Saturday, January 8, 2022
Beginning Monday, January 10, a 10-member New Jersey National Guard strike team is being deployed to Atlantic County’s Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northfield. The team will assist with COVID-19 response efforts and augment staff that are short-handed due to the surge of the Omicron variant throughout the nation.
Meadowview is one of several long-term care facilities in the state to receive assistance from the National Guard. The strike team will be available for seven days and possibly longer if needed.
“Our healthcare workers have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “Exposures and outbreaks are currently impacting our staff and residents so we welcome the support of the National Guard at this time.”
Strike team members may help assist residents with daily hygiene activities, getting out of bed, dressing, walking and feeding. They will also be able to “buddy up” with Meadowview staff to provide additional assistance.