SAN ANTONIO, Texas –
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 55 military medical personnel will deploy in three new teams – one 15-person team to Colorado, one 20-person team to Michigan, and one 20-person team to New Mexico – to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.
“We continually work with our local, state, and federal partners to asses COVID-19 response needs to ensure we are providing the right type of support, in the right place, at the right time,” said Lt. Gen. John R. Evans Jr., U.S. Army North commander. “At the request of FEMA, the Department of Defense is providing a monoclonal antibody infusion team to support outpatient care in Colorado, as well as two additional military medical teams to work alongside civilian healthcare workers in Michigan and New Mexico.”
The military medical personnel include nurses, respiratory therapists, and medical doctors.
In Colorado, a 15-person monoclonal antibody infusion team from the U.S. Air Force will support Denver Health – Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care in Denver.
In Michigan, a 20-person team from the U.S. Army will support Covenant Medical Center Harrison in Saginaw.
In New Mexico, a 20-person team from the U.S. Navy will support San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, joining the U.S. Navy team currently providing support to the hospital.
The joint DOD effort includes nine other teams currently working in five states – one in Colorado, two in Michigan, two in Minnesota, three in Montana, and one in New Mexico. U.S. Army North, under U.S. Northern Command’s oversight, provides operational command of the teams.
ARNORTH is the joint force land component command of USNORTHCOM.