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Ridgewood Police Post Coronavirus Rumor Control

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police post Coronavirus Rumor Control:
Myth: There Is A National Lockdown And The Entire Country Will Be Quarantined For Two Weeks.
Fact: There is no national lockdown. As with all information online or shared via social media, it is important to verify the source of the information. You can find the latest information as well as links to additional resources at
Myth: FEMA Has Deployed Military Assets
Fact: No, FEMA does not have military assets. Like all emergencies, response is most successful when it is locally executed, state managed and federally supported. Each state’s governor is responsible for response activities in their state, to include establishing curfews, deploying the National Guard if needed and any other restrictions or safety measures they deem necessary for the health and welfare of their citizens.

Myth: I Need To Stockpile As Many Groceries And Supplies As I Can.
Fact: Please only buy what your family needs for a week. It is important to remember that many families may be unable to buy a supply of food and water for weeks in advance. Consumer demand has recently been exceptionally high – especially for grocery, household cleaning, and some healthcare products. Freight flows are not disrupted, but stores need time to restock.
Myth: I Heard That The Government Is Sending $1,000 Checks. How Do I Sign Up?
Fact: The U.S. Government is not mailing checks in response to COVID-19 at this time. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer. It’s important that you only trust information coming from official sources. The Federal Trade Commission recently provided more information about this scam and other common COVID-19 related scams on their website.
Myth: Only Those Over 60 Years Of Age And Those With Existing Health Problems Are At Risk From The Coronavirus
Fact: It is an unfortunate rumor that only people over 60 years of age are at risk of getting this disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), those at higher risk include older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions. However, symptoms can range from mild to severe with and may have different complications for each individual. The CDC has a list of COVID-19 symptoms you may experience. Please continue to follow the official information from the CDC

5 thoughts on “Ridgewood Police Post Coronavirus Rumor Control

  1. $100 says the amount of OT the RPD and RFD bills the Village goes UP during this crisis…

  2. What front lines are cops in Ridgewood and Glen Rock on? The white collar residents are self isolating at home, so there is nobody and nothing to police.

    EMS, doctors, nurses, public health officials, janitors, etc are on the front lines, they’re the heroes here.

  3. That’s true. Are the police cleaning any thing. No never , they run away when they see dirt. Right now the sanitation and recycling departments are picking up every germ that is possible think about it. Their chances of getting sick or very very high. We hope the villages supplying the proper sanitary equipment for them.

  4. The sanitation workers, doctors, nurses, hospital janitors and the EMS drivers & paramedics are the true heroes in this crisis. The cops & fire unions will find ways to milk this to the benefit of their members though, rest assured. The OT bills from these departments to the Village will be through the roof even though there are less car accidents, robberies, etc. And there is no known link or correlation between Coronavirus self isolating and more Police & fire dept related calls. They should have less work, in fact.

  5. Back at spewing your hate for police and firefighters huh Charlie Slime!

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