NY lawmakers push Cuomo to lift remaining COVID restrictions at nursing homes

NY lawmakers push Cuomo to lift remaining COVID restrictions at nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo lift remaining restrictions for visits at nursing homes, according to a letter sent by two dozen Democratic lawmakers to the governor this week. New York lifted many restrictions on nursing home visits this spring in light of federal guidance that, in part, cleared the way for loved ones to hug residents if both are vaccinated.  But some nursing homes in New York are still only allowing one or two visitors at a time to visit loved ones for as little as 30 minutes once or twice a week, sometimes with hours limited to weekdays.

 

Photo: Rosa DeSoto, left, embraces her 93-year-old mother, Gloria DeSoto, who suffers from dementia, inside the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)