Gov. Lee signed an Executive Order allowing for hospital staffing flexibility and deployed the National Guard to assist where they’re needed
Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, the National Guard soldiers are supporting medical centers across the state to help alleviate some of the stress caused by COVID.
Officials say that the soldiers are filling jobs in hospitals as they deal with massive surges of sick COVID patients.
The staffing struggles are expected to continue as the state is breaking daily hospitalization records.
According to the health officials, only 5% of intensive care beds are available in the state.
The location and number of National Guard soldiers assisting hospitals can fluctuate based on the daily need of hospitals.
This story will be updated.