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N.D. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined N.D. Department of Health personnel in administering COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on May 14.

N.D. National Guard continues assisting with COVID-19 testing process in Grand Forks

N.D. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined N.D. Department of Health personnel to administer voluntary COVID-19 testing at a drive-through testing site in the parking lot of the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on May 14. The Guardsmen partnered with the N.D. Department of Health and other civilian agencies in support of the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Guard members are utilizing personal protective equipment and following distance guidance measures to prevent the spread of the virus, while continuing in the performance of their missions. They are working to help their neighbors in the communities where they live and work.

N.D. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined the N.D. Department of Health personnel to administer COVID-19 testing in Grand Forks on May 14.

A N.D. National Guard Soldier collects information at a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Grand Forks on May 14.

N.D. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined N.D. the Department of Health personnel to administer COVID-19 testing in Grand Forks on May 14.

Cpl. Brittany Ragan, 191th Military Police Company, hands paper work to a driver during a COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Grand Forks on May 14.

Maj. Chad Brooks, 119th Medical Group, leans toward a car window to administer COVID-19 testing in Grand Forks on May 14.

N.D. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen joined the N.D. Department of Health personnel to administer COVID-19 testing in Grand Forks on May 14.
Maj. Chad Brooks, left, and Lt. Col. Dwight Harley, both of the 119th Medical Group, administer COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on May 14.

N.D. National Guard on the Night Shift!

The N.D. National Guard Soldiers are assisting the N.D. Department of Health (NDDoH) in the fight against COVID-19 by working the night shift at the lab on May 12 in Bismarck. While most of us sleep, eight Guard Soldiers are on duty overnight assembling COVID-19 test kits. Besides helping the lab run 24/7 operations, N.D. Guard members are also assisting the NDDoH with their administrative work.

Staff Sgt. David Albrich, left, 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company and Spc. Andy Huber, 816th Military Police Company, work as a team to assemble COVID-19 testing kits at the N.D. Department of Health lab on May 12 in Bismarck.

Spc. Daimen Bibeault, Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, works overnight assembling COVID-19 testing kits at the N.D. Department of Health lab on May 12.

Pfc. Abbie Jensen, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, adds one more complete COVID-19 testing kit to the pile at the N.D. Department of Health lab on May 12.

Spc. Andy Huber, 816th Military Police Company, adds a testing swab to complete a COVID-19 testing kit late in the evening at the N.D. Department of Health lab on May 12.

Spc. Daimen Bibeault, right, Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment and Sgt. Shawn Alsadon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment work the grave yard shift assembling COVID-19 test kits at the N.D. Department of Health lab on May 12.

Spc. Timothy Sizemore, Company D, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, processes COVID-19 test data at the N.D. Department of Health lab on May 12.

Guardsmen Assist in n95 mask cleaning station

N.D. Guard Soldiers assisted in the receiving and unloading of shipping containers at the N.D. Department of Health warehouse in south Bismarck on April 29. The containers, filled with equipment and materials needed to establish cleaning stations for N95 masks, were staged precisely to facilitate electrical hook up and ventilation. According to the contractor guiding the efforts, there are 60 of these cleaning stations nationwide, which allow N95 masks to be sanitized and reused.

Top left, supplies unloaded from one of the eight containers. Top right and bottom, Staff Sgt. Trenton Ginsbach guides Sgt. 1st Class James Gross on the forklift during unloading and placement of a shipping container filled with equipment and materials needed to establish a cleaning station for N95 masks at the N.D. Department of Health warehouse in south Bismarck on April 29.

COVID-19 Deep Cleaning

Airmen from the 119th Wing traveled to the Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williston to assist in the deep cleaning and sanitizing the facility on May 13, 2020. Their efforts are intended to protect residents against any outbreaks of COVID-19 and to ensure they can live in a safe environment. After each room was sprayed with disinfectant, Airmen entered to wipe down and mop all items and surfaces. A quality control check was done before and after each room to check the effectiveness of the cleaning process. The results of the cleaning resemble operating room standards.

Airmen from the 119th Wing wipe down all surfaces in the chapel at Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williston on May 13. The Airmen worked many hours over the course of a few days to deep clean and sanitize the facility to near operating room standards of cleanliness.

Master Sgt. Maria Overn soaks towels in the disinfectant and soap combination used to clean items and surfaces at Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williston on May 13. The extensive cleaning process was undertaken to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in long term care facilities.

Staff Sergeant Ashley Laine, Airman 1st Class Alexia Durkop, and Airman 1st Class Alexis Thomas of 119th Wing work together to clean the hallways of Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williston on May 13. The people living in the center were moved into common rooms as their rooms and hallways were thoroughly cleaned.

Staff Sgt. Ashley Laine cleans the legs of the chairs in a common area at Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williston on May 13. The support of the guard helped ensure residents and their families that every possible action was employed to help protect them against the spread of COVID-19.

Staff Sgt. Brian Olson and Staff Sgt. Ashley Laine of the 119th Wing, sanitizes surfaces in the chapel at Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williston on May 13. The team was assembled to help sanitize long term care facilities throughout the state to help protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe COVID-19 testing

Top, Pfc. Timothy Yoder and Spc. Madison Wigness of the 816th Military Police Company write down patient information at the COVID-19 mobile testing site at Standing Rock High School on May 9. Bottom Left, Sgt. Grant Schafer and Sgt. Chase Bode of the 816th Military Police Company work as data collectors at the COVID-19 mobile testing site at Standing Rock High School. Bottom Right, Spc. Kayla Contreras collects patient information at the COVID-19 mobile testing site at Standing Rock High School.
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