In a recent press release by the National Governors Association, the organization urged the White House to extend Title 32 for National Guard operations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current extension is set to expire on August 21.

“While we appreciate the Administration’s support over the past few months, short-term extensions and last-minute authorizations are adversely impacting and disrupting state plans and operations,” wrote NGA in a press release.

The letter went on to say that duty status cannot be “changed on a dime” and that many states and territories are already in process of transferring guard members to adhere to quarantine procedures.

“Any further delay will make a challenging situation more challenging.”

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