1199SEIU Pres. Gresham’s Statement on the NYS DOH Report on COVID-19 Infections and Fatalities in Nursing Homes

July 6, 2020

New York, NY - 1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding the release of the New York State Department of Health’s report on COVID-19 infections and fatalities in nursing homes:

“Nursing home caregivers did everything they could to support the residents they know and love through this terrible pandemic. They did so at great physical and emotional cost, in many cases without adequate personal protective equipment and while being denied needed paid sick time. The 60,000 1199SEIU members who work in New York nursing homes have been raising their voices since the beginning of this pandemic to demand that both residents and workers be protected and respected. They will continue to do so.”