The 500 Wisconsin National Guard troops that assisted in providing security in Washington, D.C., returned home over the weekend.
Guard spokesman Maj. Joe Trovato said there is no further request for the services of the troops, who came back Friday and Saturday.
Since the deployment of National Guard troops to DC following the Jan. 6 violent protest at the U.S. Capitol, there were reports that some were moved out of the building and into a parking garage, prompting an outcry. There also have been reports of COVID-19 cases spreading among those stationed there.
Trovato said Wisconsin troops were all housed in hotels when they weren’t on duty. While on duty and taking breaks, they had access to warming areas such as the Capitol Visitor Center, the Library of Congress and nearby heated parking garages.
He also said there were no known cases of COVID-19 among Wisconsin Guard troops at this time.