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Lawmakers call for investigation into COVID-19 response, including March 25 executive order, but will it happen?

Some lawmakers are calling for an investigation into New York’s COVID-19 response.

This includes State Senator Tom O’Mara, who represents counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.

During the height of COVID-19 more than 9,000 patients with the virus were sent to nursing homes across New York.

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“Yes, mistakes might have been made, but let’s learn from those mistakes and not just cover it up and act as if everything was appropriate and done okay when we know for a fact that it wasn’t,” O’Mara recently said.

O’Mara said he’s requested that Senate Investigations Committee Chair James Skoufis open an investigation, but those requests have fallen flat.

He believes an investigation would help lawmakers understand why the order was instituted and the impacts of it.

The March 25 executive order is one of the largest, looming unsettled items from the pandemic.



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