At least 84 veterans died after the outbreak at the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in March 2020. Massachusetts will pay their families a minimum of $400,000 each under the settlement.
The New Jersey nursing home settlement is believed to be the first of its kind nationwide.
The former leaders of the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts were indicted by a state grand jury on abuse and neglect charges related to their work there.
An independent report on the coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home describes “the opposite of infection control,” as administrators combined wards of infected and uninfected patients.
At beaches, seaside arcades and other attractions, many people hoped to turn the page from the past few months. But neither the weather nor the pandemic made that easy.