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Residents of long-term care facilities are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. In Hawaii, those facilities are preparing to distribute the first doses of vaccines.

Distribution could start as soon as next week.

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The Hawaii Department of Health has rescinded an order and citation it issued to the administrator of a veterans home that has experienced a large coronavirus outbreak.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is claiming "resounding vindication" from an independent commission's report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes, but some panel members say that's a misinterpretation of their conclusion that much remains to be done to safeguard vulnerable residents.


The concern about the community spread of COVID-19 is growing. Health officials are working with Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the state's largest elderly care facilities to try and contain an outbreak of more than a dozen cases among staff and patients.

It is also monitoring the situation of other cases at other smaller care facilities to prevent the spread among the most vulnerable population. Do you know someone in a nursing home or smaller care home and are worried about their well being? Are you wondering where the safest place for them would be?

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RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days.

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Updated: 4/12/2020, 11:21 a.m.

NEW YORK — More than 3,300 deaths nationwide have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks, according to the latest count by The Associated Press.

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Hawaii senior care facilities are preparing for a coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii, spurred on by the nursing home deaths in states like Washington.

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WASHINGTON  — The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems.