According to the New York state mandate, all nursing homes are required to admit recovering COVID-19 patients, despite the fact that they might be contagious.
Many recovering patients have been admitted to the Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since last March. Initially, there was only one COVID-19 positive patient. However, within a month the pandemic has assumed a monstrous shape and has taken over 24 lives.
Despite the death toll, it is still mandatory for the Long Island nursing home to admit COVID-19 patients. Some claim that this has led to a worsening of the overall condition.