COVID-19 is a historic pandemic - one that requires a historic response from everyone working as a team. The Oklahoma National Guard joins the State of Oklahoma in responding to the COVID-19 threat. Our Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen stand ready to support our governor, our state and our local communities. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Oklahoma National Guard doing?
The Oklahoma National Guard is working with our state agency partners to identify ways the OKNG can assist the state while keeping our Guardsmen and their families healthy and safe.

How are Guardsmen staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Members of the OKNG called up to respond to COVID-19 will be utilized only in a support role. That support will be forwarded primarily onto the state's medical professionals and first responders. The OKNG will conduct all missions cautiously to help alleviate potential exposure for its service members during this time.

Does the OKNG travel ban apply to me?
Th OKNG travel ban applies to full-time members of the Oklahoma National Guard. It is recommended that traditional Guardsmen that are not full time follow as closely to those guidelines as possible.

What units have been activated?
As specific units have been identified, those Soldiers and Airmen will be notified through their chain of command. If you have questions about your unit, contact your chain of command.

Will I have drill in April?
The Army National Guard units are conducting virtual drill that will be completedno later than April 26. To get the best information on what your unit is doing, contact you chain of command. The Air National Guard unit training assembly has been changed to a flex UTA and Airmen should contact their chain of command to reschedule.

How can I help?
The most important thing you as a Guardsman or family member can do is to follow CDC and Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines on keeping yourself and your family safe and healthy. Make sure to keep in touch with your chain of command. They are the most reliable source of up-to-date information regarding unit activities. Follow the OKNG social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

​Quick Facts

 

Number of Guardsmen activated:
Approximatly 200

Types of missions:

  • Planning & Joint Operations Center manning
  • Coordinating with state & local partners
  • ​Supporting distribution of PPE and medical supplies at the Strategic National Stockpile
  • Supporting local testing sites in various roles ranging from traffic control to transporting tests from test site to labs
  • Providing medical and decontamination support to OKSDH at long term care facilities

Quick Links:

Centers for Disease Control

Oklahoma State Department of Health

State of Oklahoma COVID-19 resources