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BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker today, July 11, activated 500 additional members of the Massachusetts National Guard to support the state’s health care system.

This order expands the National Guard activation of 500 members announced on December 21 to support non-clinical functions in the Commonwealth’s hospitals.

Prioritized uses for the newly activated 500 members will be to provide additional non-clinical staffing at community hospitals and high-volume emergency departments, public hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and dialysis centers.

These guard personnel will be deployed beginning the week of January 17.

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In full transparency, above was a press release from the Baker-Polito administration (stock photo)

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