The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide 100 percent reimbursement for the costs associated with activating the Connecticut National Guard to provide the state with support in its COVID-19 emergency response.
Governor Lamont activated the Guard prior to the first confirmation of a positive case in the state.
To date the Connecticut Military Department and National Guard ha deployed mobile field hospitals at Danbury and St Francis Hospital, with a 3rd planned at Middlesex Hospital. They're planning this week to convert large spaces at West Conn, Southern and Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport into medical surge capacity with approximately 300 beds at each site.
The state has already used Guardsmen that work for major logistics companies to begin managing a warehouse to receive and distribute essential supplies and distributed protective masks, gowns, and face shields to healthcare workers and first responders.