The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Gov. Brian Kemp committed up to 2,500 Georgia National Guard troops Monday to fighting the surge of COVID-19 cases across the state.
While the 105 Guard members Kemp deployed to 10 hard-hit hospitals last week were medically trained, the newly assigned troops will be given non-medical assignments, the governor said. He said hospital executives have told him they need help with such tasks as directing traffic, staffing cafeterias and cleaning rooms.
“It’s a real morale booster to let the people working in the hospitals know we’re listening to them,” Kemp said.
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.@GovKemp’s new efforts to combat the coronavirus come after weeks of a more limited approach toward a rise in new cases. They also underscore the challenges facing the state as a wave fueled by the delta variant preys mostly on the unvaccinated. #gapol https://t.co/rM4GUZjhXq
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