PA-001-20 | July 14, 2020
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July 14, 2020
Contact: Lt. Col. Brian L. Mason
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
Arkansas National Guardsmen to transport COVID-19 patients
~ Guardsmen will transport positive COVID-19 patients to isolation facility near UAMS
WHO: The Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: By order of the Governor, 14 medics were called to state active duty from the
Arkansas Army National Guard to transport positive COVID-19 patients from
locations around the state to an isolation facility near the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences in Little Rock. This facility provides an isolation location for
Arkansans unable to isolate at home due to family considerations.
WHEN: beginning July 14, 2020, for 30 days in
WHERE: Little Rock.
WHY: The Guard medics will work in 12-hour shifts around the clock to transport positive
COVID-19 patients, as needed. For more information about the isolation facility, news media
should contact the Arkansas Department of Health public information office.
The Arkansas National Guard assumes support roles to augment civil authorities, where needed
and directed by the Governor, to help in a crisis.
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