NURSING HOME DEATHS
Feds ask Gov. Whitmer for Michigan nursing home data to see if COVID-19 response warrants investigation
Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan nursing home data linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as part of an effort to find out if the state’s response warrants a federal investigation. Officials want to find out if state orders requiring nursing homes to admit COVID-19 positive patients are responsible for the deaths of residents. The Civil Rights Division is considering an investigation into whether nursing home residents had their rights violated. MORE: Michigan lawmaker calls COVID-19 nursing home policy ‘most idiotic thing we could come up with’Finally, it asks for the number of people who were admitted to public nursing homes after they had already tested positive for COVID-19. Michigan, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania required nursing homes to admit COVID-19 positive patients and received letters from the Justice Department.