Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a criminal investigation into possible criminal neglect at Pennsylvania's nursing homes, where the death toll from Covid-19 is an astonishing 68.6%.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has the responsibility of regulating and licensing nursing homes, but suspended its annual surveys as a result of the pandemic.
Health Secretary Rachel Levine in fact directed nursing homes to accept new residents who tested positive for Covid-19, despite objections from the American Health Care Association that the virus would spread like a California wildfire.
And so it did.
Amidst calls for her resignation, Dr. Levine yesterday announced sweeping changes at the Commonwealth's embattled nursing homes, to include the testing of all residents and staff.
AG Shapiro has established a public email for reports of neglect. It's neglect-COVID@attorneygeneral.gov.