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Florida Guard COVID-19 response tops 1,000

By Staff | Mar 21, 2020

In an update provided Saturday, the Florida National Guard reported that it has 1,010 Guardsmen on State Active Duty in support of Florida’s COVID-19 response, and is preparing to expand its support to Community Based Testing Sites in Miami-Dade and Orange counties in the near future.

The Broward county testing sited processed 572 vehicles and administered 745 swab sample collections on its first day.

The FLNG Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen are also mobilized in support of the State Logistics Readiness Center in central Florida, ensuring needed supplies are getting to the right place at the right time across the state. Additionally, FLNG members are working in the State Emergency Operations Center and local emergency management offices across the state, serving as liaisons, ensuring local authorities understand the capabilities and equipment of the FLNG.

“As this crisis continues, the Florida National Guard will maintain a ready force across the state for a variety of missions to include medical support and distribution of necessary commodities,” the release states.

For more information about COVID-19 and the State of Florida’s response, visit www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/covid19-toolkit.html.

-Source: Florida National Guard