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Texas nursing homes seeking $400M in federal coronavirus relief

Texas nursing homes seeking federal relief
Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 13:25:22-04

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas nursing homes want $400 million in federal coronavirus relief to help with their staffing needs.

Houston NBC affiliate KPRCreportsthat 40 percent of the state's 100,000 nursing-home employees aren't vaccinated against COVID-19.

These employees may be forced to get vaccinated or be fired this month.

Meanwhile, there's seemingly no sign of assistance for nursing homes.

There has not been a bill filed in the latest special session of the Texas Legislature to cover relief funds for them.