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Governor Northam activates National Guard to help dispense supplies to Virginians

The National Guard was activated to dispense supplies and equipment to Virginians as the number of cases continues to rise in the state.

RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Ralph Northam has activated the National Guard to aid Virginians during the coronavirus outbreak.

According to an e-mail from the Clerk of the Senate, the National Guard has been activated, but they are on standby right now. They can mobilize to dispense supplies and equipment to citizens as the number of cases increases in the state. 

There is currently no shelter-in-place or lockdown order they are working to enforce.

Currently, there are at least 94 cases that have been reported by the Virginia Department of Health.

There are 14 cases in James City County, four cases in Virginia Beach, and one each in York County, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk.

Two people in the Commonwealth have died from COVID-19.

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