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Legislature To Hold Hearings On COVID-19 Deaths In NYS Nursing Homes

Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, at right, speaks at a rally for survivors of childhood sexual abuse Monday.
Karen DeWitt

In August, the New York State Legislature will hold hearings on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s policy on nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis, including a controversial March 25th directive that required the homes to readmit residents who were in the hospital with COVID-19. Karen DeWitt spoke with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who says she’s keeping an open mind. 

Karen DeWitt is Capitol Bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, a network of public radio stations in New York state. She has covered state government and politics for the network since 1990.
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