Cindy Solomon

During this time of uncertainty, misinformation is being circulated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled a list of some frequent myths surrounding COVID-19. Here is a quick list of facts:

Currently, there is no national lockdown
FEMA has not deployed military troops. Each state’s governor is responsible for their state’s response.
You do not need to stockpile groceries or supplies. Only purchase what your household needs for one week.
The federal government is not mailing stimulus checks at this time.
Older adults are not the only people that are susceptible to COVID-19. Symptoms can range from mild to severe in a person of any age.

For a complete facts list from FEMA, please visit https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control.

It is always best to gather information from trusted sources. Here are additional resources:

Federal

https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

State

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html

Sources: fema.gov