Over 10,000 National Guard troops responding to COVID-19 pandemic


(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.

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