Kemp orders National Guard to Savannah, Brunswick hospitals as virus spreads


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.

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