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COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on the 1.4 million residents who live in nursing homes in the U.S.
We looked at the frequency and duration of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes from May 2020 through January 2021.
We testified on findings from our CARES Act reports related to the pandemic's disproportionate impact on nursing home residents.
We discussed challenges that have persisted throughout the pandemic, such as staff shortages. Nursing home staff also report exhaustion and burnout.