The Nursing Home Death Warrants

Jordan Schachtel
2 min readJul 20, 2020


With almost 70,000 lives lost in the span of months, the 5 states of New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, and Michigan account for almost half of the COVID-19 related deaths in the United States, but only one quarter of the population of the country.

These aforementioned states forced nursing homes, where our most vulnerable citizens reside, to host COVID-19 positive patients, resulting in predictable catastrophe for long term care centers. The politicians and bureaucrats in charge of the coronavirus response in these states have attempted to cover up their role in issuing what amounts to de facto death warrants, with multiple states deleting the orders from their public health websites. Others simply refuse to take responsibility for issuing the orders, or refuse to acknowledge their existence.

I’ve collected them here so you can share them far and wide.

New York (deleted from NY Dept of Health website):


New Jersey:


California (deleted from California Department of Public Health website)