NATIONAL GUARD UPDATE
Today, the West Virginia National Guard conducted COVID-19 testing at
four state hospitals for approximately 500 patients and staff. One
additional state hospital will undergo testing tomorrow.
This marks seven facilities to undergo testing by the WVNG this week and
to date, this team has tested 1,271 people, not including today's
testing, as a part of their response mission.
In addition to conducting COVID-19 testing for nursing homes, the WVNG’s
Task Force CRE continues their missions of providing personal protective
equipment (PPE) training to long-term care facilities, visiting six
locations today. Members are also providing assistance for COVID-19 drive
through testing lanes, sanitization of facilities, and N95 mask fit
testing. To date, this team has trained 646 stores, 2,924 personnel, and
56 medical or long-term care facilities.
Since beginning operations in support of the state's COVID-19 response 41
days ago, the WVNG has completed 621 missions.
Click here to read more on the WVNG’s response efforts