SALEM. Ore– The Oregon National Guard has been spread out at hospitals all over the state since Governor Kate Brown sent them there. Their mission was to lend a hand helping with simple projects like folding laundry and distributing supplies and meals to patients. Covid-19 overwhelmed hospitals. Staffs have been shorthanded. It’s estimated that 25% of troops will return to their hometown’s next week. Another 25% will do the same thing by the end of October. Remaining personnel will stay at hospitals until December 31st.