WATCH: NYS hearings on the impact of COVID-19 on Residential Health Care Facilities

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Legislature will host a hearing on the impacts COVID-19 had in residential health care facilities in NYC, Long Island and Westchester.

Legislators will hear recommendations on improving safety protocols inside healthcare facilities to help reduce COVID-19 transmission and mortality rates.

About 6,300 residential health care facilities residents are presumed to have died from COVID-19, representing approximately 20 percent of the total COVID-19 fatalities in the state of New York, according to data from the Department of Health as of July 13.

The first of the two hearings will be held Monday August 3 at 10 a.m.

It will be livestreamed on the Senate’s webpage.

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