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US Justice Department says New Jersey failed veterans in state-run homes during COVID-19

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state-run veterans homes were unprepared to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 outbreak and suffered a “systemic inability” to implement care, the U.S. Justice Department said in an investigative report released Thursday. In a scathing, 43-page report, the Justice Department outlines failures at the homes in Menlo Park and Paramus, citing poor communication and a lack of staff competency that let the virus spread “virtually unchecked throughout the facilities.” The report found that even after the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department arrived in New Jersey...

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