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 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 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 bankss
  • 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 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.

Ohio National Guard in Action Photo Albums

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)

MEDIA RESOURCES

PRESS RELEASES

03.19.2020
Ohio National Guard called to support COVID-19 response

04.02.2020
Ohio National Guard members supporting medical capacity assessment during COVID-19 response

 

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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 ~ Town Hall

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 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

Soliders distribute groceries to rows of cars.

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

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 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

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

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

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