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More Iowa Guard troops deployed in fight against pandemic

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a state of public health disaster emergency. This was issued Tuesday morning. This activates the public health response and recovery aspects of the state disaster emergency plan and it goes into effect at 12 p.m. on Tuesday. (MGN Image)
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a state of public health disaster emergency. This was issued Tuesday morning. This activates the public health response and recovery aspects of the state disaster emergency plan and it goes into effect at 12 p.m. on Tuesday. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Mar. 27, 2020 at 10:56 AM CDT
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More than three dozen more Iowa Army National Guard members have been activated to join the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The guard says soldiers from the 67th Troop Command have established an operations and planning cell at the Iowa City Readiness Center. They will prepare and coordinate guard support to agencies in the eastern half of Iowa.

Other guard members have been delivering medical supplies in support of the Iowa Department of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The guard says more than 90 guard members are on duty to handle coronavirus response missions across Iowa.

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