Georgia National Guard activated to combat COVID-19
ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)– Governor Kemp called on the Georgia National Guard to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state. He issued the order on Saturday.
In the executive order, Kemp authorized Adjutant General Tom Carden to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to “State Active Duty” to address the novel coronavirus.
In a statement, Kemp says:
“Through extensive emergency preparedness training, the brave men and women in the Georgia National Guard stand ready to serve above and beyond their traditional military duties.”