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Governor activates Indiana National Guard to support COVID-19 response

Governor Eric Holcomb has activated the Indiana National Guard to support efforts and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of an executive order signed Monday.

The Indiana National Guard will support the state's emergency operations center and will provide personnel to the Indiana State Department of Health for response planning.

“At this time, the Indiana National Guard is involved in planning, preparation and logistics with other state agencies,” said Rachel Hoffmeyer, press secretary for the governor. “An example of potential future action could be assisting in distributing the hospital supplies the state receives.”

“We stand ready to support our community in every way necessary during emergency responses like this,” said Brig. Gen. R. Dale Lyles, the adjutant general for Indiana’s National Guard. “Our troops are trained to support local agencies and aid in easing Hoosiers’ minds during their time of need.”


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January 11 days ago
Indiana please be proactive for covid19. Test rate vs infection rate is of high concern.
MX 14 days ago
So what exactly are they doing? Covid has been nothing more than a grand display of overreacting idiocy. I’m embarrassed.
PinkSparklyGranny MX 12 days ago
You will be embarrassed until someone you love dies from it. I’m thankful precautions are being taken.
AEO PinkSparklyGranny 11 days ago
Ya, wait till they burst into your house and confiscate all weapons and food. They are talking about suspending the Constitution!!!! The department of Justice wants full marital law. This virus is no way any bigger threat than the flu! Look at the numbers! Just wait till they shoot or kill you or a loved one!🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑
MX PinkSparklyGranny 1 hours ago
So let me guess, you went out and bought 80 packages of toilet paper.... 1 in 4 deaths in this country are from heart disease. Most from totally preventable origins. We get around 100k annually from influenza and pneumonia. Every year we see about 1% of our population die. The current mortality rate is high skewed, as we have not done large scale testing. They have already acknowledged that some people never even show symptoms. People die. It's going to happen. Those that have taken care of themselves will be fine.
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