CEOs replaced at two VA nursing homes in NJ over COVID-19 deaths

After spring outbreak, families are concerned about a second wave in long-term care facilities

In a sweeping rebuke over reported mismanagement and COVID-19 death tolls, Gov. Phil Murphy Friday replaced the CEOs at two state-run VA nursing homes, plus top brass at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The coronavirus caused 146 confirmed and 47 probable deaths at the Paramus and Menlo Park facilities — one-third of all residents living there during the spring surge.

As a second COVID-19 wave looms, families are demanding the right to visit loved ones at New Jersey’s long-term care facilities to make sure they’re well cared for. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.