NY nursing homes unable to get staff from state hotline following vax mandate

ALBANY — Nursing homes desperately seeking relief from staffing shortages tied to New York’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate are being told “we do not have any staff to offer you or any other nursing homes” upon calling the hotline specifically set up to help plug vacancies, The Post has learned.

“Despite what the media says, currently, we do not have any staff to offer you or any other nursing homes. I will log you in our system,” a state Department of Health staffer manning the agency’s “Surge and Flex Operations Center” hotline told one nursing home, when they asked about getting reinforcements on Oct. 4 — just

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