CALIFORNIA - Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today that the National Guard is now on alert to be ready to respond to humanitarian missions because of COVID-19.
“As Californians make sacrifices over the coming weeks and stay home, we are immensely grateful for medical providers, first-responders and National Guard personnel who are assisting those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19,” said Gov. Newsom.
If needed, the National Guard will distribute food, supporting public safety, and protecting supply lines.