GA Gov: 2500 National Guard Troops To Help On COVID

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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