Madison College training National Guard in battle against COVID-19

National Guard training at Madison College

At least 20 percent of Americans have been infected with COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, that's according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

To help ease the burden on Wisconsin's hospitals and nursing homes, Gov. Tony Evers says more than 150 National Guard members will receive certified nursing assistant training at Madison College. The staffing relief is expected to allow skilled nursing facilities throughout the state to open up 200 or more beds by the end of February.

“Our health care providers are beyond exhausted. We simply do not have enough staff to care for all those who are ill,” said Dr. Lisa Greenwood, Madison College’s associate dean of nursing. “This historic partnership between Madison College and the National Guard is critical in providing Wisconsin communities and the health care industry the help they desperately need in the fight against COVID-19.” 

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For up-to-date information on Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response, please visit the Department of Health webpage. To learn more about Madison College's Certified Nursing Assistant program, click here.