PARSIPPANY, NJ – U.S. Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) this afternoon spoke about their new legislation to increase nursing home oversight. Reps. Sherrill and Pascrell were joined by two caregivers from Northern New Jersey as well as Donna Griff and Dana Mooney, the daughters of a long-term care facility resident who died from COVID-19.
Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:
“We received news that our child care provider received a positive COVID-19 test. Luckily, everyone in our family has tested negative, however, we will be quarantining according to CDC guidelines.”
WASHINGTON, DC -- Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) will introduce two pieces of legislation to improve oversight of long-term care facilities and strengthen the laws governing their pandemic response. While only 0.5 percent of U.S. residents live in nursing homes, individuals in nursing homes account for 40 percent of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths.