In a nationally reported story earlier this year, GJC obtained a court order compelling the Cuomo Department of Health to disclose to Empire Center data on Covid nursing home deaths that had been kept from the public to hide underreported fatalities. On Feb. 3, 2021, a court ruled in favor of the center’s case and ordered the Health Department to produce the requested records. On Feb. 10, after delaying for more than six months, the department provided the dates and locations of nearly 16,000 deaths involving long-term care residents, including more than 5,000 that occurred in hospitals.