Delaware National Guard Train as Nursing Assistants as COVID Cases Swell

Over 30 members of the Delaware National Guard began their two-week training at a college in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 5 to become certified nursing assistants as medical facilities faced a shortage in workers due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

This footage shows guard members attending courses at Delaware Technical Community College’s Georgetown campus on January 11.

Other groups were attending courses at the college’s Terry and Wilmington campuses, according to the Delaware National Guard.

On January 10, Delaware Gov John Carney announced a state of emergency due to the Omicron surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

“When I first joined the National Guard, I did not know something like this was possible. But what you prepare for in the National Guard is that you’re prepared for anything,” 1st Lt Antwan Miller of Magnolia said. Credit: DVIDS via Storyful

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