Nursing home operator was "petrified" by Cuomo’s order to take in COVID patients

Nursing home executives were “petrified” by Gov. Cuomo’s order a year ago to send elderly patients into long-term care facilities instead of hospitals during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new interview.

Michael Kraus, a nursing home administrator on Staten Island, said his concerns were “shot down” by state officials.

“Many facilities vocalized it,” Kraus said in a Fox News interview set to air in full on Thursday. “They were petrified, but they were more petrified of the Department of Health … once it [my concern] was shot down, I never spoke [about it] again.”

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