Judge To Mull Whether Arizona Must Reveal Nursing Home Data

May 27, 2020

A judge is set to hear arguments over whether Arizona must publicly reveal the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes.

Sapphire of Tucson Nursing and Rehabilitation is one of several facilities in the state that have confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.
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Wednesday afternoon's hearing comes after the state refused requests from news organizations to make that information public. Lawyers for the state maintain the information is confidential under several laws. The news organizations say the records would help the public evaluate nursing home safety. A few nursing homes have confirmed to news organizations the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents even though the state isn't providing the information.