(WTNH)– News 8 has confirmed that the Connecticut National Guard will augment the Department of Health inspectors as they visit nursing homes and long term care facilities that have patients with coronavirus.

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These visits will check for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control, among many other things.

Last week, unions representing nursing homes pleaded for more PPE after three members died of Covid-19.

No word yet on when the guard will start the visits.