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Florida National Guard gets green light to boost COVID-19 testing effort in Broward County

COVID-19 pandemic response: Gov. Ron DeSantis activates National Guard
COVID-19 pandemic response: Gov. Ron DeSantis activates National Guard

Gov. Ron DeSantis gave the Florida National Guard the green light to boost the testing efforts in Broward County.

DeSantis announced the state will have enough kits to test 625,000 people for the respiratory illness. Broward County already has 2,500 tests.

DeSantis restricts visitors at nursing homes in Broward
DeSantis restricts visitors at nursing homes in Broward

"If we have National Guard support, they can help augment medical staff shortages, potentially expand resources and even potentially set up field medical clinics if that were needed to be the case,” DeSantis said Friday.

Here is what to do if you think you are sick with COVID-19
Here is what to do if you think you are sick with COVID-19