FROM LOCAL SOURCES
JASPER -- Rumors about COVID-19 continue to spread throughout Dubois County.
Wednesday, the local Health Department released a statement saying they were overwhelmed with calls based on false rumors.
Dr. Ted Waflart from the health department says only get your information from reliable sources such as the CDC website. He adds, spreading misinformation helps no one and adds to the anxiety and unrest of the community.
Dubois County health officials say staying home is critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in this area.
Read the full release from Dubois County health officials below...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 25, 2020
Dubois County Public Health Officer Urges Community To Rely on Credible Sources for COVID-19
County Health Officer, Dr. Ted Waflart said on Wednesday that the health department is overwhelmed with calls based on false rumors.
“Avoid getting news from unreliable sources and do not spread unfounded rumors,” Waflart said.
Reliable sources for COVID-19 information include the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/, the Indiana State Department of Health at https://www.in.gov/isdh/ and the Dubois County Health Department at https://www.duboiscountyin.org/departments/health_department/index.php.
“Spreading misinformation helps no one and adds to the anxiety and unrest of our community, ”Waflart said.
The health department continues to advise that staying home is critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.