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The dispute over the Wolf administration’s handling of coronavirus in nursing homes, explained

State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said the coronavirus typically enters nursing homes through workers who don’t have symptoms.
By Ed Mahon

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The coronavirus exploited failure of Pa. health officials to improve long-standing problems with nursing home oversight

The Wolf administration was repeatedly warned of dangerously low minimum staffing and weak and inconsistent inspections, all problems that could have made the outbreak worse.

By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

‘Nursing homes as we know them are over’: COVID-19 fuels push to home-based care

“It’s going to be really hard to go back from that because now we’ve seen that it’s possible to do this and patients like getting telehealth and care at home."
By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Thousands of deaths later, Pa. finally mandates universal testing in nursing homes, but not for another month

The Wolf administration in May touted widespread testing, but its plan fell short and, as of early June, only 75 of about 1,900 facilities had done it.

By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA