Frank Pallotta for Congress Telephone Town Hall

COVID-19 has killed more than 7,000 residents in New Jersey’s nursing and veterans’ homes.  More than in any other state. 

This death toll has been traced back to Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 103, which forced nursing and veterans’ homes to take COVID-19 patients at the height of the pandemic. 

Frank Pallotta knows that you want answers.  That’s why he’s asking you to join his live Tele-Townhall on Monday, September 28th at 6pm.

We will be joined by citizen activists involved in the fight to get answers, as well as the reporter who worked with whistleblowers and family members to break the story.

You will receive a call at the time of the event – simply sign up by completing the form below and then answer our call to join the live forum!

Web registration will close three hours before the event; 3:00 p.m. on September 28th.

To register, follow this link:

Governor Murphy would like us to forget that he issued an executive order that caused the deaths of thousands of vulnerable residents in the state’s nursing and veterans’ homes.  In a March 31 letter, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli told hospital and nursing home administrators that patients could not be denied admission to post-acute care facilities because of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis:

“On March 9, 2020 Governor Philip D. Murphy issued Executive Order No. 103, declaring a Public Health Emergency in New Jersey as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to respond to the increase in positive cases there is an urgent need to expand hospital capacity to be able to meet the demand for patients with COVID-19 requiring acute care.  As a result, this directive is being issued to clarify expectations post-acute care settings receiving patients/residents returning from hospitalization and for accepting new admissions.

The New Jersey Department of Health directs hospital discharge planning staff and post-acute care facilities to carefully review this guidance with all staff directly involved in patient/resident admissions, transfers, and discharges.

… all post-acute care settings must comply…

No patient/resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the post-acute care setting solely based on a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.  Persons under investigation for COVID-19 who have undergone testing in the hospital shall not be discharged until results are available.  Post-acute care facilities are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized patient/resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

Join Frank Pallotta and let’s get to the bottom of what happened.