Army North ups COVID-19 response
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US Army North, already overseeing DoD COVID-19 operations in Texas, will deploy military medical personnel to California as the global fight against the novel coronavirus continues.
"We’re working with FEMA across the entire country to determine what other military capabilities may be
needed to assist in this fight," Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, Army North commander, said Tuesday during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar series. About 580 military medical and support personnel have been assigned to help with COVID-19 operations in Texas, and another 160 personnel will soon head to California.
An Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force—an 85-soldier Army Reserve unit made up of clinic staff, nurses, preventive medicine experts and other medical specialists—is currently deployed to help five San Antonio hospitals while a second task force is in Houston.