DC National Guard members called to respond to protests test positive for COVID-19

A spokeswoman for the Guard told McClatchy that more than one positive case had been confirmed among Guard members, though she did not specify how many.

“We can confirm that we have had COVID-19 positive tests with the DCNG,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Brooke Davis, the Guard’s spokeswoman. “The safety and security of our personnel is always a concern, especially in light of the COVID-19 era.”

Those who have tested positive or who are at high risk for the disease will be held back and prevented from being released from their orders until the threat of contagion has passed, Davis continued.