Michigan National Guard to help with testing, vaccinations

About 300 new Michigan National Guard members deployed on Sunday. Their mission is to assist in the state’s COVID mitigation efforts.

A news release from the State Emergency Operations Center said the troop surge is meant to help the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to perform tests and vaccinations for COVID-19.

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In December, federal leaders approved a request from the governor to activate National Guard troops through March 31.

The Michigan National Guard is forming three task forces that will consist of 50 additional COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Teams. Each team is made up of one medic and two administrative personnel. The teams will be distributed throughout the state.

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