COVID-19 Mythbusters

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

State

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

Sources: fema.gov