ANCHESTER, N.H. —
Another 75 New Hampshire National Guard members are expected to be activated this week to help the state respond to the recent surge of COVID-19.
Officials said there are already more than 170 citizen soldiers and airmen working at hospitals, long-term care facilities and the men’s state prison. Others are also distributing test kits and personal protective equipment.
In hospitals, Guard members have been helping with backroom and non-clinical tasks, allowing the hospitals to use their internal staff more efficiently so they can spend more time with patients.
The deployment scheduled for this week is part of the Guard’s “Operation Winter Surge.”