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New York Nursing Homes Told To Take COVID-19 Patients

A major battle continues to boil in New York State, one of the hardest-hit states in the union by the coronavirus. At the heart of this problem is a March 25th order issued by the state health department and supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo which said: “nursing homes cannot deny readmission or admission solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19”.

Recovering COVID patients released into nursing homes

The purpose of the rule, according to state officials, was to expand capacity for the predicted crush of those patients who were seriously ill with COVID-19 and needed acute care beds.