National Guard deployed to New York nursing homes amid staff shortages

Cailey Gleeson -

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul deployed 60 National Guard teams to nursing homes throughout the state to relieve staff shortages and rising COVID-19 infections, Lohud reported Dec. 1.

The deployment consists of 120 National Guard members, all of whom are medical technicians or combat medics, grouped into two-person teams. 

Nine long-term care facilities are set to receive teams thus far. The Department of Health is coordinating with facilities to ensure their needs are met through the deployments. 


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