“I simply wish to reiterate as soon as once more that the coverage that the Division of Well being put out was in line instantly with the March 13 directive put out by (Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention) and (Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Companies) that learn, and I quote, ‘Nursing houses ought to admit any people from hospitals the place Covid is current,'” stated Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa on Saturday throughout a briefing. “Not might, ought to … that’s President (Donald) Trump’s CMS and CDC.”
Cuomo, a Democrat, stated later within the briefing that he was making an attempt to depoliticize the difficulty by saying, “New York adopted the President’s company’s steerage, in order that de-politicizes it. What New York did was observe what the Republican administration stated to do.
“So do not criticize this state for following the President’s coverage.”
New York’s Division of Well being issued a press release Friday saying it was nonetheless compiling its information and adopted the rules from CMS about nursing houses admitting individuals who had Covid-19.