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COVID-19 Update #10

By Maj. Gen. David Mikolaities

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To the Soldiers, Airmen, and Civilian Employees of the NHNG,
 
The beat goes on for the New Hampshire National Guard as COVID-19 relief efforts across the Granite State continue. While local businesses and recreation slowly begin to reopen, more than 650 New Hampshire guardsmen continue to support eight lines of effort concurrently.
 
To date, the totals are a staggering reflection of the workload being handled by our five task forces:
 
  • 920 pallets of PPE received, and nearly 6,000 orders of PPE delivered to medical facilities and businesses through our warehouse operations.
  • 180,000 pounds of food stocked, and more than 74,000 meals distributed through our support to the NH Food Bank.
  • 75,000 unemployment calls handled by our call center operations in support of Employment Security.
  • 3,550 COVID-19 tests given at our seven drive-thru sites in support of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • 3,500 COVID-19 active cases logged by our mapping operations at the Grappone Center in Concord.
Our soldiers and airmen continue to monitor the state’s domain against cyber-attacks, manage hotel operations for quarantined first responders, manage the scheduling for testing appointments at both our fixed and mobile test sites, provide 211 call center support, provide security and manage medical screening support for our guardsmen and state employees involved in COVID support operations.
 
Overseas, our deployed soldiers and airmen, 86 in all, continue to do their part supporting combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere throughout the Middle East. Three guardsmen continue to support the Southwest Border mission, while eight others are supporting stateside missions.
 
As our work continues, remember to safeguard against complacency and rumors. Stay informed. Maintain social distancing and hygiene protocols. Wear a mask if the situation warrants it since it is strongly recommended as a way to limit the potential spread of the contagion through community transmission.
 
If you are struggling financially or emotionally, contact the FAC’s resource and referral number at 1-877-598-0666, the Airman and Family Readiness Program Coordinator at 603-828-3892, or our Care Coordination Program at 1-888-989-9924.
 
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the safety and welfare of our citizens, our communities and our state.  
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Major General David Mikolaities
Adjutant General
New Hampshire National Guard