Report: Cuomo nursing home mandate caused more deaths |

Report: Cuomo nursing home mandate caused more deaths

Updated: June 18, 2021 05:58 AM
Created: June 18, 2021 05:14 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)—A new report looking into the Cuomo administration's handling of nursing homes found the order caused more deaths and should have been changed sooner.

The  242-page report was done by the New York State Bar Association Task Force, and it focused primarily on nursing homes and long-term care. More specifically, the Cuomo admin's controversial executive order that forced residents with COVID  to return to nursing homes despite still testing positive for the virus.

Cuomo reversed it two months later in May.

In its findings, the report said the mandate remained in effect weeks longer than necessary.

The governor has defended the order saying he was following CDC guidelines.

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