Do your part to stop the spread of wrong information about COVID-19 by doing these things:
- Don't believe the rumors
- Don't pass them along
- Go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the response to COVID-19
Below are a few resources that will help you know the facts about COVID-19 and help stop the spread of rumors.
World Health Organization Myth Busters
COVID-19 and The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission has a few tips to help you avoid scams.
Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money
Don’t trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information.
You don’t have to register with FEMA to receive help from the SBA
If you represent a small business or nonprofit, for information visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 loan resources page. FEMA is not able to accept disaster assistance registrations for COVID-19. If you are unemployed due to COVID-19, please contact your
No vaccines are currently available for COVID-19
Currently, there are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs specifically for the treatment of COVID-19. Researchers are studying new drugs, and drugs that are already approved for other health conditions, as possible treatments for COVID-19. The Centers for
A stockpile of food and supplies is not necessary
No stockpiles please
A stimulus package has been passed by Congress to help Americans in need.
There is NOT a National Lockdown
No National Lockdown is in place
Reports of FEMA seizing medical supplies are FALSE
FEMA didn't seize medical supplies
rinsing your nose with saline WON’T prevent COVID-19
Saline rinse will not prevent COVID-19
People of all ages can be infected with COVID-19
Everyone is susceptible to COVID-19, not just older people