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  • Michigan National Guard helps test food workers for COVID-19

    HOLLAND, Mich. – Protecting all Michigan residents, including seasonal food workers, is a tall order. The Michigan National Guard is helping. At the beginning of August, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put out an emergency order requiring all agricultural and food processing workers who are living in migrant housing camps be
  • Nevada Guard brings COVID-19 testing to rural county

    GOLDFIELD, Nev. – The Nevada National Guard ran three COVID-19 testing sites Aug. 27-28 in Esmeralda County. The state's least populated county has no hospital or health clinic and is the only county in Nevada without a confirmed positive case of the coronavirus."It's important to test populations like this that don't have quick access to medical
  • Colorado National Guard reaches COVID-19 testing milestone

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – By order of Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado National Guard members reached a testing milestone this week in support of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment amid ongoing COVID-19 testing across Colorado. Joint Task Force-Centennial’s Task Force Test Support has tested more than 20,000 Coloradans at 122 testing sites
  • Flexibility is key for California Guard medical strike team

    INDIO, Calif. – Capt. Patrick McGar, a drill status Guardsmen and 144th Medical Group Detachment clinical nurse, had to adapt repeatedly as mission requirements changed while he was serving as a member of a COVID-19 medical strike team, which provided support to several Southern California cities affected by the novel coronavirus, from April to
  • Wisconsin Guard surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 tests collected

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin National Guard have tested 256,000 people across the state for COVID-19 in ongoing operations to increase Wisconsin’s testing capacity.Mobile specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The teams, which
  • Colorado Guard tests for COVID-19 at corrections facilities

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are helping test inmates and staff at select correctional facilities in Colorado for COVID-19.At the request of the state, Joint Task Force-Centennial has employed Mobile Testing and Training teams comprised of nearly 70 Colorado Army and Air National members from more than 12 units to
  • Michigan National Guard provides COVID-19 testing in Flint

    FLINT, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard provided free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Flint and Genesee County residents July 9-10.To help slow the spread of the virus, the 182nd Task Force deployed 27 members of the Air National Guard to the Shiloh Missionary Church in partnership with the Genesee County health department and other state
  • Nebraska Guard transitions testing teams to health workers

    LINCOLN, Neb. – After months of support, the Nebraska National Guard is transitioning COVID-19 testing teams to civilian health care workers throughout Nebraska.As of July 1, full Nebraska National Guard testing teams are no longer activated to provide testing throughout Nebraska. But a small group of Soldiers and Airmen is still activated to
  • CONG helps test wildland firefighting teams for COVID-19

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted COVID-19 tests of more than 250 first responders involved in fighting wildland fires June 22-29. At the request of the state, Joint Task Force-Centennial has employed Mobile Testing and Training teams comprised of nearly 70 Colorado Army and Air National members from more
  • Wisconsin Guard tops 150,000 COVID-19 specimens collected

    Wisconsin National Guard teams have collected more than 150,000 COVID-19 test specimens across the state in support of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The milestone was reached June 23 when more than 5,200 specimens were collected, bringing the total to 154,012 specimens statewide.The teams, which are tailored to meet the needs of
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