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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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