National Guard support to COVID-19 response

AUGUSTA, MAINE (04/02/2020) (readMedia)-- Today, six National Guard members are assisting the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Maine CDC on a 1-2 day assignment to inventory medical supplies. The Maine National Guard (MENG) continues to monitor state and national COVID-19 response efforts and respond as directed through MEMA.

"The Maine National Guard is postured to provide additional support as directed by the governor," said Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnham, Maine's adjutant general. "As community members, we are here to assist our communities, and we are pleased to support MEMA and Maine CDC in this mission."

The MENG has also participated in other support missions, including providing tents and an HVAC system to the VA medical facility at Togus for their external triage unit, as well as respirators to Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Portland Fire Department. The MENG reminds those interested in information related to National Guard involvement in the COVID-19 response to rely on official sources of information.

Members of the public can find out more about MENG involvement by following us on Facebook (@MENationalGuard) and Twitter (@GuardMaine).