(WETM) – Over 10,700 Air and Army National Guard are currently responding to help with the coronavirus pandemic.
Eight states approved the use of dual-status commanders as of this morning. This gives them the authority to command active and reserve component troops under the control of a State’s Governor.
The tasks that the National Guard are helping out with are:
- Delivering food
- Helping with screening and testing
- Providing transportation
- Disinfecting and cleaning public spaces
Military leaders have made it a point to say the National Guard will not be imposing martial law.