Nursing homes could be forced to close if staff shortages worsen

September 23, 2021

We’ve all heard dire reports about the dearth of workers in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but the situation continues to deteriorate — and the growing number of mask mandates, which are vital, could exacerbate the crisis.

Why it matters: Stalwarts of the care community could be forced to close if they can’t find enough people to fill open positions or if current workers are forced into such onerous shifts that they can’t take it anymore.

Driving the news: Come next Monday, all health care workers in New York state will face termination if they don’t have at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot.

Read the full article from Axios here.