Helping Residents and Workers at Nursing Homes Protect Themselves Against Coronavirus

May 11, 2020
On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new rules and restrictions to protect nursing homes from COVID-19 during his daily press briefing. Under Cuomo's order, nursing home staff must be tested for the virus twice a week, hospitals can no longer discharge a patient to a nursing home unless they've tested negative for COVID-19, and nursing homes that do not follow these procedures will lose their licenses. Lindsay Heckler, Supervising Attorney, Center for Elder Law & Justice, explains what else can be done to help this vulnerable age group.
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