DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response

DOH Commissioner Defends NJ Nursing Home COVID Response: Amid ongoing claims that the state’s efforts fell short in combatting the COVID crisis in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli defended the state’s response to the...
Pandemic Restrictions to Be Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Residents at NJ Nursing Homes

Pandemic Restrictions to Be Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Residents at NJ Nursing Homes

Pandemic Restrictions Relaxed for Fully Vaccinated Nursing Home Residents: With an eye to supporting residents’ physical, mental, and emotional health, a new DOH directive signals a return to normal. The continued decline of new COVID cases and hospitalizations and...
CDC Investigates Link between Unvaccinated Workers and Increasing Nursing Home Cases

CDC Investigates Link between Unvaccinated Workers and Increasing Nursing Home Cases

Investigation on Unvaccinated Workers and Increasing Nursing Home Cases Correspondence:  Low vaccination rates among American nursing home workers are being linked to a recent rise in nursing home COVID cases and deaths, says an Associated Press article. The Centers...
Nursing Home Staffing Issues May Worsen with Federal Vaccine Mandate

Nursing Home Staffing Issues May Worsen with Federal Vaccine Mandate

Nursing Home Staffing Issues May Worsen with Federal Vaccine Mandate: Low staffing, a common cause of nursing home neglect, could increase in the wake of mandate enforcement. As announced in a CNN article, on Jan. 13 the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold a federal...
Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist

Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist

Nursing Home Residents Suffer as Overly Strict Covid Restrictions Persist: Social distancing and limited visitation amount to continued isolation for lonely and infirm residents. Despite a significantly lower risk for transmitting COVID-19 following the vaccination of...
Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Blocked by Federal Judge

Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Blocked by Federal Judge

Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Blocked by Federal Judge:  On November 30, President’ Biden’s mandate requiring hospital and nursing home workers to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4 was blocked by a federal judge, according to a New York Times article. With his...