UPDATE: Arkansas National Guardsmen to help with COVID-19 isolation facility near UAMS

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Correction: In an earlier version of this story, it was reported the Arkansas National Guard would transport positive COVID-19 patients from locations around the state to an isolation facility near UAMS in Little Rock. An official with the Arkansas Department of Health says ADH will provide transportation, not the National Guard. The article has been fixed.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — By order of the Governor, 14 medics were called to state active duty from the Arkansas Army National Guard to help out at an isolation facility near the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

This facility provides an isolation location for Arkansans unable to isolate at home due to homelessness or family considerations.

The Guard medics will work in 12-hour shifts starting July 14 and last for 30 days.

According to a spokesperson with the Arkansas Department of Health, ADH will provide transportation.

The Arkansas National Guard assumes support roles to augment civil authorities, where needed
and they are directed by the Governor, to help in a crisis.

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