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Kemp, Carden Deploy Soldiers to Fight COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities

The Guardsmen will be sent to any long-term care facility – assisted living facility or nursing home – with COVID-19 cases.

From a news release from Governor Brian Kemp on March 31, 2020:

Over the next few weeks, Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will activate and deploy over 100 Guardsmen to any long-term care facility – assisted living facility or nursing home – with COVID-19 cases. The Governor and Adjutant General will send troops to specific locations to implement infection control protocols and enhanced sanitation methods to mitigate COVID-19 exposure among vulnerable residents.

“Georgia’s top priority is increasing healthcare capacity to protect vulnerable Georgians, especially those residing in long-term care facilities,” said Governor Kemp. “If we can keep these populations as healthy as possible, we will be able to conserve precious medical supplies and hospital bed space in the coming days and weeks.”

“The Georgia National Guard stands ready to assist any long-term care facility in this time of need through staff training and implementation of infectious disease control measures,” said Adjutant General Tom Carden. “Our training has prepared us to fight this virus, and we are eager to lend a hand in this battle.”

Twenty soldiers are headed to Pelham, Georgia today to Pelham Parkway Nursing Home to audit existing sanitation methods, train staff on utilizing more aggressive infectious disease control measures, and thoroughly clean the facility. This facility has reported five confirmed cases of COVID-19. For future missions, only four or five soldiers will deploy to a specific facility. However, for Pelham Parkway Nursing Home, twenty soldiers are going for training purposes.

This assignment is the first of several missions based on close cooperation with the Georgia National Guard, Department of Public Health, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, Georgia Health Care Association, and Georgia Center for Assisted Living.

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  1. NELDA SMITH

    March 31, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    GOVERNORS WHO MAKE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE ILLEGAL IN THEIR STATES SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH MURDER. THE COST OF THE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE CURE FOR COVID-19 IS UNDER $20. PERIOD. THERE IS NO REASON FOR ANY DOCTOR NOT TO PRESCRIBE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TO EVERY COVID-19 PATIENT (98.9 % SUCCESS RATE) ! IT WOULDN’T HURT ANY SUFFERING FROM SINUS INFECTIONS, COLDS EITHER !

  2. NELDA SMITH

    March 31, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    CHINA DIDN’T DEVELOP THIS PLAGUE….THE LAB IN NORTH CAROLINA WHERE THIS PLAGUE TRAVELED FROM WAS THE CDC. NOW, WHO WANTED TO CRASH OUR ECONOMY, DESTROY THE STOCK MARKET, GET RID OF THE ELDERLY AND INFIRMED, CAUSE PANIC AND DESTROY OUR WAY OF LIFE? FIRST ANSWER IS THE CORRECT ONE ! THAT’S RIGHT, THE DEM-ON DEATH CULT ! 5G ACCELERATES THIS VIRUS.

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