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PA-001-22 | Jan. 25, 2022
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Jan. 25, 2022
Contact: Lt. Col. Will Phillips
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
UAMS Covid-19 support mission extended 7 days thru Feb. 11
~ Soldiers will assist with Covid-19 drive-thru testing at Little Rock’s UAMS hospital
WHO: At the request of the Arkansas Department of Health through the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management
WHAT: 12 Arkansas National Guard Soldiers from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will have their mission extended to support the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock’s Covid-19 drive-thru testing site.
WHEN: Guardsmen will have their duty extended seven days through Feb. 11.
WHERE: 4301 West Markham, Little Rock, Ark.
WHY: The 12 Guardsmen, initially called to duty Jan. 3, were expected to serve until Feb. 4. UAMS requested a seven-day extension through ADH and ADEM because of sustained Covid-19 testing and screening rates.
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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