New York City, N.Y., Apr 3, 2020 / 16:30 pm
The threat of the coronavirus has hit nursing homes of the Archdiocese of New York especially hard, with families now being advised to bring their loved ones home if possible.
Fr. John Anderson, vice president for mission integration at ArchCare, a "post-acute delivery system" of the Archdiocese of New York, told CNA on Friday that the system's CEO has advised families with loved ones in ArchCare nursing homes to bring them home if they can be cared for there.
NBC News reported on Thursday that ArchCare's nursing homes have been especially hard-hit by the crisis, with more than 200 COVID-19 cases among residents.
"Our nursing homes are desperately in need of PPE [personal protective equipment]," Fr. John Anderson told CNA.