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Air National Guard collects COVID-19 samples at GMCF

 

May 13, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Air National Guard take a break on Tuesday morning from collecting COVID-19 test samples at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. From left are Willie Hutchinson, NCOIC, SSgt. Elizabeth Handren, and S.A. David Regaldo.

By P.J. GLISSON

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WAKEFIELD - Members of the state's Air National Guard were in force Tuesday to collect COVID-19 test samples at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield.

"We know that we have such a vulnerable population," said Georgia Weber, GMCF administrator, who said the tests were being conducted as part of the nursing home's ongoing infection control processes.

"We're under the direction of the Army," said Willie Hutchinson, NCOIC, who was heading up the operation at GMCF.

He said his group was assigned to go to "different cities, different nursing homes" th...



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