Oklahoma Guard troops to transition out of COVID-19 response
June 27, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma National Guard troops who have been assisting with the state's response to COVID-19 will begin ending their assignment this week, health officials announced Monday.
The State Health Department said in a statement that the troops will begin transitioning out of the agency beginning Thursday.
Over a 15-month deployment, Guard troops helped sanitize long-term-care facilities that were particularly hard hit during the first several months of the pandemic. Troops also helped distribute personal protective gear and transport testing specimens and supplies across th...