JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves does not plan to issue a mask mandate for schools, even as COVID-19 cases are proliferating in a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Justice Department told Gov. Tom Wolf's office on Thursday that it has decided not to open an investigation into whether Pennsylvania violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept residents who had been treated for COVID-19 in a hospital.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday it will not open a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan's nursing homes.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators nervous.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Only about 10% of the nursing homes in Kansas regulated by the federal government have met the industry's goal for vaccinating their workers against COVID-19, according to government data.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 on the rise again and many nursing home staffers unvaccinated, families still lack easy access to crucial Medi…
WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 on the rise again and many nursing home staffers unvaccinated, families still lack easy access to crucial Medicare immunization data that will help them pick the right facility for their loved one.
BRISBANE, Australia — The top health official in Australia’s Queensland state is advising adults under age 40 not to take the AstraZeneca coro…
Nursing home facilities are in charge of keeping our most vulnerable safe and yet the coronavirus has left them battered. How did it come to be that our most vulnerable were left so at risk to this deadly disease? Bill Hammond, Public Health Policy expert at the Empire Center who uncovered New York's nursing home scandal weighs in.
Last summer there was talk of replacing Joe Biden with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination. Now, his future is less bright as he's besieged with a crisis on two fronts, sexual harassment claims and a cover-up of COVID deaths in nursing homes. What does the future hold for the Democrats once brightest star?
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 31 new deaths from the virus Wednesday, the most confirmed in a 24-hour period.
Delivery firms have received guidance from Trump administration officials to prepare freezer farms in the middle of the country and get ready to load vaccines onto trucks no later than Nov. 1.
The ill employee was allowed to keep working because the care center in Oskaloosa failed to adequately screen staff for symptoms at the beginning of their shifts, state inspectors wrote.
Even when it comes wrapped in plastic, a hug can convey tenderness, relief, love and devotion.
Four state senators said the money paid for TestNebraska should instead be used to beef up Nebraska's own public health system and testing capabilities.
It's asking for the public's help in collecting 5,000 cloth face masks over the next few days to distribute to Nebraska nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospices.
Fourteen nursing homes — all but one in rural counties — have closed in Nebraska this year, more than twice the number in 2018, which itself set a record. The trend worries nursing home associations and advocacy groups alike.