Severe Staffing and Personal Protective Equipment Shortages Faced by Nursing Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal ArticleData Collection & Quality
August 20, 2020
Many nursing homes reported shortages and PPE and/or staff, and these conditions did not improve over the course of the pandemic. Policies aimed at providing resources to obtain additional direct care staff and PPE for these vulnerable nursing homes, particularly in areas with rising community COVID-19 case rates, are needed to reduce the national COVID-19 death toll.