Many Washington, DC National Guard officers tested positive for coronavirus after nationwide protests against police brutality in the past two weeks.
The guard was deployed across the country in response to protests that began everywhere after the assassination of George Floyd. “We can confirm that we had positive COVID-19 tests among the Washington Guards,” said Columbia County National Guard spokeswoman Lieutenant Brooke Davis. The exact number of confirmed patients is not reported.
“The safety and security of our staff is always a problem, especially in the light of COVID-19,” she added. According to Associated Press reporters, most of the guards did not wear masks during the protests, and it is also difficult to maintain social distance.