State tells nursing homes: Be transparent about coronavirus -- or we will out you

After complaints about a lack of transparency regarding outbreaks of the coronavirus in long-term care facilities in New Jersey, the state Department of Health is issuing a clear directive on how facilities must notify staff, residents and their families about COVID-19 cases. State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli made the announcement Saturday after NJ Advance Media reported families have been unable to get timely, accurate information from nursing homes caring for their loved ones. Some staff members also alleged they were kept in the dark about who had the virus even as they tried desper...


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