Oklahoma Guard troops to transition out of COVID-19 response


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 the sta...

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