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Roles Changing For Ohio National Guard

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Ohio National Guard members have been performing a variety of duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. But roles of members are changing a bit as time progresses.
When the pandemic first began, Ohio National Guard members were busy setting up facilities to relieve pressure on hospitals. But Ohio hasn’t yet seen the crush of COVID19 patients that some other states have.
Adjutant General Major John Harris says that effort is winding down and members will now be providing more support at Ohio’s nursing homes to help provide testing for the virus. “Our mission will literally be everything from getting the sample sets and acquiring those to dropping them off at the labs and everything in between,” Harris added.
Harris says three of Ohio’s 900 National Guard members who’ve been working on the front lines of the coronavirus efforts so far have actually come down with the disease.