COVID-19

Coronavirus/COVID-19 coverage

News updates, photos and videos on what your Ohio National Guard is doing to support government and civilian health organizations during the pandemic.

CURRENT MISSIONS ~ Ohioans serving Ohioans

Approximately 500 total Ohio National Guard and Ohio Military Reserve members on duty


JOINT TASK FORCE 37 (JTF-37) HEADQUARTERS

Approximately 30

Approximately 30 personnel form the planning group behind all National Guard missions activated by governor’s proclamation. As the headquarters element, all currently activated members of the Ohio Guard and Ohio Military Reserve (OHMR) fall under the JTF-37 command structure.

What you can expect
In addition to those Soldiers, Airmen and OHMR members conducting current missions, you may see key leaders from the JTF-37 HQ at various sites throughout the state active duty period.


FOOD BANK SUPPORT

Approximately 430

Approximately 430 personnel are supporting 12 food bank warehouses across the state, which provide food to Ohioans in all 88 counties.

What you can expect

  • Soldiers delivering food to vulnerable populations and assisting food banks
  • Military vehicles picking up and transporting food from grocery stores, warehouses and food pantries across the state
  • Soldiers delivering boxes of food to homes in affected areas
  • Soldiers supporting drive-thru and central hub food distribution sites

MEDICAL SURGE CAPACITY

Approximately 15

Approximately 15 National Guard liaison officers and up to 20 additional personnel are supporting the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Emergency Management Agency to identify potential sites for use as alternate medical facilities.

What you can expect
National Guard members visiting hospitals, medical facilities and large capacity sites across the state that could facilitate medical expansion, if needed.


PRISON MEDICAL SUPPORT

Approximately 35

At the request of Gov. Mike DeWine, approximately 35 Ohio National Guard medical personnel are temporarily supporting the regular staff at Federal Correctional Institution Elkton in Columbiana County. These Guard members will provide medical services, equipment and transportation for patients if more serious acute care is needed.

What you can expect
National Guard members entering and exiting the FCI Elkton facility to conduct their support mission. You may also see them in civilian hospitals and health care facilities in the area, if an inmate needs transported there for care.


PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT COLLECTION

Approximately 30

Approximately 30 members of the Ohio National Guard and Ohio Military Reserve are supporting the Ohio Emergency Management Agency and Ohio Department of Health with the state's collection and storage of personal protective equipment (PPE), which is worn to minimize exposure to hazards.

What you can expect

  • The Ohio Military Reserve, based in Columbus, receiving, inventorying, storing and packaging PPE
  • Ohio Air National Guard members supporting the Ohio Department of Health with logistics and warehousing capacity for PPE that is collected.

Ohio National Guard in Action Photo Albums

Soldier pushes hand cart through warehouse.

04/06/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(27 images)

Soldiers and regional management in lobby as seen from above.

04/05/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Medical Surge Capacity
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(23 images)

Airman inspects boiler.

04/04/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Upper Sandusky
Medical Surge Capacity
200th RED HORSE
(10 images)

Soldiers gather bags of groceries.

04/02/2020 ~ SW Ohio / Cincinnati
Freestore Foodbank
2nd Squadron, 107th Cavalry
(11 images)

Humvee with food truck.

04/02/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Kenton
West Ohio Food Bank,
237th Support Battalion,1st Battalion,
148th Infantry Regiment (8 images)

Soldier secures back of a truck.

04/01/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(23 images)

Soldier pushes hand cart through warehouse.

03/31/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(13 images)

Soldiers unload semi-trailer.

03/27/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Perrysburg
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(23 images)

Soldiers load pallets onto trolly.

03/26/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(30 images)

Soldier holds #InThisTogetherOhio sign in warehouse.

03/26/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Batta
lion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(11 images)

Soldier stocks shelves.

03/25/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(22 images)

Soldiers load pallets inwarehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(9 images)

Soldier looks over chart in pantry

03/24/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(7 images)

Soldiers hand dinners to citizens in need.

03/24/2020 ~ Central Ohio / Columbus
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery
Regiment (12 images)

Soldier stocks shelves.

03/24/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(10 images)

Soldier looks over chart in pantry

03/23/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(15 images)

Soldiers load boxes with canned goods.

03/23/2020 ~ NE Ohio / Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
237th Support Battalion
(21 images)

Soldiers hand dinners to citizens in need.

03/23/2020 ~ Central Ohio / Columbus
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery
Regiment (7 images)

Soldiers load boxes in warehouse.

03/23/2020 ~ Central Ohio / Columbus
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery
Regiment (12 images)

ONG and Coronavirus/COVID-19 Media Coverage ~ SEE ALL COVERAGE

bags of potatoes

03/20/2020 ~ Columbus Dispatch
Ohio National Guard to deploy to
food sites as humanitarian mission

Ohio flags

03/20/2020 ~ Cincinnati Business Courier
Ohio National Guard to deploy to food
sites as humanitarian mission

Soldiers unloading water

03/20/2020 ~ 10TV WBNS
DeWine activates 300 members of
Ohio National Guard to help with
food distribution

Soldiers unloading boxes off truck

03/20/2020 ~ Dayton Daily News
Coronavirus: Ohio National Guard
activated to help with food distribution

Governor DeWine at press conference

03/20/2020 ~ WSYX/WTTE
Oho Governor and National Guard
clear up martial law rumors

Soldiers in auditorium

03/20/2020 ~ Cleveland 19 News
Hundreds of Ohio National Guard
members activated to assist with
coronavirus relief efforts

VIDEOS


03.17.20 ~ COVID-19 and Members

03.19.20 ~ Food Bank Support

03.25.20 ~ Fight against COVID-19

03.26.20 ~ COVID-19 - Town Hall

04.01.20 ~ Toledo NW Ohio Food Bank

04.02.20 ~ COVID-19 - Town Hall

03.27.20 ~ The Foodbank, Inc,

03.24.20 ~ Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Meet YOUR Ohio National Guard

OHIO NATIONAL GUARD RESPONDS TO COVID-19

REGIONS: NORTHWEST | NORTHEAST | CENTRAL | SOUTHWEST | SOUTHEAST


ONG RESPONSE BROKEN DOWN BY REGIONS

Ohio map depicting 5 regions
Soldier being interviewed.

03/27/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldier being interviewed.

03/27/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldier loads syrup into box.

03/27/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldier unloads canned chicken from boxes.

03/27/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldier loads box of canned goods with dolly.

03/27/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldiers load grocery cart.

03/27/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldier helps repack diapers for distribution .

03/26/2020 ~ Youngstown
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley
237th Support Battalion

Soldier delivers groceries to porch.

03/26/2020 ~ Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
237th Support Battalion
OHMR

Soliders distribute groceries to rows of cars.

03/26/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soliderholds bags of groaceries.

03/26/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soliderloads box into trunk.

03/26/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soliderloads box into trunk.

03/26/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soldier builds boxes in warehouse.

03/26/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldiers loading boxes in warehouse.

03/26/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldier tapes box.

03/26/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldier being interviewed.

03/24/2020 ~ Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment/OHMR

Soldiers working in warehouse.

03/24/2020 ~ Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment/OHMR

Soldiers holding up #InThisTogetherOhio signs.

03/24/2020 ~ Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment/OHMR

Soldiers pack carts in warehouse.

03/26/2020 ~ Clark County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldier moves pallets with forklift.

03/26/2020 ~ Clark County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers hand supplies to cars curbside.

03/26/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers load boxes into cars.

03/26/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers hand supplies to cars curbside.

03/26/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers hand supplies to cars curbside.

03/26/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Solidermoves pallets of food.

03/25/2020 ~ Youngstown
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley
237th Support Battalion

Solidermoves pallets with a forklift.

03/25/2020 ~ Youngstown
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley
237th Support Battalion

Soliders stand with civilians with pallets of food in front of Catholic Charities pantry.

03/25/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soliders prepare bags of groceries.

03/25/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soldiers package fresh produce.

03/25/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers loading boxes in warehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldiers loading boxes in warehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldiers loading boxes in warehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldiers unpacking box.

03/24/2020 ~ Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment/OHMR

Soldiers pack boxes in warehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ Clark County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers load boxes into SUV.

03/25/2020 ~ Clark County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers package produse at table inside warehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldier moves pallets inside warehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers work in food pantry.

03/24/2020 ~ Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
237th Support Battalion
OHMR

Soldier pulls hand cart.

03/24/2020 ~ Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
237th Support Battalion
OHMR

Soldierloads pallets of produce onto truck.

03/24/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soldiers unload food truck.

03/24/2020 ~ Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soldier being interviewed.

03/24/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldier  moves pallets.

03/24/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers pack fresh produce.

03/24/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers unload pallet of apple boxes.

03/24/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers unload cabbage.

03/24/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers unload pallet at warehouse.

03/24/2020 ~ Lucas County
Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment/OHMR

Soldiers go over instructions with volunteer.

03/24/2020 ~ Lucas County
Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment/OHMR

Soldier wheels out grocery carts of supplies.

03/24/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldiers pass out groceries from lined up grocery carts in parking lot.

03/24/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldiers prepare to hand out groceries in parking lot with lined up grocery carts.

03/24/2020 ~ Grove City
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment

Soldier unloads truck.

03/24/2020 ~ Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment/OHMR

Soldier packaging individual meal kits.

03/24/2020 ~ Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment/OHMR

Soldier transferring finished product to the staging area .

03/24/2020 ~ Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery Regiment/OHMR

Soldiers pass out supplies from the Partners in Need semi to cars in drive through.

03/24/2020 ~ Clark County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers load  boxes into truck inside warehouse.

03/24/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers standing in front of pallets with masks and gloves.

03/24/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers load car with pet supplies.

03/23/2020 ~ Summit County
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soldiers receive donations from Akron schools.

03/23/2020 ~ Summit County
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1st Battalion,
145th Armored Regiment

Soldiers distribute boxed food at the drive-thru.

03/23/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers meet with Lima Mayor.

03/23/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers pack boxes.

03/23/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers pack boxes.

03/23/2020 ~ Allen County
West Ohio Food Bank
237th Support Battalion

Soldiers load  boxes with produce.

03/23/2020 ~ Clark County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers load  boxes into trunks at drive through.

03/23/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldier checks delivery.

03/23/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers moves pallets with hand truck.

03/23/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

Soldiers unpack boxes in warehouse.

03/23/2020 ~ Montgomery County
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion

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