Congressman Kim Presses for More PPE, Data to Secure Long-Term Care Facilities in Coronavirus Crisis
Congressman Kim Presses for More PPE, Data to
Secure Long-Term Care Facilities in Coronavirus Crisis
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) pressed for additional personal protective equipment for long-term care facilities, and for data on the impact the crisis has had on these facilities, during a briefing on the topic by the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
“We know, at least from all the long-term care centers I talked to in my district, we know that they did not have enough personal protective equipment,” said Congressman Kim, who continued, “Another area where we’ve seen widespread consensus is that we don’t have enough data.”
The Congressman’s full remarks and questions to experts testifying before the Select Committee can be found here.
Today’s briefing comes as new reporting shows that an estimated 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths in the United States are linked to nursing homes and long-term care facilities and more than 600 nursing home employees have died.
Information about Congressman Kim’s actions to contain the Coronavirus pandemic and address the ongoing economic impact can be found on his website by clicking here.
Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.