In the aftermath of nearly 150 deaths due to the coronavirus at veteran homes, Gov. Phil Murphy has shaken up leadership at New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Rep. Josh Gottheimer placed the blame for the lack of a national plan allowing the coronavirus to spread and ensuing economic fallout with the man at the top, Donald Trump.
U.S. Congress members from North Jersey, lead by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, want to know why the Garden State was denied a request for additional medical personnel to help combat outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
A federal report on the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation II facility found the center where nearly 100 people have died was not in substantial compliance with federal requirements and fined the operator of the facility just over $220,000.
With unemployment claims in New Jersey passing one million after weekly figures were released May 7, state officials spoke about the progress in processing those claims. Additionally, The governor announced that the National Guard will be deployed to long-term care facilities beginning this coming weekend.
In the light the crisis at the Andover Subacute Rehabilitation Center, Rep. Josh Gottheimer is advocating for more help at long-term care facilities in his district.