Minnesota has now called in the National Guard to assist with the coronavirus response. 

On Saturday, Gov. Walz signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard to help deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to the state's healthcare workers. 

Walz says that “Minnesota’s hospitals, health care facilities, and first responders are in desperate need of personal protective equipment, and I’m grateful to have the Minnesota National Guard’s partnership in delivering these supplies for Minnesotans.”

The guard will move PPE in storage at Camp Ripley in Little Falls to the Minnesota Department of Health warehouse in Saint Paul.

The Guard's activation was "effective immediately" and will last for the duration of the COVID-19 peacetime emergency.