The Minnesota National Guard has been called in to provide emergency staffing support at two nursing homes struggling to contain COVID outbreaks, according to an article on the Star-Tribune website.
Small teams of medical professionals were sent to short-staffed facilities in Austin and Hibbing where dozens of residents and staff have been sickened.
Both facilities have active outbreaks and are isolating infected residents in separate COVID-19 units.
The situation reflects how the virus is shifting toward smaller facilities in rural areas where staffing shortages are more severe.
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