REPORT: The Murphy Administration wanted mask wearers penalized at COVID-ravaged N.J. veterans homes
TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s veterans homes have been among the hardest hit places in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we have more insight into the reasons behind the severity of the outbreaks, and it doesn’t reflect well on the Murphy Administration.
On Tuesday, The Record and NorthJersey.com dropped a bombshell story after having reviewed emails which show masks were not only banned in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic but the Murphy Administration encouraged veterans home managers to penalize violators, including suspending repeat violators…
“Managers at New Jersey’s veterans homes where more than 190 residents have died from COVID-19 not only barred employees from wearing protective masks during the first weeks of the outbreak, they devised a series of penalties with the help of Gov. Phil Murphy’s office against nurses who wore the homes’ masks without permission.