Hershey to Health Department: Better Data Needed to Assess COVID-19 Impact
2/25/2021
HARRISBURG – Under questioning from Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) on Thursday, Pennsylvania Department of Health officials estimated 80% to 85% compliance among skilled nursing facilities in reporting COVID-19 cases and deaths.

“With the amount of nursing homes we have in Pennsylvania, that’s still dozens you’re not hearing from. I would just encourage you guys in the future to continue trying to get this data to the best of our abilities, so that we know the impact this horrible virus has had on our senior living facilities,” Hershey said.

Hershey is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is holding hearings with agencies to start crafting a 2021-22 state budget.




Representative John Hershey
82nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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