ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — March 25 marks two years since the former administration ordered COVID-positive patients to recover in nursing homes. Lawmakers are now proposing to make March 25 “We Care Remembrance Day.”
The legislation would honor the lives of nursing home residents who died from COVID. They’re also calling for a separate bill to investigate former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the nursing home deaths.
To continue raising awareness, New Yorkers are encouraged to light a candle on Friday night. Those who lost their loved ones gathered outside the Capitol Wednesday to remember the 15,000 and seek justice for them—asking for more transparency with the new administration.
“There’s no reason not to do an investigation. We need to find out where resources went,” said Sen. Sue Serino. “We need to see the emails, like a thorough investigation. Because it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when something like this happens again—and we don’t ever want this to happen again to our loved ones.”