National Guard to Begin Virus Testing in Nursing Homes
National Guard Virus Testing Postponed
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (April 19, 2020) — Florida National Guard units
deployed for testing at long-term care facilities in Charlotte County beginning Monday
were reassigned to another community.
No timeline for their arrival in Charlotte County has been provided. The Department of Health will continue to perform testing and provide supplies and support for the facilities. Gov. Ron DeSantis has deployed National Guard units to expand testing capabilities in facilities around the state.
The Charlotte County Office of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health will coordinate with National Guard units to identify facilities where testing will be done. For information about the new coronavirus, visit
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