Idaho National Guard activated to help medical facilities across the state

BOISE, Idaho — Gov. Brad Little is mobilizing 100 members of the Idaho National Guard to help out hospitals and long-term care facilities across the state in response to the influx of COVID-19 cases.

Little signed an executive order on Friday to help with Idaho’s response to the pandemic.

The National Guard will help when they are formally requested to do so. Those requests need to come in from the public health districts to the office of emergency management.