Delaware National Guard train nursing assistants as COVID cases flourish

More than 30 members of the Delaware National Guard began their two-week training on January 5 to become certified nursing assistants at a college in Georgetown, Delaware, as medical facilities were running out of staff due to an increase in COVID-19.  This footage shows guard members attending courses at the Georgetown campus of Delaware Technical Community College on January 11th.  Other groups were attending courses at the college's Terry and Wilmington campuses, according to the Delaware National Guard.  On Jan. 10, Delaware Gov. John Carney declared a state of emergency due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and an omikron increase in hospital admissions.

More than 30 members of the Delaware National Guard began their two-week training on January 5 to become certified nursing assistants at a college in Georgetown, Delaware, as medical facilities were running out of staff due to an increase in COVID-19. This footage shows guard members attending courses at the Georgetown campus of Delaware Technical Community College on January 11th. Other groups were attending courses at the college’s Terry and Wilmington campuses, according to the Delaware National Guard. On Jan. 10, Delaware Gov. John Carney declared a state of emergency due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and an omikron increase in hospital admissions. “When I first joined the National Guard, I didn’t know it was possible. But what you prepare for in the National Guard is that you’re ready for anything,” said Antoine Miller, Magnolia’s first lieutenant. Credit: via DVIDS Storyful

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