May 12, 2020
After Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced, on April 2, that the National Guard would be mobilized to help disinfect Georgia nursing homes, Lenbrook, Atlanta, GA, was contacted by the National Guard.
The organization’s COVID-19 Task Force welcomed the opportunity. On April 9, 42 troops (3 National Guard platoons) arrived at Lenbrook and worked for 8 hours over 2 days. The troops’ remit was to disinfect places the virus could hide or linger, not to clean. They worked in common areas, laundry and maintenance areas, the health care center, and assisted living.
John Clark, Lenbrook Nursing Home administrator, wrote an interesting account of the visit which is available here: https://lenbrook-atlanta.org/blog/2020/04/gratitude-lenbrook-welcomes-national-guard-fight-against-covid-19
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