Hershey to Health Department: Better Data Needed to Assess COVID-19 Impact
Feb 26, 2021

HARRISBURG – Under questioning from Rep. John Hershey on Thursday, Pennsylvania Department of Health officials estimated 80% to 85% compliance among skilled nursing facilities in reporting COVID-19 cases and deaths.

“With the amount of nursing homes we have in Pennsylvania, that’s still dozens you’re not hearing from. I would just encourage you guys in the future to continue trying to get this data to the best of our abilities, so that we know the impact this horrible virus has had on our senior living facilities,” Hershey said.

Hershey is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is holding hearings with agencies to start crafting a 2021-22 state budget.

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