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Trump authorizes National Guard use for pandemic response

LANSING — The Michigan National Guard is now authorized to perform humanitarian missions around the state after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday President Donald Trump granted her request to allocate up to 3,000 members of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard for 90 days to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

The humanitarian missions will include helping run mobile screening facilities, distributing food and other crucial supplies, disinfecting public spaces and supporting public safety when required, according to the announcement.

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