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Tennessee gov offers National Guard to test at businesses

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Posted at 9:00 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 22:00:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee is promising business leaders he would send the National Guard to help their companies with COVID-19 testing should they ask for it.

The Republican made the announcement Friday while speaking on a livestream for a Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry event.

He touted the state’s high testing rate while pointing out that Tennessee was one of the first states in the country to reopen during the coronavirus outbreak.

It's unclear if businesses are already requesting and receiving the National Guard assistance.