New York nursing homes | WAMC

New York nursing homes

From left to right: New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, Senator James Tedisco, State Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh
Lucas Willard / WAMC

A group of Capital Region lawmakers is again pushing for an independent review of nursing home-related deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.

Governor Andrew Cuomo calls a federal Department of Justice probe into New York’s nursing home policies at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic “political,” and says President Donald Trump’s Justice Department is targeting Democratic governors. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says visitors will now be allowed for patients at hospitals and residents of group homes for the developmentally disabled. But nursing home visits remain off limits for now.