Rumors of a nationwide quarantine in the United States due to coronavirus are not true, according to the U.S. National Security Council.
“Text message rumors of a national #quarantine are FAKE. There is no national lockdown,” the NSC tweeted around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. “@CDCgov has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19.”
Text message rumors of a national #quarantine are FAKE. There is no national lockdown. @CDCgov has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19. #coronavirus— NSC (@WHNSC) March 16, 2020
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The rumors were circulating on social media Sunday night and Monday morning, claiming a mandatory two-week quarantine was coming.
Other rumors were shared saying that an Ohio order for a mandatory quarantine was coming Tuesday or Wednesday.
Gov. Mike DeWine has not mentioned a mandatory quarantine during his daily coronavirus press conferences over the last week.