Governor Como claims he never signed an order saying that nursing home had to take positive COVID-19 cases.
According to Politifact, “Cuomo has been dogged by criticism for months over his March advisory directing nursing homes in the state to accept patients who had or were suspected of having COVID-19. As long as they were medically stable, the notice said, it was appropriate to move patients in. Further, nursing homes were prohibited from requiring that medically stable prospective residents be tested for the virus before they arrived.”
Between March 25 and May 8, approximately 6,326 COVID-positive patients were admitted to nursing homes, according to a state health department report.
Now, let’s get back to you what the governor said on MSNBC. He claims that none of his orders required nursing homes to accept COVID positive patients. This is simply not the case as you can see from the information provided above.
It appears the governor was trying to use a technicality to weasel his way out of having to accept responsibility for his actions.