The fine stemmed from an inspection in April, during which the inspector observed:
- COVID-19 positive residents rooming with uninfected residents
- Lack of social distancing and mask usage among staff and residents
- Staff caring for COVID-19 residents, then caring for uninfected residents without changing into clean PPE or washing hands.
In all, 23 nursing homes in New York have been fined a total of $328,000 for infection control violations during the pandemic.