Governor Cooper Ignored the Science and Failed To Protect Nursing Homes During COVID-19 | Beaufort County Now | Governor Roy Cooper has staked his entire reelection on his response to COVID-19 because he cannot defend his lackluster record as Governor. | NCGOP, governor, roy cooper, science, nursing homes, coronavirus, covid-19, october 15, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Governor Cooper Ignored the Science and Failed To Protect Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Press Release:

    Raleigh, NC     Governor Roy Cooper has staked his entire reelection on his response to COVID-19 because he cannot defend his lackluster record as Governor. This strategy is apparent that despite multiple attempts to get Cooper to announce clear metrics to gauge things like school reopening, he refuses so that he can announce things when it is politically convenient. Governor Cooper claims to be following the science and data related to COVID-19, but he refuses to prioritize long term care and nursing homes where the majority of COVID-19 deaths have occurred.

    Here are some of the most notable failures of Cooper regarding nursing homes:

  • The Center for Medicaid Services issues guidelines on March 13th, but Cooper's executive order did not mandate these guidelines until April 9th.
  • The Federal Government issued guidelines that all nursing home residents should get tested on May 13th, but Cooper did not start testing all residents he was exposed to in the media in late June.
  • The Federal Government issued new regulations in August regarding testing in nursing homes and North Carolina still refuses to comply.

    Over half of the COVID-19 deaths in North Carolina have come from nursing homes and long term care facilities. Governor Cooper still is not taking them seriously. While the virus ravaged nursing homes, Cooper peddled lies about COVID-19 deaths.


  • Contact: Tim Wigginton
  •     communications@ncgop.org



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