Lucido Asks for Investigation on MI Policy of Sending COVID Patients to Nursing Homes

Macomb County, MI — On Monday, Sen. Peter J. Lucido called for an investigation into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders 2020-50 and 2020-84, requiring all long-term care facilities in the state at less than 80% capacity to create COVID-19 units and to accept and/or retain COVID-19-infected patients.

Lucido sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and Attorney General Dana Nessel requesting that separate investigations be launched. “Nursing homes are not hospitals, and no one expects them to be,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “They’re not equipped or prepared to handle the type of work or administer the type of care that hospitals provide. They don’t have the physical systems, like proper HVAC facilities, nor the medications or the personnel to do the job of a hospital.”

Lucido went on to say, “That is why we have hospitals. Yet, somehow, knowing this, someone decided that people sick with COVID-19 should be sent into nursing homes and kept there. This, despite the fact that some actual hospitals have gone virtually unused in the fight against COVID-19.”

Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn