SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says 105 National Guard personnel are being deployed to 20 hospitals across the state to help them deal with the state’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases.
Kemp says the trained medical Guardsmen and women will help staff at hospitals in cities across the state, including Savannah and Brunswick:
- Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick
- Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville
- Wellstar Kennestone, Marietta
- Piedmont Henry, Stockbridge
- Phoebe Putney, Albany
- Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah
- Navicent Health, Macon
- Grady Hospital, Atlanta
- Piedmont Fayette, Fayetteville
- Houston Medical Center, Warner Robins
“I greatly appreciate General Carden and his team for their willingness to answer the call again in our fight against COVID-19,” Kemp stated.
Meanwhile, two University of North Georgia lecturers have resigned over concerns about teaching in the classroom during the COVID-19 surge.
Lorraine Buchbinder says the university is asking her to choose between their jobs and the health of themselves and their families. Buchbinder says she and a colleague resigned last week.