Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard launch disinfection mission for nursing facilities

Posted at 12:57 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 13:57:12-04

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas National Guard has activated Facilities Disinfection Teams to support Texans in nursing homes and to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

These Facilities Disinfection Teams, formed in coordination with Texas Health and Human Services Commission, provide a major boost to protecting Texans and limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Six teams have already been mobilized to facilities across the state with more coming online.

"The Texas National Guard plays a crucial role in our ongoing response to COVID-19, and I am grateful for their work to address the unique challenges our nursing homes face during this pandemic," said Governor Abbott. "The training these Guardsmen have received will equip them with the knowledge and tools they need to provide this crucial assistance to these facilities."

The Texas National Guard is currently supporting the fight against COVID-19 in Texas by providing personal protective equipment manufacturing support, food bank support, mobile COVID-19 testing, and points of distribution for essential items.