New Yorkers are rightly outraged about the mounting number of deaths at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities statewide. It’s time for our state government to do the right thing and take action to protect all workers, residents, and our communities.
I’m an assisted-living facility worker and COVID-19 survivor. I contracted the virus while working without protective equipment and entering rooms without knowing whether patients were infected with COVID.
When I got sick, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to provide for my family. And I was concerned about telling my three-year-old daughter she had to stay away from me.
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