TRENTON, NJ (AP) — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law four bills aimed at improving nursing home care after the COVID-19 outbreak devastated long-term care center residents and at times overwhelmed facilities.
The residents and staff of our long-term care facilities have borne an outsized burden of this pandemic.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) September 16, 2020
Murphy said Wednesday that residents and staff at the state’s facilities had “borne an outsized burden of this pandemic.”
Long-term care residents account for roughly half of the state’s more than 14,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to state Health Department figures.