COVID cases and deaths are rising again in nursing homes across the country due to the highly contagious omicron variant. Staffing shortages are adding to strain and workers report "moral distress."
A federal push to reach both residents and staff at long-term care facilities is winding down, leaving many workers who care for the elderly and vulnerable unvaccinated.
In prioritizing a Department of Justice request over one from state lawmakers, Cuomo says a "void" of information was created. But all the numbers reported were accurate, he said.
A report issued by Attorney General Letitia James concluded the New York State Department of Health numbers fell short by "as much as 50%."