National Guard, CDC To Aid Connecticut Nursing Home Inspections
The National Guard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help Connecticut officials inspect nursing homes.
Nearly half of Connecticut’s COVID-19 deaths are connected to nursing homes. Last week, the state Department of Public Health started inspections of every facility in Connecticut.
Josh Geballe, the state’s chief operating officer, says they’re getting help from about 30 members of the Connecticut National Guard.
“People who in their day jobs are EMTs or nurses, or in some case sanitarians, who are going to be complementing that work so that we can do even more detailed reviews, and potentially even more frequently.”
Geballe says the CDC has been deployed to several other states. Officials say the additional manpower will allow them to do more inspections and respond quicker.
The head of Connecticut’s nursing home association says he welcomes state inspections.
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