TN National Guard assisting 32 medical facilities across the state

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Additional personnel from the Tennessee National Guard are assisting Tennessee hospitals this week to aid health care workers in the fight against COVID-19. The Tennessee Department of Military said the uptick began Friday.

In a news release shared out over the weekend, the state military department says the additional support brings the Guard’s total support to 32 medical facilities across the state.

“At the request of the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, roughly 80 Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard, who specialize in administration, began supporting medical staff at hospitals in Clarksville, Crossville, Harriman, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Tazewell,” the Sept. 18 news release states.

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