nursing homes

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said the state might want to administer booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines in nursing homes.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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A controversial state law in New York that granted special legal protections to nursing homes, hospitals and other health care providers could be repealed under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Legislature.

A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared at the New York State drive-thru vaccination site at Plattsburgh International Airport.
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

COVID-19 vaccines have proved effective in Connecticut nursing homes, according to new data from what is reportedly the first study to look at how vaccines work specifically in nursing homes.

Democratic N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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New York State Legislative leaders have announced agreement on a bill to curb Governor Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure comes as Cuomo is embroiled in two scandals, over his nursing home policies during the coronavirus, and accusations of sexually harassing former staffers.

The New York Capitol Building in Albany
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New York state could require nursing homes to spend a certain amount of their revenue on direct patient care, mandate transparent reporting of COVID-19 deaths of residents at those facilities and more under a package of bills passed by the State Senate Monday.