Walsh Comments on Comptroller Report Related To Covid-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Statement from Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston)

“I applaud the State Comptroller’s office for conducting and producing this very important audit, which shows the New York State Health Department concealed data conveying the actual number of COVID-19 related deaths in nursing homes,” said Walsh. “Additionally, these findings further support those which were released late last year as part of the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s impeachment investigation into the former governor.

“While many of us are beyond ready to leave this pandemic behind us, those who were separated from their loved ones in these facilities – or, even more tragically, lost loved ones without the opportunity to say their goodbyes may not be ready to move forward without closure or answers. It is critical that we learn from the previous administration's mishandling of COVID-19 in nursing homes.This audit provides us with further evidence of their wrongdoing and helps us hold those who misled the public accountable.”