National Guard begins week two of work in Missoula, extension requested

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Spc. Patrick Lloyd with the Montana National Guard helps Hailey Collins secure a sample for a COVID-19 test at Missoula County’s drive-through testing site on Friday.

Capt. Jeremy Hargis with the Montana National Guard works on sending letters to close contacts of COVID cases on Friday at Missoula County’s drive-through testing site.

Jordan Hansen

Working at testing clinics, hospitals and Missoula’s non-congregate shelter, 19 members of the Montana National Guard deployed to the Garden City have been busy over the past week.

The group of guard members come from a variety of units and are around halfway through a 14-day mission in Missoula to help support local efforts surrounding COVID-19.

National Guard members have provided a variety of support work — at the hospitals

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