Ashby: Attorney General’s Report Confirms Gov And DOH Mishandled Nursing Homes During Pandemic

Statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) on the report released by Attorney General Leticia James on the Department of Health’s (DOH) underreporting of nursing home deaths by 50 percent

“The governor’s efforts to hide the depth of lives lost due to COVID-19 in our nursing homes is deeply unsettling. Knowing the governor and DOH withheld important information from the public calls into question so many other aspects of the pandemic response. It is time for the state Legislature to end the governor’s emergency powers and step in to provide greatly-needed oversight.”

Ashby sits on the Assembly Committees on Aging and Health.