CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Public Health is asking residents to ignore flyers that have popped up across the city with fake COVID-19 warnings.
BE ADVISED: This flyer is a fraud. It is NOT an official notice posted by @CleDPH nor anyone associated with our Department. Please disregard this as a public health warning if you see it anywhere in our community. #COVID19 #Cleveland@CityofCleveland pic.twitter.com/v0tF6kwbiL— Cleveland Department of Public Health (@CleDPH) June 2, 2020
The flyer shows a radiation symbol with the words “COVID-19 CONTAMINATED HAZARD WARNING. DO NOT ENTER,” printed on them.
Below that, the flyer states that the location where it was posted is a crime scene for a homicide under investigation by Cleveland police. It also lists a quarantine date.
According to the health department, the fraudulent flyers are not associated with the agency.
Residents are asked to ignore the fake warning.
"Please disregard this as a public health warning if you see it anywhere in our community," CDPH stated.
Additional Coronavirus information and resources:
Rebound Northeast Ohio News 5's initiative to help people through the financial impact of the coronavirus by offering one place to go for information on everything available to help and how to access it. We're providing resources on:
Getting Back to Work - Learn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.
Making Ends Meet - Find help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.
Managing the Stress - Feeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
Doing What's Right - Keep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.
We're Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.
Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.
See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.
The federal government has begun distributing $1,200 Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans to help relieve the economic burden caused by coronavirus. Click here for everything you need to know about checking the status and receiving these payments.
The CDC and the Ohio Department of Health are now recommending the use of cloth face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Read more about the CDC's recommendation here. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a face mask from common household materials, without having to know how to sew.
View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.
See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.