Kappler Zytron 300 coveralls being used while the Alabama National Guard conducts COVID-19 mission at state veterans home (Source: Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs)

April 20th, 2020

Zytron 300 on the job with National Guard COVID-19 response

Kappler products protect responders during veterans home disinfection operation.

Kappler is all about its American-made commitment. When our Alabama-made products help out in Alabama response situations the pride factor is multiplied. This article about an Alabama National Guard operation includes some great photos of Zytron 300 coveralls in action. You can read the story below, and also view the news media story here  — https://www.wsfa.com/2020/04/17/national-guard-teams-will-disinfect-nursing-homes-with-positive-covid-cases/.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Saturday morning the Alabama National Guard deployed a specialized unit, Task Force 31, to the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City in the state’s response the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the task force, equipped with protective equipment, moved through veterans disinfecting rooms with close coordination with the home’s staff.

Members of the task force team received an operational briefing and were donned with personal protective equipment (PPE) before entering the home. After residents were moved to isolated protective areas in the home, the task force team began the operation that covered residents’ rooms, hallways, common areas, and administrative offices.

The task force is organized with specialized teams that are equipped and trained to disinfect long-term skilled care facilities.

“There were many heroes present today as this operation was carried out at the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home. Those heroes are the veterans who are entrusted in the home’s care, the staff who report to work daily to care for their needs, and the men and women of the Alabama National Guard who professionally conducted this operation,” added Davis.

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