National Guard deployed to New York nursing homes amid staff shortages

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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