Oklahoma National Guard Helps Disinfect Long-Term Care Facilities Statewide

Sunday, April 26th 2020, 7:00 pm
By: William Blanchette

Tulsa, OK -

The Oklahoma National Guard are making the rounds across the state to help disinfect long-term care facilities from COVID-19.

Oklahoma Methodist Manor was the third stop for the national guard team here in Oklahoma.

It was a different way of fighting for these men and women in uniform.

Dusty Capshew, the non-commissioned officer in charge of the survey team, attended to approximately 100 rooms with disinfecting sprays inside the facility.

The 40-acre long-term care facility houses at least 400 residents.

“We are so thankful today to have the National Guard here to supplement the work we have been doing here the last two months,” Oklahoma Methodist Manor CEO Steve Dickie said.

Dickie said he has been aware that the virus is especially dangerous for older adults and was already taking action.

“Every day we have been sanitizing where our residence live,” Dickie said. “The Governor has offered this service to nursing facilities across the state of Oklahoma and we just happen to be one of the first in northeastern Oklahoma to accept the offer.”

After hours of disinfecting, the team disinfected themselves.

Capshew said everyone should continue to take the necessary steps in fighting COVID-19.

“I would go with what everyone is saying and keep your social distancing, wash your hands, and wearing a mask doesn’t hurt,” Capshew said.