Health department says to ignore fake COVID-19 flyers circulating around Cleveland

Fake COVID-19 warning
Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 11:39:04-04

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.

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.

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