By Maj. Josh Poling
| West Virginia National Guard Public Affairs | Aug. 31, 2020
This week, the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) surpassed day 168 of supporting the state’s COVID-19 response. Currently, 328 members of the WVNG are on duty and we have completed 1,937 missions to date.
To date, the WVNG has completed 37,499 COVID-19 tests in the state; the boxing and delivery of prepared meals; continued sanitization missions and training at long term care facilities, assisting in the testing of the movement of critical personal protective equipment continues to all 55 counties of the state.
This weekend, Task Force CRE will continue providing assistance with COVID-19 testing in Mineral County. In addition to testing, Task Force CRE will focus on decontamination missions in areas that have been affected from COVID-19 positive cases.
West Virginia National Guard support to our partner agencies remains consistent as our teams of Soldiers and Airmen assisted with the packing and distribution of meals at local food banks in Huntington this week. In addition, personnel augmenting DHHR’s regional epidemiology teams have conducted 22,442 voluntary COVID-19 mapping engagements.
As of this release, the WVNG has provided the following for the citizens of West Virginia: