Wisconsin DHS, National Guard talk community testing facilities, state’s response to COVID-19


MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Over 1,400 citizen-soldiers and airmen with the Wisconsin National Guard are assisting in the state’s response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. According to Wisconsin’s adjutant general, General Paul Knapp, there are expected to be 25 teams mobilized by the end of next week.

Gen. Knapp explains that National Guard members are assisting at various coronavirus testing sites across the state, from Milwaukee and Brown counties to Racine, Grant, Kenosha, Burnett, and Crawford counties. Testing facilities in Racine, Grant, Kenosha, and Crawford county are focused on meatpacking facilities.

During a Tuesday briefing, Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk again emphasized the importance of increasing the state’s testing capabilities, as well as expanding the number of contact tracers working to investigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Gen. Knapp further outlined how the National Guard is assisting the state in its response, including using reusable PPE and working with local health departments to have community testing facilities.


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