WATCH: The story behind NJ’s COVID-19 surge in long-term care facilities

Family members fear repeat of deadly COVID-19 outbreaks this past spring as coronavirus cases surge

Even as Gov. Phil Murphy last week signed into law two major coronavirus reforms for long-term care centers, an outbreak at the Dellridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Paramus has left two residents dead. The nursing home is now confirming 36 residents and five staff members are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Long-term care facilities remain hot spots as a resurgence of the coronavirus hits New Jersey. Family members are fearful they’ll see a repeat of the devastating spread experienced in the spring. No one knows it better than two reporters who broke the story on the deadly surge inside the state-run veteran’s homes. Anchor Briana Vannozzi spoke with reporters Lindy Washburn and Scott Fallon from for USA Today network.