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NY National Guard Responds to New Rochelle for COVID-19 Containment

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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has mobilized National Guard Soldiers to assist in administrative tasks and logistics support as part of the effort to contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community of New Rochelle, N.Y.

More than 250 Soldiers and Airmen of the New York National Guard are providing assistance to a New York State Department of Health task force to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 virus cluster outbreak in Westchester County.

Photo credit: Major Patrick Cordova

New York Army National Guard medics who will be helping with information collection at a drive-thru novel coronavirus testing station in Westchester County recently received instruction on how to wear protective clothing from Westchester County health sanitarian Stefan Goreau at the New York State Department of Health.

Photo credit: Major Patrick Cordova
Photo credit: Major Patrick Cordova

The Soldiers and Airmen are distributing food to local residents and to make up for school lunch and breakfast meals students are missing after schools in New Rochelle were closed to prevent the spread of the virus.

Photo credit: Steve Rowe
Photo credit: Col. Steve Rowe
Photo credit: Col. Richard Goldenberg

New York Army National Guard Spc. Nakuain Chapman, right, in truck, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regment of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, directs the bulk loading of hand sanitizer for local government agencies near New Rochelle, N.Y.

Photo credit: Col. Richard Goldenberg

In the above photo, New York Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Ulrichy, assigned to the 4th Finance Detachment of the 53rd Troop Command, helps distribute hand sanitizer to members of the Mamaroneck Highway Department near New Rochelle, N.Y. on March 13, 2020.

Edited by S. Lizotte

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