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The Wisconsin National Guard assumed two new missions this week as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are many rumors swirling around our great state about the Wisconsin National Guard mobilizing to enforce statewide quarantines, or quarantines in specific cities. Some rumors have reported seeing Guard troops staging vehicles and equipment at public locations in the Milwaukee area. Other rumors suggest a military-enforced shutdown of healthcare facilities or other critical infrastructure. These rumors are patently false.
MADISON, Wis. — Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's adjutant general, addresses the citizens of Wisconsin about COVID-19, updates on the Wisconsin National Guard response to the outbreak, operations in the State Emergency Operations Center, and more.