Visitation Rules Set to Change for Nursing Homes

New rules covering visitation to nursing homes take effect Friday. For counties with COVID-19 positivity rates below 5 percent on a 7-day rolling average, the state prefers but will not mandate testing of visits, and rapid tests can be used. Visitors may provide proof of Read More …

Republicans Want Federal Probe of Covid-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Four Republican state senators from Suffolk County Friday that they want a federal investigation after a report that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo underreported nursing home deaths in the Covid-19 epidemic. On Thursday, New York State Attorney General Tish James’ issued a report that said that Read More …

Update: James Challenges Cuomo on Count of Covid-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Updated: General Letitia James Thursday accused the Cuomo administration of undercounting the number of Covid-19 deaths of patients at nursing homes. State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker replied that the state numbers were not an undercount of the total number of the deaths but rather Read More …

Cuomo Wants Hospitals to Pick Up the Pace of Covid-19 Vaccinations

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned hospitals¬† Monday to pick up the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations, adding that New York State will provide workers to help administer the vaccinations in nursing homes. He ran through a list of hospital vaccination rates, naming those with lower rates, Read More …

Feds to Handle Nursing Home Vaccination Program, Cuomo Says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that the federal government will run a program to provide vaccinations to residents and staff of nursing homes in New York State.  “They contract with medical companies, drug companies to actually do the vaccinations of nursing home residents and nursing home staff. A state can opt in Read More …