WADDINGTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Waddington Town Supervisor Alex Hammond is deploying to New York City to combat COVID-19.
That’s according to a release sent to us by Hammond himself.
Hammond, an Officer in the New York Army National Guard, has been promoted to the rank of Captain and has been activated with other members of his unit to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
This isn’t the first time Hammond was called to active duty during the pandemic. Last spring, when the pandemic broke out, Hammond was called duty and served just over three months.
This time, with the second wave of the pandemic being in full swing, the need to distribute the vaccine as quickly and orderly as possible has prompted more troop activations, like that of Captain Hammond.
Hammond will be stationed at the Javits Center in New York City, which last spring was converted to a field hospital at the order of Governor Cuomo.
“I urge everyone to follow the state COVID guidelines and ensure we do our part to stop the spread. We will make it through these turbulent times by working together to solve our problems. Do what’s right and show you care for one another by policing yourselves and your families. Wear your masks, remain socially distant and stay optimistic,” said Hammond.
Hammond will continue to fulfill his duties remotely as Waddington Town Supervisor.