Governor McKee mobilizes 180 Rhode Island National Guard members to help with COVID-19 surge

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee announced Tuesday that he has called up the National Guard to help address the current Covid-19 surge in Rhode Island. McKee announced that he has remobilized 180 members of the guard to supporting vaccination and testing throughout Rhode Island.



“Today, I also toured the RI Hospital emergency department to meet with frontline health care workers. Our team is finalizing operational plans for [the Rhode Island National Guard] to provide support to hospitals in cooperation with their facility leadership,” McKee tweeted.

On Tuesday the Rhode Island Department of Health announced 4,141 new COVID-19 cases from the previous day and 16,228 new COVID-19 cases since the last report released on December 30th.


Rhode Island is also allowing Covid positive healthcare workers to return to work to solve staffing issues.

Rhode Island says COVID-positive healthcare workers can return to work to solve staffing crisis



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